Poems For Newborns


Rock-a-bye baby:

Rock-a-bye baby, in the tree top
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all


Sleep baby sleep:

Sleep, baby, sleep
Your father tends the sheep
Your mother shakes the dreamland tree
And from it fall sweet dreams for thee
Sleep, baby, sleep
Sleep, baby, sleep

Sleep, baby, sleep
Our cottage vale is deep
The little lamb is on the green
With snowy fleece so soft and clean
Sleep, baby, sleep
Sleep, baby, sleep


Go to Sleep, My Sweet Little Brother:

Go to sleep, my sweet little brother
Drink your milk, and just close your eyes.

Mommy’s upstairs, baking you cake
Daddy’s with her, chocolate he makes

Go to sleep, my sweet little brother
Drink your milk, and just close your eyes.


Golden slumbers:

Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles await you when you rise.
Sleep,
pretty baby,
Do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby.

Cares you know not,
Therefore sleep,
While over you a watch I'll keep.
Sleep,
pretty darling,
Do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby.


Hush, little baby:

Hush, little baby, don't say a word.
Papa's gonna buy you a mockingbird

And if that mockingbird won't sing,
Papa's gonna buy you a diamond ring

And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Papa's gonna buy you a looking glass

And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa's gonna buy you a billy goat

And if that billy goat won't pull,
Papa's gonna buy you a cart and bull

And if that cart and bull turn over,
Papa's gonna buy you a dog named Rover

And if that dog named Rover won't bark
Papa's gonna buy you a horse and cart

And if that horse and cart fall down,
You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town.


Are you Sleeping?

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping?
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing
Ding dang dong, ding dang dong.


Dicky Bird

Two little dicky birds sitting on a wall
One named Peter, one named Paul.
Fly away Peter, fly away Paul...
Come back Peter, come back Paul.


Still can't fall asleep? May be our Sleep section can help!

Also, do check our Frequently Asked Questions and  Parenting Advice section.

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