Wednesday 10 April 2013

Lullabies - The Lullaby Trust!

Today marks a new chapter for the charity that funds research and supports families going through the heartache of losing a baby from sudden infant death. The charity previously known as 'The Foundation for the Study of Infant Death (FSID)' has changed its name as of today to 'The Lullaby Trust'.

Most regular readers are probably aware that the very reason I created this blog was as a way to record the daily life of the girls; my inspiration came from Jennie who very sadly lost her baby girl at just 9 months old. Her daughter Matilda Mae died from sudden infant death syndrome; more commonly known as cot death.

The newly named Lullaby Trust aims to -

  • Fund research.
  • Support parents and families of babies who have died suddenly and unexpectedly.
  • Give information and advice to health professionals and families
  • Work with professionals to improve investigations when a baby dies.


To recognize the change of name, bloggers all over the country have been asked to raise awareness of the charity by writing a post on lullabies. A lullaby, in case you were unaware, is a soothing song usually sang to young children just before they go to sleep. I very rarely sing lullabies to Lottie as we have got her into a bedtime routine where we bath, dress, feed and place her into her cot and she is normally asleep within a couple of minutes, however Lottie rarely naps during the day and sometimes I sing to her and it calms her down and enables her to drift off to sleep.

At bed time Ruby either has a story read to her, listens to a story CD, or more recently she has started to read me a bedtime story! Her favorites at the minutes are Snow White, Cinderella and Rapunzel.

Ruby and Lottie ready for bed.

Looking back on my own childhood I do not have any memories of anyone ever singing to me or my brothers and sisters before going to sleep. I spoke to my mum today and she recalls singing hush little baby and rock a bye baby to me when I was small. Do you have any memories?

To be honest I do not remember many lullabies at all and it was only after doing some research for this post that I discovered Twinkle Twinkle Little Star has more than one verse. Did you know this?

Here is the full version -

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, 
How I wonder what you are! 
Up above the world so high, 
Like a diamond in the sky! 

When the blazing sun is gone, 
When he nothing shines upon, 
Then you show your little light, 
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night. 

Then the traveller in the dark, 
Thanks you for your tiny spark, 
He could not see which way to go, 
If you did not twinkle so. 

In the dark blue sky you keep, 
And often through my curtains peep, 
For you never shut your eye, 
Till the sun is in the sky. 

As your bright and tiny spark, 
Lights the traveller in the dark, 
Though I know not what you are, 
Twinkle, twinkle,little star.

If you or some you know would like any further information regarding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, please take a look at the following website:


  1. Aww, you know I never did know all the words! How cute :) thanks for sharing x

  2. I had never the read the full version either. It is lovely xx

  3. I don't think I have ever seen or heard the whole version x

  4. Wow! I never realised there was more to twinkle twinkle little star either!

  5. Ohj I have been searching for the next verses of twinkle twinkle, thank you!! And thank you for such a lovely post helping to raise awareness of The Lullaby Trust