Even before the baby is born, there is a deep bond between mother and child. This is due to the fact that the infant develops preferences and dislikes while still in the mother’s Wᴏᴍʙ. While the rest of the world may be completely unaware of it, it seems only mom knows about it. It seems the baby and mother have developed a secret language that only the two of them can understand.
And, of course, nine months is a long time to try to build a relationship with the little life growing within. Some mothers even look forward to the day when they can finally hear their baby talk, while in the Wᴏᴍʙ, the baby needs to make sure to let the mother know what he likes best. And here are a few examples:
All Things Sweet
Consider this situation: you’ve been craving soᴍᴇᴛʜing sweet all day. But this is not the first time when you are Pʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ. And you feel your baby move precisely when you eat that soft, spongy cake or swallow that special scoop of flavored ice cream. This is because infants can taste the stuff you consume when you’re still in the ᴡᴏᴍʙ! Amniotic fluid gives them their flavor. While baby don’t like spicy foods, they love sweet ones. So the next time you have a craving, forget the calories and simply do it! And enjoy the taste with your baby.
Warm, comfortable baths
Pregnancy can be exhausting, especially in the third trimester. This is when you want to take advantage of every opportunity to relax. Taking lengthy showers is one of the safest ways to unwind. When a hot water bath may cause your baby discomfort, keeping the water warm and comfortable while showering may help you and your baby relax more. However, you should consult your doctor about the optimal temperature.
Soft Belly Touch
How many times have you observed that when you gently rub his belly, your baby responds with a kick? Does this happen quite often? External stimuli, especially when it comes from the mother, cause the baby in the Wᴏᴍʙ to respond. They adore this connection, which is why, when you and your partner play the touch-and-feel game together, you could discover your baby in a playful mood.
By Week 18, your baby’s ears will begin to protrude. This is when your baby’s hearing begins to develop. And the mother’s voice is one of the first voices babies recognize. As your due date approaches, you’ll notice that your baby is becoming more and more responsive to your voice. Because it’s one of those voices your kid loves.
Soft music tunes
How can we forget music when it comes to your child’s hearing ability? Despite the fact that newborns may hear muted noises in the Wᴏᴍʙ, they can distinguish between jarring and pleasant sounds! They may also express a liking for a certain kind of music. Soft music helps soothe them, but harsh and sudden sounds will upset them. So turn on your favorite tunes and spend time with your child. However, keep the decibels moderate to avoid disturbing your infant with the loud jerks.
It is believed that laughter is the best ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄɪɴᴇ. No wonder a happy mother gives birth to a happy child. Newborns respond to their mother’s laughter the same way they respond to their mother’s touch or voice. Many “feel good” hormones are produced when we laugh. These hormones not only make the mother happy, but also make the baby happy. Listening to their mother tongue is almost certainly a boon.
Babies never cease to amaze us with their antics. And, although you prepare for more of them once they are born, savor these wonderful times with them for the time being. Cheers!