Talking to your baby?
Talking to your baby?
It’s never too early to start talking to your baby. Studies show that a newborn baby can recognize a mother’s voice after delivery!
Since your baby doesn’t UNDERSTAND what you’re saying, you really can say anything to your baby.
But here are some suggestions if you feel awkward talking to your belly:
- Read to your baby. It can be anything; a comic book, nursery rhymes, a recipe, a magazine article.
- Talk to your baby. Tell your baby how your day is going, say a prayer for your baby, tell your baby about their family and all the dreams you have for him or her.
- Sing to your baby; Even if you are karaoke’s worst nightmare, sing to your baby and make a joyful noise!
- Play music for your baby. I heard that if you play classical music like Beethoven and Bach that your baby will be smart! Doesn’t hurt to try!
- Have other people talk to your baby. The more they talk, the more baby will get used to their voice. I did have to convince my husband that this was a good idea. Although he thought it was weird, I thought it was adorable when he would talk to my belly! I think it helped him bond with them and I have no doubt that my babies were born knowing LSU football stats!! He was training them to be LSU fans from the very beginning!
- When your baby is big enough and you can feel them kick, that’s when it gets really fun to talk to them; “ What are you doing in there kiddo, playing soccer?!” Then wait for the kick response.
Your baby is getting to know you, even from the womb. Your baby can feel your love, hear your voice and can’t wait to meet the wonderful person behind that beautiful voice.
Have fun talking to your baby now while you have their full attention…
That changes when they become teenagers!
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Trisha has been a Registered Nurse for twenty-five years. She connects with pregnant women in a personal, cheerful and caring way. At Mary’s House, she is the Clinic Director who can answer questions as a nurse and encourage you as a good friend would.
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