The O’Neill Brothers are piano masters. They have sold over 10 million copies of their music. At a young age, Tim and Ryan, learned how to play the piano. When they were at Notre Dame, they realized how much fun it was to play two separate pianos together. This began their journey without a major record label. They are widely known for their soothing and hauntingly precious renditions of songs we all know and love.
Music unlocks the heart. Right? I mean when I am listening to music it seems that the world is a better place. The sun shines brighter, the sky is a deeper shade of blue and all seems well. I love listening to music. I need to have fun music on when I clean my house, I need some really upbeat tunes when I am on the treadmill and I love to listen to soft music to unwind. So here’s my question. If an adult likes to listen to music to enhance my current mood, why wouldn’t your baby? It makes sense right? Well, I was thrilled to lend my ear to the O’Neill Brothers and their new collections of peaceful music for babies.
The O’Neill Brothers Lullabies by Request is full of children’s songs.
I love each and every one and found myself humming along. They did not miss a single children’s song that I love. I urge you to head to their website and hear a sample of each song. It will show you how soothing this collection is.
Here is the list on this collection
1.Taking You Home (Are You Sleeping?)
2. Hush Little Baby
3. Twinkle Twinkle in D
4. Return to Pooh Corner
5. Rock a Bye Baby / Edelweiss
6. You Are My Sunshine
7. The Itsy Bitsy Spider
8. An Irish Lullaby
9. Caislean Droma Mhor
(Castle of Dromore)
10. Puff the Magic Dragon
11. The Muffin Man
12. Come Back Paddy Reilly
13. My Own Home
14. Amazing Grace
15. Nighty Night, Mr. Moon
(Goodnight My Angel)
I loved how soft and sweet each tune was played. I mean, it made my eyelids droop as I listened to it while drinking my afternoon coffee! That alone should tell you that this will help baby relax. Each tune is softly played with the experience fingers of the O’Neill Brothers. You will hear how effortlessly they play all the lullabies.
The next Collection available is the Sweet Dreams for Baby as well.
This collection continues in the wonderfully orchestrated tunes that lull baby to sleep. This would be a wonderful gift for a new mom. I relied on music to help my kids get calm and get ready to sleep. Every new mom needs a good supply of lullabies to help baby sleep and relax mom as well. I loved entering my kids nursery and hearing music softly played. It just made the room a sanctuary of sleep.
Here is the tunes you can expect to enjoy on this collection.
1. Hush Little Baby /2. Rock a Bye Baby
3. Old MacDonald
4. Itsy Bitsy Spider
5. Jesus Loves Me
6. Pop Goes the Weasel
7. Are You Sleeping Brother John
8. A Nighttime Lullaby
9. Baa Baa Black Sheep
10. Hickory, Dickory, Dock
11. Mary Had a Little Lamb
12. A Tisket, A Tasket
13. The Muffin Man
14. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
15. Humpty Dumpty
Each of these collections are wonderful. The songs seem to effortlessly blend into one another making your listening even more enjoyable. I loved each of these and would highly recommend them as a wonderful baby gift. They also have an album called “50 Best Lullabies Ever”. This is available digitally only. Click on their website for the link to this collection.
How important is good sleep for babies and infants
Proper sleep is crucial for the wellness of any human being, but it can’t even be compared to how important it is for babies and infants.
Just for reference, while in the womb, babies sleep for about 16-20 hours a day and those numbers go just a few hours down for newborns.
Most new parents focus all their attention on dietary needs of their child and often just assume that the sleep environment, habits and schedule are naturally regulated.
The lullabies audios we listed above can help a great deal in the pursuit of optimal sleep rhythm.
Bottom line – the sleep quality goes beyond the hours spent sleeping. It is about regular, interrupted, consolidated sleep and if you are seeing irregularities in any of those areas, it’s always a good idea to consult a professional.
Do you listen to music before bed?