Lessons From Nine Months Inside The Womb

When does learning begin? Some people say they remember their first day at a daycare center, or have flashes of moments as a baby. However, research on fetal origins suggest that a child do start to distinguish impressions, particularly sound, while still in the mothers’ womb.

What can a fetus learn in a span of nine months while inside the womb? British physician David Baker hypothesized that mothers are already teaching their babies important lessons on survival during this critical stage, and these include:
1.Food. Experiments performed suggest that babies at weaning take easily to the food that they have been exposed to from what their mothers liked to eat while pregnant, or from the flavors familiar to them through their mother’s breastmilk.
2. Trust. Since the mother’s voice is the most audible sound that the fetus can hear, it is not surprising that, upon birth, it is the only sound that could calm the child, or the sound to which it would respond in a trusting way.
3.Expectations. Mothers expose themselves to many different impressions during pregnancy—the air she breathes, the food and drink she consumes, the impact of thought and emotions—all these are somehow passed on to the fetus in their womb; these impressions may form the matrix upon which the child growing up will build to form his or her own survival tools.

These are some of the crucial ideas that babies are said to absorb even before they are born. Some studies even suggest that that these early impressions may hold the answers as to why people become who they are as adults.

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Putting Babies To Sleep: Music And Mother’S Voice

Putting their babies to sleep is probably one of the toughest challenges mothers face throughout their lives. Often, this ordeal results to sleepless nights, lack of social life, and even feelings of fatigue, anxieties, or depression. Many mothers rely on self-help books and blogs for solutions to this and to get an idea how they should sleep train their babies, but what they may not know is that training can be done even before the child is born.

Studies have shown why infants have such strong bonds with their moms and many attribute this to the nine months babies have spent their lives living inside their mother’s womb. During those crucial times, mothers provide their unborn child with food, shelter, and sense of security. Researches also reveal that the sound of mom’s voice soothes children while they are inside the womb. Many child care experts even reveal that appropriate music mothers play to their kids during pregnancy also relaxes children and can induce their sleep.

Parents should think about getting more knowledge on how prenatal practices affect their children as this enables them to do their parental responsibilities better. Putting babies to sleep should not eat up a lot of what can be productive time for mothers and fathers. By using simple prenatal techniques and trainings, parents can make sure that it’s not only their child who gets the much-needed rest, but them as well.


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