Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Father Focus -

If you’re preg­nant, then a lovely Fa­ther’s Day present to buy your other half is a bed­time story to read to your bump. From 20 weeks, your baby can hear noises from out­side the womb, and she’ll learn to recog­nise those voices she hears most. So, read­ing a story be­fore you go to sleep ev­ery night is a great way for your part­ner to bond with your grow­ing baby. Re­search shows that new­borns re­act to sounds they heard daily in the last trimester, so en­cour­age Dad to carry on read­ing the story to her once she’s born. And while your baby might not un­der­stand the lan­guage yet, if you choose a book with rhyth­mi­cal text, she’ll find the sound of it calm­ing and sooth­ing. Here are our favourite picks of the per­fect read…

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