Lullaby lyrics to put your baby to sleep

Looking for a way to put your baby to sleep? Most parents turn to lullabies.

Dr. Don MacMannis, a child psychologist and award-winning PBS songwriter and producer, told TODAY Parents that lullabies are a part of every culture.

“Anthropologists point out that all cultures embrace music in various forms, (including) work, dance, play (and) celebration,” MacMannis said.

The California-based psychologist shared that lullabies are effective because they help bridge one state of awareness and awareness to another.

“Singing a song also helps a parent relax, and that transfers to the child,” MacMannis said, adding that it’s not the lyrics that are important, but the music itself.

Parents on a mission to soothe — or lull — their baby to sleep might consider a classic lullaby.

Lullaby lyrics for 5 classics

Lyrics to five classic lullabies are below and include: The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Hush Little Baby, Rock-A-Bye Baby, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Are You Sleeping.

Lyrics and TranslationThe Itsy-Bitsy Spider

The tiny spider

I climbed the water chute.

The rain fell,

And washed the spider.

The sun is out

And dried up all the rain.

And the tiny spider

Mounted the spout again.

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Hush little baby

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,

Mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.

And if that mockingbird won’t sing,

Mom is going to buy you a diamond ring.

And if that diamond ring turns to brass,

Mom is going to buy you a mirror.

And if this mirror breaks,

Mom is going to buy you a goatee.

And if that goat doesn’t shoot,

Mom will buy you a cart and a bull.

And if this cart and this bull turn around,

Mom is going to buy you a dog named Rover.

And if that dog named Rover doesn’t bark,

Mom will buy you a horse and a cart.

And if this horse and cart fall,

You will always be the cutest little baby in town.

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Rock-A-Bye Baby Lyrics

Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetops,

When the wind blows, the cradle rocks.

When the branch breaks, the cradle will fall,

And will come down baby, crib and all.

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are!

Above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,

How I wonder what you are!

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Are You Sleeping (Frère Jacques)

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping?

Brother John, brother John.

Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing

Ding dang dong, ding dang dong.