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Baby Songs is a Direct to Video series of Music Videos aimed at young children, especially toddlers and babies. Created in 1985 by Amy Weintraub and Brooks McEwan, together with music by famed children's musician Hap Palmer, and inspired by the music videos on MTV, Baby Songs features songs and videos that focus on subjects relatable to its target audience, including walking for the first time, taking a bath, and potty training. Each video begins with a short animated segment of a baby boy (often with his Canine Companion) doing something related to the song.
There are 12 videos in total, not including Hap Palmer's other works.
- Baby Songs
- More Baby Songs
- Even More Baby Songs
- Baby Songs: Baby's Busy Day
- Baby Songs: ABC, 123 Colors and Shapes
- Baby Songs: Good Night
- Baby Songs: Animals
- Baby Songs: Sing Together
- Baby Songs: Silly Songs
- Baby Songs: Rock & Roll
- Baby Songs: Christmas
- Baby Songs: John Lithgow's Kid Size Concert
The Baby Songs series contains examples of:
- Big Friendly Dog: "Baby's Good Doggie" from Baby Songs (a fur-suited actor much like Barkley from Sesame Street, to be exact). The animated boy's dog also counts.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: "Sitting in a High Chair" from Baby Songs, which uses both a real chimpanzee and a monkey-suited actor.
- Foot Focus: "Piggy Toes" from Baby Songs, including a shot of the bare feet of a cop.
- Guilty Pleasure
- Innocent Aliens: "Rub-a-Dub" from Baby Songs has an alien crash-landing and taking a bath with a boy (in a separate tub, mind you).
- Living Toys: "Raggedy Rag Doll Friend" from Even More Baby Songs has a girl dream about shrinking down to the size of her Captain Ersatz Raggedy Ann, which then comes to life and begins playing with her.
- Long Runner: Since 1985.
- Security Blanket: The aptly-named "Security".