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'Patience' named 'best nursery rhyme'

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'Patience' named 'best nursery rhyme'

Rex Features

Take That's number one single 'Patience' has been named the most popular song to sing to babies.

A survey carried out by The Baby Website found that nearly two thirds of mothers think rock and pop songs are more effective at getting babies to sleep than classic nursery rhymes.

"We were really surprised to find that mums would rather sing modern pop tunes than traditional lullabies," spokeswoman Kathryn Crawford told the BBC.

"I expect most mums put the radio on when at home with the baby and the catchy lyrics make it impossible to sing anything else at bedtime."

The poll, which surveyed 2,000 mothers, found Robbie Williams's 'Angels' to be second favourite, followed by 'I Kissed A Girl' by Katy Perry.

Other songs in the top ten included James Blunt's 'You're Beautiful', Christina Aguilera's 'Beautiful', 'Wonderwall' by Oasis and Elvis Presley's 'Love Me Tender'.

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