30 Baby Lullaby Songs to Help Your Little One Fall Asleep

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Written By Will Fenton

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“Sleeping like a baby.”

Many people will be familiar with the all too popular phrase. 

But for many parents, it can be tough to get the little ones to sleep. 

No matter how hard you try, these little guys won’t dare close their eyes even for a second.  

That’s where sweet lullabies come in. 

They are slow, gentle songs to make your child fall asleep. 

They don’t have complex lyrics.  

Some don’t even make sense at all.

But as long as they get the job done, nobody cares about the message. 

To save you time, we searched the internet for a list of the 30 best baby lullaby songs to help your little one fall asleep. 

1. “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

Everybody recalls this classic rhyme from a 19th-century poem. 

It will stay with your toddler for as long as they are growing. 

Memorize the three verses to get all the bragging rights as your little one grows up. 

2. “You Are My Sunshine”

As you look at your lovely angel with a big smile, you will want to express your purest affection. 

And this song has lullaby lyrics to help you bond with your little angel in a special way. 

3. “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”

A classic nursery rhyme has simple lyrics. 

And this fun children’s song is perfect for bedtime naps.

Make some sounds in the middle of the narration to make the moment even better. 

4. “Amazing Grace” by Etta James

Etta James’ emotional hymn brings hope to the hopeless. 

It is an uplifting tune for those lovely bonding sessions with your kid.

And it might even make them fall asleep. 

5. “Hush, Little Baby”

This classic nursery rhyme is meant to soothe, comfort, and entertain your child. 

Papa will bring all sorts of gifts to stop the little one from crying. 

From the mother goose to a mockingbird and a Billy goat, the list of gifts only gets weirder. 

And that also gives the good lullaby a rare, comical edge. 

6. “The Rainbow Connection” 

A rainbow in the sky is a special sighting. 

And for new moms, a rainbow will always symbolize something special in their lives. 

The beautiful song is about having self-belief when pursuing your dreams. 

7. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” 

Some parents will know this song from The Wizard of Oz.

And playing it for your baby might take them to this magical place where every dream gets fulfilled. 

We hope your newborn reaches dreamland with this one. 

8. “Beautiful Boy” by The Beatles

There’s nothing quite like a John Lennon classic to help your little one fall asleep. 

Memorize it. 

Sing it.

Play it on repeat to soothe your baby. 

9. “Lavenders Blue Dilly Dilly” 

“Lavender’s blue, dilly dilly, lavender’s green/When I am king, dilly dilly, you shall be queen.” 

This is one of the best lullaby songs for those cute bedtime moments with your toddler.  

10. “Baby Mine” 

“Baby Mine” is the reassuring lullaby every child needs.

It is associated with Disney’s Dumbo movie with tender lyrics that describe the unbreakable mother-child bond. 

“Baby mine, dry your eyes/Rest your head close to my heart/Never to part, baby of mine.” 

11. “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” 

This lullaby appears in the Disney classic, Cinderella. 

For many parents, a child is a fulfilled dream.

And you will want to look toward a brighter future with your newborn using the song’s tender lyrics.  

12. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is awe-struck in this one. 

He can’t take his eyes off his lovely daughter as she sleeps. 

So, she pens a touching tribute to her.

She’s precious, wonderful, and the angel’s best. 

“Isn’t She Lovely” is one of the cutest lullabies to dedicate to your daughter. 

13. “Stay Awake” 

A little bit of reverse psychology to make your kid fall asleep?

Yes, please, if it works. 

That’s what Julie Andrews does while appearing as Mary Poppins in the 1964 film of the same name.

If you love the film and reverse psychology, pull the trick on your little one when bedtime comes. 

14. “Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby” 

You may know this song from the movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou? 

Turns out it is also a good lullaby for kids. 

The song describes a dark subject. 

But your child will appreciate the repetitive lyrics that make the narration special. 

The “go to sleep, little baby” line stands out throughout the narration.  

15. “All The Pretty Little Horses” 

The promise of better things on the other side isn’t strange in the world of lullabies. 

And this one promises the child all the pretty little horses when they wake up.

Some call it “Hush-a-Bye,” with soothing lyrics to make your child fall asleep. 

16. “Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)” by Billy Joel

The best lullabies are filled with love and gentle lyrics. 

Just like Billy Joel’s touching tribute to her lovely daughter. 

The famous lullaby emphasizes a parent’s unconditional love, with lines like “I never will be far away from you.” 

And that has also made it popular in funerals, weddings, and other events. 

17. “Star Light, Star Bright” 

We promise you this one will get your baby sleeping right away.  

It is based on the long-standing superstition about a falling star. 

And the super simple lyrics make it a much-loved nursery rhyme with one stanza. 

18. “Frere Jacques” 

This is the only French lullaby on the list.

But the English version is just as beautiful, with the classic “Ding, dang, dong. Ding, dang, dong” closing line. 

19. “Goodnight, Sweetheart Goodnight” 

Let your little one feel hugged with this classic goodnight lullaby. 

We always say “Goodnight, Sweetheart” to our loved ones. 

But it’s even better when you sing it to your little one. 

20. “Lullaby And Goodnight” (Brahm’s Lullaby)” 

“Lullaby And Goodnight” was written by the legendary German singer Johannes Brahms and is sometimes called the “Cradle Song.”

The song’s melody makes it special. 

And parents around the world have used it to lull their babies to sleep. 

21. “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” 

This African American spiritual song expresses a desire to break free from slavery.

It isn’t an outright children’s song. 

But the lyrics might be enough to send your kid to their dreamland. 

22. “Simple Gifts” 

No complex lyrics here.

Just a celebrated singer expressing humility and simplicity as divine attributes. 

We think your baby will love the danceable rhythm. 

23. “When You Wish Upon A Star”

This song from Disney’s Pinocchio film dates back to the 1940s. 

And it’s a super simple song for a nighttime rest.

The lyrics emphasize the need to dream big and pursue your heart’s desires.

“When you wish upon a star/Your dreams come true.” 

24. “Beautiful Dreamer” 

The beautiful dreamer in this sentimental ballad could be anybody. 

But for you, it can only be a cute little one aching for nighttime rest.

Get a little creative by memorizing the lyrics first. 

25. “The Alphabet Song”

How about learning the alphabet to make your little one fall asleep?

This one has simple lyrics and is easy to remember. 

Just make sure to know when the baby has lulled herself into dreamland. 

26. “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” 

The old man in the song bumped his head and couldn’t wake up in the morning.

We may never know what happened to him afterwards, but this is one of those classic lullabies to help your little one fall asleep. 

27. “Count Your Blessings Instead Of Sheep” 

What would make your little one happier? 

Is it counting your sheep or singing about them? 

Of course, the former would. 

But singing about sheep would make them fall asleep faster. 

28. “All Through The Night”

“All Through The Night” is a popular Welsh song used as a nursery rhyme. 

Some have even called it a Christmas classic

Like all famous lullabies, this one promises your baby protection “all through the night.” 

29. “What A Wonderful World” 

Sometimes, you want to remind yourself of the beautiful things in life. 

And this song expresses such desires. 

There might be a lot going on around you.

But never lose sight of all the wonderful things life has to offer.

The slow melody and tender lyrics make it the perfect song to lull your baby to sleep. 

30. “Sleep, Baby, Sleep” 

You can’t go wrong with this one if you want your little one to fall asleep faster.

The creatively written lyrics paint the picture of a perfect family. 

The mom is busy shaking the dreamland tree while the dad looks after the sheep. 

Sing it with your partner to create the most memorable moment in the little one’s life.

Baby Lullaby Songs – Final Thoughts 

And that’s a wrap. 

Few people know what defines a great lullaby

But everybody thinks it is a slow song with gentle lyrics to make your baby fall asleep. 

It could be a pop song, soul music, or country song

Just make sure it’s gentle enough to take your little one to their dreamland. 

We hope our list of 30 best lullaby songs will make your bedtime experiences better. 

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