Do you pay attention to your baby when crying? Try to pay attention to the baby crying and compare it to the cry of another baby. Maybe you think all the babies in the world are the same, will cry if they are hungry or feel sick and their cries sound the same. But did you know that babies crying in every part of the world is different?
This is indicated by a study recently reported in the Journal of Voice which states that every baby cries with their respective accents. Not only that, baby crying is also considered as a language used to communicate and can train the muscles of the baby's respiratory tract. The melodic differences found in a baby's cry indicate that the larynx and respiratory tract are well trained.
The baby's cry has its own accent
This study involved 110 babies consisting of 55 babies from German families, and the rest were of Chinese descent. These babies are known not to have physical deficiencies and have good health status. Then the researchers recorded the cries of babies who were considered spontaneous, such as when babies feel hungry, and not recorded when babies feel sick. The crying record has a maximum duration of 2 minutes and is carried out every time the baby cries suddenly.
From this study, the researchers managed to collect 6480 records from 102 babies recorded by their cries, then the cries were analyzed in terms of their melodies and notes. The results of the study stated that crying babies from Chinese descent had more varied melodies than babies from German families. In addition, the crying melody from each group of babies shows the similarity of the language used by the parents everyday.
Other studies have also compared two groups of baby crying, namely a group of babies from France with babies from German descent. Just as the results of the research mentioned earlier, it is known that the cries of each group of babies are different. In this study, experts recorded as many as 60 babies aged 3 to 5 days. The cries of these babies have melodies and tones that are almost the same as their parents' language.
The baby has noticed the voice of the mother since the womb
The baby's hearing system is even active and can hear from him still in the womb. The hearing organ in the fetus has begun to grow when the fetus enters the age of 24 weeks. Whereas at the 30th week, the sense of hearing can function properly. Therefore, the baby in the womb can actually hear and can remember whatever he heard while still in the womb.
The mother's voice is the voice that is heard most often by the fetus and baby when she is born later. The fetus has been accustomed to hearing the voice of the mother since she was in the womb. From this mother's voice, the baby forms 'crying' when she is born later. Experts reveal that the most interesting thing is not that babies can recognize melodies from the language their parents use, but newborns have the ability to hear various things from the womb. Babies who are in the womb are not only able to hear, but also can remember in detail the sound then they mimic the crying.
From the study it can be concluded that the development of the auditory organs, the ability to learn, and the memory of the baby are very strong, even when they were still in the womb. This should be a concern for parents. Growth and development when the baby is still in the womb is very important. To support all that, parents must provide a supportive environment. Not only the mother's voice may be recognized, but various sounds that are in the surrounding environment may affect the growth and development of the fetus. Therefore, parents should avoid noisy and high-noise environments that can disrupt fetal growth.
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