This gentle, lilting thematic CD of soft-spoken piano and acoustic guitar-based melodies proves that the folks at Disney are not simply concerned with getting your child to coerce you to spend money -- they actually care about the health and welfare of your child! While you listen to Fred Mollins' tender and lush arrangements of pieces like "Brahm's Lullaby," "What a Wonderful World," and "Someone to Watch Over Me," you can read the simple liner notes (written by Jodi A. Mindell, Associate Professor of Psychology at St. Joseph's University) that advise parents on infant sleeping tips, bedtime routines, and the best time to let your baby fall asleep on his or her own. Aside from the classics and a softhearted take on Paul McCartney's "I Will," Mollins borrows from some previous Disney product: Kenny Loggins' House at Pooh Corner and the Sherman Brothers' "Stay Awake/Feed the Birds." This is not a recording to listen to for anything but relaxation and for lulling your child to sleep. Yet don't be surprised if you sit alongside the crib listening and find yourself drifting off to a happy Never Neverland yourself.
AllMusic Review by Jonathan Widran