The Dictionary definition of a lullaby is:


[ luhl-uh-bahy]


1. a song used to lull a child to sleep; cradlesong

2. any lulling song.

verb (used with object)

3. to lull with or as with a lullaby


Many parents cradle their baby and sing them lullabies as they drift off to sleep. Many make their own lullabies.

What if you sang your baby their lullaby to sleep and they never woke?

This is what happens to over 600 apparently healthy babies every year in the UK.

The Foundation of the Study for Infant Deaths (FSID) today changed their name.

They changed their name to The Lullaby Trust.

But their message, support and raising awareness of SIDS has not changed!

Why we have changed

We have chosen our new identity to help us raise our voice, to ensure that sudden infant death is not ignored or considered to be an issue of the past.

Across the country, over 600 apparently healthy babies continue to die suddenly and unexpectedly every year. This is unacceptable and we want to do all we can to prevent these deaths.

We believe that our new identity will help us to reach even more parents with our expert advice on safer sleep for babies. Through greater engagement with families and also with policy makers we hope to achieve our ambition to halve the number of babies dying by 2020.

What’s in a name?

‘The Lullaby Trust’ communicates warmth, trust and compassion. It is a simple name which is easy to remember and illustrates our commitment to promoting safer sleep for babies to every family.


I want to share with you my favourite lullabies and the ones I sing to my children.

You are My Sunshine – I love this lullaby. My Nanna used to sing me this song as a child (and she made up her own version involving woodbine and whisky!). My Nanna is no longer with us. She never got to meet my children but everytime I hear this, it makes me happy and I think of her.

Brahms Lullaby – I sing my children their own versions of this. The tune is the same and the song is the same, just the names change. I hummed and sang it to them as babes cradled in my arms as I rock them gently and stroke their beautiful faces.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Probably one of the most famous lullabies. Who doesn’t love to wish upon a star.

This post is being linked up with Jennie from Edpsire to raise awareness of SIDS. If you would like to know more about the work that The Lullaby Trust do, then you can visit them {here}.

If you would like to read other posts about The Lullaby Trust, then head over to Edspire {here}


"Edspire and The Lullaby Trust"



  1. April 10, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    You are my sunsine – how lovely, I never thought of this. Going to sing that to my little ones tomorrow xx

  2. April 10, 2013 / 9:25 pm

    Lovely lullabies you have chosen x

  3. Françoise
    April 10, 2013 / 11:42 pm

    Definitely adding “you are my sunshine” to the list of songs I will sing to the mafia !

  4. April 10, 2013 / 11:49 pm

    Thank you for sharing your favourite lullabies. You have reminded me also of the songg When You’re Smiling which I used to sing to Esther and William in NICU. Thank you for supporting The Lullaby Trust x

  5. April 12, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    These are favourites of mine too. Thank you so much for such a beautiful post and for helping to raise awareness of the Lullaby Trust