Post # 1
I was talking to a friend the other day and he said he would sing and talk to his wife’s belly and when his kid was born he seemed to recognize his voice and would stop crying as long as he kept talking. I’ve heard of baby’s recognizing their mom’s voice so I guess it makes sense they would recognize dad’s voice as well if he talks to them enough. So I was just wondering if anyone could tell their baby recognized their or their SOs voice soon after birth.
Post # 3
I was just wondering about this too. I’m not a parent, or pregnant, but in my early childhood education class we were learning about the stages of development of attachment in infants. It said that the attachment to their primary caregiver starts around week 6, but I feel like babies know their mother or father before the 6 weeks or at least know the sound of their voices. I think have at least some sort of attachment before 6 weeks. But, I don’t know because a lot of babies also are fairly easy going and don’t mind who is holding them or feeding them, as long as it gets done at that point. I guess this is one of those things I won’t really know until I’m a mother!
I’d love to hear the responses though, so see what others have experienced 🙂
Post # 4
I work in NICU, and to be honest (although it may not be what people want to hear) I have never noticed a baby reacting to a parents voice any differently that anyone else’s voice, as a newborn. After a few weeks, that changes, and they start to “key into” certain voices more than others.
Post # 5
My son definetly recognized my voice when he was born. He would always turn his head in the direction of my voice, but I could tell he didn’t recognize his dad’s voice. My SO didn’t ever talk to my tummy, so when our son heard his voice shortly after birth, the look on his face was priceless.
Post # 6
Both girls knew me, whether it was from my heart beat, smell or sound I don’t know. Maybe a combination of everything. I didn’t notice if they recognized FI immediately or not.
Post # 7
I heard that he would, but honestly, I don’t think he did! He loved being close to me though
Post # 8
I have no idea if Addie knew our voices or not when she was born. I do remember that she was following us around the room with her eyes or turning to the sound of our voices by two months, though.