Wednesday, May 26, 2010

lullabies for parents, sort of

So some weeks are better in terms of keeping up with the blog. I was in San Diego for a long weekend for my friend Deja's engagement party and I haven't exactly gotten back into the swing of things yet. Tis more work that you would think to go out of town with the babe alone. (Brock on the other hand enjoyed a weekend in Palm Springs with his friends for a bachelor party. He owes me. And will begin to repay me by letting me spend the weekend in the backyard planting things. BEGIN.)

Now then. It turns out that babies actually do like that higher pitched kid-friendly music that you associate with mobiles and musical toys and lullabies. And here I was trying to make it through the first year with just slightly more mellow grown up music.



But Michael pointed me in the direction of Rockabye Baby!. Which is a whole collection of lullabye renditions of adult music. Saved! And it's not that gross synthesized stuff either. Just real percussion instruments doing their thing. Kind of like kindergarten music class, but hip.

So far I just have the Bob Marley album and I have to admit, I kind of love it. We start nap time by doing the baby sway to One Love on the glockenspiel. It's pretty sweet. Check it out, mamas! You can get the albums on iTunes and Amazon.

7 comments:

Melanie said...

This is awesome! I think I know what my new go-to baby shower gift is going to be...

sneffik said...

The link isnt working for me. But they look awesome! Are they available on vinyl?

nicole said...

I will check this out, thanks! My friend, Colin, is in the band Dan Zanes & Friends. They make kid-friendly music that parents can get into, too. You might like to add their music to your collection! xoxo.

Cassi said...

I've heard of this, but didn't know Radiohead had jumped on the wagon, yay! I'll get that album and report back. :)

Anonymous said...

These are the best! We have ColdPlay and Led Zepplin. My kids are 5 and 2 and they want their music on every night at bed time.

austin + sara + dylan said...

you have to check out elizabeth mitchell... her albums:
you are my little bird, you are my sunshine, you are my flower completely rule.

you'll love them, i promise.

ps: hi! i heart your blog... i've had it bookmarked for a while but i'm lame about commenting... i have a baby boy, too! ten months old... time flies... enjoy!

katy said...

These are so neat...thanks for the tip! Our baby is due in July, and we are going to be downloading some Radiohead, Bob Marley, and Beatles lullabies tonight from Amazon!