Thursday, 22 April 2010

apr, 22nd - lullabies....

day 74:

[limi at 2 days...sleeping like a baby]

when i was pregnant, we put together a playlist of songs with lyrics that we thought would be sweet for a baby....the idea was that if i (well in fact limi) listened to the songs enough, then they would be familiar and soothing when she eventually heard them without the underwater padding. in this way, we could choose songs that we enjoy and avoid too many repeats of 'you are my sunshine'. (although 'you are my sunshine' would be a welcome relief now after listening to the same soundtrack daily for 74 days.) 

anyway,there does seem to be some truth to the theory because we use some of the slower songs for her bedtime routine and so far.....we've had a pretty easy ride.

so here are my top-ten baby songs:

1. Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
2. Can't Help Falling in Love - Bob Dylan
3. A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins (obviously better for a girl)
4. Even When I'm Sleeping - Leonardo's Bride
5. Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis B. Armstrong
6. King of the Bongo - Los Tequila Sharks
7. What a Wonderful World - Louis B. Armstrong
8. All You Need is Love - The Beatles
9. Honey Bee - Zee Avi
10. You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne

And after all those lyrics the one that really seems to do the trick for bedtime is:

Air on a G String - Societas Musica Chamber Orchestra

1 comment:

  1. hhheeeellllooo and at whos suggestion .......


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