Top 10 Lullaby Collections to Help Babies Sleep

Music for Multiples that Encourage Your Twins to Sleep Soundly

One of the biggest frustrations for parents of infant twins and other multiples is the lack of sleep. Parents of young twins will do anything to help their babies fall -- and stay -- asleep. Whether lullabies and soft music really contribute to the sleep state is debatable, but there's no doubt that soothing sounds can help produce calm and relaxation, for both babies and parents.


Dreamy instrumentals from New Age artist Simon Cooper create a soothing, relaxing atmosphere. Authentic sounds emulate the womb experience, comforting babies with the sensation of their mother's presence. (Simon Cooper, Oreade Music, 2001)


Jim Brickman's piano music is always soothing, but this collection of songs presented as instrumental lullabies are exceptionally relaxing. Favorites songs like Rainbow Connection and All the Pretty Little Horses are included among other more traditional bedtime favorites like Beautiful Dreamer and Sleep, Baby, Sleep. (Jim Brickman, Fisher-Price, 2012) 


Experts may dispute whether exposing babies to classical music has any true merit. Music aficionados may scorn the synthesized version of this classic music. (Baby Einstein calls it "re-orchestrated for little ears") But parents agree -- babies love this music! (Buena Vista, 2004)


All over the world, mothers soothe their babies to sleep with the sounds of song. National Geographic collects the best tunes from around the globe. A whopping 37 tracks travel from Taiwan to Tahiti, with stops in nearly every country along the way. Regional American songs highlight Cajun, Hawaiian and Native American styles. (Various Artists, Sugo Records, 2001)


There's magic in this music. These are songs that will remind you of your childhood, and that you'll want your children to remember when they grow up. Beautiful harmony and gentle acoustic accompaniment bring to life favorite childhood themes like ponies, rainbows, Winnie-the-Pooh and Willy Wonka. (Kenny Loggins, Sony, 2009)


Twin sisters Kim Mitzo Thompson and Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand believe in the power of teaching children through music. In this collection of over thirty traditional lullabies from around the world, sweet instrumental music provides a soothing soundtrack for lulling babies to sleep. (Twin Sisters Productions, 1998)


This collection truly reveals a mother's love for her baby (or babies!) with original songs recorded by Nicolette Larson before her death in 1997. Her versatile and elegant voice captures the most touching and sweet moments of parenthood. Every parent should have the experience of rocking their babies to sleep while listening to this album. (Nicolette Larson, Sony, 1994)


This was a favorite when my twin girls were babies. Mimi Bessette's voice is sweet and soothing without being saccharine. It's a nice chance of pace from the usual nursery rhymes and classical interludes, perfect for quiet playtime as well as slumber. You'll want to sing along with the soft songs from favorite musicals like "Les Mis" and "The Sound of Music." (Mimi Bessette, CD Baby 2006)


Although Disney is well known for wonderful children's music, there is a lot more to this collection of enjoyable instrumentals. Certainly, it includes traditional favorites from movies like "Mary Poppins" and "Pinocchio," but there are also soothing arrangements of non-movie favorites like "What a Wonderful World" and "Beautiful Dreamer." (Various artists produced by Fred Mollin, Disney, 2011)


This is a lullaby album that parents will enjoy as much as their children. Selections are performed by male jazz artists such as Dave and Jeff Koz, Bruce Watson and Grant Geissman. The nice variety of tracks range from classics like Braham's Lullaby and Twinkle, Twinkle to covers of songs from the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and James Taylor. (Various artists, Artistry Music, 2013)

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