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#1 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:21 AM

I have a 2 wk old who I have found if I cannot get him to fall asleep if I put on some music and sing to him I can usually settle him down.

Now my music of choice (that has worked) has been Two Princes by the Spin Doctors, Killing In The Name Of by RATM and a couple of Pearl Jam songs. MIL was disgusted that I would sing these songs to my DS as the lyrics are not child friendly.

Problem is I don't know any child friendly songs.

Can anyone point me in the direction of good songs that have helped putting your children to bed?


#2 Marchioness Flea

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:25 AM

There is a range of lullaby versions of rock song out on CD. Rolling stones, U2, all sorts of bands. I think most baby stores sell them, but honestly, sing what YOU like and what works. The baby can't understand lyrics for YEARS!

#3 Marchioness Flea

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:27 AM

most stores have lullaby CD's and Playschool CD's.
My mum gave me a really nice CD for my baby a few years ago which is guitar versions of lullabies from all over the world. It's lovely!

It's called Cradle Songs by Karen Schaupp.

#4 Wacky Wobbler

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 22/11/2012, 08:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There is a range of lullaby versions of rock song out on CD. Rolling stones, U2, all sorts of bands. I think most baby stores sell them, but honestly, sing what YOU like and what works. The baby can't understand lyrics for YEARS!

That's was my argument. I forgot about those lullaby CD's. Will look into them.

I think my DS is showing great taste in music and really I would het to damage his taste in music by subjecting him to kids music  original.gif

#5 WibbleWobble

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:31 AM

As with pp sing what you like. We have some kids music, Teddy Rock is great, but our kids have grown up listening to what we like. There most requested music is The Ramones.  biggrin.gif

#6 Bluenomi

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:36 AM

My DD didn't give a crap what I sang, sometimes I justed sing "Go to sleep baby' in a happy voice when she was really testing my nerves  biggrin.gif

He's too little to understand the words yet so sing whatever you like!

#7 doubledelight

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

I've always sung rock songs to my kids.  One of the ways my aspie boy likes to calm is for me to sing him a "lullaby", "one he's never heard before".  We've done everything from XTC to Kiss to Killing Heidi a and all points in between.  As a result he has not only varied musical tastes but also a good working knowlege of 70s,80s & 90s music  biggrin.gif

#8 LouwithTwo

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:39 AM


Check out Coco's Lunch.

Beautiful sound, great lyrics... I love it as much as the kids!

#9 Moo point

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:47 AM

Haha, don't worry about it! I sing Beatles songs to DS, often changing the lyrics to suit the mood, he also likes Robbie Williams and 80s music - we were all rocking out to "Funky Town" and C&C Music Factory the other day! Plus DH can get him to sleep listening to Metallica, and most recently to podcasts of the Economist.  I dream that DS will be a finance whiz with interesting taste in music!

A friend of mine also sings showtunes as she doesn't know lullabies biggrin.gif

#10 42n8

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

Music was the key to settling my children as newborns too.

With DD1 it turned out being a particular 'mix tape' CD I'd listened to alot whilst pregnant. It had heaps of Michael Buble, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban and Il Divo on it.  It's still her favourite CD to this day.

DD2 was a little trickier cos I didnt have time to listen to music whilst pregnant the 2nd time around (chasing a toddler around.) Turned out her sleep key music was (pains me to say it) In the Night Garden & Giggle and Hoot so I made up a 'mix tape' CD of all that kind of stuff for her and bingo she was instantly soothed and settled whenever she heard it.

Both girls were sleeping 6hrs stretches by 6wo so long as their CDs were on (softly) on random repeat in their nursery.

Like the others have said, it's the rhythm that works - not the lyrics. Sing/play whatever music works.

#11 minigirl

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

Use whatever works for you - its not like they understand anyway (well not yet!). We used various things - Triple J or the ABC classical station generally.

ANd Killing in The Name of is a great song anyway!

#12 mindy05

Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

I used to play Gold FM to my two. DD loved me to sing "You Are My Sunshine", and DS "Build Me Up Buttercup" and "Happy Together" . But anything you like will do.

#13 heffalumpsnwoozles

Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

Every baby I've known has just loved it when I sing them the Spitting Image Chicken Song. Unfortunately, the lyrics there are not terribly appropriate either, but at least there are no rude words. original.gif

This one is awesome though: Nellie the Elephant by The Toy Dolls.

My kids love the Red Hot Chili Peppers (although thanks to DH they call them Chilly Willy), and a whole bunch of K-pop they've been introduced to by DH's friend's Korean wife. I've no idea whether most of those lyrics are appropriate, since they're in Korean. shrug.gif  Their favourites are Bubble Pop and Ice Cream by Hyuna.

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