Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rockabye Baby! Review and Giveaway!!!

Back in August of 2011, I was introduced to Hushabye Baby when I won a contest on my friend Lindsay's blog.  After receiving my lullaby renditions of Dolly Parton I was left wanting more so I set to google to see what was available.  I found out that Hushabye Baby was the country cousin to Rockabye Baby! and when I checked out their website I was instantly in love.  With nearly over 50 CD's to choose from there is something for everyone.

I slowly started a little collection for us which now includes The Beatles, Bon JoviElvis, and Queen.  I was obsessed!  As a matter of fact while I was in the hospital having Zachary he went to the nursery one day and upon bringing him back the nurse told us a funny little story.  There were a few babies in the room and they were all screaming.  The nurses decided to switch off the classical music they were playing and put on the Beach Boys.  Once the music changed every single one of the babies stopped crying.  I knew I had to have a Beach Boys CD.  Luckily for me, Rockabye Baby does have a Beach Boys CD!!  When Zachary was 4 days old I hurriedly ordered it and it has been a favorite ever since.

This past week, I have had the awesome opportunity to review Rockabye Baby!'s Lullaby Renditions of Elton John.  The CD features 12 full length songs that have been turned into lullabies. This CD did not disappoint and I must admit, I found myself listening to it even when the kids weren't around!  Some of the songs include: Tiny Dancer, Crocodile Rock, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and Can You Feel the Love Tonight.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that I even enjoyed the rendition of Benny and the Jets, which is a song I typically hate to listen to.  There honestly wasn't a song on here that I didn't like.

One cute aspect of these CD's are the little pamphlets that are included.  The main pamphlet is full of activities for the kids to do.  Samantha isn't quite old enough to do them yet, but I will definitely keep it for when she get solder.  There is also a sheet that contains a recipe to make a baby food creatively named after something to do with the artist.  The recipe we got is called "Carrot Man", so cute!!

I seriously cannot say enough good things about Rockabye Baby!  These CD's have been there for us through thick and thin and we listen to them all the time!  They are especially helpful when going to visit my family in Chicago and Chris's family in Connecticut.  The CD's provide soothing music that helps the kids sleep and I am still able to hum along.  I love that they are fun upbeat songs turned into lullaby's and not the boring Twinkle Twinkle and Mary Had a Little Lamb on endless repeat.  It's actually pretty refreshing.  Ever since the time change a few weeks ago Zach has decided that between 4-5:00 is the best time to wake up.  I must say I don't agree but he is up and ready to go like clockwork.  Our routine is to come downstairs and I relax while Zach plays.  Now we've added our Rockabye Baby! into the mix and rather than having the tv going (I thrive on background noise) we can enjoy the calming sounds of Elton John.  Even if it doesn't put Zach back to sleep, I definitely think it helps us get our day off to a good start and the soothing sounds always help me feel more calm and refreshed.

I can't wait to add more music to our collection!  On October 29th, Rockabye Baby!'s newest CD came out featuring lullaby renditions of Nickelback.  This CD, plus many others, can be purchased directly from Rockabye Baby! for $16.98 or as an MP3 album on iTunes for $11.99.  I have done both in the past and I definitely prefer having the actual CD.  My husbands car doesn't have an aux port so it's always frustrating when I can't plug in my iPod to listen to my music.  I am so excited to share that Rockabye Baby! has graciously offered to let one of my lucky readers win a CD of their choice.

This giveaway will be open until 12:00 am on 11/25 and is open to US residents only.  All entries will be verified so please make sure you've done what the entry asks or your entry will not count!  Have fun!

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1 comment:

MsKathEP said...

I love Rockabye Baby! We have the Rolling Stones and the Beatles as well as Garth Brooks.