Recently I wrote a post about my renewed interest in Pandora. I just discovered another perk to downloading children’s music from it – lullabies to help them get to sleep!
Why am I so happy about this? For the majority of my kids’ lives I haven’t resorted to using music for bedtime, mainly because it hasn’t been convenient. I don’t have a regular CD player, and I haven’t wanted to lug a lap top upstairs and play a CD I currently have for the boys, hoping they don’t get up and avoid sleeping by crashing it for me. I also don’t like keeping CDs anywhere within reach of them, because they sure don’t seem to last long after being grabbed by a 2 or 4 year old. More importantly, I get a little broader selection, again without having to buy numerous albums.
Tonight I created a station called Lullaby Themes, and it was great. My littlest is feverish from teething, and the music really helped
Mommy Baby relax and drift off. The music played ranged from Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World to music by Jack Johnson, to songs like Dream a Little Dream and the wonderful version of Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.
Once the little guy fell asleep, I set my phone playing the station outside my older two boys’ room, and wouldn’t you know, they went from super hyper to asleep within about five minutes!
Hmmm….I’m thinking a new nighttime routine is in the making…….
Seeking to fully live,