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Songs to Add to Baby's Playlist

What do other moms play when baby gets fussy? Hint: It's not all "Rock-a-bye Baby" and “Ba, Ba, Black Sheep”!

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"John Lennon’s 'Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)' right before bed." -- Ethomp

"Bob Marley & The Wailers' 'Three Little Birds.' I sing it to my son and it relaxes him. During late nights with teething pain, it seems to do the trick." -- Dpeters

"When my infant gets fussy in the car, 'Savannah' by Reliant K always quiets him." -- Bbrowm

"'La La Lu' from Lady and the Tramp. It comforts my two-year-old daughter, and I plan to sing it for my son." -- Kyvette

"When he's crying, I play Emilie Autumn's 'Time for Tea,' and for some reason, he always stops crying. Not sure if it’s because he likes it or because it scares him a little bit." -- Mtrifkovich

"I sing 'You’ll Be in My Heart' by Phil Collins to my kids. My mom used to sing it to my little brother.” -- lhoy

"When daddy (a CG artist) is working, he plays classical music for our son. When I have him and he's awake, we listen to Disney songs." -- Cwong

"'A Bushel and a Peck.' My son loves it when I sing it to him. He dances and giggles." -- jweaver

"Michelle Featherstone’s 'Sweet Sweet Baby.' Super-nice song!" -- bcano

"I sing the full versions of 'American Pie' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody'." -- jkielo

"I sing 'My Girl' before bedtime and naps. Works like a charm when paired with a book." -- cpirrone

"I sing 'Good Morning Beautiful' by Steve Holy to my daughter every morning like my mom did." -- agreart

"When I was little, there was an old Johnson & Johnson commercial from like the '80s that went 'Take dood care of my baby' and my mom sang it to me all the time. Now I sing it to my son before bed, and just recently he started singing it back! So adorable!" -- acamille

"The Beatles’ 'Hey Jude.' My son calms down every time I hum the chorus.” -- sfarmer

“In the car, my little one cries unless Gaelic Storm's 'The Night I Punched Russell Crowe' is playing. I've tried more baby-friendly options but nothing else has quite the same effect. Maybe when she starts singing the lyrics I'll find a new one, but until then, punching the Cinderella Man it is.” -- jblew

“'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' He loves it when we sing!" -- smckenna

"Soft instrumental music is their favorite." -- abreon

“My baby girl loves when I sing 'Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah'!" -- nforsberg

"'Baby Mine' from Dumbo. I sang that to my son every time I had to leave him when he was in the NICU, and now every night before bed. we cuddle to it." -- lrischardson

Plus more from The Bump:

Tricky Ways to Help Baby Sleep

Causes of Sleep Problems in Babies

Baby Musicians

-- Leah Rocketto

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