9 Unexpected Lullabies That Will Have Your Child Asleep in No Time

We asked for the non­-traditional lullabies you sing (or used to sing) at night. These soothing tunes are bedtime classics in their own right.

1

“Under the Boardwalk,” 
by the Drifters

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—Suzanne Strickland Stern

2

“Somewhere Over 
the Rainbow,” from 
The Wizard of Oz

—Lisa Chick

3

“Good Night,”
 by the Beatles

—Michelle B. 
Valencia-Stark



4

"(They Long to Be) Close to You," by the Carpenters

—Gloria Ashby

5

"Edelweiss," from The Sound of Music

—Suzanne D. Pucciarella

6

"Sweet Baby James," by James Taylor

—Carmel Spence Wooley



7

"Silent Night," Traditional

—Kelly Kamlager

8

"Baby Mine," from Dumbo

—Kristina Houser

9

"Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)," John Lennon

—Irene Coughlan Lance