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Why nursing mothers are making a big mistake by not singing lullaby to babies

Cherished readers, believe it or not lullaby has a way of cheering your baby up when they are bored. So, if you’re a nursing mother, do not deny your baby of a lullaby.

Ever heard the statement “laughter is the best medicine”? That is why first and foremost, you must sing sweet lullaby to your baby.

Despite the fact that lullaby cheer up babies, it calms babies down and help them to fall asleep. By extension, lullaby is also crucial to a child’s development.

According to a research by (Gunes and Ibid. 2009) Lullaby activate the brain of a baby, promotes mother to child bond, introduced child to informal education about culture, and regulate their behavior.

All over the world, mothers of different race have their own lullaby which the either sing or recite it to their babies in their local languages.

In Ghana, there ae many lullabies from the diverse ethnic groups. Unfortunately, because of modernization most of these local tunes are lost.

Thankfully, these three lullabies appear to be still patronized in Ghanaian homes.

These are Ewe classic titled “Tutu Gborvi” which means My love Mom is not home. The second is a Ga classic titled “Baby kaafu” which means Baby stop crying. The third is Fante lullaby titled “Eba yo hwana ne ba” which mean Whose baby is this?

If you’re willing to learn the lullabies in details read further for the lyrics.

Tutu Gborvi –

Tutu gbɔvi
Tutu gbɔvi
Dada me le aƒea me o
Papa me le aƒea me o
Ao dzedze vinye
Bɔnu bɔnu kpoo
Ao dzedze vinye
Bɔnu bɔnu kpoo
Me ka ƒa wo?
Pauluvi
Tu ta ga ne ma ƒui na wo
Me ka ƒa wo?
Pauluvi
Tu ta ga ne ma ƒui na wo
Ao dzedze vinye
Bɔnu bɔnu kpoo.

Baby kaafo

Baby Kaafo; Mgbe Maame ete

Ete lai;

Mgbe shiaha bo; eshia Papa

Ke Maame ba a; Makele

Ke Papa ba Makele: yaa yaa bushio

Eba yi Hwana ne ba

Eba yi hwana ne ba, Agya Kwasi ne ba

Wonyene nko abe ase; abe ase wo nsoei nsoi

Wonyene nko enyina ase; enyina bebu abo meba

Twee twee mee

Well, if you know any more Ghanaian lullabies, feel free to add to this stock of knowledge to give mothers a wide range of lullabies to choose from. Thanks for making time to read.

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