When my children were babies, I was thrilled to discovered the power of sleepy time music. It soothed my little ones, and prepared the atmosphere for peaceful sleep. I even found myself relaxing! Whether you’re trying to get your baby to fall asleep or a resistant child down for a much-needed nap, having a good selection of favorite lullabies can be invaluable. From personal experience, here are my top 5 favorite albums.
Sing Over Me: Worship Songs and Lullabies
by Various Artists
Filled with lovely, gentle vocals and familiar melodies, these timeless songs can lull even resistant children to sleep. A very relaxing choice for the whole family. Listen here.
Bedtime Prayers: Lullabies and Peaceful Worship
by Twila Paris
This is one of my favorite lullaby albums because of the quality and beauty of the lyrics and music. The themes of love and security shine through in every song. Lovely for listening to in the car, or anytime you need your little one to fall asleep. Listen here.
Bedtime Mozart: Classical Lullabies for Babies
A wonderful way to introduce your little ones to classical music, this album features 34 songs including favorites like Fur Elise, Pachelbel’s Canon and Brahms Lullaby. Listen here.
Lullaby Sleep CD, We Dream: Volume 1
by Ryan Judd – Board Certified Music Therapist
This CD of modern lullabies is filled with instrumental guitar with soothing ocean waves. If you enjoy nature sounds, this is a good choice for you. Perfect for newborns – and their mommies! Listen here.
Hidden In My Heart: A Lullaby Journey Through Scripture
Scripture Lullabies (Artist), Jay Stocker (Composer)
The first in a series of scripture lullaby CDs, this album is perfect for deep (nightmare free) sleep. For children with anxiety and stress, the music produces relaxation and peace. It would make a great gift for anyone going through a difficult time. Listen here.
Lastly, these albums also make great baby shower gifts, and can be a life-saver for first time moms. They can be played in your home or car to create a peaceful atmosphere for everyone’s benefit. I highly recommend you give it a try!
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