Turning on some baby sleeping music may be the simplest solution to your bedtime woes. A solid bedtime routine can be challenging — especially if your tot doesn’t want to sleep! The good news is, there are lots of music options you can play to relax your baby. These baby music ideas will soothe you as well. Here are 10 selections that’ll make bedtime more peaceful for you and your little one.
Relaxing Baby Sleeping Music for Bedtime
1. Brahms’ Lullaby
Of the many lullabies, Brahms’ baby sleeping music is one of the most popular. You may have even grown up listening to the same soothing tune. This loop of Brahms’ lullaby can help your baby through nap time or a good night’s sleep.
2. Classical Mozart Music
You may have heard of the “Mozart effect.” This suggests classical music can make babies smarter. Over the years, scientists have believed the Mozart effect doesn’t exist. Even so, our brain’s spatial pathways are activated when we listen to classical music. If anything, turning on classical music to put your baby to sleep will help them have a peaceful slumber.
3. Disney Instrumentals
The well-loved songs from your favorite films are also good baby sleeping music. This compilation of endearing classics will put a smile on your face as they snooze. It’s never too early to introduce your little one to the songs of your childhood!
4. Lullaby Music
Aside from putting them to sleep, lullabies can also relieve babies of their anxiety and pain. This is especially helpful when your baby is going through rough nights. Add that to the bedtime routine of rocking them to sleep, and your baby will sleep peacefully in no time.
5. Nature Sounds
Nature sounds and baby lullabies may not be a conventional baby sleeping music, but the sounds of nature are always a welcome change, especially if your family lives in the city. Let this soothing music gently put your baby to sleep. Who knows, it may even inspire you to take an outdoor trip with your family!
6. Nursery Rhymes Music
Instrumentals of nursery rhymes are popular lullaby songs for babies. Chances are, you’ve already sung some of them to your baby while they were still in your womb. Familiarity creates comfort, and once your little one is comfortable, they’ll have no trouble falling asleep.
7. Piano Instrumentals
This eight-hour piano music was composed especially for babies. It’s a relaxing baby sleeping music you can play for your tot to fall asleep to, leaving you plenty of time to finish your other tasks or take a well-deserved break.
8. Rain Sounds
Even rain sounds can help put your baby to sleep. That’s because it is constant and calming. The sound of falling rain will remind you of the comfort of your home on a rainy day, and if you are a pluviophile or someone who loves rain, this is also a treat for you.
9. Underwater Sounds with Music
Underwater sounds accompanied by soothing music creates a peaceful atmosphere for your baby. The instrumental in this video is mild, which will help relax your child. Before you know it, they’ve already been lulled to sleep.
10. Relaxing White Noise
White noise may seem annoying, but it helps drown out other noises that will otherwise distract your child from sleep. It mimics the sounds they heard inside your womb, so it’s a very familiar sound to them. White noise can calm your little one, especially when they’re stressed and crying. Having good old white noise playing at the right volume will help you and your baby out a lot.
Interested to know how music can affect your child’s brain? Check out this TEDx Talks video to find out:
Baby sleeping music can both relax your baby and give your home a peaceful ambiance. Singing your baby to sleep is also a great parent-child bonding experience, but if you do so, make sure to put your whole attention to it. Whether you play them music or sing to them, it’s important to keep it at the right volume. Keep the sounds at a safe distance and between 50 to 60 decibels to make sure your baby’s hearing is protected.
Which lullabies are the most effective ones for your baby? We’d love to hear your experiences! Let us know in the comments section below.