Pregnancy is a unique experience for parents:3 Surprising Things Your Baby Knows Inside The Womb
What makes pregnancy even more thrilling is the fact that your baby learns several things inside the womb, from the behavior of the mother. Learning starts right there in the womb and you are your baby’s first teacher. This is the reason why the elders advise us to listen to soothing music and read good stuff when pregnant! So, what are the specific things that your baby has already learned by the time he comes out of the womb?
An Experience Of Different Tastes
Did you have any idea that all that while when you were eating different foods and taking a variety of liquids, your baby is developing his taste buds? Scientific research and studies (1) have concluded that babies tend to form an inclination towards foods and liquids that their mothers consume during the pregnancy period and this preference for certain foods can manifest itself in the children up to the age of eight to nine years. Interesting, right?
An Experience Of Hearing
Your mother must have asked you to listen to nice songs and rhythmic music while you carried the baby bump. There is a scientific reason (2) to that one too! Babies have the capability to hear sounds from the outside world. They are likely to react to music or voices that they have often heard, when inside the womb. Babies recognize the voice of their mother very well from the first few days itself because they have stayed in the mother’s womb long enough to know her voice. So, the next time you plan to say something harsh or rude with the baby bump still on you, think twice.
An Experience Of Vision
Although the eyes of a baby form considerably by the eighth week, they remain sealed for up to 25 weeks (seventh month). It is only after this period that the baby opens his eyes but since there isn’t anything much to see inside the womb, they tend to react to light (3) if it is passed directly through the mother’s belly. When a baby is exposed to bright light through the mother’s belly, it will turn away from the source of light. By the time of birth, the baby starts blinking. The closing and opening of the eyes is gradual within the womb but prepares the baby for the outside world.
These patterns have been observed scientifically and proven to be repetitive in most cases of pregnant women. The findings make our resolve stronger to give the best for the baby right from the time when he is in the womb. What do you think?