Attention, future moms! We have some great news for you: prenatal stimulation is fantastic for your baby’s development. It turns out that babies can respond to external stimuli even before they are born. That’s why experts recommend creating a prenatal stimulation program for moms who are in good health. We’re here to give you some tips to make it easier and more fun!
The first thing you should consider is how your baby’s senses are developing. There’s a very specific timeline for which senses develop first. Touch is the first sense to develop, starting at 8 weeks, then comes sight, and by the second trimester your baby is ready to listen to your voice!
Here are some guidelines and considerations to keep in mind:
- The mother’s health comes first. Make sure you’re feeling well and don’t try things that can put you at risk or make you uncomfortable.
- Find a safe and comfortable position, being at ease is key.
- Choose the right time of day. It’s better to do it an hour after meals when the baby is more active.
- Make sure the baby is awake, we don’t want to interrupt their nap time!
- Pick a well-ventilated space.
- Gather the necessary materials ready beforehand.
- Repeat the activity at least two or three times a week, let’s practice!
- You can include your partner or other loved ones, but make sure everyone is willing and in a good disposition. Bring a positive attitude and lots of love!
Studies show that babies can respond to stimuli with body movements, reflexes, changes in breathing, and even an increase in heart rate. You can even see their reaction in an ultrasound! Don’t forget about consistency, try to repeat the exercises at the same time every day to get better results.
Take this information into account and create a stimulation routine that works for you and your family. The most important thing is to enjoy yourself and find moments to bond with your baby. Make the most of this amazing stage of your journey!