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Raihan is out of Spotify?! Any other music to get your toddler to sleep?

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Raihan is out of Spotify?! Any other music to get your toddler to sleep?

Postby goose egg » 12 Jun 2013, 21:12

I searched for music and sleep in this forum and found this gem: Subject/Tweet: Music for Children

Mother Theresa wrote:Finally, at bedtime, I've discovered nothing puts her to sleep like a good CD of Buddha music. You know the kind. The CDs you can pick up in a night market or Buddha supply store, made up of nothing more than soothing, rythmic, repetetive chanting of "ami tofu" over and over and over, till your child, or you, is in a deep deep slumber.

I became a fan of sorts of Raihan from the time I first heard their music on a public bus in KL in the '90's. On that same trip, I came across a CD they had just released and bought it. I rediscovered the CD about a year ago, and discovered it seems to have magical properties: It put my son to sleep by the middle of the 2nd song, and then the next night the same thing happened.

It helps that songs (hymns?) like Puji Pujian are easy to rock to. And if had any real linguistic talent, I'd be able to singalong by now, cause the music is kinda catchy. A couple months later, I wisened up and looked up Raihan's other music on Spotify. Allah be praised, there were a couple albums, so I made a playlist and we played it every evening since to get the kid to bed. 4 out of 5 times, it works like a charm.

Then, last night, all the Raihan music disappeared from Spotify. I have some of their songs on a couple other playlists and one that is all Raihan music -- all gone. I still have the original disc that I bought in the '90's to get the baby into Sleep Mode, but I'm disappointed to have lost access to all that other great music.

I'll try out the Bhuddist Chant CDs. I'll try some Gregorian chant, too, but that may sound creepy. Can you suggest music (chant or otherwise) that works really well in calming toddlers and sending them off to dreamland?

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Re: Raihan is out of Spotify?! Any other music to get your toddler to sleep?

Postby asiababy » 12 Jun 2013, 21:27

Gosh, that was an old post! My kids are listening to MC Hotdog and Will-I-am now. I actually still have a few CDs from their babyhood here (including the ones I mentioned so long ago) that I can pass on to you to try. Just let me know where to send them to.
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Re: Raihan is out of Spotify?! Any other music to get your toddler to sleep?

Postby goose egg » 12 Jun 2013, 21:45

My boss recommended I install the Kid Mode app on my iOS devices - she has some feisty grandchildren so I figured she knew what she was talking about. Kid Mode channels the Zoodles activity tracking service - so you parents can track what videos, games, etc that are in Kid Mode their children are using. The videos are all from Youtube, and this was where we found the Will.I.am video with the Sesame Street characters singing "What I am is..."



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Re: Raihan is out of Spotify?! Any other music to get your toddler to sleep?

Postby asiababy » 16 Sep 2013, 10:32

I was cleaning up and found the CD I played a lot when I was pregnant and when my children were little. Playing it took me back to that time when the children were small and vulnerable. I guess we shouldn't underestimate the effect the music we choose for our kids has on us, too.

I found many versions of the mantra on Youtube, and this one is my current favorite.
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