Lullabies have been used by parents all across the world for thousands of years. The calming, soothing sounds of a lullaby have long been used to lull a baby into a sleepy state. Luckily I have had three good sleeping babies, but Kinley has loved and enjoyed musical sounds from day one. I used to sing to him quite a lot in the early days and he would stare back at me in amazement. (probably thinking that I sound like a strangled cat!). However I always ended up singing the same couple of songs. I don’t know why, but when I start singing nursery rhymes or lullabies I just have a complete mind blank. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star must have been sung to him around 8000 times. Nursery Rhymes 123 have recently released their second album. Lullaby Baby. The album that can put a stop to those mind blank moments, allowing your little one to enjoy the collection of 20 songs creating a calm and relaxing environment, with no cat strangling in sight.
Nursery Rhymes 123 was created in 2010 by BAFTA award winning director Dan Smith and UK based singer-songwriter Martha Bean after they realised there was a lack of beautiful music, with imagery to match that parents could bare to listen to over and over again.
Lullaby Baby Review
Lullaby Baby, is a collection of 20 songs, including both interpretations of traditional, well known calming nursery rhymes and lullabies along with original tracks written by Martha.
Featuring You are my sunshine, Hush little baby & Row row row your boat, I can guarantee you will find yourself singing along. The songs are beautiful. They definitely had a calming influence on both Ellis & Kinley. Hayden as usual wasn’t interested in anything but his typical routine of Disney films. The instrumental versions of each song even had me feeling sleepy.
After initially dancing along to the songs Kinley then laid on the bean bag and just chilled out. As he is a good sleeper anyway it is hard to say whether the album assisted his sleep, but he was definitely calmed by the beautiful songs that this album is filled with.
If you are a busy parent, or are fed up of singing the same few songs to your little cherubs, then I cannot recommend this album enough. It really is beautiful and it is a collection of songs that you can most definitely listen to over and over again without wanting to tear your hair out.
Lullaby Baby can be downloaded on iTunes for £7.99 and is also available on Spotify, Google Play, Amazon & Apple Music.
I was sent a CD in order to share this review with my readers but all opinions and writing are my own.