do you sing your babies to go to sleep?

@fianne (1059)
United States
January 26, 2007 2:07am CST
it is advisable that parents should sing their babies when they sleep, that builds familiarity and bonding to each other.
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
2 Feb 07
Baby - Babies are a blessing and singing to them is a good form of communication.
My babies are a bit old for that now - all teenagers - but I always sang to them as babies. Whether to sleep or just while changing their nappes, etc. They loved hearing me sing and they all love music now too. The songs for sleep time were more mellow than at other times, soft songs to help them sleep. Sometimes I made them up.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
30 Jan 07
i do that.till what age is it advisable to sing to our babies?
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@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
29 Jan 07
I did sing to my babies when they were very young but as they grew older, I stopped. We'll have a bedtime story and they'll fall asleep by themselves.
@cicci8331 (178)
• Pakistan
29 Jan 07
I am single now,one day when i have my own baby I would like to sing he or she go to sleep,it is sure.I think it is a fun and happyness things for me.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
my son loves it when i sing to him! he loves the songs Baby Mine, Nighty Night, and You Are My Sunshine. i used to sing You Are My Sunshine while he was in the womb. it used to put him to sleep in there too!!
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@leanette (3004)
• India
29 Jan 07
I am not mom yet but I will definitely sing to my baby. :) I put my little cousins to sleep but my singing never works instead they wake up sit brighter than ever! O_O
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• United States
29 Jan 07
Yes sining to your baby promotes a bond between you and your little one!! Singing to them also stilulates there brain growth and developement. This is why reading from day one and inside the womb is the best for you and your little one!! Good luck!!
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@imadriscoll (2230)
• United States
2 Feb 07
When our first child was born she had one night where she was very fussy. We had overfed her, we didn't know that was her problem at the time, and we tried everything to get her to stop crying and go to sleep. My husband had to work in the morning so I said that I would stay up with her until she fell asleep. I was trying to rock her and finally thought that maybe I would sing to her. I'm a horrible singer though and when I started she put her hand up to my mouth ... she was just a newborn, so I'm sure she didn't know what she was doing ... but I got the hint just the same!
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I used to do that with my daughter when she was brand new. It was really fun to do that and I have enjoyed it too.
@shellyrios (1215)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I use to rock them and sometimes sing to them when they were babies. I preferred to rock them though.
@himalanka (1340)
• United States
26 Jan 07
some times i do, but some times my baby don't want any sound while he is sleeping
@naman95 (1554)
• India
26 Jan 07
Yes sometimes when the kids make lots of fuss .
@kakuemmom (862)
• Canada
26 Jan 07
I have always done that. In fact i still do that today and my youngest is 4 lol i think i do it more for me than them but then again i love to sing. I find my youngest singing all the time now. My oldest was just in a musical with the local theatre so it must have paid off.
@perugu (5281)
• India
26 Jan 07
hi,Its true and it is a psychological point which enhances bond.My wife used to sing songs when our children were young.
@yamiboo (466)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
yes, i used to sing to my daughter when she was still an infant. when she was 1 1/2 years old, my mom bought us this CD that calms a baby and puts her to sleep, I use that till now and sing along with it when I put her to sleep. As for my 5-month old son, I still sing to him, but what really puts him to sleep is patting him while saying "ssshhh".. I think it relaxes him.
• India
26 Jan 07
yes thats roght. my sis has a baby she daily sings a song to her baby when baby is going to sleep. i think thats a better idea.
@cerena (21)
• India
26 Jan 07
i am not a mother yet but definetely do that when i'll be... i think to be a mother is the god's biggest gift to a girl. i wud love to soon have experience of a mother because love and bonding that a mother shares with her child can not be compared to any kind of love but unfortunately i am not the one getting it but promise to be one of the best mother a child could ever have......