Posted: May 13, 2014 10:00 AM
Lullaby music doesn't have to make you crazy. Check out this fun playlist and tips for finding soothing sleepy music that isn't specifically made for children.
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When you're spending hours at home with a newborn, it's easy to go stir crazy. Soothe yourself and your baby with some quiet tunes. We've put together the ultimate new baby playlist — a list full of songs that are perfect for helping you relax, helping Baby sleep and discouraging you from obsessing over every snuffle and snort from your little one. Best of all? This 30-song playlist is mom approved, with no annoying little kid music to be found.

  1. Van Morrison - "Crazy Love"
  2. Corinne Bailey Rae - "Like a Star"
  3. Ray LaMontagne - "Winter Birds"
  4. Des'ree - "You Gotta Be"
  5. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - "Teach Your Children"
  6. The Cinematic Orchestra - "To Build a Home"
  7. Mazzy Star - "Fade Into You"
  8. The Decemberists - "Red Right Ankle"
  9. Jack Johnson - "Better Together"
  10. Alison Krauss - "Baby Mine"
  11. Janet Jackson - "Again"
  12. Dobie Gray - "Drift Away"
  13. Iron and Wine - "Naked As We Came"
  14. Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Is This Love"
  15. Simon & Garfunkel - "The Boxer"
  16. Rihanna, Mikky Ekko - "Stay"
  17. Music from the Motion Picture Once - "Falling Slowly"
  18. Air - "Playground Love"
  19. James Taylor - "Sweet Baby James"
  20. Punch Brothers - "Dark Days"
  21. Fleetwood Mac - "Songbird"
  22. The Beatles - "Blackbird"
  23. Pink Martini - "Hang On Little Tomato"
  24. Sarah Jarosz - "Build Me Up From Bones"
  25. The Avett Brothers - "A Father's First Spring"
  26. Zero 7 - "Somersault"
  27. Norah Jones - "Come Away With Me"
  28. Cat Stevens - "Peace Train"
  29. Ingrid Michaelson - "The Way I Am"
  30. Ben Harper - "Forever"

Make your own playlist

It's easy to make a baby playlist that's free of annoying kid music. Use a streaming service like Spotify to check out music without having to pay for songs or albums individually. Songza and 8 Tracks offer pre-made playlists with plenty of themes, including instrumentals that are perfect for napping alongside your little one. You might be surprised by what you and your baby find relaxing. For every baby who dozes to a quiet acoustic track, there's another who loves the sound of a deep bass line.

Share with us!^ Have a favorite song for quiet time with your little one? Share it in the comments.

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