Lullabies to help your kids get to sleep

Singing a lullaby to your young child before bed is a great way to soothe them to sleep and might be a good addition to their bedtime routine. Even if singing isn’t your strong suit, you will never have a more appreciative or less critical audience (so lap it up while it lasts!). If singing makes you really uncomfortable, you could always download your little one’s favourite lullabies or soothing songs and play them before bed to help them sleep.

The following classics are the Cenovis mums’ tried and tested simple sleeping remedies to send their little ones off to dream land. Though they have been known to make up their own!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

“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”

Hush little Baby

“Hush little baby, don’t say a word
Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird don’t sing
Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring turns brass
Mama’s gonna buy you a looking glass
And if that looking glass gets broke
Mama’s gonna buy you a billy goat
And if that billy goat don’t pull
Mama’s gonna buy you a cart and bull
And if that cart and bull fall down
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town”

Little Boy Blue

“Little boy blue, come blow your horn
The sheep’s in the meadow, the cow’s in the corn
Where is the boy who looks after the sheep?
He’s under the haystack, fast asleep”

You are my sunshine

“You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are grey
You’ll never know dear
How much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away”

Are you sleeping? (Frere Jacques)

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing
Ding dang dong, ding dang dong

French version:

Frere Jacques, Frere Jacques
Dormez-vous, Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines, sonnez les matines
Ding dang dong, ding dang dong