5 Songs To Help Your Baby Fall Asleep Peacefully

March 17, 2020

Because babies are such handfuls, the only rest time you have is when they’re asleep. However, getting them to fall asleep is a chore on its own. Seeing as the law won’t let you force-feed them copious amounts of cough syrup, here are 5 songs you can sing/play that’ll send those little crackheads to sleep faster than you can hurl an insult at your partner for knocking you up and burdening you with offspring you weren’t ready for.

1) “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears

Sure, the chorus of the song kinda makes reference to a sadomasochistic relationship (Hit me baby one more time!), but it’s also about young love. A thing your sweet baby will be experiencing soon. Plus, it’s catchy as hell.

2) The Karishika theme song

Skip to 14:25 to hear the iconic theme song.

The way the song starts with slowly repeated chantings of the words, “Karishika, Karishika, Queen of demons. Lucifer, Lucifer, Prince of darkness” and speeds up to a crescendo is sure to send your little one to sleep with nothing but sweet dreams.

3) “Ave Satani” from The Omen (1976)

Don’t let the fact that the title of this track literally translates to “Hail Satan” deter you from introducing your baby to this haunting piece Gregorian chant knockoff and 1977 Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song.

4) A slow acoustic version of Sisqo’s “Thong Song”

It’s acoustic. Don’t think too much about it.

5) “Barbie Girl” by Aqua

As long as you and your child focus on the name of the song and bright colours and ignore the insanely sexually suggestive lyrics (that made Mattel, the makers of the Barbie doll, sue the band’s record label), everything will be fine.

What’s up, Zikoko Fam? It would mean the world to us if you spared a few minutes to fill this Reader Survey. It’s so we can bring you the content you really want!

You'll like this

March 23, 2020

With the reported cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria rising, it’s time for us to play our parts in preventing further spread. So, we’ve curated 10 Nigerian songs that should help you remember just how serious this entire ordeal is. 1. Asa’s “Fire On The Mountain” Even though this song is over a decade old, it […]

Astor George

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.


Now on Zikoko

Recommended Quizzes

November 4, 2019

After successfully predicting when y’all are getting married (please, email any complaints to noneofourbusiness@nayousabi.com), we are back to tell you how much is currently in your account. How, you might ask? By using your taste in Nollywood, of course. Shhh. No questions. Just take it already:

October 29, 2019

We are going to be attempting to guess when you’ll marry based on your favourite Nigerian foods. What does your fave swallow have to do with when you’ll tie the knot? Please, don’t ask complicated questions. This quiz is rigorous and accurate (don’t quote us), so just take it already.

More from Pop

September 22, 2020

EbonyLife recently released the official trailer for their upcoming movie, Oloture, and we can’t wait to log into our Netflix account (or our friends’ Netflix account) and watch the thriller, which drops on October 2. The trailer, which depicts Sharon Ooja as a young and naive undercover investigative journalist, is a gripping introduction to the […]

September 21, 2020

With songs like “One Kain”, where she caught feelings for a friend, and “Angelina”, where she struggled to forgive a cheating lover, it’s already clear that Simi knows what she’s talking about when it comes to writing about relationship drama. Well, if you’ve ever been in a strictly physical relationship, with no room for emotional […]

September 20, 2020

Every season of Big Brother Naija the housemates are different but the fans remain the same but the fans polarize in 4 major annoying ways; 1. The celebrities chasing clout. You can tell they don’t watch the show but because they see that BBNaija commentary garners a lot 2. Trolls. The one’s that can only […]


Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.
February 6, 2020
Who doesn't want to find love? In our bid to help, we paired up a bunch of single Nigerians, sending them on an all-expense paid date, and interviewing them before and after they met.
January 27, 2020
Nigerians Talk is what happened when a motley crew of young Nigerians were put in front of a camera and asked a bunch of apparently random questions about life, love, money and more.
September 24, 2019
A group of Zikoko staff go on a road trip to every mainland country in ECOWAS West Africa

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.