(Closed) Did your baby recognize your voice when they were born?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

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
2561 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
1986 posts
Buzzing bee

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 Fiance immediately or not.

Post # 7
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I heard that he would, but honestly, I don’t think he did!  He loved being close to me though

Post # 8
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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. 

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