443 thoughts on “The 20 Best Baby Lullabies for Better Baby Sleep

  1. Lenore Johnson

    The lullaby I sang to my son as a baby was “Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) By the Dixie Chicks”. It’s still special to us.

    1. Danielle McMichael

      Ditto 🙂

      ‘Rock em Racer’s all tuckered out, Superman’s in pajamas on the couch. Good night Moon, go find the mouse and I Love Yous…’

      I sang it to both my boys and still do sometimes. Very mellow and beautiful lullaby. <3

  2. Jenn McClearn

    We sing rock a by baby a lot to my 6 week old, but it is sung “Rock a by Kiera” with some words changed, my 4 year old loves to sing it to her at the top of his lungs!

  3. Amanda Battey

    All the pretty little horses and lullaby for a stormy night. 🙂

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  4. Tam Fowler

    I love “My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean”

    (Maybe I just have a ‘thing’ for all things ‘ocean’ – It’s why Tranquil Turtle is such a nice addition to our family!!)

  5. Sarah Snyder

    Bob Marley
    Three Little Birds
    “don’t worry about a thing,
    ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.
    Singin’: “don’t worry about a thing,
    ’cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

    Rise up this mornin’,
    Smiled with the risin’ sun,
    Three little birds
    Pitch by my doorstep
    Singin’ sweet songs
    Of melodies pure and true,
    Sayin’, (“this is my message to you-ou-ou:”)

    Singin’: “don’t worry ’bout a thing,
    ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.”
    Singin’: “don’t worry (don’t worry) ’bout a thing,
    ’cause every little thing gonna be all right!”

    Rise up this mornin’,
    Smiled with the risin’ sun,
    Three little birds
    Pitch by my doorstep
    Singin’ sweet songs
    Of melodies pure and true,
    Sayin’, “this is my message to you-ou-ou:”

    Singin’: “don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!
    Every little thing gonna be all right. don’t worry!”
    Singin’: “don’t worry about a thing” – i won’t worry!
    “’cause every little thing gonna be all right.”

    Singin’: “don’t worry about a thing,
    ’cause every little thing gonna be all right” – i won’t worry!
    Singin’: “don’t worry about a thing,
    ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.”
    Singin’: “don’t worry about a thing, oh no!
    ’cause every little thing gonna be all right!

  6. jessica leroux

    entering your twilight turtle contest, would absolutely love to win, this may be the solution to my sons night time anxiety and he may just sleep for more then 2 hours at a time 🙂 my favorite lullaby would be
    Are You Sleeping? (Frère Jacques)

  7. Tracy Maier

    My daughter loved it when I sang “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John. I do not know all the words, therefore made up quite a few. As I write this I am cracking up thinking about it. My son likes Brad Paisley, so we sing “Ticks” (leaving out certain lyrics)….keeping it G-rated 🙂

  8. Liz I

    when my lil one is crying (at nap/bedtime too) I sing “Oh dear, what can the matter be” but I changed the last line to “Elijah is crying again” 🙂 He calms down every time!

  9. Tasheena Stuart

    The only lullaby either one of my children enjoy is: Are You Sleeping? (Frère Jacques) as soon as I start hummin it to them they fall asleep.

  10. Jessica Anderson

    My favorite lullaby is a Welsh lullaby known as Suo Gan. My mother was half Welsh and half Native American. The song reminds me of a part of my heritage. I sang it to my daughter when she was a newborn.

  11. Carrie

    We are greek and I would sing to both kids “To Ekklisaki” Translation: The poor little church. Very sweet song. Talks about a small poor little church at the top of the mountain, with no chantor and not priest, has a candle almost burnt out and a cross made out of stone, basically giving you hope that as long as you believe…there is always hope.

  12. kim curzon

    I made up my own lullaby for now my 8 yr old little girl.
    Hush a by don’t u cry
    mamas little baby
    close your eyes and rest your head
    mamas little baby
    it’s alright I’m right here
    mamas little baby
    so close your eyes and go to sleep
    mamas little baby.

    Use to sing that to her every night and some times she still ask me to sing it to her.

  13. Darlene Schubert

    I always loved singing my babies to sleep. I’d start off with the traditional songs and then sing a mix of country music to rock music. It’s amazing how just hearing my voice could calm them down and sooth them into a deep sleep.

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  14. Jeri Eroh

    Both of my kids love “You Are My Sunshine.” However, ever since they were babies, they each have a separate song that they like to hear from me, too. For my daughter, it is “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt (mostly the chorus), and for my son, it has been “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie. May seem like strange songs for lullabies, but they love them, and I still sing those for them to this day whenever they need cheering up. Works every time! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  15. Kim Collazo

    Depending on the season we sing “Take Me Out tot he Ball Game” or “Hail to the Redskins” 🙂 best thing is when we go to a game and they play her “night night” song

  16. Christina p

    My little guy loves sweet dreams and twinkle twinkle little star. And kinda funny but he likes me to sing the abc song to him wrote bed, lol.

  17. birdyxoxo

    Hello !!

    My favorite lullaby for ma boy is ” I’m so tired” by Fugazi, I love this song and my son too !

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    Thank you for this chance to win !!!!

  18. Diana Cote

    My daughter loves you are my sunshine, she’s also a big fan of twinkle twinkle and traditional folk colombian lullabies in spanish.

  19. Theresa Conde

    Our favorite lullaby sing is twinkle twinkle little star softly to my little guy and add and change up the words a bit and he falls asleep everytime!

  20. Lindsey Doepker

    my favorite lullaby is When sky are blue. I don’t no if that is the name of it but that is the song like to listen to.

  21. Debbie Burgo

    I love to sing “Sweet Baby James” by James Taylor as my favorite lullaby to the babies and I will sing this if I win the Twilight Turtle….I like you on Facebook, Follow you on Twitter and Pinterest!

  22. Megan Janson

    My grandmother got me hooked on old Elvis Presley movies when I was a little girl and when my husband, a United States Marine, and I had kids it only seemed fitting to sing one of my favorites to help them sleep: Big Boots by Elvis Presley. 🙂

  23. Stephanie

    Baby Mine and Twinkle, Twinkle. I have also written a few of my own lullabies 🙂 We just love to sing in our house!

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  24. Renee Redmond

    I took the rubber ducky song and reworded it as follows:
    Little Baby, You’re the One,
    You make my life lots of fun,
    Little Baby, I don’t what I’d do without you,
    do do do, do do do do do.

    She seems to enjoy it!

  25. Shane Burgo

    Like you on Facebook, Follow you on Twitter/Pinterest. My favorite lullaby to sing to my baby girl is “Sweet Melissa” by the Allman Brothers.

    1. Jeannie Burgo

      I already followed you on Twitter, I follow on Pinterest and Love you on Facebook. I like to sing for a lullaby Home Again by Carole King.

  26. Exeline

    I sing Winkin, Blynkin and Nod to my little girl at night. I added my own tune to the poem. It’s long enough that I don’t have to sing the same short song enough times to drive me mad 🙂

  27. Emma

    The very second I heard Bruno mars new song “Count on me” it has been my sons Jaxson goodnight song. Its his favorite and very meaningful 😉

  28. Caitlin Lefevre

    My favourite lullaby is “Dog and Butterfly” by Heart – my mother used to play it to me on the guitar, and I play it against my belly for baby to hear!

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  29. Autumn

    I made up a song one night for my daughter. She just could not sleep at all, so I had to get creative. Now we sing it every single night — two years later! 🙂

  30. Sherrita McCoy

    I sing a song I made up called “Prettiest Rose In The Garden”… her name is Rose and the up and down tempo of the song always does the trick. 🙂

  31. Corrie

    My favorite lullaby is whatever my daughter makes up when she’s trying to go to sleep at night. I love listening to her lull herself to sleep with her little voice.

  32. Stephanie Belmarez

    My favorite is Angel Standing By, by Jewel, the kids favorites are Somewhere over the Rainbow and Brother John by Big Head Todd 🙂

  33. Silvia Reid

    Both my daughters liked hush little baby, you are my sunshine and the abc`s song but my oldest liked the chorus to In the End by Linkin Park and the younger one I sing Bob Marleys Three Little Birds. They would love it if I won them this cloud b turtle, thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  34. Sarah

    We are a big fan of row row row your boat and twinkle twinkle little star. Not too original, but my daughter loves these classics 🙂

  35. Yelena Startsev

    I sing “twinkle twinkle little star..” And a Russian lullaby “спят усталые игрушки книжки спят..”

  36. Amanda Mills

    Favorite lullabies
    Jesus loves me
    Lord you have my heart
    You are my Sunshine
    lullaby – jj heller
    I get to be the one – jj heller

    I LOVE the twilight turtle, baby #4 due in Nov. I really need one. 🙂 NEED. 🙂

  37. Mariama

    I started doing a playlist for my little princess on the way (couple of weeks away). I am french so it’s a mix of french and english actual songs I always loved, my favorite : Les poèmes de michelle – Teri Moïse,

  38. Amber Dunn

    My kids’ favorite songs are always ones that I make up. At the top of the list currently are “The Fat Little Unicorn” and “Omar the Owl” (inspired by my daughter’s nightlight on a particularly fussy evening).

  39. Lauran S

    I sing you are my sunshine to my daughter all the time… Bedtime, Morning time, all day long! She is my Sunshine so why not let her know.

  40. Rhian

    My mom used to sing Silent Night to me as a lullaby. It was awhile before I realized it was a Christmas song. I still use it as a lullaby though.

  41. Laura Miller

    This isn’t exactly traditional, and I’m not sure how it got started but I sing ‘All I Want Is You’ to my baby girls. “All I want is you, will you stay with me? Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.” They love it.

  42. Kimberly Estacio

    How cool hope I win. You are my Sunshine is my favorite lullaby. Also…..Happy Birthday to you. Yep. That worked like a charm too. haha

  43. Cassandra

    Hush Little Baby is one of the main lullabies I used to sing and the one that goes “go to sleep, go to sleep, my dear…”.

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  44. Jessica Miracle

    My daughter and I like to sing you are my sunshine and rock a bye Ollie (her nickname, it’s really Olivia) 🙂

  45. Anna MP

    Favorite lullaby for me and my daughter is one in Polish: Na Wojtusia z popielnika….
    One in English would be Twinkle Twinkle

  46. Jeanie Bushong

    I like to take current pop songs and sing them like a lullaby to my children. Lately I’ve been singing Katy Perry’s song ‘Roar’ to my one year old. 🙂

  47. Kimberly Schot

    A little odd but we have always sang the theme song from the Lawarence Welk Show. Good Night Sleep Tight and Pleasant Dream to You. It has worked for us in the 25 years of child rearing. The joys of being older parents!

  48. Susan lucas

    My favorite lullaby would Have to be twinkle twinkle little star. But a close second would be angels among us by Alabama. So peaceful and relaxing

  49. Kacee Perez

    My daughter likes “You are my Sunshine” & “Zip-a-de-do-dah” as lullabies & I love the entire cd of lullabies from Jewel! I have liked you on Facebook a long time ago. I love your products!!!

  50. Melissa Wiley

    Doodle bug doodle bug doodle all the way
    Oh what fun it is to have a doodle bug today hey
    My 10 yr old was a baby she loved that song I made up and still likes it when I sing it to my triplets.

  51. Laura Eppes

    Not really a lullaby but the song that has always worked wonders for us and we still use for our 3y old son… The “relax” song that is on your dozy dolphin. I dare anyone not to drift off when that song comes on!

  52. Robyn

    Who loves baby, who loves baby?
    Mommy does. Daddy does.
    Mommy’s little tough guy, daddy’s little buddy
    Love love love
    Hugs hugs hugs
    (to the tune of frere jacques)

  53. Tara F.

    You Are My Sunshine. It has special meaning to me and I sang it to our 4 year old and now to our 7mo old. They love it.
    Sweetinsahmnity at gmail

  54. Carol L

    I always played Memories by Elvis Presley when I was expecting my youngest daughter and after she was born I sang it to her and it’s the only song that would soothe her and she’s fall asleep to.
    Carol L

  55. Mimi

    Erik Satie “Trois Gymnopiedes” puts my baby to sleep.
    John Coltrane and Miles Davis also relax him as well? And any old Cuban Lullaby my mother sings to him.

  56. Fides

    Child, you are more precious than silver
    Child, you are more costly than gold
    Child, you are more beautiful than diamonds
    And nothing I desire compares with you…..

  57. Jessica Parent

    My favorite lullaby is Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce) and Ive also been known to sing You are my sunshine to my little ones (and big ones too)

  58. krista davis gut

    You are my sunshine, Lullaby by Billy Joel, Twinkle twinkle little star, And many composers songs like stuff by Beethoven hummed.

  59. Trisha Mortellaro

    A song I made up for my son with his name in it. Sang it to him when he was an infant and now at almost 21 months it still works. He also love his Cloud B Sleep Sheep….he falls asleep to the rain or ocean every night.

  60. Terra Schumacher

    I usually just sang “You Are My Sunshine. I often got tired of singing the same words and made up crazy lyrics as I sang.

  61. Heather H.

    Favorite is: “Twinkle, twinkle, little star”..
    Classic, but an all time favorite of mine and my two small children! My 3 year old daughter knows all the words, and my 10 month old son loves me to sing him to sleep with that song.

    heatherhaddox at yahoo dot com

  62. Adele De Leon

    Our favorite for sleep is Brahms’s Lullaby!!! and, of course, the sound of the rain in our Sleep Sheep!!! We love it!!!

  63. Danielle McMichael

    I sang The Dixie Chicks song ‘GodSpeed’ to my boys.

    I love the way it captures that childhood innocence, the feeling of a well lived in house at the end of a wonderful day of play and the strength of a mother’s love. 😉

  64. Hanlie

    Lyrics Rock a bye baby, in the tree top When the wind blows, the cradle will rock When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall And down will come baby, cradle and all

  65. Hanlie

    Over in Killarney,many years ago
    My mother sang a song to me
    in tones so sweet and low
    Just a simple little ditty
    in her good old Irish way
    And I’d give the world if she could sing that song to me this day Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
    Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, hush now, don’t you cry!
    Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
    Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, that’s an Irish lullaby. Oft in dreams I wander
    to that cot again.
    I feel her arms a-hugging me
    As when she held me then.
    And I hear her voice a-hummin’
    to me as in the days of yore, when she used to rock me fast asleep
    outside the cabin door. Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
    Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, hush now, don’t you cry!
    Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, Too-ra-loo-ra-li,
    Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral, that’s an Irish lullaby.

  66. Hanlie

    Angels full of love and light
    Come down around this house tonight
    As we sleep and as we dream
    Please hold us in your golden gleam. Angels full of golden light
    Come down into our hearts tonight.
    As we dream and as we sleep
    Please hold us in your love complete

  67. Mary

    I need this so bad my sons projector just stopped working. My lullaby to my son is if tomorrow never comes by garth brooks but i change words like ‘i try in everyway to show him everyday that hes my only son’


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