Singing is probably one of the reliable solutions for us moms whenever we have those fussy episodes with our baby. I personally love singing to my baby, and I love it when he smiles at me once he hears me sing. Did you know that singing to your little ball of sunshine has scientific benefits too? Today, I will be giving you a list of Sweet Baby Songs to Sing to Your Little Ones.
Singing to babies does not only help them fall into a deep sleep but it also enhances our bonding with them. Across every country in the world, all parents are probably singing to their little ones, even if they are still inside the womb.
The first communication lesson that we can give to these tiny cute humans is singing. According to Sally Goddard Blythe, director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology, singing to babies reduces the risk of them having language problems as they grow. We must give importance to singing to our babies as much as we put emphasis on reading, writing and number recognition.
- Top 10 Sweet Baby Songs that you can sing and share with your little one
- Choosing the right Sweet Baby Songs to Sing to Your Baby
Top 10 Sweet Baby Songs that you can sing and share with your little one
1. You Are My Sunshine
Reminding your little one that he is your sunshine makes him feel more loved as you sing this song. This was a very popular song to sing to your baby and has been covered by different artists since the 1930s. You can simply stick to the first verse and sing it over and over again.
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine;
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.
2. Beautiful Boy
Give your baby a touch of the legend John Lennon and sing “Beautiful Boy” which Lennon has composed to celebrate the birth of his young son. We are all happy that we have these little bundles of joy into our lives and this song reminds you and your baby may it be a cute boy or a girl that their parents are very happy when they arrived into their lives.
Close your eyes
Have no fear
The monster’s gone
He’s on the run and your daddy’s here
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
3. No Matter What
Britain’s Got Talent star, Calum Scott released a very heartwarming song that portrays the unconditional love of her mother to him. This song is very emotional and singing this song to your little one would remind you and him of how much you love him no matter what happens in the future, even if he doesn’t understand what it means yet. Modern lullabies are much needed nowadays indeed!
She said, “I love you no matter what
I just want you to be happy and always be who you are”
She wrapped her arms around me
Said, “Don’t try to be what you’re not
‘Cause I love you no matter what”
She loves me no matter what
4. Baby Mine
The rendition of Alison Krauss on Dumbo’s soundtrack Baby Mine is very soothing. Singing this song creates a very calming and loving bonding with you and your new little one. You can also sing along to this song while watching Dumbo when your baby gets older and tell him you used to sing this song to him when he was little.
From your head down to your toes
You’re not much, goodness knows.
But you’re so precious to me,
Sweet as can be,
Baby of mine.
5. When You Wish Upon a Star
Disney songs can never go wrong! The iconic Disney song from Pinnochio, “When You Wish Upon a Star” by a famous Filipino singer, Lea Salonga, who also cast the voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin is a must-try. This can also mean what we wish for our children, which is to have all their wishes to come true.
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing
Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true
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6. A Whole New World
Citing Lea Salonga as Princess Jasmine earlier, the famous “A Whole New World” is also a perfect lullaby for your cute little one. For your baby, this might really be a whole new world outside your womb after staying on the warmth of your tummy for 9 months. Singing this soothing song gives your little bubba all the security and unconditional love as he enters this whole new world.
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky
A whole new world (don’t you dare close your eyes)
A hundred thousand things to see (hold your breath, it gets better)
I’m like a shooting star, I’ve come so far
I can’t go back to where I used to be
7. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Let troubles and exhaustion of caring for your baby melt away as you introduce the classic Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland to your sweet little one. This was an original soundtrack from The Wizard of Oz and just don’t think about the flying monkeys as you sing it to your little one so you won’t get distracted ☺. If you wanted to have an upbeat version of this classic, you can also check out the version of Israel Kamakawiwoʻole with the ukulele.
Someday, I wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top
That’s where you’ll find me
Somewhere over the rainbow
And the dreams that you dare to
Oh why, oh why can’t I?
8. Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel)
You might have a tear on your eye when you sing the Lullaby Goodnight My Angel by Billy Joel to your sweet little angel. As you rock your baby to sleep, this song reminds you of all the wonderful things that you wanted to tell your little one even if he probably will never understand a single thing ☺. Kiss your baby goodnight with this calming and loving song.
Goodnight my angel, time to close your eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you’ve been asking me
I think you know what I’ve been trying to say
I promised I would never leave you
Then you should always know
Wherever you may go, no matter where you are
I never will be far away
9. A Thousand Years
This is definitely not your grandma’s lullaby song but Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” is probably your go-to song when you were pregnant and patiently waiting as you are dying every day just to see your little one come out and finally hold him in your arms.
We, parents, will indeed love our children not just for a thousand years but to infinity and beyond. This is such a sweet song, not only intended for romantic love!
Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt, suddenly goes away somehow
One step closer
I have died every day, waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more
10. Better Place
A song from the American singer and songwriter Rachel Platten will remind you about how the world is now a better place with your little one in your life. This is a really feel-good song which you can also sing when you and your baby plays during the day.
‘ll tell the world, I’ll sing a song
It’s a better place since you came along
Since you came along
Your touch is sunlight through the trees
Your kisses are the ocean breeze
Everything’s alright when you’re with me
You’re my favorite thing
All the love that you bring
But it feels like I’ve opened my eyes again
And the colors are golden and bright again
Choosing the right Sweet Baby Songs to Sing to Your Baby
It’s alright if you are probably never going to even take an audition for American Idol because you will be singing to your little baby and not for Simon Cowell! ☺
For your baby, your voice is the most amazing thing that he could ever hear ever since he was in your womb. So, never worry about missing all the notes when you sing because the most important thing is you are expressing your unconditional love to your baby as you sing.
As for this list, it actually does not matter what you sing but these songs would remind you of all the goodness that your sweet baby brings into your life. You can sing all the calming songs that you want, nursery rhymes or even take that Beyonce beats with a song and dance number! As long as it works to soothe your baby, sing it all out, mommy!