16:11 14 March 2017
The best way of ensuring a happy and contented newborn is by singing to it while it is still in the womb, a recent research conducted by researchers from the University of Milan has found.
The study was participated by 160 pregnant women. Half of them were told to sing lullabies to their bump in the months immediately before and after birth. The babies in the singing group cried 18.5per cent of the time while babies that were not sung to cried 28.2per cent of the time.
The authors said: "Mothers singing lullabies could improve maternal-infant bonding. It could also have positive effects on neonatal behaviour and maternal stress."
Their findings were published in the journal Women and Birth.