These classic lullabies your baby will love may have been the very lullaby tunes that your parents sang to you when you were a baby. Singing lullabies to your baby may help soothe your baby to the point of relaxation to help him or her stop crying and sleep instead.
Lullabies were a natural sedative for my children when they were babies and can even be sung to your baby while they are still in the womb. While babies are in the mother’s womb, they hear the mother’s heartbeat, which echoes all around the womb and makes soothing sounds. When your baby comes into the world, these classic lullabies will give them comfort and will remind them of the safe, soothing environment they had in the womb with the soothing tunes. Singing classic lullabies will increase the bonding between you and your baby. Here are 10 classic lullabies that your baby will love.
The classic lullaby Rock-A-Bye-Baby is a lullaby that was originally a Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme. The popular classic Rock-A-Bye-Baby is one of the most known classic lullaby that can be sung to your baby. This was one of my daughters favorite songs, and as my husband sang the words, when the wind blows, he would blow in her face and when he sang the words, the cradle will fall, he would slightly lower her down to tickle her tummy.
Are You Sleeping?
Are You Sleeping is another classic lullaby that you may be familiar with and that your baby will love. Are You Sleeping is a classic lullaby that originally was a French version called “Frère Jacques.” This beautiful lullaby will soothe your baby to help them relax and fall asleep.
Hush, Little Baby
Hush, Little Baby is a beautiful classic lullaby to help soothe your baby from crying. The soft song will help any baby relax while mother or father are rocking their baby or walking them around singing Hush, Little Baby and promising them mockingbirds and diamond rings.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Somewhere over the Rainbow is Judy Garland’s signature song and was written for the movie The Wizard of Oz. The lullaby is sung by many parents to their babies to help soothe and comfort them while dreaming of somewhere over the rainbow. The song with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by E.Y. Harburg became an Academy Award-winning ballad.
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is a classic lullaby that will help cheer your baby and make him or her smile. The song was a popular English nursery rhyme where the lyrics came from an English poem, The Star, by Jane Taylor. In 1808 the poem turned into a hymn for little babies. When your little baby is fusing, use your fingers and sing to them the classic lullaby Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.
You Are My Sunshine
You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine is a classic lullaby your baby will love to hear. Your baby is your sunshine, and you want baby to know how happy he or she makes you. The song was declared one of the state songs of Louisiana.
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Swing low, sweet chariot is a gospel lullaby that your baby will love. It was written by Wallis Willis who was a slave in the old Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma during the mid-nineteenth century. In 1871, the Jubilee Singers of Fisk University scheduled performances singing this song, and in 1909 they made their first recording of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. The song was honored as one of the 50 recordings that was chosen to be added to the National Recording Registry in 2002.
The Grand Old Duke of York
The Grand Old Duke of York is a classic lullaby to sing with your baby to cheer him or her up . The modern lyrics were printed in Arthur Rackham’s Mother Goose in 1913 as an English children’s nursery rhyme. The oldest version of the song was called Old Tarlton’s song that was attributed to a stage clown named Richard Tarlton with the lyrics in the 1500s.
Lavender’s Blue is an English folk song and nursery rhyme that became a classic lullaby that your baby will love. The original song dated somewhere in the 1680’s with lyrics changing along the way.