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What are the least-annoying nursery rhymes to sing to a baby?

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SofarSofood 
I made up my own 'not for playgroup' lyrics. I'm particularly proud of my version of Wind the Bobbin...'point to the wine, point to the gin, point to the glass and pour it in'. But there's no avoiding the fact that if you sing them often enough you feel brain cells dying. It does get more fun when they get bigger and can join in!
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Lisa Tantrum 
I've found all rhymes can be annoying if sung frequently enough! What has helped me is to listen to really good singers do nursery rhymes and then to (try to) copy how they sing them.. if that makes sense. Cat on this Little Folk Nursery Rhymes CD has an amazing voice and makes stuff like Sing-a-Song of Sixpence and 5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer much less annoying: http://littlefolknurseryrhymes.com/reviews/
Mike Tantrum 
Well I'm a terrible singer myself, so I would never inflict that on a young child (it would give them nightmares). Are you looking to entertain your kid or are you trying to get them to sleep? If it's the latter, we compiled a collection of alternative lullabies a while back. Worth checking it out! https://tantrum.xyz/posts/top_10_alternative_lullabies_249
Anonymous 
Just to sing to him while I'm changing nappies, getting him dressed, trying to avoid a bus stop meltdown etc.
SofarSofood 
I made up my own 'not for playgroup' lyrics. I'm particularly proud of my version of Wind the Bobbin...'point to the wine, point to the gin, point to the glass and pour it in'. But there's no avoiding the fact that if you sing them often enough you feel brain cells dying. It does get more fun when they get bigger and can join in!
Mike Tantrum 
Dammit, SofarSofood! The rest of my day is now going to be wasted coming up with 'not for playgroup' lyrics... Great idea, though. 😉
SofarSofood 
@Mike Just don't belt out the alternative lyrics on the bus by accident!
Mike Tantrum 
And I'll try to come up with my own instead of googling it. Found some VERY inappropriate ones online...! 😳😂
Lisa Tantrum 
@SoFarSoFood - I had a similar one which had the chorus 'Wind the Mummy Up'
Matt crump 
This one is fairly easy and rollls off the tongue...it's my twins fave... THE NAMING OF CATS ALL (Whispering): The naming of cats is a difficult matter It isn't just one of your holiday games You may think at first I'm mad as a hatter When I tell you a cat must have three different names First of all, there's the name that the family use daily Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey All of them are sensible, everyday names. There are fancier names, if you think they sound sweeter Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter But all of them sensible, everyday names But I tell you a cat needs a name that's particular A name that's peculiar and more dignified Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular? Or spread out his whiskers or cherish his pride? Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo or Coricopat Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum Names that never belong to more than one cat But above and beyond there's still one name left over And that is the name that you never will guess The name that no human research can discover But the cat himself knows and will never confess When you notice a cat in profound meditation The reason, I tell you, is always the same His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name His ineffable, effable, effanineffable Deep and inscrutable singular name
Matt crump 
Oh well I've managed to cut and paste adverts too so that sucks and serves me right!
Mike Tantrum 
Hahaha! That's actually really good (even with the Jared Leto/Drake ad!) I can edit those out for you though. Great post!
Mike Tantrum 

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