By 20 weeks, Baby can taste the food you eat, and may actually develop food preferences based on your diet. Some moms find that Baby starts kicking a lot after eating something particularly spicy, while others get an active baby after indulging in lots of sweets.
Don’t worry, those kicks after a spicy meal aren’t Baby in pain — it’s Baby developing a love of curry and salsa!
Sounds like a memory:
Believe it or not, Baby actually starts developing hearing at 20 weeks and memories at 30 weeks. Several studies have shown that not only can Baby hear in the womb, but they will remember voices and melodies they’ve heard. That makes sound a fantastic way to bond with baby.
You can easily share your favorite music with Baby by using Bellybuds, a specialized speaker system that gently adheres to your belly, allowing you to safely play sounds for Baby in the womb. Bellybuds also come with a splitter, letting you plug in both your own headphones and your Bellybuds so you and Baby can enjoy the same music together.
Create a playlist to rock-out, one to chill-out, and another to get your feet moving. You can spend all day at your own personal dance party with the perfect little partner.
Introduce your family:
You aren’t the only one who wants to bond with Baby. When possible, include your partner or close family in bonding moments. Let them feel Baby kick, and give them plenty of opportunities to massage your belly while they talk to Baby.
Bonding can be particularly difficult if you and your partner have to be apart, or you have long-distance loved ones that can’t come spend time with your bump. That’s when Bellybuds is a great option. They offer a unique Voiceshare service that lets your loved ones record messages that you can download and play for Baby anytime through your Bellybuds. The look of recognition on Baby’s face when they finally hear a voice they know in person can be incredible.
Journal for tomorrow:
It’s not just about bonding with your baby now, but being able to bond tomorrow, too. If you do some occasional journaling, or regular photo taking, you can create memories that will last you the rest of your life. Journal now, bond forever. You can even use the Notes tab in your Ovia calendar to make a record of your milestones and memories.
Share your feelings:
Baby doesn’t feel emotions yet – at least not exactly. When you experience stress, relaxation, or a whole range of other emotions, your body releases certain corresponding hormones.
Hormones travel in your blood, which means they can pass through the placenta and into Baby’s bloodstream. When you’re feeling calm, baby will receive those hormones and experience calmness too.
A great way to relax and destress is to listen to gentle music and songs for meditation, or maybe some white-noise like ocean or forest sounds. Put on some soothing music, adhere Bellybuds to your bump, and you and Baby will be experiencing some much needed zen in no time.
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