Lullaby Music for kids

10 Popular Lullaby Songs To Help Your Baby Sleep

One of the sweet memories of parenthood is placing the baby on your lap and singing baby lullaby songs. We all know that the relaxing tune of baby lullabies can help put babies to sleep fast. However, did you know that singing lullabies to your baby can also help you bond with your baby? Yes, it’s just one of the unknown benefits of lullabies. Keeping all these in mind, we have compiled a list of popular lullaby songs for kids and parents.

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These lullaby songs for babies are easy to learn and sing. To make it easier for you, we have included starting lyrics to each of the bedtime songs.

Most Popular Lullaby Songs

Hush Little Baby

“Hush Little Baby” has been one of the most popular Baby Lullaby Songs for years. You can use it to soothe your crying baby to sleep or just to keep a calm atmosphere. The lyrics are so simple that you can improvise them as long as it takes. Our favorite “Hush Little Baby” is now available in a board book version making it a great bedtime book. 

Starting Lyrics:

Hush Little baby, don’t say a word.

         Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird

And if that mockingbird won’t sing,

                 Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring

Baby Shark

Kids are big fans of sharks. The simple lyrics and music will keep your baby entertained for hours. Just remember to keep the volume at a reasonable level while playing this song. Pinkfong has made this song more enjoyable with a cute baby shark singing the song.

Starting Lyrics:

Baby shark,

           doo doo doo doo doo doo.

Baby shark,

                 doo doo doo doo doo doo.

Baby Shark.


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

This sweet and relaxing lullaby is perfect for singing to your baby at night. It is so heartwarming that you will feel an instant bond with your baby while singing this song to your baby. This plush star toy can sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” as well as ten other lullaby songs that kids are familiar with. 

Starting Lyrics:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

             How I wonder what you are.

Up above the world so high,

                 Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

                       How I wonder what you are.

Baby Mine

The song is originally featured in the 1941 Disney animated film Dumbo. The music is so soothing that your little one would love to hear it over and over again. This adorable small plush dumbo will be your kid’s best friend whenever he goes to bed!

Starting Lyrics:

Baby mine, don’t you cry

              Baby mine, dry your eyes

Rest your head close to my heart

                              Never to part, baby mine

Brahms Lullaby

Released in 1868, Brahms Lullaby is still one of the most popular bedtime lullabies. This song works like magic to calm crying babies and put them to sleep. Put this one on, and your little baby will drift off to dreamland in no time.

Starting Lyrics:

Lullaby, and goodnight, in the skies stars, are bright

         May the moon’s, silvery beams, bring you sweet dreams

Close your eyes, now and rest, may these hours be blessed

                      Till the sky’s bright with dawn when you wake with a yawn

Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)

If you have a baby girl, this one is a perfect choice for a bedtime lullaby. You will enjoy singing this to her while you are rocking her to sleep. The lyrics and melody are so beautiful that you will get emotional while singing or listening to this song.

Starting Lyrics:

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

You know what I’ve been trying to say

                         I promised I would never leave you

And you should always know

                              Wherever you may go

No matter where you are

                                   I never will be far away

You Are My Sunshine

Soothing music with emotional lyrics, this bedtime song has all the elements of a perfect lullaby. There are heaps of verses, and you even add your own to make it longer. There are many renditions of this popular lullaby song. The Hound The Fox’s version of this song is definitely the best of the lot.

Starting Lyrics:

You are my sunshine,

                 My only sunshine.

You make me happy,

                           When the skies are gray.

You’ll never know, dear,

                                 How much I love you.

Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Are You Sleeping

The adorable and soothing tone of “Are You Sleeping” is perfect for the everyday nighttime ritual of your baby. This popular bedtime song has both English and French lyrics. You will love to sing it even after your baby dozes off.

Starting Lyrics:

They didn’t have you where I come from

               Never knew the best was yet to come

Life began when I saw your face

                         And I hear your laugh like a serenade

Rock-A-Bye Baby

Who doesn’t like the Rock A Bye Baby series? There is a popular lullaby rendition of Metallica. The crazy soothing and very lulling tune will put your little Metallica fan right to sleep.

Starting Lyrics:

Rock a Bye Baby in the treetop

             When the wind blows, the cradle will rock

When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall

                      And down will come baby, cradle and all

Itsy Bitsy Spider

It is one of our favorite nursery rimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. This unique puppet book serves dual purposes – reading the book and singing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” to the baby.

Starting Lyrics:

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout

                     Down came the rain and washed the spider out

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

                                 And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again

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