Do I need to spend time talking to my unborn baby?
There are no shoulds in this; you and your baby
are communicating every day as he/she moves with you and listens to you talking to others in your own way, in your own language. He's taking in your music favorites and he's responding to the rhythms of your life. He's tasting what you eat, jumping at loud noises, and turning away from bright lights. He also experiences the stresses of your life. He's very busy getting to know you and I'm sure you know more about him than you realize. Is he active or quiet? a kicker or a dancer? a garlic lover or basic meat and potatoes guy? It's never too early and it's never too late to talk to your child. Like any relationship, your interaction with your baby
is as individual as you are.
Start by narrating what you're doing during the day, a habit that will help him after he's born. Sing a song -your vocal skills will have a very receptive audience even if others think you couldn't carry a tune in a basket. Your baby
will love your singing and will like to hear it face to face when he arrives.