Nursery rhymes and lullabies should be part of every child's early years. And even though we think mommy and daddy sung lullabies are still the best, now parents can have their toddlers enjoy baby-friendly renditions of their old favorites via a few sites offering updates to the classics...
Rockabye Baby! create and host a website selling lullabies based on recordings of all genres; punk, rap, metal and classic rock. You can download renditions of your old favorites, whether you're into reggae beats like Bob Marley's 'No Woman No Cry' or the deep melodies of 'Comfortably Numb' by Pink Floyd. You really can take your pick with over 40 titles to choose from. And if you can't find your best tunes amongst what's on offer, you can take part in the community poll section of the website and vote on which artist to "rockabye" next.
Rockabye Baby! is Cribsie Award Winner for 'Catchiest Kids' Tune', Esquire's "Esky" Music Award winner for Best Kids' Album, and Winner of 3 iParenting Media Awards.
Believe it or not, Black Sabbath really can be soothing! A brilliant gift idea in the form of downloadable gift cards, bundle packages or CD sets with beautifully designed album art.
Alternatively, if none of the of the Rockabye Baby! albums are to your taste, iTunes offer an array of baby-friendly music to download. An example is Hip Hop Baby which contains tunes like 'Push It' and 'The Real Slim Shady', thankfully all appropriately lyric-free.
iTunes also offer albums such as 80's Baby with songs like 'Karma Chameleon', Punk Rock Baby with 'London Calling', or you can dance with your little one to 'Hey Good Lookin'' from the Country Baby album.
If your more into classical music and believe that this genre has a positive effect on your baby's development, Mozart for Baby might be for you. Best of all, there are two free Mozart for Baby albums available for download - Musical Soup: Mozart Wombsong Collection for Baby and Musical Soup: Mozart for Toddlers. The Munchkin Mozart Downloads website offer music developed to match your baby's activity level - wake up, play time and sleep time.