If you’re a new parent or have had your experience raising kids, you’ll know that it can be difficult putting a baby to sleep right away. Be it crying or just plain restlessness, bedtime can become one of the most stressful times of the day.
Concept and Functionality:
We all know how lullabies work. Traditionally, a parent will hover by his or her child and sing a tune, be it “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” or “Rockabye Baby,” until the little baby is fast asleep. Baby Songs, on the other hand, does this for you and more.
When you first open up the app, you’ll get a list of songs in the library, which means that the days of trying to remember a good lullaby are over.
You can choose from a wide variety of songs including Moonlight Sonata, For Elise, Swan Lake and more. Though some of these songs sound more intense than others, Baby Songs has modified the songs in a way that are pleasant on the ears.
Take Moonlight Sonata, for example. Usually a climactic and somber song, on the app, it plays like a music box — gentle, sweet and steady.
Since the app was designed in a way that could allow you to go to bed simultaneously as your young ones, there is an auto-mode that you can pick, so that the app will continuously play through songs without you having to stay awake to pick and choose songs.
The makers of Baby Songs recommend that airplane mode is enabled so that no ringing or pinging will disturb your baby’s sleep, and that the phone is a good distance away from the crib, instead of inside of it.
If you can’t find a song you like in the library, you can always add or even create your own songs. When adding songs, you can simply pull any music from your own personal library to add to the app.
As for creating songs, if you still want your baby to fall asleep to the sound of your singing, you can always record your singing by clicking the wrench icon and pressing the add button.
Sometimes it also helps to show your baby nice pictures to put him or her to sleep. Though these aren’t free, the app gives you the option of purchasing picture slideshows to go along with the music.
These sets include the Nature Set, which harmless and funny cartoons of purple bunnies and smiley suns, as well as the Fantasy Set, which includes carousels and swings and all things pleasant that will surely set your baby up for a relaxing sleep.
If you don’t have young kids, Baby Songs might not be the best fit for you (though if you enjoy lullabies, then you will definitely enjoy this app). There’s no doubt that these sweet and soft melodies will surely win over both babies and parents alike.
Babies will sleep soundly while parents can also breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that they too will be able to get some shut-eye.
Baby Songs requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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