Your baby starts feeling and understanding things even when in the womb. A new study published in PLOS ONE proved it. According to this study, a fetus responds more quickly when mother touches their own belly compared to when someone else touched her belly. Not just this, babies also respond quickly when the mother is talking than when someone else is talking.
In another report published in Time Magazine, the publisher wrote:
“Researchers found that when mothers touched their stomachs fetuses showed “more arm, head, and mouth movements than when the women did nothing or when they spoke to the baby,” Time reported. “Although it is speculative to suggest, it might well be that the increases in arm movements in response to maternal touch are also directed responses towards the source of the stimulation,”.”
This report was published after conducting a study on 23 healthy pregnant women:
In this study, it is also proved that children learn language skill while in the womb when their parents read or talk to them.
Language and reading skills in womb
This study proves if a mother read, talk or motivate her premature baby then the baby has greater chance to learn things quickly once they are born.
Parents can motivate their children to learn by interacting.
Interacting with babies on regular basis motivate them to memorize things.
“In a report Patricia K. Kuhl, Ph.D. said, “The main message for new moms is that their babies are listening and learning and remembering during the last stages of pregnancy. Their brains do not wait for birth to start absorbing information,”
Some companies even started manufacturing headphones, that are big enough for your belly. These companies are claiming that it is the best way to interact with your child, but why you need headphones for your belly when you can interact with babies directly.