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Bedtime Songs to Sing About
A lullaby should be enjoyed by parents and their babies, but it’s hard for adults to get excited about another rendition of Hushabye Baby. That’s why we love Midnight Lullaby by Jane Roman Pitt. The soothing, folksy album is a mix of originals by Pitt and covers of songs written by artists including Wilco, Sade and the Dixie Chicks. “I found soothing bedtime songs that the artists wrote for their own children,” says Pitt. Our personal favorite? Forever Young by Bob Dylan.
music, baby, lullaby, jane roman pitt
Put your Child's Name to Music
Anyone with a toddler knows their child’s favorite word is her own name. That’s why we love Name Your Tune. Their 14-song CD incorporates your child’s name into songs such as Old MacDonald and Wheels on the Bus. As parents, we also love that the vocals are easy on our ears too.
No name is too obscure. (Even Shilo Pitt, Zahra Pitt and Apple Martin have one.) There are almost 4,000 names in the database and if your child’s name is not in their system, Name Your Tune can add it–you’ll just have to wait a few extra weeks for your CD to arrive.
Just the Facts, Baby readers will receive $5 off their order until September 30, 2009. Just enter FACTS in the coupon code.
click here to win a name your tune cd–personalized with your child's name.