What a difference a decade makes

I was interviewing a self-confessed “older mom” for a story last week – a mom who is about to adopt a baby girl even though her own children are now in their 20s. “I’m totally out of the loop,” she said. “I don’t know anything about Baby Einstein!”

Somehow the Disney versions of classical music has taken on a life that’s come to symbolize a generation! And no wonder – Baby Einstein has just turned 10! You could credit the Disney magic – it’s worked for ages. But the real magic in Baby Einstein’s music movies is the music itself – there’s a reason these are called the classics. Sweet, lilting, they are both soothing to mom and stimulating to the kids. And that’s kids, plural, not just the babies.

We missed the Baby Einstein boat when Jillian was still in the crawling stage and I could have used the mood music. Now that she’s at TV watching age, she’ll pull her stool up in front of the TV in my office, and spin off a running commentary of what’s appearing on the screen. The lack of storyline, the simple music, have actually made them movies that provoke thought and spark the imagination.

Their first success, Baby Mozart, has been re-released in a special edition DVD along with Baby Beethoven, with puppet shows, behind the scenes, and, of course, music. And I’ve got one of each to give away to some lucky blog readers! Two random winners will be chosen next Monday, September 22 – one will win the Baby Mozart special edition and the other the Baby Beethoven special edition.

Want to win? Leave a comment below telling us your favorite Disney movie. For extra entries, grab my badge and/or blog about this contest, then come back to leave a comment with the link – it’ll give extra hits for your site too! Make sure you check back to see if you’ve won. Better yet – subscribe. It’s free, and you’ll be the first to know when a winner is named or when our next giveaway goes up on Inside Out.

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  1. I love the Baby Einstein collection! Watching one of these videos is part of our little girl’s daily routine. She’s just learning to talk and gets so excited about the different animals on the screen, yelling out their names. 🙂 We’d love to win the Baby Beethoven video to add to her collection.The Lion King and Finding Nemo are tied for Disney favorites in this house.Thanks for the giveaway!danyellalee {at} gmail {dot} com

  2. At our house we love lots of Disney movies: Little Einstiens TV show, Jungle Book, 101 Dalmations, Mary Poppins, Toy Story (1 and 2!).Our favorite Baby Einstein DVD’s are Baby Newton and the one about world animals. I would love to have some new ones for my 13-month-old!onlycancan at hotmail dot com

  3. My favorite disney movie is the Lion King. It’s the first movie I ever took my oldest son Christian to when he was 2 years old. Now he is a big 16 year old football player.thanksJenJen62728@aol.com

  4. Baby Einstein was the only thing to get us through the months of colic! And my daughter STILL loves watching it at 1 year old!Our favorite disney movie is Cinderella, a true classic.

  5. I love the classic Disney movies. My favorite is Cinderella, though!

  6. loved toystory for the newer ones and monsters but as far as disney older I loved the original freaky friday for noncartoon and cinderella for cartoon

  7. We watch lots of Disney movies. Our favorite (right now, anyway) is Under Dog!My son always watched Baby Einstein videos when he was a baby and he LOVED them! He would get sooooooooo excited everytime the catapillar would make it’s way onto the screen at the beginning of each video. As a matter of fact Baby Einstein was the theme for his 1st birthday! Now we have passed the videos on to his baby sister and she gets so engrossed with them too! She really gets a kick out of the puppets. Currently we are hooked on Baby’s 1st Sounds! I would recommend them to any mom!Baby Mozart is one we haven’t seen, but would love to add to our collection!

  8. My favorite disney movie is Cinderella. =) melaniehttp://melaniescrafts.blogspot.commelanieadey at hotmail dot com

  9. I added your button to my blog.=) melaniehttp://melaniescrafts.blogspot.commelanieadey at hotmail dot com

  10. we are fans of Disney/Pixar crossovers, so I would have to say Monsters Inc. As for BE, we have the music on constantly, but haven’t watch videos yet… I know it is coming any day!

  11. Cinderella has to be my favorite!ksieker(at)hotmail(dot)com

  12. I can only choose one, lol! My son loves Cars the most. I love Lion King, Mary Poppings, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Pete’s Dragon, Monsters, Inc….oh goodness I could go on and on.

  13. My favorite Disney movie is Lady and The Tramp.Thank you!janetfaye@gmail.com

  14. Finding Nemo! That is one of my favorite movies of all time.livlifelov at yahoo dot com

  15. I love all Pooh movies. I love Alice In Wonderland.

  16. my favorite disney movie is robin hood

  17. The Little Mermaid.hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

  18. I love fantasia when I was little, and now it’s become a family fave! I would love to win these for my little guy, please enter me if I’m eligible (I’m from Canada), thank you!natasha_sacopaso[at]hotmail[dot]com

  19. definitely Newsies (for me)oh, and Cars (for my kids)

  20. Has to be toy story 1 and 2

  21. I love The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo…guess the “under the sea” movies are my thing 🙂

  22. My favorite disney movie is Beauty and the Beast! Thanks! 🙂

  23. Disney has too many great movies to choose just one. My classic favorite is Dumbo. It is so sweet and endearing. Of their newer films, I am crazy about Toy Story, and Toy Story 2. jepnet(at)netway(dot)com

  24. OUr favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast. I love that it shows a strong, independent female character!urchiken at gmail dot com

  25. We love Baby Santa!

  26. My favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid.My kids LOVE Baby Einstein!My six year old still asks to watch them!

  27. I would love to have these for our little granddaughter who lives in our home. Her Mom would like them for her – so I was thrilled to see this giveaway!Thanks for offering such high quality DVDs – Oh and Sleeping Beauty has always been my favorite Disney movie :-)sajdakota@yahoo.com

  28. I love the Little Mermaid!Thanks – love to win this!foos_rachel@yahoo.com

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