6 Popular Songs That Make Fantastic Bedtime Lullabies for Young Children

Bedtime lullabies mean so much for your little adoring angels. Sometimes your little ones love bedtime stories, but other times a lullaby may be what they just need to drift off swiftly to dreamlands.

If you are looking for great bedtime lullabies for your children, you have come to the right place. We have put together a few lullabies for you to consider.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Based on a 19th century poem, this lullaby has the power to compel your child to have a beautiful night’s rest. 

“Twinkle, twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in the sky!”

Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight

As the title suggests, this is a beautiful way of bidding your kids good night.

“Goodnight, sweetheart, well it’s time to go,
Goodnight, sweetheart, well it’s time to go.
I hate to leave you, but I really must say,
Goodnight, sweetheart, goodnight.”

Forever Young

Our kids will not stay young forever but this song from Bob Dylan eggs them on to keep chasing their dreams.

“May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth,
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young.”


This one bedtime song is so easy to recite to your children.

“When you’re so lonely lying in bed,
The night’s closed its eyes, but you can’t rest your head.
Everyone’s sleeping all through the house;
You wish you could dream but forgot to somehow
Sing this lullaby to yourself.”

You are My Sunshine

Sing along with Johnny Cash as you let their children know how much they mean to you on their bed.

“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine;
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You’ll never know dear, how much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.”

There you have it! Above are some popular songs that make fantastic bedtime lullabies for young children. Kids love it when adults read stories or sing for them before going to bed. Rather than reading bedtime stories, you can consider humming these lullabies for your kids. They are definitely going to love them.