Lullabies are far cooler and more important than you may realise. The most important thing is that they are sung by YOU. Think you can’t sing? Don’t know what to sing? Don’t know why it is important you DO sing? Then Lullaby: The First Steps is the podcast for you.
Lullabies have been part of all human cultures for centuries, and babies want to hear YOUR voice, not a recording. Babies don’t care if can’t sing in tune. Your voice is familiar and that is enough.
Lullaby: The First Steps will gently guide you through how to sing lullabies from all over the world while you learn about the benefits that come from this for both you and the baby in your life.
Ep7: Hayley’s Lullaby. An original lullaby for Hayley, it is inspired by the zulu word, thula, which means peace.
The Valley Below
Ep 6: The Valley Below. This beautiful and moving song is the result of a community project run by sisters Oneewa and Shara. They consulted with twelve women who had experienced post natal depression or anxiety and created The Valley Below as an expression of their shared experience and are minder that you are not alone. A warning that this could be a difficult episode for some. If you feel you need help, please contact PANDA on 1300726306 or Lifeline on 131114.
The Midwife's Lullaby
Ep 5: The Midwife’s Lullaby. Written specially for midwives, in recognition of the important relationship they have with both babies and their parents. The first verse is also a simple lullaby perfect for anyone to sing to a baby.
Ep4: Humming lullabies. Sometimes it’s nice to not have words, and there are some beautiful lullabies which are just hummed. In this episode we will learn the lullaby from the movie, Pan’s Labyrinth.
Ep3: Brahm’s Lullaby. This is one of the best- known lullaby melodies, but few people know the lyrics. In this episode we learn the version performed by singer, Jewel.
Thula baba, thula sana
Ep2: Thula baba, thula sana. A traditional zulu lullaby from South Africa. It is sung by a mother to her child as they wait for their father/husband to return from work. He has been away for a long time and they wish him a safe journey home.
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Really soothing even for me, a woman with no babies!
I do have a niece & nephew with whom I only speak in Italian, would be fabulous if you could share an Italian nursery rhyme in coming episodes :)
It’s so important to sing to children.
The most beautiful podcast
I’ve always believed in music for children but I underestimated the power of singing to my baby in utero. Singing along to this
Podcast makes me quite emotional and in touch with my baby, who is not even with us yet! Thank you for bringing the gift of music to all of us, no matter what our abilities.