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Should I read to my 2-month-old?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Absolutely! infants at any age benefit from the bonding and soothing voice of mom. And it is all about making those connections in the brain.

In brief: Yes
Absolutely! infants at any age benefit from the bonding and soothing voice of mom. And it is all about making those connections in the brain.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Your choice
Reading to an infant is a positive learning experience for baby.
They are actually beginning to learn the rhythm and sing son quality of language, and the process increases the inter chances baby will produce reciprocal mouthing or cooing earlier.

In brief: Your choice
Reading to an infant is a positive learning experience for baby.
They are actually beginning to learn the rhythm and sing son quality of language, and the process increases the inter chances baby will produce reciprocal mouthing or cooing earlier.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Your baby will enjoy just hearing your voice.
You can read aloud your favorite mystery or spy novel while feeding or cuddling with the baby.

In brief: Yes
Your baby will enjoy just hearing your voice.
You can read aloud your favorite mystery or spy novel while feeding or cuddling with the baby.
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Yes, but it doesn't
Matter if you read the newspaper, a novel or a children's book till she can focus on pictures in a hard-paged baby book at 3-4 months.
In behavioral terms, if you read & cuddle , you pair the two activities in a positive way. Use as part of a consistent bedtime routine, then wipe out her mouth after the last feed & put her to sleep in her own bed on her back, drowsy but awake. Yep, this early.

In brief: Yes, but it doesn't
Matter if you read the newspaper, a novel or a children's book till she can focus on pictures in a hard-paged baby book at 3-4 months.
In behavioral terms, if you read & cuddle , you pair the two activities in a positive way. Use as part of a consistent bedtime routine, then wipe out her mouth after the last feed & put her to sleep in her own bed on her back, drowsy but awake. Yep, this early.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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