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Rock-a-Bye, Baby

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Rock-a-bye, baby
In the treetop
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock
When the bough breaks
The cradle will fall
And down will come baby
 (Alt: And mommy will catch you)
Cradle and all

Baby is drowsing
Cosy and fair
Mother sits near
In her rocking chair
Forward and back
The cradle she swings
And though baby sleeps
He hears what she sings

From the high rooftops
Down to the sea
No one's as dear
As baby to me
Wee little fingers
Eyes  wide and bright
Now sound asleep
Until morning light

mother rocking her child to sleep
For parents
Healthy babies should be placed on their backs to sleep to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Read more about preventing this leading cause of death in babies 1 month to 1 year of age from Safe to Sleep.
For kids
You don’t need as much sleep now as you did when you were a little baby. But how much sleep do you need and what happens when you don’t get enough sleep?
For teachers
Sleep is a behavioral state that is a natural part of every individual’s life. In addition to learning about the importance of sleep to health, an NIH curriculum supplement on sleep, sleep disorders, and biological rhythms for grades 9 to 12 uses sleep as a way to understand scientific concepts and the purpose of scientific research.
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