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Episode 3: What are the benefits of talking to your bump?

Talking to your bump


Discover the science behind speaking to your bump

Getting into the habit of talking to your baby – in pregnancy and from the moment they’re born – helps you to build a strong bond, but it could also create the foundations for a lifetime of good communication skills. Watch our panel of mums give personal examples of early interactions, while our speech development experts reveal the science that drives instinctive behaviour.

Missed episode 2? Watch 'How to talk to your baby before birth' now.

Meet our expert panel

  • poorna-bell

    Poorna Bell

    Our moderator is an award-winning journalist and editor, specialising in women’s journalism, health, fitness and travel

  • Expert Katie round bio

    Katie Ellison

    Mum of three and the author of multi-award-winning lifestyle blog Mummy Daddy Me

  • bex-gower

    Bex Gower

    Expecting her fourth child at the time of filming, Bex writes the award-winning blog The Mummy Adventure

  • eino-partanen

    Eino Partanen

    A cognitive neuroscientist specialising in foetal and infant speech perception and auditory capabilities

  • nicola-lathey

    Nicola Lathey

    Renowned speech and language therapist, and co-author of child speech development guide, Small Talk

  • amy-treasure

    Amy Treasure

    Mum to two teenagers and a toddler, Amy writes family and lifestyle blog Amy Treasure

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Episode 3: What are the benefits of talking to your bump?

Award-winning journalist and editor Poorna Bell oversees our panel of mums and experts as they discuss the differences between talking to a bump and talking to a newborn, along with the science behind ‘parentese’ or ‘baby talk’.

Last reviewed: 2nd September 2016

Now watch more in our Tummy Talk series

Tummy Talks is a new series of informative and entertaining roundtable discussions aimed at helping mums like you discover the amazing benefits of talking to their bumps during pregnancy. We’ve asked our panel of experts, from experienced mums to neuroscientists, to discuss practical, personal and proven ways you can give your baby the very best start in life.

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