A few weeks ago my brother, sister-in-law, and nephews came up for a visit. After many, many hours each day touring around the area, my sister-in-law, and I decided we needed to have a girl’s day. I decided to choose this little section of the city that happens to be one of the most quaint parts I have seen in a long time. There were boutiques, chocolatiers, and stores filled with so many “old school” toys that you would probably have to dig into the depths of online retail to find. It really is a little slice of Heaven to someone as obsessed with old towns like I am.
As we made our way in and out of the stores, we happened to wander into a baby store. OK, we didn’t accidentally wander in. I am drawn to anything baby related and am constantly trying to find stores that may have something new (and hopefully neutral in gender) that I haven’t seen somewhere else. The store’s wide array of over the top cute clothing, eco-friendly and refurbished items, and amazingly inventive toys was music to my eyes and ears.
Speaking of music, this is the real point of my blog. Since I have to restrain myself from over-doing it on buying baby stuff while we wait for our magic adoption call, I began to check out with my one item. Yes, I do have self-control. Sometimes. When I got to the counter I noticed they had some CDs. Thinking they were your typical baby lullaby music, I wasn’t fantastically excited. I picked one up and immediately wanted them all. These CDs were different.
This company, Rockabye Baby!, has taken an unconventional approach to the lullaby arena. They have everyone ranging from Journey to ACDA, David Bowie to Kanye West, and many more. They really have touched on all types of music. It would make anyone want to buy their favorite artist set to flutes and violins. For those worried about language, don’t. It is purely instrumental. Music makes the world go around, so why wouldn’t you share your favorite music with your bundle of love? They can coo right along with you. They can have visions of “Don’t Stop Believing” and staying away from “Golddiggers” at an early age (both great lessons!). I personally sang Prince’s “Purple Rain” album constantly as a baby. I was known as “Jenny and the Wah Wahs”.
You might be able to randomly find these in a store somewhere, but fear not! They have a website: http://www.rockabyebabymusic.com/
Enjoy! I know I love the Bon Jovi and Journey CDs that I bought. Can’t wait to grab many more!