When it comes to trying to聽get your baby to sleep, there鈥檚 nothing better than an easy routine to help both tired babies and mamas get through bedtime faster. One simple way of starting and keeping a baby鈥檚 bedtime聽ritual is to sing or play the same lullaby each night. And the best part is, lullabies don鈥檛 have to be tricky. You don鈥檛 even have to sing! To get you started, here are five lullabies you can use to help ease your baby into dreamland.

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1. 鈥Blackbird鈥: Easy lyrics to learn and a vocal range for beginners, this song is short, sweet and easy to repeat if those little eyes aren鈥檛 shutting right away. Get the lyrics to 鈥淏lackbird鈥 here.

2. 鈥You are My Sunshine鈥: This song鈥檚聽lyrics are bittersweet, but it remains a classic that is sung for children everywhere. Edit the lyrics or learn the whole thing; either way, the melody is a sweet and simple tune to lull your baby to sleep. Even better, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan recorded a version together that you can play for your baby too.

3. 鈥淵ou Can聽Close Your Eyes鈥: This James Taylor tune has crazy easy lyrics, an even easier melody for non-singers and no ominous undertones of cradles breaking or loved ones leaving.


4. 鈥Somewhere Over the Rainbow鈥: The Judy Garland version is a great one to sing to your little one, but the聽Israel Kamakawiwo鈥橭le version is long, peaceful and perfect for setting on聽repeat聽until your sweet baby drifts off to sleep.

5. 鈥Bach Cello Suite No 1鈥: The oldest classic on this list, this instrumental cello suite is rich, beautiful and completely soothing to babies and stressed-out mama鈥檚 alike. There鈥檚 the classic solo聽version聽as well as the one above, which ups the game with seven additional cellos.

What lullabies do you sing or have ready on your playlist? Tweet us your faves @BritandCo!

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