There are other examples that you can also use to promote the idea of the unborn baby as already being an active participant in the family’s goings on. Research has shown that sound isn’t the only thing to penetrate the womb. Your unborn baby is sensitive to changing tastes too, for instance when you consume a strong flavour that alters the sweetness of the amniotic liquid. So, next time the family is sharing a meal, explain to your toddler that the little baby inside is tasting it too. Show them a picture of how food passes from you through the umbilical cord to the baby. Make them laugh by imitating how baby might screw up their nose if Mammy eats too much garlic. My wife Amy is a massive lover of spicy food, in particular jalapeno peppers!
When it’s time for bedtime, remind your child again that baby is listening to the bedroom story and like them, getting sleepy and ready to dream sweet dreams. Make the experience of waiting for the baby’s arrival as joyful and full of fun as you can, and don’t forget to cuddle your toddler very often to reassure them of your love.