If you’d like a little help selecting baby soothing music, I've compiled a list of best classical pieces and soothing lullabies for babies. This list has all the music you need for a soothing bedtime routine.
Soothing Music for Babies: List of Best Classical Pieces and Lullabies
Soothing music quiets and calms the babies. If it is played softly, soothing music will help babies fall asleep quickly. The best time to introduce classical music to children is in infancy. Babies love to listen to soothing music.
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Here is the list of best soothing songs and lullabies for babies:
- "Sheep May Safely Graze" by Bach.
- "Sonata No. 16 C major (Sonata facile) , KV 545, II. Andante" by Mozart
- "Nocturne op.9 No.1" by Chopin.
- "Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major K. 219 - 2nd Movement - Adagio" by Mozart
- "Variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman (K. 265)" by Mozart
- "Symphony No. 25 in G Minor (K. 183) Andante " by Mozart
- "Violin Sonata in C Major (K. 296). Andante Sostenuto" by Mozart
- "Hush, Little Baby" The Anonymous Lullaby
- "Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Lullaby Version" by Eliphalet Oram Lyte
1- Sheep May Safely Graze
2- Sonata No. 16 C major (Sonata facile) , KV 545, II. Andante
3- Nocturne op.9 No.1
4- Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major K. 219 - 2nd Movement - Adagio
5- Variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman
6- Symphony No. 25 in G Minor (K. 183) Andante
7- Violin Sonata in C Major (K. 296). Andante Sostenuto
8- Hush, Little Baby
9- Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Lullaby Version
Bedtime Routine for Babies with Music
Bedtime routines are a significant part of parenting, and the sooner you start creating routines for your baby, the sooner she will learn to rely on these rhythms of life.
- You can make use of a couple of soothing lullabies and sleeping songs and begin a family tradition—a ﬁve- to ten-minute musical bed time routine.
At about the same time every morning and evening (following a meal is a good time), put a movement of Mozart, Bach, or Vivaldi on your tape or CD player, and hold him close while the two of you listen.
Observe your little one.
- Does your baby enjoy it? If not, try another selection until the two of you discover a piece you both like. If the music is of high quality and the same piece is used each time, your baby will start to develop an ‘‘ear’’ for music at once.
Music For Baby In The Womb
The baby is listening in the womb. Three to four months before birth, the ear is completely formed and the baby in the womb can hear. (Lecanuet, 1996).
- Recordings made from inside the womb indicate that the baby hears an only slightly muffled version of everything in the mother’s external world, together with the internal sounds of the mother’s body.
One of the primary connections between hearing before and after birth was the discovery that reproducing heartbeat sounds could soothe newly born babies.
- Listening to certain music and sounds, especially the mother's voice, during the last few weeks of pregnancy leads the baby to recognize and prefer it after birth.
Good to Know
Newborn babies are highly sensitive to their mother’s voice and will recognise and turn towards it (DeCasper and Fifer, 1980).
In the light of this information, many experts suggest that it is very helpful for the mother to talk reassuringly to the unborn and newly born baby.
Research shows that babies are able to hear and are listening in to music before birth and also they remember and recognise this music after birth.
- Studies in which the same piece of music has been played repeatedly to babies in womb mark that when played the same music, the babies show signs of recognising it, such as sucking more vigorously, turning their head towards the sound source or being soothed (e.g. Woodward et al., 1996).
More interestingly, another study has showed that babies remember familiar music they heard in the womb as much as a year later.
- Considering all that information about unborn babies’ abilities, you can take advantage of music for baby in the womb to bond with your baby delicately.