17Jan
Benefits of music therapy in premature babies

Benefits of music therapy in premature babies

Since the early 20th century, scientists have been investigating unborn babies’ reactions to external noises and sounds. Over the years, an increasing number of studies have been conducted on foetal hearing development and the importance of intrauterine hearing in the baby’s future communication and social skills.

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16Dec
How the foetus develops during each month of pregnancy

How the foetus develops during each month of pregnancy

Over the nine months, the embryo develops gradually from a zygote to a fully formed baby. In the first trimester, from conception to week 12 of gestation, the main organs are formed, including the heart, intestines and stomach. From the second trimester of pregnancy, between weeks 13 and 27, the organs mature and become more complex. In the final trimester of pregnancy, between weeks 28 and 40, the baby prepares itself to be born.

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02Dec
New discoveries about the effects of music on children

New discoveries about the effects of music on children

Listening to and playing music at an early stage (between the ages of three and five) improves neuronal connections and strengthens the brain circuits. This strengthening is seen in the interconnection between the brain hemispheres and, in particular, in the prefrontal cortex, which is involved in the planning of complex cognitive behaviours, expression of personality, decision-making processes, and adapting social behaviour to each situation.

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24Nov
What kind of gift should you give a mother-to-be at her baby shower?

What kind of gift should you give a mother-to-be at her baby shower?

A baby shower is essentially a gathering of a pregnant women’s friends to shower her with gifts for the baby. However, it is important to also include some special gifts exclusively for the mother-to-be herself. This is a great opportunity to show that you care, and that despite the fact that she will have less free time when she is a mother, she will always be able to count on her friends. You should make her understand that the baby’s birth is important, but that she will always be important too, even when she has a child.

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11Nov
How to stimulate babies up to 6 months

How to stimulate babies up to 6 months

Early stimulation, early intervention and early care techniques encourage the development of skills and abilities during childhood. Clinical research has shown that the early years are essential for a child’s future development, and therefore the earlier the stimulation begins, the better the child’s brain capacity will be. Exercises are more effective at times in life when the most neuronal connections are created.

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