Each time any of my kids were born, I spent way too much time in those sleep-deprived early months racking my brains for bedtime books or songs to sing to soothe them to sleep. Because, did you know that Rock A Bye Baby will only get you, like, 20 seconds of singing time? And it took me way, waaaaay longer than 20 seconds to get each of those babies to sleep!

I usually ended up settling into a rotation of some of my favorite Disney songs, with a few random ballads or soothing church songs thrown into the mix. What non-lullaby songs did you sing at bedtime to help your babies fall asleep?

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  •   -   09/18/2020

    You are so beautiful - Joe Cocker

  •   -   09/09/2020

    True Colors

  •   -   09/09/2020

    Swing Low Sweet Chariot

  •   -   09/08/2020

    Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul, and Mary

    •   -   09/09/2020

      I've loved this song since I was a kid!

      •   -   09/17/2020

        It became a really sad song for me as a parent!

        •   -   09/17/2020

          I actually remember getting teary from it as a kid! Poor Puff, heading into his cave all alone....ah, growing up, and the inexorable passage of time. (Yes, I was quite a sensitive child!)

  •   -   09/15/2020

    Edelweiss (The Sound of Music)

  •   -   09/05/2020

    Amazing Grace

  •   -   09/12/2020

    Everything will be alright bob marley, you are my sunshine,

    •   -   09/15/2020

      'You are my sunshine' was our go-to lullaby too.

  •   -   09/08/2020

    Moana

    •   -   09/08/2020

      Our whole family loves the songs from Moana! How Far I'll Go and Where You Are are also frequent karaoke choices over here. :)

  •   -   09/05/2020

    Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond

  •   -   09/08/2020

    Beauty and the Beast

    •   -   09/08/2020

      This was one of my go-to songs, too!! So soothing, and pretty.

  •   -   09/28/2020

    Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver

  •   -   10/19/2020

    Blackbird by The Beatles

  •   -   06/08/2023

    Stay Awake from Mary Poppins

  •   -   10/27/2020

    The Water is Wide

  •   -   09/28/2020

    I See the Light from Tangled

  •   -   09/08/2020

    The Luckiest by Ben Folds

  •   -   09/15/2020

    The all time favorite all of my kids like to hear sang is The Itsy Bitsy Spider.

    •   -   09/15/2020

      My kids have all loved that song, too! We had this adorable picture book for my two older kids that added several verses I had never heard before, and we sang all of them over and over and over again. Sadly, we lost the book and haven't been able to find it anywhere for our younger two, so I just make the verses up myself as best I can remember them. :)

  •   -   09/08/2020

    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

  •   -   09/08/2020

    Right Field by Peter Yarbrough

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