Did you know...
- The main external awareness for a baby in the womb is sound outside of the womb.
- A baby in the womb can recognize its mother's voice, and can even distinguish it from other female voices.
- A baby not only can recognize its mother’s voice, but it will even change its behavior to elicit a mother’s voice.
- Research has shown that children recognize and prefer music they were exposed to in the womb for at least a year after they are born.
Prenatal stimulation through music heard regularly while in the womb might provide some babies with a sense of confidence and relaxation after they're born. You and your baby also will quickly discover an excellent way to bond and share in the emotional and potential intellectual development benefits this method may bring.
- Jennifer Lacey, BabyZone
Musicologists seem to agree that rhythms, similar to their mother's heartbeat, have the most calming effect on babies in utero. This, like reading to your child, can be used as a tool to calm a fussy newborn.
-Thomas Verny, M.D. - The Secret Life of the Unborn Child