Saturday, June 26, 2010

lullabies for sleepy babes

Lullabies don't need to be children's songs. I repeat: lullabies don't need to be children's songs! I have created playlists and made CDs for friends having new babies for a couple of years now (check out to make cute personalized CD labels for gifts) and Ruby is calmed by all sorts of soft songs that don't annoy me (which is important). Granted, anything that you play over and over again might get on your nerves (Jude is especially sensitive to this), so the key is to switch up your playlists from time to time while keeping a couple of favorites mixed in to keep baby's sleep association intact.

Here are some favorites of mine for lullabies:

Winter Song (with Ingrid Michaelson) by Sara Bareilles

Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) by Billy Joel

Down To The River To Pray by Alison Krauss

Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby by Emmylou Harris

So Are You To Me by eastmountainsouth

Waiting On An Angel by Ben Harper

Lullaby by Jack Johnson

Love Me Tender by Elvis Presley

Naked As We Came by Iron and Wine

Birds And Ships (Featuring Natalie Merchant) by Billy Brag and Wilco

Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

I Will Follow You Into The Dark by Death Cab for Cutie

Lay Me Down by The Frames

Ballad for My One True Love by Mason Jennings

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