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

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

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      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.

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      Poorna Bell

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

      Katie Ellison

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


      Bex Gower

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


      Eino Partanen

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


      Nicola Lathey

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

      Small Talk


      Amy Treasure

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


      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’.


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      Mummy Bloggers Bex And Amy

      Episode 1

      Creating an 'auditory home'. Our experts discuss the best time to start talking to your bump.

      Roundtable Discussion

      Episode 2

      Lullabies or raps? The panellists talk about the effects of different sounds on unborn babies.


      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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      Last reviewed: 2nd September 2016

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