What’s on Your iPod? Toddler-Friendly Tunes that Won’t Make You Bonkers

Apple changed the music marketplace when the iPod and iTunes burst onto the scene. Your music, on your own personal device. Download the music you want. And you can play it… anytime, anywhere.

Obviously, Steve Jobs’ marketing people didn’t have a toddler at the time. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my iPod. But it’s hardly been ‘my music anytime, anywhere’ since the Bug started developing her own, well, let’s call it ‘taste.’ It’s definitely turned into the Bug’s personal DJ.

In an effort to preserve my own sanity, the Bug’s song list is an eclectic mix of toddler appropriate tunes that don’t make me want to bang my head against a wall in a saccharin-induced stupor. I’m sure you know which “toddler” songs I painstakingly try to avoid. They are usually encased in a “Nursery Rhymes for Kids with the Magical Voice of {{insert name here}}” CD cover. The ones that make you wish Simon Cowell would make a house call to the producer and launch one of his snarky denouncements like a grenade, blasting them from the music sphere. {{We own a few of those cds. And they do get airtime on Bug FM. Sometimes I hide them…}}

Here are 10 toddler-mommy-daddy-friendly songs that are currently ‘most listened’ to in our house:

  1. Baseball by Milkshake
  2. Smile by Uncle Kracker
  3. Upside Down by Jack Johnson
  4. Life Less Ordinary by Carbon Leaf
  5. Crazy ABCs by Barenaked Ladies
  6. We Are The Dinosaurs by The Laurie Berkner Band
  7. Great Day by Milkshake
  8. For Good from the Wicked soundtrack
  9. The Hoppity Song by John Ondrasik
  10. Here Come the 123s by They Might Be Giants

What’s playing on your iPod?

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