My two sick girls

BABY Holly and Princess Ella have colds, which is making Holly miserable and Ella… challenging. Holly is presently waking every hour from midnight ‘til 6am. OK, so there’s nothing really new there. Except that she doesn’t want a feed or a dummy. She just wants me to hold her. Which sounds so utterly sweet, except for the fact it’s the middle of the night.

During the day yesterday the heartbreaking tears and need for cuddles were constant. When 5pm hit, panic set in. How was I going to manage to cook dinner? Yes, as you can see, my world was going to end if I couldn’t get food heated.

Amid my sleep stupor I conjured up the idea to prop Baby Holly in her high chair, give her some spoons to play with (we can’t afford real toys) and pop on one of the Babies Love CDs – international pop-rock songs turned into lullabies.

Then panic set in. Which one would I chose?

Michael Jackson

The Police and Sting

U2

Rolling Stones

Stevie Wonder

Phil Collins

 Mariah Carey

All, bar the latter, from the new collection.

Again, my world could very well end if I didn’t make the right decision. I chose the Boy Wonder in the hope he’d be able to work some of his magic. If he can make parents happy enough to make babies, then surely he can make babies happy enough to please parents.

And he did. Make Baby Holly happy, that is. Well, not him specifically, but a bunch of super talented musicians playing lullaby versions of Wonder’s classic tunes. The one that really stopped Holly in her tracks was Isn’t She Lovely. She smiled. Even laughed. Or maybe that was because I was singing at the top of my lungs.

If I’d known all the words to My Cherie Amour it might have had the same effect. That goes for Ribbon in the Sky too. Then mid way through the final track – Signed, Sealed Delivered, I’m Yours – I realised I’d better get dinner on.

Even if you don’t know all the words, the serene melodies will have you humming away. More importantly, they’ll help create a sense of peace and calm within the house. Well, for 40-odd minutes, at least.

These would have been perfect when I was up the duff too. Sure, you should play music to your unborn child, but after nearly three years of nursery rhymes I couldn’t bare listening to them voluntarily. However, this would be ideal relaxation music for me and delicate sounds for bub’s cognitive and emotional development. Quick, lock me in a room now.

The only real flaw I can see with these CDs is that some may buy them on the pretence they’re getting Wonder, or Jackson, or Sting. Sadly, you won’t even hear them breathe heavily in the background. But if you know what you’re getting, then these are sublime.

To go in the draw to win ALL SIX CDS – Michael Jackson, The Police and Sting, U2, Rolling Stones, Phil Collins and Mariah Carey – valued about $120, simply tell us which CD you would have chose to play to your upset baby. The giveaway closes Tuesday, May 31 at 7pm and a winner will be drawn randomly and announced on this blog and via Facebook and Twitter. Australian residents only.

Want more entries? Then here’s how you can up your chances in the draw. Each task is worth one extra entry, but must be included as a separate comment (or it won’t count).

  1. Click the Facebook button below and share this giveaway with your Facebook friends. Then leave a separate comment saying something along the lines of “I’ve shared this on Facebook’’.
  2. Click the Twitter button below and share this giveaway with your Twitter followers (Twitter handle is @ThreeLil). Then leave a separate comment saying something along the lines of “I’ve shared this on Twitter’’.

**I received a complimentary CD courtesy of Universal Music / ABC Music. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

AND THE WINNER IS:

Candice!

Congratulations Candice. Happy listening!

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42 Responses to WIN: Babies Love CD Collection review and giveaway (valued $120)

  1. Naomi Ellis says:

    Love this giveaway. We love music in our home and these are just gorgeous. N x

  2. Yes I would like these a lot. I’d choose Stevie wonder to settle my young-uns, so I could duck off to another room with The Rolling Stones classics. I reckon the Michael Jackson tunes would be good, but – rightly or wrongly – I just couldn’t leave Michaels music alone with my kids.

  3. Just Facebooked it.

  4. And just tweeted so I get more entries because I am an entry hog.

  5. judith perez bejar says:

    o could be awesome to win one of this to try to settle down my little one im pulling my hair out right now so i need some help . thanks for the chance

  6. Leah jones says:

    I would choose mj. My hero! My kids listen to his music all the time. Needless to say that whilst growing up to be the fine young babies they are, mum – me, played mj songs constantly.

  7. amie says:

    shared on facebook

  8. amie says:

    Would it be bad to say U2?? But really anything so I don’t have to listen to the wonkey donkey or watch WALL-E one more time!

  9. karen norris says:

    would love any help when settling bub, think id enjoy the music myself..

  10. Deb says:

    Great giveaway, must say it would be phil collins for me:)

  11. Deb says:

    Also shared on FB:)

  12. Sarah asome says:

    Rolling stones as it’s their poppa’s favorite so would remind them of him. We miss him as don’t see him very often- he lives in the Uk

  13. michelle harding says:

    The Police & Sting would be it for our family, mellow music 🙂

  14. Sandra Mills says:

    ♫♪♪ Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 I would probably give them all a go ~ whatever works, but my favourite choice would be sting or police nice and mellow. Have shared too 🙂 ♫♪♪

  15. Lucie says:

    Phil Collins 🙂

    tweeted …lucky790

  16. jurgen emilio says:

    awesome prize

  17. Avril del valle says:

    Perfect for my friend and her new born

  18. Ash Mack says:

    Hmmmmm. Not Mariah cos I dont want any glasses shattering, not Phil cos I dont want to “hear it calling in the air tonight”, not the Rolling Stones cos I dont want the kid “jumping like Jack Flash”. It will have to be The Police because when the kids don’t settle I go “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da”!

  19. melanie w says:

    The police and sting would be my choice that voice could soothe anyone what a wonderful idea somebody was thinking of the parents with these ones.

  20. Meagan says:

    Police & Sting would be my choice, great classic sounds!

  21. Meagan says:

    Facebook shared : )

  22. Meagan says:

    Have shared this on twitter!

  23. Karen Turner says:

    I have shared on Facebook

  24. Karen Turner says:

    I have shared on twitter

  25. Di Childs says:

    I’d have played some funky Michael Jackson! Love this giveaway 🙂

  26. Di Childs says:

    Have tweeted on Twitter, here’s the tweet (username @ShinyGlitterBug)
    http://twitter.com/ShinyGlitterBug/status/73186628738355200

  27. Oh Kellie I hope they are feeling better, we have only just got over both of them being sick and now I am!
    I would love to put on the U2 especially for our 4 month old, who doesn’t love U2! and Daddy would be very happy with music appreciation at such a young age.
    🙂

  28. Tat says:

    what a lovely giveaway! I don’t have any babies (at the moment), but my kids will love these CDs anyway. If I had to choose one, I’d go for U2 (just because it is my own favourite out of the above).

  29. jane says:

    It would have to be The Police …why because everything babies do is magic….ps I have shared this on facebook

  30. Megan says:

    I would have chosen Michael Jackson, despite his flaws his music is great!

  31. Megan says:

    I’ve shared this on Facebook 🙂

  32. Megan says:

    I’ve shared this on Twitter (@marketraider)

  33. Pam says:

    Has to be the Rolling Stones – too cool!
    (Must confess I find both Bono & Sting a tad irritating these days!)
    What a great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity, I’m sure my 8mo would love these 😉

  34. Pam says:

    Oh and I forgot to say – shared on facebook 🙂

  35. Elisha Squire says:

    Phil collins!! Yeah, i grew up listening to him – would LOVE to win this prize, if i dont win, i might have to purchase one … or two… cause i have heard such good things about them ! ~ Sting, then Michael Jackson !! haha.. I love them all x Thanks for the chance Kel x

  36. Elisha Squire says:

    Have shared on Facebook !

  37. Candice says:

    I would definatley pop on some U2 to settle my bubba. Love their lyrics to their songs.

  38. Candice says:

    Shared on twitter @Candy3181

  39. Claire says:

    These would be a great gift for my music loving Sis-in-law and her first bub. Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. Claire says:

    Shared on Facebook

  41. Claire says:

    Tweeted

  42. Lucie says:

    congrats Candice !!

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