6 Kids' CDs for Hip Grownups

Throw out your earplugs and check out these parent-friendly tunes for cool tots

Of all the costs of new parenthood--stretch marks, lost sleep, depleted funds--the most traumatic is to one's ears. You spend years curating a hip CD collection, then--wham!--your life becomes a death march down the Barney highway. Here are half a dozen kids' albums you'll be proud to blast out your minivan windows.

THE INNOCENCE MISSION: NOW THE DAY IS OVER "It'll put you to sleep" is not the kind of rave most musicians seek. But it's praise for these sparely arranged, lullaby-like songs. The selections of classical pieces and standards can be a little obvious (What a Wonderful World, Over the...

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