Best Baby Sleep Music Reviewed & Rated
Sometimes, one of the most difficult jobs that we have as parents is getting our babies to sleep! It can be a lot of work at times to get little ones to sleep when they should, but fortunately, there are some great options out there to help make sleep happen. One very wonderful option is to find some great baby sleep music. A good album of baby lullabies can do wonders in helping your baby relax and sleep well.
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The market out there for baby sleep music, however, is massive and it can be difficult to know what sleep music to choose for your baby. We have created this awesome list to make that much easier on you. This is a list of the very best albums of baby sleep music out there!
10 Best Baby Sleep Music Albums
1. Disney Lullaby
Special Tips Guide
Something really nice about this particular collection of music is that in the CD case, it includes some special tips designed to help you achieve easier nights that are filled with both gentle music as well as sweet dreams. This is a wonderful addition as it not only shows how much Disney cares about not just selling CDs but about helping your little one as well as you to get truly restful sleep. It also gives parents real, practical advice on how to achieve the best night possible with good sleep for the whole family.
Walt Disney Records
Produced by Fred Mollin
Performed by Fred Mollin
Special tips guide
This fantastic CD of baby sleep music from Walt Disney Records might surprise you when it comes to the very affordable price. It actually has the lowest price of all of the CDs of baby sleep music on the entire list. It is highly valuable with this low price paired with its great music and cool features.
This is a truly fantastic choice of baby sleep music for your little one’s nursery. It is a very soothing collection of wonderful, instrumental songs that will certainly be able to play an important role in helping your baby to fall asleep and stay asleep. It is very enjoyable, and it will fit in almost any budget. You definitely want to consider this wonderful CD as an addition to your music collection.
- Instrumental music is calm and not distracting
- Soft and gentle music helps to easily soothe baby
- Wonderful way to help your baby fall asleep at night and naps
- Includes some favorite Disney songs
- Includes well-known and classic lullabies
- Masterfully created to best calm and soothe baby
- Somewhat repetitive
2. Hidden in My Heart: A Lullaby Journey Through Scripture
What is really special and cool about these songs on this Hidden in My Heart series is that each song is based on scripture. They also tell you exactly what verse or verses that the song comes from. This gives you the chance to go read the passage where the songs came from for increased understanding and comfort. Not only is this a special feature for you as an adult and parent, but it is also a great opportunity to share the bible with your child as they grow.
Part of a series
This awesome CD based in scripture is near the middle of our list in regard to its cost. That means that it is certainly affordable for most budgets and it has a really fantastic overall value to it. It is a wonderfully well-made album that is perfect for helping to get your little ones to sleep easily.
If you are a Christian family looking for some wonderful baby sleep music that is supportive of your beliefs and Jesus’ message of hope, then this is the absolute perfect album of baby sleep music for you. It includes 12 different wonderful songs, each of which is based off of different verses that are all found in the bible. It is very comforting both because of the words and the music.
- The lyrics of each song are based directly off of specific places in scripture
- Messages of the songs are very comforting
- Music is peaceful and soothing
- 12 different tracks help to keep your child soothed for a longer period of time
- Two other CDs in this series available to add to your collection
- Not good for non-Christian families
3. Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of the Beatles
Fun Album Art
One thing that is really cool and special about the albums that Rockabye Baby! creates is that they always make really great album art for them. They took The Beatle's creativity, unique style, and fun imagery and created an adorable cover for this album that features The Beatles themselves as cute little teddy bears that are perfect for babies. It is very clever and enjoyable for sure.
Lullaby renditions of Beatles songs
Fun album art
This lullaby CD is one of the more expensive choices on the list, but shouldn't be out of most budgets. It is fairly affordable, and when you consider the fact that it is full of songs from the very famous Beatles, it is definitely easy to see why it would cost a little more. It has very clear value with its amazing, famous songs and awesome album art.
This is a CD of baby sleep music that can certainly make a great difference in getting any sweet baby to sleep at night, but it is, of course, an especially wonderful choice for babies of fans of The Beatles. This is a perfect way for you to begin sharing your love of music with your little ones. It isn't the same thing as listening to the original tracks by The Beatles, but it is a really cool and familiar way to help your baby sleep or keep your focus while working.
- Great for people of all ages
- 12 songs to keep things interesting without repetition
- Completely instrumental so your baby doesn’t get distracted
- Creative art work adds to the fun
- Can easily be used for multiple purposes beyond just getting baby to sleep
- Beatles songs are familiar and comforting for more than just babies
- Doesn’t sound exactly like The Beatles versions
4. Fisher Price Rainforest Music
This amazing compilation of lullabies is extra special because it comes with two individual disks, each with plenty of great baby sleep music! This can be really convenient because you don’t have to play the same disk every night. You an alternate which disk you play each night, or you can keep one disk in the house and the other in the car. However you decide to utilize this great feature, you can be sure that it will assist in keeping your baby interested in the music while also helping to avoid you becoming to bored or annoyed by hearing the same things over and over.
Classic baby songs
Soothing and comforting
Thanks to its 2 separate disks and tons of different songs, this Rainforest Music CD from Fisher Price has truly incredible overall value to it. It is near the higher end of the list as far as price goes but that makes complete sense considering that you do get more than double the songs of many of the other albums on the list.
This album is a great album with some great features and is definitely a high-value choice with its tons of different songs found on 2 CDs. It is a wonderful way to get your baby to sleep even though it may not be the most enjoyable music for most adults. It is cool that it has so many different songs that you are much less likely to become irritated by repeating the disks over and over as is often the case with children's music of any kind.
- 2-disk set for more ways to calm your baby
- 32 tracks to help keep things new and fun
- Sounds from the rainforest to add a touch of nature to your baby's music
- Strictly instrumental so your baby isn’t too distracted
- Classic songs with a twist for your baby to enjoy
- Music paired with sounds from nature are very relaxing
- Some babies may be slightly distracted by rainforest sounds
5. A Child’s Gift of Lullabies
Fully Illustrated Lyric Book
One really neat thing about this album is that it comes with a fully illustrated lyric book. It is beautifully illustrated with lots of bright colors and fun images. This is a really nice feature that is great for you as a parent to help you to learn the songs so you can sing along to your children and also really cool because you can show your baby the brightly colored images as well. This can be a cool feature as your child grows too. Once they can learn to read, they can read along with the fun, illustrated lyric book as they listen to this wonderful album.
Fully illustrated lyric book
This is one of the very least expensive choices of baby music on our list. It is completely affordable for almost every family of every budget. Considering its many wonderful features, there is no questioning the awesome value that this CD of baby sleep music has.
This really is a wonderful choice of baby sleep music for almost any family. It will almost certainly be a good choice in putting your baby to sleep more easily. It also has the amazing and unique benefit of having each track in both a lyrical version to allow you to sing along to your baby in addition to having an instrumental version that will help ease your baby into dreamland without distractions.
- Original songs are completely unique music that you’ve never heard before
- Fully illustrated lyric book to keep your child interested and help them learn the songs
- 18 tracks for continued listening
- The tracks have lyrics so you can sing along to your baby
- Every track also has an instrumental version of it as well
- Unique songs are not familiar like many of the other albums
6. Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Metallica
Perfect for All Ages
A great feature of this lullaby album is that it is perfect for all ages. Yes, you can use this lullaby album to put your kids to sleep, but you can also use it for your own personal listening. With many of Metallica's classic songs, anyone can enjoy listening to this wonderfully made album full of songs for not just your baby but for you, too. It is perfect for putting your baby to sleep, for some solid background music at a gathering with friends and family, or to help you focus without getting too distracted while working.
Lullaby renditions of Metallica songs
Cool album artwork
Just like the other Rockabye Baby! album on the list, this is definitely one of the higher priced items to make our list. It is clear why the cost is higher though when you consider the fact that these are fantastic songs from a very famous, amazing band. It makes even more sense when you consider the amount of time and work that was put into it to ensure that the songs were good for lulling babies to sleep without losing their awesome originality from Metallica. There is no doubt that these are very high-value songs on a great, valuable album.
This album of baby sleep music is extremely cool and perfect for babies of metalheads and Metallica fans. It is a wonderful way for you to share your love of this amazing band with your youngest family members. It is very good, high-quality music that is made wonderfully-well into sweet, calming lullabies that are sure to help your little one rest well while also being enjoyable and familiar for you, too.
- Metallica songs redone as lullabies help put your little ones to sleep
- 11 tracks so that you baby has a good number of songs to listen to
- Only instrumental so that your baby is not distracted
- Has really cool album artwork that anyone can appreciate
- Can be listened to and enjoyed by all ages
Distinctly different from Metallica's orginial songs
7. Lullaby: A Collection
This awesome collection of lullabies utilizes music created by various different music artists in order to include a good variety of different songs that all flow together beautifully to create this masterful collection of baby sleep music that will certainly be a fantastic way to not only lull your baby to sleep but to help them stay fast asleep throughout the night as well as for nap times.
Cute album artwork
Soft, soothing music
Coming in pretty high up on the list in regard to cost, this baby sleep album may not be in everyone's budget, but it does still have a good value to it. It has beautiful album art and wonderful music by various artists.
This is definitely a good choice of baby sleep music to help your baby drift off at night time and nap time. It is very high-quality and beautiful music that will do wonders in helping your baby to sleep. It does have considerably less tracks on it than most other CDs, but if you are okay with it being a bit repetitive, this is absolutely a perfect choice of music to help your baby sleep.
- Cute album artwork adds to the enjoyment of this album
- Every song on this album has lyrics you can sing along with
- 4 well-made tracks for your baby to enjoy listening to
- Various artists bring a good mix of quality music to this album
- Soft and soothing music to help your little one sleep
- Considerably shorter than other baby sleep albums
- Singing may be distracting to some babies
8. Jewel Lullaby
One of the really cool things about this album is that Jewel, the singer and songwriter of it, has multiple albums that have gone platinum! It certainly means that this fantastic CD of lullabies is actually sung by and primarily written by an unbelievably good singer that is widely famous and loved by many.
While this is, by far, the most expensive album of baby sleep music on our list, that does not, at all, mean that it doesn't have good value. It actually has fantastic value, even with its higher price. That is because it is a great CD with truly amazing and very soothing music that is not only primarily written by, but also sung by a multi-platinum singer/songwriter.
Jewel is a truly exceptional music artist and her work is just outstanding. That outstanding work certainly includes this amazing lullaby album of hers. This is obviously a truly special album of baby sleep music for the babies of Jewel's fans out there, but it can definitely be a great choice for just about anyone. In fact, if you aren't a Jewel fan already, you are likely to become one after hearing this album.
- Songs are sung by a multi-platinum singer, so you know it is good
- Has 15 tracks for extended listening
- Most of the songs are written by the singer herself
- There are also some classic lullabies on the CD
- This baby sleep song album is lyrical, so you can learn the songs and sing along to your baby
9. The Most Soothing Lullabies in the Universe
One cool thing about this CD is that it has 24 full tracks of music. The first disk has 11 while the second disk has 13. This is considerably more music than most of the CDs on our list have on them. Having a large number of tracks like this makes this an ideal lullaby album for little ones. With a long track list, your baby will have plenty of music to listen to, and plenty of music to help him or her more easily fall asleep.
This is a lovely album of baby sleep music that is right around the middle of our list in regard to its cost. It will probably be completely affordable for most families and definitely has fantastic value considering its large number of tracks and beautiful and beneficial classical music.
If you want some great music that will help your baby to sleep and have strong benefits on their brain development, this is certainly the perfect CD of baby sleep music for you and your family. It is truly beautiful music that does a great job at helping relax and calm while also aiding in important brain development.
- Classical music that is soothing for your little one
- All instrumental so there are no voices to distract your baby from sleep
- Classical music is beneficial to your baby's brain development
- Has 24 songs for extended enjoyment
- Comes as a 2-disk set for more options
- Classical music may change volume and tempo more than typical lullabies
10. Daddy Plays: Acoustic Rock Lullabies
Won a National Parenting Publications Award
One really awesome thing is that the album won a national parenting publications award! This is cool for several reasons. For one, it shows that other parents truly like this album and that they think this album is good for their own babies. It also tells you that it is a truly well-made and high-quality album of baby sleep music.
Lullaby renditions of classic acoustic rock songs
This particular album comes in near the upper-middle section of our list as far as its price goes. It isn't too expensive, but is definitely not the cheapest option either. Its overall value is pretty clear though considering the good number of different amazing and popular rock songs that these lullabies come from.
This is a super fantastic choice of baby sleep music for the rockers out there. If rock is your thing, this is a really amazing way for you to easily and comfortably share it with your baby in a way that will help them to enjoy it and get some great sleep too. You might not want to choose it if your baby is particularly sensitive to volume changes, but it should be great for the majority of babies out there
- 12 tracks for your baby to listen to
- Fully instrumental so there is no singing to distract your little one
- Cool lullaby renditions of your favorite classic rock songs
- Award winning so you know it is a good album
- Acoustic music that is soft and soothing
- Inconsistent volume can disturb some babies
Product Criteria for Evaluation
Quality is an important factor to consider no matter what you are purchasing. This is true even for things like music and CDs. You do not want your child listening and falling asleep to just anything. You want to know that a good amount of time was taken to create a truly good product that is of the high quality that your baby and family deserve. We were careful in our evaluations of different baby sleep music and took the time to consider the overall quality of each album of baby sleep music. This allowed us to easily choose nothing but products that are high-quality and worthy of your family.
Another important thing to consider when choosing a CD for your baby to fall asleep to are the features of the CD. Different albums of baby sleep music include different special features. Each album of baby sleep music on our list has at least one special feature about it, and many have multiple different special features. These include everything from creative album art and fully illustrated lyric books to multiple disks and the option to listen with or without lyrics. Special features like these help to enhance the overall experiences that you and your child receive from whatever baby sleep music you choose.
One particularly important thing to consider when choosing sleep music for your baby is whether or not the music is appropriate for babies and small children. Obviously, there is a lot of music out there that would not be appropriate for babies. We were careful to avoid anything with harsh or frightening language, and made sure that each song on every album was appropriate for babies and small children. This way you do not have to worry about what your child is hearing on the albums from our list.
Albums of baby sleep music come in a variety of different prices. We understand, as parents, how important it is to stay within a certain budget when making purchases. We also understand that everyone has a different budget. That is why we were careful to include a good variety of albums that all fall at different prices. Of course, numbers are not the only thing that we considered when evaluating each baby sleep music album. We also wanted to make sure the albums on our list had a good value to them. So, we took into consideration many other factors in addition to the price to ensure that we brought you a great list of baby sleep song albums that are well-worth the purchase.
Every time that we evaluate a product, we make sure to look over as many user reviews for that product as possible. The reason that reading user reviews is such an important part of our evaluation process is because they are a very valuable source of real and honest information about products such as baby sleep song albums. By reading over these user reviews of the different baby lullaby CDs out there, we are able to see which CDs really work and which ones might not work so well for getting your baby asleep and keeping them asleep. We are also able to learn all sorts of other useful and relevant information about the baby sleep albums that help us determine which ones really are the best of the best of baby sleep music.
How is music beneficial to my baby?
Music can be beneficial for your baby in several ways. Music, like that on the albums that we suggested on this list, is a wonderful way to help calm and soothe your baby into a peaceful state that helps them to more easily fall asleep and stay asleep. This makes this type of music perfect for both nap time and bed time for your little one. It also provides just the right amount of stimulation to help benefit the development of your baby’s brain without keeping them distracted or awake.
Should I play music every time my baby falls asleep?
It is up to you if you chose to play sleep music for your baby every time they sleep or not. However, by creating a sleep time routine and being consistent in playing the music, your baby is more likely to more easily fall asleep when they do hear the music. Once your baby becomes accustomed to falling asleep to the music, turning the music on will become a signal to them to settle down and get ready for sleep.
Should I keep music on even after baby goes to sleep?
This is another decision that is completely up to you. Many babies are able to stay asleep even once the music stops, however, by keeping the music playing throughout the night your baby may be more likely to more easily settle themselves back to sleep should they wake up in the night.
What is different about baby sleep music and regular music?
Baby sleep music is specifically designed to help calm and soothe your baby. It typically consists of soft melodies and when lyrics are included, they are soothing and calming rather than energizing and exciting like other types of baby music.
Can my baby listen to this music when he or she is not going to sleep?
Baby sleep music can be listened to at any time, but there are definitely some benefits to only playing this music when he or she is going to sleep. If you only play this music at sleeping times, it will become a signal for your baby to settle down and prepare to go to sleep. Playing it at other times in the day may confuse your baby and reduce the effectiveness of this music when your baby is trying to go to sleep. There are lots of other good baby music options that are more energizing, exciting, and even educational that you can play for your baby at other times throughout the day.