Parents pick rock tunes instead of lullabies

Parents are choosing to sing Oasis songs rather than lullabies to send their babies to sleep, the results of a new survey have suggested.

Guns N’ Roses, Duffy and Elvis Presley were also found to be favourite ‘alternative’ lullabies for mums and dads.

The survey found that one in ten parents questioned couldn’t remember the words to lullabies, and 13 per cent thought lullabies were old-fashioned.

Kathryn Crawford from Thebabywebsite, who conducted the poll, told BBC News: “We were really surprised to find that mums would rather sing modern pop tunes than traditional lullabies.

“I expect most mums put the radio on when at home with the baby, and the catchy lyrics make it impossible to sing anything else at bedtime.”

The Top Ten ‘alternative’ lullabies were:

1. ‘Patience’ – Take That

2. ‘Angels’ – Robbie Williams

3. ‘I Kissed a Girl’ – Kate Perry

4. ‘You’re Beautiful’ – James Blunt

5. ‘Love Me Tender’ – Elvis Presley

6. ‘Beautiful’ – Christine Aguilera

7. ‘Warwick Avenue’ – Duffy

8. ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ – Guns N’ Roses

9. ‘Wonderwall’ – Oasis

10. ‘Girl’ – Sugababes