The Top Seven Lullabies for Babies

· March 9, 2019
Lullabies for babies should have a monotonous rhythm that's soothing and relaxing to resemble the heartbeat. Discover seven of the best ones here!

Have you ever thought about how important lullabies are for babies? Even if they may not seem like it, they’re an incredible tool that helps build an emotional dialogue between mother and child. They also have a relaxing effect on your baby.

Children who grow up in touch with music learn to coexist with their environment in a better way. This, in turn, leads to more harmonious communication with others.

Children love music. It fosters emotional security and confidence.

From birth, babies are able to remember melodies they heard in the womb, at least during their first year of life. They associate the tune of lullabies with a state of peace and tranquility.

What Are the Best Lullabies for Babies?

Lullabies for babies are one of the best ways for parents to show their children love and affection. Various studies suggest that lullabies are a universal language between mothers and children.

This is because women all over the world use the same tone of voice to sing or hum to their babies. These harmonies relax children, to the extent that it even helps them sleep.

Although there are thousands of lullabies for babies, we decided to share a list of the top seven.

Take a look at this article: How to Teach a Baby to Sleep through the Night

1. Hush, Little Baby

The melody of this lullaby will help your baby sleep through the night.

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word
Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird don’t sing
Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass
And if that looking glass gets broke
Mama’s gonna buy you a billy goat
And if that billy goat don’t pull
Mama’s gonna buy you a cart and bull
And if that cart and bull turn over
Mama’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover
And if that dog named Rover won’t bark
Mama’s gonna buy you a horse and cart
And if that horse and cart fall down
Well, you’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.

2. Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star

A baby sleeping on a bed.

The story of the star will help your baby fall asleep. You can also sing it to your baby during bath time to ensure an environment of peace and tranquility.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are.

3. Rock-a-Bye Baby

This is one of the most famous lullabies for babies.

Rock-a-bye baby, on the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all.

4. Brahms’ Lullaby

This lullaby has a beautiful melody and is a little more complex than the others, which makes it more interesting to learn and sing.

Lullaby, and good night, in the skies stars are bright.
May the moon’s silvery beams bring you sweet dreams.
Close your eyes now and rest, may these hours be blessed.
‘Til the sky’s bright with dawn, when you wake with a yawn.

Lullaby, and good night, you are mother’s delight.
I’ll protect you from harm, and you’ll wake in my arms.

Sleepyhead, close your eyes, for I’m right beside you.
Guardian angels are near, so sleep without fear.
Lullaby, and good night, with roses bedight.
Lilies o’er head, lay thee down in thy bed.

Lullaby, and good night, you are mother’s delight.
I’ll protect you from harm, and you’ll wake in my arms.

Lullaby, and sleep tight, my darling sleeping.
On sheets white as cream, with a head full of dreams.
Sleepyhead, close your eyes, I’m right beside you.
Lay thee down now and rest, may your slumber be blessed.

Go to sleep, little one, think of puppies and kittens.
Go to sleep, little one, think of butterflies in spring.
Go to sleep, little one, think of sunny bright mornings.
Hush, darling one, sleep through the night,
Sleep through the night,
Sleep through the night.

5. Somewhere Over the Rainbow

This is a beautiful lullaby from the movie The Wizard of Oz that you should definitely add to your repertoire!

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high,
There’s a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

Someday I’ll wish upon a star,
And wake up where the clouds are far,
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
Away above the chimney tops,
That’s where you’ll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly,
Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh, why can’t I?

If happy little bluebirds fly,
Beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why can’t I?

6. You are my sunshine

This is a cheerful lullaby for babies that will show your baby how important they are to you.

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are grey
You’ll never know dear
How much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Discover: How To Help Your Baby Sleep Better

7. Baa baa black sheep

A mother singing lullabies for babies.

This song is fun and will help your baby fall asleep peacefully.

Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!

One for the master,
And one for the dame,
One for the little boy
Who lives down the lane

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full…

Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full!

One for the master,
And one for the dame,
One for the little boy
Who lives down the lane

Baa, baa, black sheep,

Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full…

Conclusion

Bedtime can be a challenge for parents. Some children and babies resist the bedtime routine and end up altering the family’s sleep schedule. One of the tools you can use to help them fall asleep are lullabies for babies.

Their relaxing and calming effects lie in their monotonous rhythms, which help level your baby’s heart rate.

Parents who sing lullabies transmit love and security to babies. It makes them feel protected and leads to long-term emotional development.