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Sonos + Spotify = Happy Baby

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Do you have speakers wired into the ceilings throughout your house? Neither do we, and after many years playing around with dinky Bluetooth speakers, I finally decided to buy some Sonos speakers.

Image from Sonos’ website

I even put one Sonos speaker under Haddies crib, which has been awesome.

Hidden speak under crib

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years and don’t know what Sonos is, check them out. In a nutshell, they are an speaker and network for your house connected by Wifi and controlled from your smart phone, computer or tablet – you can even create zones/room and have different music playing in each room. Wikipedia explains it better than I can:

“The Sonos system creates a proprietary AES-encrypted peer-to-peer mesh network, known as SonosNet. This allows for each unit to play any chosen input and if desired share it as synchronized audio with one or more other chosen zones.”

You can even sync Sonos to your pre-wired in wall/ceiling speakers. There might be better systems out there, but this post isn’t about the sound quality or ease of use – it is about Rockabye Baby.

Once I started using Sonos, I ended up getting rid of my iTunes Music subscription, and moved over to Spotify which I really liked for its public playlists. As a side note, I got into the public playlists because I loved one by Mario Carbone called “Carbone late” who owns the restaurant Carbone.

Once you get Sonos and Spotify up and running, the first thing you should do is check out the albums by Rockabye Baby – game changer in our house.

In a nutshell, Rockabye Baby takes all the albums and songs that parents love, and turns them into instrumental lullabies.

  • Bob Marley, check.
  • The Beatles, check.
  • Sublime, check.
  • Coldplay, check.
  • Hamilton, coming soon.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, check.
  • Beyonce, check.
  • Eminem, check.
  • Grateful Dead, check.
  • The Clash, check.
  • Jay-Z, check.
  • Sadly, they even have Nickelback, barf.

They have close to 80 albums released, and they are gold. If you want to check out my Rockabye Baby open playlist, click here to check it out.

Coming soon, Hamilton!

Oddly, even when Haddie goes to sleep, I often find myself listening to Rockabye Baby.

Notes:

  • As mentioned above, there are other audio systems, and you can get Rockabye Baby anywhere, but I found the combination above really easy to use while feeding a baby.
  • I was not paid by any of the above companies for mentioning them.

3 Responses

  1. Chris LeBouthillier
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    Nice! We picked up a Google Home speaker for out living room in the fall and wouldn’t go back. Rockabye baby is pretty sweet for even background music with guests over haha
    Google Home PRO: Hands Free everything.
    CON: I’m pretty sure my daughter said Google as her 5th word the other day.

    • iSlutsky
      | Reply

      Interesting. To be honest, I’ve never heard of the Google Home speaker until now. I just did some quick research, and it appears that it is not available in Canada – yet. How does the sound compare to the Sonos?

      • Chris LeBouthillier
        | Reply

        The sound is pretty good, especially for the price. I’m not sure relative to the Sonos though.

        My wife picked it up when she was visiting the states and brought it back for me. It’s pretty well 100% compatible in Canada.

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