thread: what songs do you sing to your baby?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2006

    what songs do you sing to your baby?

    I sing "You are my sunshine" to Flynn and have done since he was a newborn - it now acts like a wonder drug! Talk about music soothing the savage beast!

    The nicest thing about this is my mother sang it to me as a baby!

    So what songs do you sing your babies, and what are the lyrics if you don't mind sharing. Here is "You are my sunshine":

    The other night dear
    As I lay sleeping
    I dreamed I held you in my arms
    When I awoke, dear
    I was mistaken
    So I hung my head and I cried.

    You are my sunshine
    My only sunshine
    You make me happy
    When skies are gray
    You'll never know dear
    How much I love you
    Please don't take my sunshine away

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    When Kameron was a baby it was "Hey Baby" by DJ somebody or other LMAO. Not great lyrics for a boys since it is "I wanna know if you'll be my girl" rofl. But when it used to be on the Video Hits if he was upset he would stop.

    When Lachlan was a baby I used to walk around the house holding him singing "hey big spender" by peggy lee. But I would just sing the following bits.

    " The minute you walked in the joint,
    I could see you were a man of distinction,
    A real big spender,
    Good looking, so refined.

    Hey, big spender, spend...
    A little time with...me...me...me!"

    Ashton I haven't had a song for. But I haven't had to walk around the house trying to settle a screaming baby either ........ yet he usually stops crying when he is picked up.


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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005

    I made up a song to sing to Gabriella, words of which are pretty daggy but it went for around 4 verses plus chorus! Chorus was:

    Gabriella, Gabriella The most beautiful girl
    Who lives in the world, The most beautiful girl.
    She has a mummy and a daddy who love her so much
    And a doggy called Bonnie who loves to touch...

    The verses were about other family members...she seemed to love it! Also used to sing that song from Young Talent Time although I can't quite remember it all now -"Keep smiling, keep shining? Knowing you can always count on me, for sure - thats what friends are for. In good times and bad times I'll be on your side forever more...thats what friends are for"!

    As for Alex I just hum along to the tune that plays on his Fisher Price aqaurium thingy.Maybe I will have to make up a song for him too!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2006

    I have always sung the "Pushbike Song" to Riley from the start... I usually sing it when he's getting his nappy changed and move his legs to the words - he loves it!! It always gets a smile!

    When we are soothing him or trying to get him to sleep we sing "4 and 20 Blackbirds" or "Row Row Row Your Boat" (not sure of the real names of the songs?!) and both of those seem to do well.

    The "Pushbike Song" words I sing (not sure if they're exactly right) are:

    Riding along on my pushbike honey
    When I noticed you
    Riding along on my pushbike honey
    Down South Avenue
    You looked so pretty
    As you were riding along
    You looked so pretty
    As you were singing this so-ooo-onngggg
    Down up peddles down up down
    Gotta get across to the other side of town
    Before the sun goes down
    Hey hey hey
    Oooh chuuchuu oooh ahhh
    Oooh chuuchuu oooh ahhh

    Gawd, lucky you can't hear me out loud and lucky Riley seems to be tone deaf...haha!!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2006

    Haha, Gabysmum...we have done the same for Riley, although the words may change a little each time we sing it but it's always similar stuff to your song. (and we even have a dog named Bonnie!)

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    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2005

    LOL sherie i have a friend who remembers her dad singing the pushbike song to her as a baby ! I vaugely remember being a baby and my parents singing 99 red balloons to me )

    I sing "most beautifull" by frente

    Wide open eye
    you serious?
    you delirious?
    have you got a heart?
    you could really lose it
    in the
    super - people - mart
    you are the most
    beautiful thing i know
    and the most beautiful thing is
    when i hear your heartbeat...beat...beat


    Inanay capuana Inanay capuana,
    eh eh eh ula
    ula ula
    ula eh yippee eh yippee eh
    gooana gooana gooana gooana gooana choo
    gooana gooana gooana gooana gooana choo

    which i think is an australian aboriginal song not sure what it is about but T loves it

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    When Aidyn was younger we would sing a lot of songs that we made up ourselves eg. to the 'Hey there blimpy boy' song/tune that Homer sings, we would sing 'Hey there, darling boy' etc etc. And there were a few more that we made up...

    These days I sing him the 'I love you' song from Barney (even though I hate Barney!) and I sing him the Moon song (which I got off Playshool):
    Moon, moon, shiny and silver.
    Moon, moon, silvery white.
    Moon, moon, whisper to children,
    Sleep through the silvery night.
    There there, there there.
    Sleep through the silvery night.

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    Breastfeeding mummy extraordinaire

    Sep 2004
    Sydney's Norwest

    Does Twinke Twinkle count ?? Sorry, I'm not someone who really sings to their babies. unless we are stuffing around and dancing around the house.

    Don't want to subject me babies to my voice, it sure wouldn't put them to sleep LOL.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2004
    Back in Brisvegas :)

    I sing 'Itsy Bitsy Spider' and 'Three Little Ducks' to Maddy. *L* I'm not much of a singer, my DD is 'music critic' it appears, and I'm not sure warbling along to my Westlife albums counts! *L*

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jan 2006
    Brisbane, Australia

    I am the worst singer in the world but Sophia doesn't care! I tell DH that I want as many children as possible cause my baby is the only person who actually likes my singing.

    I'm not sure what the song is called but it goes, "My Bonnie lies over the ocean..." except that I've changed it to say "Sophia lies over the ocean...". She loves it. We also sing others at bed time but that's her favourite.

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    Fee Guest

    I'm a terrible singer but Cooper seems to like "Incy Wincy Spider". I sing this to him while changing his nappy (if he's fussing) or at other times when he's getting cranky. He always smiles.

    Or I just say the line "Elmo is soooooooooooo big" which is from a book I read to him every night. I can just say that line now and he'll smile so much - even without seeing the pictures (it's got a pop up Elmo at the end).

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    Registered User

    Jan 2006
    The Hawkesbury

    Jesse has a playgro little sun mirror hangy thing i got from my sister, when pressed plays the tune you are my sinshine. I sing it to him then. Otherwise i sing Rock-a-By Baby or Beautiful Boy by John lennon:
    Close your eyes, have no fear
    The monsterís gone, heís on the run and your daddy's/mummyís here

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful boy
    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful boy

    Before you go to sleep,say a little prayer
    Every day in every way, itís getting better and better

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful boy
    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful boy

    Out on the ocean sailing away
    I can hardly wait, To see you come of age
    But I guess weíll both just have to be patient
    Cos itís a long way to go
    A hard row to hoe
    Yes itís a long way to go
    But in the meantime

    Before you cross the street, Take my hand
    Life is what happens to you while youíre busy making other plans

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful boy
    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Beautiful boy

    Yes im a Beatles freak
    Last edited by ShootingStar; January 15th, 2007 at 01:07 PM.

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    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    Ooh I love that song Kell... we used to play it for Aidyn when we were trying to settle him when he was a baby

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    Registered User

    Jan 2006
    The Hawkesbury

    I know isnt it. I was hoping when i was pregnant that id have a little boy to sing that to. Its such a beautiful song.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2004

    I used to sing The Rose alot when she was really unsettled as a small baby. Even as a 14-16mo I found humming it to her settled her at nighttime. This was before Westlife came out with it....

    I sing everything to Jenna, we constantly sing everything from Wiggles songs to nursary rhymes to whatever is on the radio.
    Hopefully she can carry a tune

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    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2006

    What a great thread!
    Faeriegirl, I love that Frente song! That's a great one to sing to baby.
    I sing 'This Old Love' by Lior:

    We'll grow old together
    We'll grow old together
    And this love will never
    This old love will never die

    Also, she gets the hiccups all the time and they inevitably pi$$ her off, so I try to sing to her to distract her. I made up one - 'Oh Hiccupy Baby', but last time I made myself laugh by singing 'My Little Hiccup' to the tune of 'My Little Buttercup' - very sad I know!

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    Senior Moderator

    Nov 2004

    My Dad made up a song for my brother when he was a baby. I used it for Alex and now for Ned, and whenever it's sung, Ned puts his head down on your shoulder and snuggles in, and knows he's going to bed. So cute.

    Put Neddy to bed for a bye-byes
    Put Neddy to bed for a bye-byes
    Put Neddy to bed
    Poppy's little mate to bed
    Put Neddy to bed for a bye-byes.

    Put Poppy's mate to bed for a bye-byes
    Put Poppy's mate to bed for a bye-byes
    Put Neddy to bed
    Poppy's little mate to bed
    Put Neddy to bed for a bye-byes.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Nov 2005
    Sunshine Coast

    Kellxx - I'm a Beatles fan too - I think my parents got me in young like I'm doing to Lucas. I mostly sing Obla Dee Obla Dah & Elanor Rigby (hope I'm not scarring him with that "all the lonley people") 'cause I know all the words. I love Beautiful Boy - DH did a video when Lucas was 3 days with that song and it always makes me cry.

    I also sing to the tune of the Mickey Mouse song:
    Who's the baby we all love
    We love so very much
    L U C Aa S
    Lucas Michael B....

    And my own invention (such as it is)
    Lucas, Lucas he's my favorite boy
    Lucas, Lucas he is such a joy
    Lucas, Lucas he's my favorite thing
    Lucas, Lucas he just makes me sing.