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11 Best Infancy Songs to Sing to Newborns and Toddlers

11 Best Infancy Songs to Sing to Newborns and Toddlers

First time?

Make your children’s lives an unforgettable experience with our help!

Have some fun with your kid by teaching them these infancy songs we’ve listed out, just for you.

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List of Top Songs for Kids

Is your infant lurking around your house?

If yes, it’s time to teach them some baby songs. Here’s our list of Top 11 songs you could make them listen too!

1. Baby Shark

Baby Shark

You’ve seen the Baby Shark craze grabbing baby’s attention everywhere!

It’s not the most classic song or nursery rhyme out there, but we can’t deny that it’s great for both babies and toddlers. Literally, no one has not heard this song.

If your children can stand or bop their heads, then we highly suggest you join them in a circle and go,

Baby shark

Doo Doo Doo

Baby shark!

This is a great activity for infants to enjoy and an opportunity to spend time with these children you love! Check out the full video here.

2. Rock a Bye Baby

Rock a Bye Baby

Once you’re tired from bopping your bodies around, give your child a break and sing them a lullaby. And really, who’s able to talk lullabies for babies without mentioning Rock A Bye Baby?

We all have fond memories regarding this song, and we know that you want your child to have music they GREATLY remember, too. This song has one of the few videos you could join voices with while you’re at it too!

Watch the full video clip here: Rock a Bye Baby: Video Clip

3. Row Your Boat

row Your Boat

Next on our playlist is Row Your Boat. Love seeing your child actively go through their development phase?

Spot them as they row the content and lyrics of this song way above them!

Please give them a ride on your lap and teach them the song gestures. It’s the perfect recipe to play with your infant while wearing the biggest grin on your face!

4. You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine

Baby tired after all the patterns they learned while singing Row Your Boat? Here’s another song name we all fondly have memories of: You Are My Sunshine!

What better way to end the day but be reminded of the people in your life? Make your child know they’re your favorite with this one!

5. Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

After a good night’s sleep, it’s time to provide your child with attention again.

Oh, the life. But this time they’re going to be learning animals! So even if you’re tired by the end of this song, you know that your kid has a good basis of what sounds animals make.

Provide them with a wider range of selection; try guessing what their favorite animals are!

6. Itsy Bitsy Spider

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Thought we were done with the animals? Everyone loves listening to a good spider song, even if they don’t like the animal itself!

There is no way your baby won’t laugh after hearing the words in this song; it’s just a spider trying to climb.

Even the rhythm of this song could be ENOUGH to have them smiling.

You’ll need to take the learning up a notch, but you could also explain to your child that the spider doesn’t give up in this song! Teaching them such gestures and values is a great way to make sure they’re growing up correctly.

Who says you can’t do it with music?

7. Mary Had a Little Lamb

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Yes, we can’t get enough of animals in this house.

Children love animals, isn’t that obvious yet?

That’s why there are so many baby songs about them, and it’s why we have Mary Had a Little Lamb next!

This nursery rhyme’s lyrics were derived from a poem about a real girl and her lamb.

Stimulate your infant’s brain and teach them how to love animals with this song! You could also have them bopping their heads and moving their body parts as they sing.

After all, it’s extremely catchy, even for kids!

8. Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Next up on the list is yet another song about animals: the classic Baa Baa Black Sheep!

You have to admit there’s something nice about seeing representation in a nursery rhyme.

Have your kids learn how to share the love by teaching them the lyrics of one of our favorite baby songs!

You can be extra and provide your infant with a wool blanket as you sing, too!

9. Wheels on the Bus

Wheels on the Bus

A classic song that will have your kids bopping to baby songs even until he’s grown!

Teach your baby everything about the bus, have them make gestures that follow the lyrics of the song, and build the overall coordination of your baby.

The combinations with the words, sounds, and games you could play with your baby as you listen to this song are endless.

Definitely one of our top picks for whenever you need songs to stimulate the energy of your baby!

10. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Love teaching your baby new things every day?

Have them EXPLORE some other planet without going out of your way to fly a plane!

With this song, your kid can build their own repertoire of adventures.

Aside from picking up the words to this song easily, your baby also gets to do something creative without them noticing.

What better stimulation for a baby other than something sparkling and twinkling? It’s also a perfect fit for bedtime!

11. ABC Song

ABC Song

Finally, you can’t teach your baby other songs without teaching them their ABCs!

Be a good mommy, and have them sing along to what will be the foundation of their education.

You may not be that fond of studying, but we sure do know that your kid will be thirsty for knowledge.

Provide your infants with the intelligence and development they need with a marathon of ABC songs!



We all love music, and kids aren’t an exception to the target market of those who enjoy a multitude of songs!

Research and studies show that having a series of music playing sessions could improve their processing of pattern recognition and speech sounds.

So what are you waiting for? Be the super mommy that you are and bring your child’s imagination above the stars!

You are free to add lyrics or change up the song to make it more fun for your little ones!

You can also purchase some of the best baby books to accompany these songs.


September 28, 2022 – minor content edits

July 23, 2021 – updated article links

About the author

Angelica Graham

A few years ago, Angelica found out about all the plastic and toxic ingredients that got into most children’s products. And this worried her to no end. Because of this, she began to research what the best ingredients and materials were for children and made it her mission to share this information with other mothers.