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April 16th, 2013, 02:33 AM
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http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com...-to-your-baby/

This is an interesting article about the importance of speech and children - I definitely plan on reading a lot with the baby when they arrive, and of course around the house talk, but right now, I'm afraid they don't hear very much. I'm alone a good portion of the day and I do graphic design - not really a talky job at all! Anybody have any input or information about this? I told DH a couple weeks ago that when the bump gets bigger I wanted to read magazines/books/articles out loud to each other or into the bump because of this - the baby won't know our voices very well since we don't do a lot of talking during the week! Until things ease up at work, DH gets home on the later side, and we'll chat for a bit, have dinner, then unwind and go to sleep.

ETA: I am not commenting on the class portion of the article - I was thinking about the difference in performance based on # of words spoken.
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April 16th, 2013, 04:03 AM
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I talk a lot at work and at home. DH actually talks to my stomach every night, lol. I think we all talk to the baby a lot too when it is first born.
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April 16th, 2013, 05:33 AM
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I talk to the baby a lot, and so does Dd. I also read outloud to Dd a lot which of course would go over to the baby. Even when I was pregnant with Dd though I read outloud to her a lot, just because I liked the thought of her hearing me lol.
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I read to my children and we all talk to my tummy. My children won't go to sleep unless they say goodnight to their brother/sister. Maybe we're just weird...But I like weird so I'll take it
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April 16th, 2013, 06:22 AM
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So I AM behind the curve! I feel like a moron talking to myself but I'll suck it up
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April 16th, 2013, 06:48 AM
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I think talking out loud or even reading your work outloud some is a great idea!
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April 16th, 2013, 07:48 AM
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So I AM behind the curve! I feel like a moron talking to myself but I'll suck it up
Mel, I do too! Sometimes I start thinking that I'm a terrible pre-mommy because I don't talk to my bump yet...then I remember that my baby can't hear for another week or two, so I feel a little better. haha! I think it will make a difference when I can actually SEE a bump? Maybe then I'll be all "Hey what's up lil dude?" and we can have one-sided conversations...

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April 16th, 2013, 07:51 AM
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So the hearing is developing soon then! That's good - I'll start things up in a couple weeks then. Get myself some trashy books to read out loud..

Right now all the fetus is hearing is me yelling at the cat for chewing through my bag of english muffins and destroying all my muffin tops!
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April 16th, 2013, 07:55 AM
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I think they say your baby can start to hear noises outside the womb at or around 14 weeks? At least that's what I read in one of my books that someone gave me.

I've been reading out loud to my husband recently...unfortunately nothing even moderately exciting. I've been reading a study guide on pesticide so he can take a test to get his sprayer's license for farming. *woo* I think my baby probably would cower inside of me if he/she could hear it, I am THAT enthused about reading it!
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April 16th, 2013, 08:03 AM
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I can't say that I talked TO any of my babies in utero very much. I sang a lot. They heard me talking to other people.

After they were born, I read books, talked about what I was doing or what was around us and sang a lot. I didn't baby talk when I was speaking to them. I used real words for things etc.

My 13 year old son was reading at a 3rd grade level in kindergarten. My 2 year old daughter's language development is that of a 4 year old. She currently reads environmental print.

Talk to your baby, but don't stress about it! If you're not talking all the time while you're pregnant, it doesn't mean your baby will be behind.

{I'm not saying any of the above to say "na na my kids are the most genius in all the land." They simply come from an environment where education, especially early education is highly valued and they love to learn!} I'm a self-proclaimed nerd.
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April 16th, 2013, 05:42 PM
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In my sociology class I learned about the whole talking to the child thing and the words that they hear. I think it does matter, especially as the child grows up. My father (a single father who worked with commuting about 12 hrs a day) read to me every night and I think that really effects the child.
I'm surprisingly not into talking to my belly...I've tried, but I think life is just too hectic and all the time I have to talk I want to talk to DH . When he leaves I'll probably talk to the bump out of loneliness.
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April 16th, 2013, 06:54 PM
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I talk alllllll day long as a teacher. The baby probably wishes I would shut up once in awhile.
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April 17th, 2013, 04:14 AM
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My oldest daughter, who is 10 talks to the baby- I think it is soooo cute she even gives my belly a hug LOL

but yea you can never start too early talking to your little one
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April 17th, 2013, 11:47 AM
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im an odd ball... I don't talk to my belly. I always felt weird when DH did too.
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