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One of only 2 (out of 15) that our son refuses to sleep to
on December 22, 2009
We started playing music in our infant's nursery after our first visit to his daycare, where we noticed them playing music in the crib room to provide white noise for the sleeping babies. The idea of a lullaby-ized version of music we already enjoy listening to appealed to us, so we started out with a couple of the titles in the Rockabye baby series. We've enjoyed them so much that we're now up to ~15 of these, if for no other reason than to provide US with some variety as we rock our child before putting him down for the night. By removing the words and playing the songs at a more or less constant volume, they provide a soothing bedtime experience without the sudden changes in volume and tempo that might otherwise startle or excite a child that you're trying to get (and then keep) asleep.
I was hoping that the Metallica disc would be as good as some of the others that we've tried, and I do find some of the song arrangements to be interesting, but for whatever reason we cannot get our son to go to sleep when this album is playing. It might be fine for simply having on in the car while driving with your baby, but after several failed attempts in our household, I would not recommend it for bedtime play.
For parents looking for top CDs we have tried in this series, I would highly recommend the Coldplay (our favorite of the 15 we have), More Beatles (much better than the first one), Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses, Queen, and Beach Boys albums.