Musique bébé

How to put baby to sleep with music?

Every night it's the same thing: you put your little one in his bed, you stay with him for a few moments and then you quietly slip away from his room, thinking that he's sleeping soundly.

Every evening it's the same thing: you put your little one in his bed, you stay with him for a few moments then you slip away from his room very slowly, thinking that he's sleeping soundly. But once in your living room, baby starts crying, which is very difficult to bear.

No worries ! I have found a solution for you to help baby sleep peacefully: nighttime friends, nursery rhymes, lullabies but also your favorite music help baby sleep.

Soft music to put baby to sleep

“Ah the crocodiles, the crocodiles, the crocodiles…”, “In the light of the moon…”, “Liberated, delivered,…” . Between traditional nursery rhymes and children's favorite cartoon songs, there is no shortage of choice. But they are not all favorable for putting baby to sleep. In fact, only soft and soothing music is suitable for their sleep.

Music has a way of calming babies. She will calm him down and put him in a good position to sleep.

To sleep well, baby needs to feel safe. Soft music, before sleeping, can be part of a falling asleep routine.

It is important that you choose short, catchy music that will reassure baby and thus soothe him so that he can sleep soundly.

I also advise you not to play the music too loudly when your baby is in bed. Even if the music drowns out the noises in the house and makes it easier to fall asleep, it should remain in the background in your room and once you fall asleep, you can turn it off.

Did you know that Jazz has calming properties for babies?

Thanks to the trumpet, trombone and tuba, which are played gently, baby concentrates all his attention on the melody, which is calm. He can therefore fall asleep without any difficulty.

Here are the Jazz titles to play with your child so that they fall asleep:

  • “The Girl from Ipanema” Stan Getz
  • “Chetty’s Lullaby” Chet Baker

The benefits of music during your pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you should know that baby perceives music in your belly from the 24th week of pregnancy. It responds to melodies and rhythms, and you could even say that it starts to “dance” in your belly. You knew it ?

Babies remember this after birth:

  • If you play your piece of music preferred to your child during pregnancy, he will recognize it afterwards. Your baby will like the music you like.
  • If you listen to soothing music during your pregnancy, you can play it to him after he is born. This will help him calm down. He will perceive this music as pleasant.

The music you listen to during your pregnancy is very important for your baby after birth. Later, if baby cannot fall asleep, the melody of these can help him calm down. They will remind him of his cocoon and gently soothe him.

Baby in the Carrycot, Squizz Stroller

Classical music or lullaby for baby?

To help baby sleep, it is important that the music you choose is short and catchy. Some parents favor lullabies, such as:

  • “Sleep the child, do”
  • “A sweet song”
  • " In the moonlight "
  • “Go to sleep, Colas, my little brother.”

These pretty lullabies are soft and reassuring, making it easier to return to calm and fall asleep. They have catchy tunes that accompanied our childhood and have a soothing musical background.

I can also advise you to sing lullabies which is a good way to soothe your baby. It is an effective ritual before going to sleep.

Other parents prefer classical music for their children because it has a relaxing effect. It will help calm baby and thus help him fall asleep.

You can rock your baby while listening to classical music: you will establish a strong bond with your child because this will allow you too to unwind.

Classical music has a soft, joyful and childish air, which will be experienced as pleasant and soothing for baby. She can lead him naturally and gently to the land of dreams.

Here is a selection of classical music ideal for putting baby to sleep:

  • “Piano Concerto” Beethoven
  • “Nocturnes” Chopin
  • “Gymnopedie No.1” Pascal Rogé
  • “Children’s Scenes” Schumann

What if you too started singing?

You can also have a little confidence in your pretty voice to put baby to sleep. Yes yes, we are sure he will not judge you. In any case, he won't remember it but your voice is a landmark for him. He's heard your voice for a long time, and it certainly comforts him.

In fact, before he was born, you probably spoke to him and even sang to him. So when it's time to sleep, your baby will be very focused on your voice. This rocks him, soothes him and gently puts him to sleep. So, nothing beats a song whispered in the pillow so that baby gently returns to the land of dreams.

And then, we all know it! When a mother finds the courage to sing, nothing can stop her 😉

Baby in the Carrycot, Squizz Stroller

I share with you my playlist that I play with my children, and which allows them to join the arms of Morpheus in a few moments. In this playlist, we have mixed lullabies, nursery rhymes, classical music but also Jazz and our favorite music. Because yes, we know very well that we are not the only parents who want to stop lullabies and nursery rhymes when they have been playing on a loop for 1 hour. We are all the same! This is why we added some recent music, soft and perfect for putting baby to sleep. It will be much better for baby but also for our dear ears.

Baby listens to it every evening, softly, when we put him in bed. The soft melodies allow him to be calmer and more peaceful for bedtime.

And you, what music do you play to your children to help them sleep?