10 Best Bedtime Lullabies

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Music benefits child development in several ways. For centuries, lullaby songs have been a calming way to put your babies off to sleep. As UNIQ, we’ve gathered baby lullabies that are perfect for the quiet-time stage of your baby’s sleep routine.

Here are top 10 lullabies for babies and ways to help them sleep!

10Calming Animations & Soft Music

There’s a reason parents have turned to lullabies for centuries — they work. And there’s science to back that up. Incorporating soothing songs into your little one’s bedtime routine may result in better sleep for babies (and an improved “maternal mood,” too), according to one study. The right #music and environment are important for bedtime. Enjoy magical melodies and calming animation to help babies #sleep.

9Womb Sounds & Water Sounds (Colic Babies)

While babies adapt to the external environment, mother’s warmth and mother’s voice are the most important factors that make them feel comfortable and safe. With this video, you can calm your baby and make him feel safe with the sounds he hears in the womb. It will also help in calming colic babies and fast sleep processes.

8Classic Music Box Lullaby

Although there’s no one definition of what “counts” as a lullaby, generally it’s any song that is sung slowly and softly. Give your baby the gift of restful sleep with These familiar soft music box melodies. Treat yourself to the time to unwind. Putting a baby to sleep with a lullaby music is easy. In general, the more gentle and rhythmic the song, the more likely it is to send your baby to dreamland.

7White Noise Sounds

White noise, which is created by the combination of all sounds, makes babies feel like they are in the womb and thus sleep comfortably. Although it is called white noise, it is not actually a noise. It has a calming effect on babies as well as animals and humans. You can calm your babies, focus, and sleep with this 10 hour black screen white noise video.

6Nature Sounds & Lullabies

Nature and water sounds are the sounds that many creatures love and relax. You can use these sounds to make sleep moments, baby and child development easier and healthier. In the newborn period, babies sleep a total of about 11-18 hours a day. There are also 3 or 4 naps during the day. Sleep is one of the most important components of babies and child development. N1 hour #lullaby song to help your little one fall asleep.

5Soft Piano Lullabies

One of the favorite relaxation music used to put babies to sleep is piano sounds. Music has a relaxing and calming effect. According to UNICEF, lullabies ignite multiple areas of a baby’s brain, which can prepare your child for language acquisition and reading skills. Additionally, the rhythm of a lullaby calms babies down by slowing their heart rate.

4Hush Little Baby

Hush Little Baby Song is a traditional lullaby. It is believed that this lullaby has its origins from the Southern United States. As folktales and folksongs go, the actual name of the author and the date of its creation are unknown. This lullaby has been edited and many verses have been edited throughout the years. The simple composition of the lullaby makes it easy and fairly simple to add new verses. This lullaby, like every other, is sung at the time of putting the baby to a peaceful sleep for the night.

Feel like getting creative? You can string together your own endless DIY verses of this nursery song that promises baby all manner of gifts mama (or papa) will give them as a display of love.

3Baby Lullaby Goodnight – Brahms’ Lullaby

This can be a challenging baby lullaby to listen to because you’re always trying to keep your eyes awake before your baby doses of. With soothing powers to tuck adults into sleep, this baby lullaby is originally known as Brahms’ Lullaby. Brahms composed this song for his friend’s baby. Little did he know that it would become one of the most famous baby lullabies sung to date.

2Rock a Bye Baby

Who’s putting their baby in a treetop (and why)? It doesn’t matter much if this old standard sends your little guy or girl right to sleep. This baby’s favorite lullaby has many theories around it: maybe 5 different theories with 5 different stories explaining what it truly means. One of the theories suggest that a mother is holding and rocking her baby, and as the baby sleeps, she lowers down her baby to the crib, and so the lullaby goes, “down will come baby”.

Another theory proposes that the poem originates from the 17th century by an English immigrant, who noticed native-Americans rocking their babies, from cradles that were suspended from tree branches, while the babies slept to the breeze.

1Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

You probably knew this baby lullaby when you were still a baby yourself. This timeless lullaby song for babies is a poem born in 1800’s England by Jane Taylor – one of the few remembered female poets of the 19th century, England.

It was published as “The Star”, and what do you know, our eyes twinkle like stars when our babies try to sing it along! 🤩

There’s no sweeter way to put your baby to bed than with a soothing lullaby. As you snuggle your little one close at bedtime, adding music to the experience can boost your sense of connection, help calm them into an easier slumber, and even improve your child’s cognitive development.

Since there are so many beautiful lullabies, it is not possible to fit them all into one list. You can find other beautiful lullabies on youtube.com/UniqKids

Lullaby Tips

  • Whenever possible, sing a lullaby to your baby yourself, rather than playing it on a device. Studies show that parents’ voices (especially mothers’ voices) engage babies’ brains far better than other sounds.
  • Never put headphones on your infant.
  • If using a device to play lullabies for your baby, be sure to keep the volume low. Your child’s inner ears are very sensitive, and anything above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss. Keep in mind that normal conversation is around 60 decibels.
  • It’s never too early to start your child on music. Begin singing to your baby while they’re still in the womb!
  • Don’t worry about having the perfect pitch. Your baby will benefit from the bonding experience of your singing, even if you’re not a trained singer.