Babies are amazing and they're born with a lot of innate knowledge. They know how to be a baby and they are able to pick up on the mom's mood, body language, and loud speaking tone. What babies learn before birth is really important for parents. In fact, it can help them better understand their babies and even guide treatment for common issues like reflux or colic.
Your baby is learning the most important things at birth: how to breathe, hear, see and taste. They'll also master the skills necessary to survive outside the womb. In fact, babies are born with an inborn instinct that tells them when it's time for them to be born — even if they haven't experienced any pain or discomfort during pregnancy.
Babies don't just start to learn the things we know about the world once they're born. They start to learn them when they're still in the womb, and there's a lot of evidence that babies are born with an innate curiosity about the world.
For example, babies will stare at your face for as long as you stare back at them. This is known as mutual gazing and is quite common among humans. It helps babies figure out what they look like — not just their own features but also those of other people.