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Lullabies for Future Linguists


Between supper and sleep time, we find time to relax. Baby Diva is a perpetual motion machine so it is important to try to wind her down a little before bed.

Siente is a beautiful soundtrack for some quiet pre-bedtime cuddling and has become part of our nightly ritual. Keep reading for a chance to win this beautiful collection of lullabies for future linguists.

The simple melodies, slow rhythms, and Patrice O’Neill’s lovely voice lull you to a more tranquil place. Even looking at the cover art makes me want to sip some chamomile tea and take a nap.

All of the songs are beautiful and my favorite would have to be: “Bayu, Bayu (Baby, Baby, Rock-a-Bye)” for both its charming sentiment of the love a mother feels for her cherished baby and the subtle balalaika accents.

Since our family is finding ways to make multiple languages a part of our day, I also appreciate that Siente is a multilingual lullaby collection. Most of the tunes are sung in both English and another language, including Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish. And the hour before bedtime is perfect time for serene appreciation of these beautiful sounds.

Music is an enjoyable and easy way to interact with new languages and I find myself singing the tunes with baby at quiet moments throughout the day.

As a music lover, I was also impressed by the sound quality. Some children’s CDs have a nice concept and talented performers, but skimp on recording. Siente, however, has a fabulous concept, top notch talent and professionally production values.

Sweet, without being saccharine, soothing and not at all over-stimulating, the carefully chosen tunes are expertly played by Hilary Field and assorted award-winning guest artists. Visit Siente to hear samples of the songs and find out more about the artists.

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Win Siente

If you would like to win your own copy of Siente, please leave a comment telling us one part of your bedtime ritual. Either leave a valid e-mail address or URL in your comment so we can reach you, OR comment on this post using just your first name or nickname AND then e-mail us at mamanista at gmail dot com, with the subject “siente”, and tell us the name you used in your comment. We will only contact you if you win!

We will be happy to mail your copy to anywhere in the United States, Canada, or US Military address.

Contest ends: November 2, 11:59 PM EST.

More Contests: Since Mama Luxe’s birthday is October 17, we will be announcing a new contest every weekday leading up to her birthday. Check back often to enter.

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37 Responses to "Lullabies for Future Linguists"

  1. KentuckyGal says:

    I work 3-11pm 5 nights a week, so I don’t often get to be here at bedtime for my kids (10, 9 and 4). But before they go to bed (on the days I am here – like today, WOOHOO!, they each get a “hug-kiss”, in which the kiss actually comes first. On the days I work, I get a “hug-kiss” from each as the last thing before I leave the house.

    My 4 year old has added her own twist to this. After the kiss, you wipe your lips with the back of your hand (I think she got that from Addams Family Values), laugh 3 times and then press your cheek to the other person’s. :)

  2. heather says:

    I think we need a little Siente in our lives, because our 12 month old is still working on getting to sleep and staying asleep! But we do lots of cuddling, a good bath, and above all, a little time in the sling with her daddy wearing it to give me a break. I’d love to win Siente!

  3. Amanda says:

    Just wanted to let you know I posted this contest at :)

  4. Melissa Markham says:

    We read stories every night before we go to bed. By the time we are done, I am sleepy too! Thanks for the opportunity to win this CD.

  5. Andrea says:

    One of our bedtime rituals is that we pray every night with our son, and we always sing songs to him while he is drinking his last bottle for the night. :)

  6. Trish B. says:

    This would be an awesome win!

  7. Mum2Bub says:

    Well, my little Aiden is a night owl. lol She usually goes to bed *gasp* between 11:30 and midnight. But when we are ready to try to settle her down, we brush teeth, get in jammies, (if not already in them) and give a billion good night kisses between me, daddy, and her. lol

    Then mama goes upstairs while daddy snuggles her and tells her a story downstairs. Once I’ve fixed her spot on the bed and gotten all ready for her, dad brings her up and gives her to me to nurse off to sleep. Then she is placed between us to snuggle and snore. :)

    This cd would be great to help her get calmed down before her snuggl time with daddy! *crossing fingers*

  8. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings says:

    Before bed, we usually have a devotional time with Daddy leading, then each of the children get their baths, brush their teeth, and get dressed for bed.

    I blogged your contest in my Wednesday Edition of Contests Galore

  9. Amanda says:

    I’d love to win. my daughter loves listening to soft music while I read her bedtime stories, it helps ehr flal asleep

  10. Jenna Glatzer says:

    We do bathtime, then a bottle and rocking to sleep with a sweet bedtime CD. I look so forward to having her fall asleep on my shoulder every night!

  11. Lisa says:

    I would love this music and I’m sure my kids would also. Our bedtime routine is a little odd. A while ago, my son was sick and I kept checking his temperature with an ear thermometer. Apparently, he loved this so we still have to do it EVERY night even though he’s not sick any more.

  12. nannabee says:

    Kolby and billy’s routine is musical,lol.
    first off we say our prayers and then each of them choose a song.then we sing it..99% of the time ,the songs are ”jesus loves me”personalized of course ;), and hush little baby…after those are done ,it is lights out and they are asleep in 5 minutes,,i so love bedtime!

  13. Shama-Lama Mama says:

    Okay…. ours is a little different. The kids play while we watch The Daily Show (our only real tv time) and then when they move into the Colbert Report, all of us do a silly dance to the theme song and then upstairs for everyone! Wooot!

  14. Hannah says:

    We say prayers, read scriptures, and then put them and us in bed.

  15. Ashley says:

    Bedtime is usually a very sweet time for my son and me. I’ll put on some soft classical music, quietly play with him, sing a song or two with him in Spanish, read him a couple of stories, and nurse him to sleep.

  16. TheAngelForever says:

    Every night we read a book together before turning off the lights and putting on soft, soothing music.

  17. Robin says:

    This sounds lovely!
    Our bedtime rituals were always a book and soothing music.
    Thanks for the op to win this!

  18. Jewels says:

    My favorite part of bedtime routine is prayers. It is so cool to see his understanding and involvement change over time. He is 2 years old and has really started to take part.


  19. Shaiel says:

    I raised my first two grandchildren until their mother found her own place and they all moved. But every friday night the two children come for a sleep-over, which is a very special time for all of us.

    They camp out on the floor in my bedroom and part of our bedtime ritual is to tell about our day. This helps us to wind-down and feel cozy. Then, when everyone’s had their turn we listen to Greatest Hits by America. “Horse with No Name and Muskrat Love” being their favorites.

    Would love to have this CD to listen too!

  20. Christina says:

    My favorite part of our bedtime routine is after I’ve laid my girl down in her crib, and we sing a few more songs while I stroke her face. She holds my hand and directs me where to stroke, and she requests which songs to sing. Her favorite one is our own creation, about all the people she loves.

    Thanks for the grest contest!

  21. Tori says:

    We co-sleep with my 2.5 year old daughter and when we are winding down for the night, we cuddle together and thank God for all the things we saw or fun things we did during the day. She might say “Thank you God for Dora. And for the pwetty clouds.” It’s so sweet.

  22. Tisa says:

    What a fun win! My kids are music lovers! ~ :)

  23. LizSawyer says:

    Bedtime ritual means a bath, prayers and a soothing book for our youngest child. Music is sometimes included. Siente would be perfect for our little one, as we live in an English speaking country and my siter’s family lives in Spain. Many people in Spain are multilingual as each of the European Countries is much smaller landwise, and each country borders many other countries. In fact, the whole family could benefit. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

  24. art-sweet says:

    We sing “Los Pollitos Dicen” and then read Goodnight Moon… usually he’s out before we’re done. Then we turn on a lullaby cd (why I’m entering the contest) and I creep out of the room!

  25. Audra says:

    This sounds beautiful. My little one loves music. :)

    We get our jammies on and then snuggle up and nurse. Then we crawl in bed together. :) I sing to her sometimes, massage her feet if she’s having trouble sleeping, and rub her hair and back. :)

  26. says:

    We take a nice bath.. listen to some music and dance (more like I slowly dance and I hold him) then cuddle for awhile… then as he drifts to sleep I put him down and hum to him for a few mins and take the time to admire my beautiful baby.

  27. Brian E. says:

    …the usual: warm bath, soothing classical music, or nature sounds / white noise generator.

    Brian E.

  28. Lara Aleff says:

    Reading, taking a hot bath, and cuddling under an electric blanket is my bedtime ritual.

  29. Lib says:

    For my 4 year old, one of our bedtime routines is him watching Cars. I know it seems silly, but he has an Autism Spectrum disorder and he has to watch his Cars before he goes to bed.

    And for our 14 week old, after her evening bath, which tends to be after everyone else is down for the night, we sit in the living room and she nurses while we listen to soothing music. This is one of the best moments in my day.

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  30. Mary_Freebies says:

    I don’t have a be ritual, should I panic? :-/
    I just work my head out, until it’s past bedtime, then fall asleep when I head to bed.

  31. Candes says:

    Bedside stories are definately it! Definately no talks of ghosts…. LOL…

  32. JC says:

    After taking a bath we turn off the lights and turn on a CD and lay down for bed.

  33. veronica levins says:

    i have no bed time ritual yet but i am 4 months pregnant and would love to have lulibies both in spanish and english because the father is hispanic and i am american so i would like the baby to know both languages. I am also looking for nursery rhymes in spanish so if you have any suggestions on how to find books please email me. thanks.

  34. hi
    good luck

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