Baby Burrito

When our daughter was born my husband and I both sang to her. We had sung “Isn’t She Lovely” to her almost every day she was in the womb in the last trimester, but when she was born she showed no affinity for that song. One that we happened across, however, that she absolutely loved, was “Baby Beluga.” Did you know it had three verses? I didn’t! But my husband did, and since it was often the only thing to soothe baby girl I soon learned them.

We swaddle her to sleep, and so we started calling her our little burrito, along with a slew of other adjectives paired with “burrito.”

This combination led me to write these lyrics, to the tune of Baby Beluga, after my husband suggested the first two lines:

 

Baby Burrito in the swaddle so tight

It’s time to go to sleep for the night

So close your eyes and relax your limbs

Soon a new day will begin.

 

Baby burrito, baby burrito

Is your swaddle warm? Is your mama home

With you so happy?

 

Your daddy loves you and your mommy, too.

In fact the whole world loves you!

You are so precious and you are so sweet

From your head down to your feet!

 

Baby burrito, baby burrito

We love your little hands, we love your little cheeks

We love all of you!

 

Behind your lids imagination will play

Dream of what you’ll do in the day

The stars are shining and the moon is out

Goodnight little girl, good night!

 

Baby burrito, baby burrito

With tomorrow’ s sun, another day’s begun

It will soon be morning.

 

Baby burrito in the swaddle so tight

It’s time to go to sleep for the night

So close your eyes and relax your limbs

Soon a new day will begin

Soon a new day will begin

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