Comforting your baby and small children or getting them to fall asleep peacefully can be a tall order. Many parents have turned to classic children’s songs and lullabies to lull their babies into slumber. Singing these tunes to your child or playing them from your device may be the magic that’s needed to comfort them when they're upset. Music can, indeed, sooth young children to sleep. If nap times and bedtimes are challenging for you and your little one, be sure to give these classic children’s songs and lullabies a try.


1. Brahm's Lullaby

Gentle lyrics like “may the moon's silvery beams bring you sweet dreams” are the cornerstone of Brahm’s Lullaby, a classic song of slumber that remains as beautiful now as on the day it was written. Sometimes referred to as “The Cradle Song,” this lullaby was originally published in 1868. It has been comforting both old and young alike ever since. Johannes Brahm’s composed the lullaby for a friend on the birth of her second son. It was first performed publically in 1869 in the city of Vienna.

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