I know you are all super-parents who know everything about parenting already BUT I just wanted to make sure you’ve all heard of a little something on the musical front called Rockabye Baby Music.
From their site:
Rockabye Baby! transforms timeless rock songs into beautiful instrumental lullabies. Guitars and drums are traded for soothing mellotrons, vibraphones and bells, and the volume is turned down from an eleven to a two. Rockabye Baby! is the perfect way to share the music you love with the littlest music fan in your life.
I looked at the site to see how much their collection had grown, and according to my quickly failing memory, I saw: Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Beach Boys, Bob Marley (kinda pointless), Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Coldplay (already baby music, no?), and a lot of others. Go see more at Rockabye Baby!
I remember 4 years ago sitting and rocking my little bean asleep to the albums our friends bought us: The Pixies, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, and The Cure. Not only was it a little easier on the brain than nursery songs, it was nice knowing that I was subliminally brainwashing my precious little child into liking the music that I liked so the future car rides wouldn’t be filled with only “THE WHEELS ON THE BUS GO ROUND AND ROUND, ROUND AND ROUND, ROUND AND ROUND”.
AND IT WORKED.
My little bean not only loves Laurie Berkner, Sesame Street songs, and Car ride fun-rip-your-hair-out-repetitive-songs, she also likes The Beatles, They Might Be Giants, Barenaked Ladies Snack Time!, and yippie ki-yay motherf*cker SHE LIKES THE CLASH. The REAL Clash, not lullaby Clash, I’m talking LONDON CALLING and COMBAT ROCK Clash.
Yes those are all affiliate links so I can make .0000001 cent if you buy from Amazon. woot. I also realize this is probably not brainwashing your baby. If you don’t know why that blue feature image at the top is relevant, click here to see why it is.