Jim and I are striving to combine the musical traditions of the countries we visit with HUG Your Baby ideas and resources in creating HUGs Around the World: International Lullabies to Calm Babies and Empower Parents.
The "Australian HUG Lullaby" focuses attention on the fact that mother nature is our friend and can be counted on! In the song we wrote, a mother is out "in the bush" with her young baby, who is frightened by the wild sights and sounds in "the outback." But Mum reassures her baby: "Fear not son, 'no worries' now, animals will show the way!"
Childbirth educators, perinatal educators and lactation consultants can use this lullaby to initiate conversation about the interconnectedness of the biology, sociology and psychology of the birthing and breastfeeding processes.
CLICK HERE to see the blog about the musical traditions that influenced this lullaby.