D and I both wanted to surround Lucas with books and music from the very beginning. Lucas got his own library card at 6 weeks old and I make sure we make time for a story each day. We have listened and danced with him to music of a variety of genres, from Classic FM to Shania Twain, Britney Spears to Nirvana, Boney M to The Notorius B.I.G (we will have to start being more selective when he’s starting to speak!). D’s mum always told him music keeps you happy and we want to pass that on to Lucas. Music can excite, it can relax and it can be an escape.

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We recently received ‘Slumberland’, a CD due to be released on the 23rd October. It is the first solo album from Humphrey Berney, a member of Blake, the Classical Brit Award winning harmony group.

Before I even put the CD on, my first impressions where wow, how beautiful . The art work on the cover and inside the case is stunning and exudes relaxation. The hand illustrations were designed by fashion designer Charlotte Berney (Charlotte Taylor) who is Humpreys wife.

Before Humprey found fame with Blake, he was a male nanny so he understands the importance of music in the bonding process of the child and care giver as well as the developmental benefits and soothing effect music has.

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The album is 13 classic well loved songs and lullabies reinvented to make them perfect for settling babies and children at bedtime. They are sung beautifully with a piano accompaniment by James Sherlock, an award winning pianist and arranger. Some tracks also feature guitarist Matt Issac.

We have been listening to the CD during the day when I am massaging Lucas and when I put him into bed at night. It truly is a soothing CD, Humphreys vocals immediately relax us and by using it every evening I am hoping Lucas will associate it with bedtime. When Lucas has woken unsettled during the night, I have put it on and he has fallen back to sleep before we get to track 3!

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I think this CD should be on every pregnant woman’s shopping list, not only for when the baby arrives but for during pregnancy insomnia I would have loved this. It is the perfect present for a baby shower, christening or baby’s first christmas x

The album starts at ยฃ7.99 and is available to download or buy on CD.

http://www.welcometoslumberland.com/

I have a copy of the CD to giveaway, to enter use the link below x

Slumberland CD

Disclaimer; I was given the CD to review, I wrote this post myself, reflecting my honest opinions

 
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23 Comments

23 Comments on Slumberland CD Review and Giveaway

  1. Ellie
    October 7, 2015 at 5:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Lukeosaurus And Me
    October 9, 2015 at 4:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Lovely review, the cover art is so beautiful isn’t it?! Ray xx

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  3. Tania Watkins
    October 9, 2015 at 10:51 pm (3 years ago)

    I need more sleep. I’d love this.

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  4. madtania
    October 9, 2015 at 10:51 pm (3 years ago)

    I’d love this. Need sleep!

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  5. sam mason
    October 14, 2015 at 8:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Fab review and fab giveaway

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  6. Jo McPherson
    October 19, 2015 at 9:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds great

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  7. Rachel Butterworth
    October 22, 2015 at 10:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Great prize. My niece would love it. Fingers crossed.

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  8. Stevie
    October 24, 2015 at 7:24 am (2 years ago)

    I too am impressed how the CD is laid out.

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  9. Julie Ward
    October 28, 2015 at 8:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Great for when grandson stays overnight, I might be asleep with him

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  10. Janine Atkin
    November 1, 2015 at 7:09 pm (2 years ago)

    id love to play this to my little nephew

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  11. Victoria Prince
    November 2, 2015 at 10:01 am (2 years ago)

    This sounds brilliant – I actually rather fancy trying it myself!

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  12. Elzbieta Znyk
    November 2, 2015 at 12:18 pm (2 years ago)

    fantastic x

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  13. minnie
    November 2, 2015 at 4:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Great giveaway – thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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  14. Kim Styles
    November 2, 2015 at 7:43 pm (2 years ago)

    great CD- It would make a great christmas present

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  15. Chris Fletcher
    November 2, 2015 at 8:10 pm (2 years ago)

    This is such a great idea! Perfect for bedtime

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  16. George Williamson
    November 2, 2015 at 11:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Fabulous

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  17. Jennifer Carroll
    November 3, 2015 at 1:08 am (2 years ago)

    great prize. Relaxation and sleep can be tough so it’d be interesting to try.

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  18. Susan B
    November 3, 2015 at 10:57 am (2 years ago)

    Anything that helps anyone of any age sleep is a good thing!

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  19. AnnaH
    November 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm (2 years ago)

    A really interesting prize!

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  20. craftywren
    November 3, 2015 at 1:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Id like to try this cd, my little one loves music at bed time

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  21. Amanda Norwood
    November 3, 2015 at 8:18 pm (2 years ago)

    This sounds like a lovely present for my new nephew

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