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How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by employer2(m): 9:25pm On Apr 21, 2012
hello, freinds, pls How You Can someone Make his or her unborn baby Smarter And Make Him More
Intelligent before It is Born
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by Busybody2(f): 9:31pm On Apr 21, 2012
One that i know and did was to play Classical music to them from when they are in the womb, when you give birth to them, and you play similar music to them whenever they get restless, they recognise the music, and it soothes them and calms them down. They start hearing in the womb from 4 months apparently and "hears" Daddy's voice first because men's voices are deeper, and this is why Dad only has to say one word for a child to jump and obey them, whereas no matter how much Mum screeches and screams to get a child's attention, they act tone deaf, lol.


Women are not left out too, Mum's touch works wonders too. When a baby is crying, all Mum has to do is touch him/her, even from the back, to settle the crying baby.









Disclaimer: Of course, this is not applicable to deadbeat Dads who are nowhere to be found when Mum was pregnant, or Mum who delegates baby duties to their myriad of house slaves because they don't want to ruin their delicate nails oh lipsrsealed
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by plaetton: 4:48am On Apr 22, 2012
enjoy classical music during pregnancy.During the baby's first month, it is very important for the father to be holding the baby to his chest near his heart very often. this is good for the baby 's long term emotional stability. Also,breastfeed the baby for as long as you can(at least six months) and sing songs and lullabys to soothe and calm the baby when he or she is restless.
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by moremi2008(m): 7:54am On Apr 22, 2012
I can't believe people are taking this ridiculous post seriously. This is only going to be a rehashing of old wives tales that have no basis in neuroscience.

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Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by rokiatu(f): 8:24am On Apr 22, 2012
Like seriously I don't think there is any such thing. The best option is to teach the child after birth.
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by taryour(f): 11:13am On Apr 22, 2012
rokiatu: Like seriously I don't think there is any such thing. The best option is to teach the child after birth.


excatly..

@op,take all ur multivitamins n irons and all foods prescribed by ur doctors. U could use " PREGNANTCARE " one tabelet per day till u put to bed,i always use dis as well.
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by cotton101(f): 12:44pm On Apr 22, 2012
Well first off if both parents are not intelligent then don't bother taking anything.

unborn baby?? I have heard it all today. all babies come out the same - its the time and energy u invest in them that determines "intelligence" and pls remember even if a child is not book smart they may be gifted in other areas.
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by melek: 12:45pm On Apr 22, 2012
6 months exclusive breastfeeding works wonders.
My sis inlaw did it 4her baby &u can't believe she reason like an adult &control other children, some of which are older than her at just 4yrs.
I'm always surprised by her constructive arguments &points @such a tender age.
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by plaetton: 1:58pm On Apr 22, 2012
moremi2008: I can't believe people are taking this ridiculous post seriously. This is only going to be a rehashing of old wives tales that have no basis in neuroscience.

I guess you are assuming that the neuroscience has completely figured out everything there is to know about the brain development?. The brain is still the most complex organ in the human body. No neuroscientist even pretends to have more than 20% knowlwdge of how the brain really works or develops. there is still much to learn, so it is still a work in progress.
Many many studies have been conducted over the years about the benefits of classical music in neural development. The conclusions, which I am inclined to believe, is that music stimulates , and in most cases, sharpens certain parts of the brain responsible for logical reasoning,creativity and problem solving, as in mathematical abilities.
Although, there have been other studies that have been inconclusive on this matter,there is absolutely nothing to lose by trying anything that is not potentially harmful to the child.

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Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by Busybody2(f): 9:22pm On Apr 22, 2012
moremi2008: I can't believe people are taking this ridiculous post seriously. This is only going to be a rehashing of old wives tales that have no basis in neuroscience.


Ha it is you, knew it, lightning don't strike the same place twice. I have been looking to corner you since, owo ba e leni, read some posting of yours last year that led me to deduce that you some specialist of some sort in paediatric matters, so i made a mental note and upgraded you sharp sharp to "my cousin's" status, as per everyone is our cousn in Naija. Naija and awoof ehn, so its gonna be free complimentary consultation from Dr Moremi by the bucketload. Erm. . . can i ask a small favour too. . .can't hurt to ask. . .erm. . . does babysitting come within your remit. A gentlelady like me needs baby girls to compliment me, not this boys wey I get, I swear sometimes I would have better luck training goats cheesy. Something is always crashing every minute and i fear they are gonna bring the whole house down soon.


Now that pleasantries are over and we have agreed for you to occasionally babysit my quiet wellbehaved children, why do this same neuro critics who believe the numerous studies that unborn babies are affected by loud discordant music such as Rock and Rap, refuse to accept that Classical music improves their spatial awareness huh? Foetuses feel pain in the womb, so why refuse to believe that these genre of music truly aids their memory too. I bet you still remember some of the nursery rhymes you were taught as a baby, so why not a growing baby in the womb.


And how come the age of the youngest patients studied to conclude that Classical Music does not positively affect the brain is 11 years old, why not use babies?
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by Busybody2(f): 9:24pm On Apr 22, 2012
plaetton:

I guess you are assuming that the neuroscience has completely figured out everything there is to know about the brain development?. The brain is still the most complex organ in the human body. No neuroscientist even pretends to have more than 20% knowlwdge of how the brain really works or develops. there is still much to learn, so it is still a work in progress.
Many many studies have been conducted over the years about the benefits of classical music in neural development. The conclusions, which I am inclined to believe, is that music stimulates , and in most cases, sharpens certain parts of the brain responsible for logical reasoning,creativity and problem solving, as in mathematical abilities.
Although, there have been other studies that have been inconclusive on this matter,there is absolutely nothing to lose by trying anything that is not potentially harmful to the child.


Thumbs up, Brilliant post cool
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by moremi2008(m): 10:28pm On Apr 22, 2012
plaetton:

I guess you are assuming that the neuroscience has completely figured out everything there is to know about the brain development?. The brain is still the most complex organ in the human body. No neuroscientist even pretends to have more than 20% knowlwdge of how the brain really works or develops. there is still much to learn, so it is still a work in progress.
Many many studies have been conducted over the years about the benefits of classical music in neural development. The conclusions, which I am inclined to believe, is that music stimulates , and in most cases, sharpens certain parts of the brain responsible for logical reasoning,creativity and problem solving, as in mathematical abilities.
Although, there have been other studies that have been inconclusive on this matter,there is absolutely nothing to lose by trying anything that is not potentially harmful to the child.

I am sorry, where are these studies? How about you give us a link to an excerpt? Research on these things are still very rudimentary and inconclusive. A quick Google search reveals the obvious. I quote:

"No research supports this conclusion. You may have heard that exposure to music makes kids of all ages smarter in math, but Gordon Shaw, who pioneered this type of research, says these studies focused on older children, not fetuses."

http://www.babycenter.com/0_music-and-your-unborn-child_6547.bc

Please, let's God has given the human race the beautiful gift of science so we can free ourselves from superstitions and foolishness. Let's not throw His gift back into His face by spreading biological "facts" that have no basis in science.

Busy_body:


Ha it is you, knew it, lightning don't strike the same place twice. I have been looking to corner you since, owo ba e leni, read some posting of yours last year that led me to deduce that you some specialist of some sort in paediatric matters, so i made a mental note and upgraded you sharp sharp to "my cousin's" status, as per everyone is our cousn in Naija. Naija and awoof ehn, so its gonna be free complimentary consultation from Dr Moremi by the bucketload. Erm. . . can i ask a small favour too. . .can't hurt to ask. . .erm. . . does babysitting come within your remit. A gentlelady like me needs baby girls to compliment me, not this boys wey I get, I swear sometimes I would have better luck training goats cheesy. Something is always crashing every minute and i fear they are gonna bring the whole house down soon.


Now that pleasantries are over and we have agreed for you to occasionally babysit my quiet wellbehaved children, why do this same neuro critics who believe the numerous studies that unborn babies are affected by loud discordant music such as Rock and Rap, refuse to accept that Classical music improves their spatial awareness huh? Foetuses feel pain in the womb, so why refuse to believe that these genre of music truly aids their memory too. I bet you still remember some of the nursery rhymes you were taught as a baby, so why not a growing baby in the womb.


And how come the age of the youngest patients studied to conclude that Classical Music does not positively affect the brain is 11 years old, why not use babies?

Aunty, how you came to the conclusion that I am a specialist in pediatric matters is quite beyond me (I sincerely hope you're being sarcastic!). Nigeria's educational system is so terrible and dilapidated, otherwise you would know that there's absolutely nothing I have said on this thread that's remotely ground-breaking. Ordinary middle school students here in the U.S. can sniff-out superstitions as basic as this. Did you bother to Google this claim? It's not that hard, you know.

With regards to all your questions, I have nothing to say. They imply such unfathomable leaps of logic that they aren't even worth answering. What does "feeling pain" have to do with the claims in question? What does my memory of childhood nursery rhymes have to do with anything? I am afraid that you aren't making a whole lot of sense, my dear.
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by plaetton: 3:06am On Apr 23, 2012
i reiterate my earlier position that neuroscience is still very far from a complete understanding of neural development.it is needless to turn a simple discussion into an acedemic exercise. The fact that much research has been done on this subject removes it from the real of superstition into the realm of a hypothesis, at least.
The fact Gordon shaw, whom you quote , does not contradict the findings of these research but only says that the studies focused on older kids, indicates, once again that what we are talking about here is beyond the realm of superstitions.

here are a few links.
http://www.educationoasis.com/resources/Articles/building_babys_brain.htm
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by moremi2008(m): 3:42am On Apr 23, 2012
plaetton: i reiterate my earlier position that neuroscience is still very far from a complete understanding of neural development.it is needless to turn a simple discussion into an acedemic exercise. The fact that much research has been done on this subject removes it from the real of superstition into the realm of a hypothesis, at least.
The fact Gordon shaw, whom you quote , does not contradict the findings of these research but only says that the studies focused on older kids, indicates, once again that what we are talking about here is beyond the realm of superstitions.

here are a few links.
http://www.educationoasis.com/resources/Articles/building_babys_brain.htm


Please stop with this slippery slope nonsense excuse that science doesn't have a complete understanding of the world. Any fool can use the same excuse to defend Santa Claus and leprechauns. This thread was created to seek prescriptive advice. You don't give people advice based on unproven hypotheses! Anybody can come up with any kind of hypothesis at any time. Until proven by science, an hypothesis is no different or no better than superstition, especially when it comes to prescribing action/inaction.

However, it's a free world. You can dance ballet, fight jujitsu and play Obesere to your fetus if you like; nah you get am to do as you please. In fact, if you like, you can play recordings of Bill Gates' voice to your fetus, over and over again! Just don't come on here and try to pass off pure conjecture as scientific fact. We're quite a bit beyond that nonsense on Nairaland.
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by Busybody2(f): 7:13pm On Apr 23, 2012
moremi2008:

Aunty, how you came to the conclusion that I am a specialist in pediatric matters is quite beyond me (I sincerely hope you're being sarcastic!). Nigeria's educational system is so terrible and dilapidated, otherwise you would know that there's absolutely nothing I have said on this thread that's remotely ground-breaking. Ordinary middle school students here in the U.S. can sniff-out superstitions as basic as this. Did you bother to Google this claim? It's not that hard, you know.

With regards to all your questions, I have nothing to say. They imply such unfathomable leaps of logic that they aren't even worth answering. What does "feeling pain" have to do with the claims in question? What does my memory of childhood nursery rhymes have to do with anything? I am afraid that you aren't making a whole lot of sense, my dear.


Hmmm, who said anything about Nigeria, can see you are still slippery and slick as ever, just clear a couple of hours in your diary we are paying you a visit in Yankee next week.

Okay don't worry, sensory perception and memory has nothing to do with smartness and intelligence. I give up. It is indeed a free world.
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by chaircover: 7:46pm On Apr 23, 2012
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by moremi2008(m): 8:42pm On Apr 23, 2012
chaircover: I dont think that there is anything you can do to increase smartness and intelligence of an unborn baby. After the baby is born yes.

Say it ain't so?!!!! You mean all the D'Banj songs Busy Body has been playing religiously for the eggs in her ovaries have been doing no good? All dat dancing and sweating will not make her babies smarter?!!! Wow! This must be really disappointing news for her!!! grin grin grin grin grin
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by Busybody2(f): 11:05pm On Apr 23, 2012
moremi2008:

Say it ain't so?!!!! You mean all the D'Banj songs Busy Body has been playing religiously for the eggs in her ovaries have been doing no good? All dat dancing and sweating will not make her babies smarter?!!! Wow! This must be really disappointing news for her!!! grin grin grin grin grin


Chaircover is delirious with malaria fever, so she cannot currently see the wood for the trees grin

Olorunmaje, D'banj ko, ayanma that razz ganja smoker, abegi nor spoil my street cred biko, yuck. Gimme Obesere and Lamidi Atawewe and Apala anyday.

Ehn hen, eureka, eureka, I found it, see example of firsthand research. My Dad used to play "apala" music (dem Haruna Ishola) all the way from Lagos State to Ile ife back then to torture us into silence, which used to send us to sleep soooooo fast ehn. Now what do you call this hypothesis.

Infact why am I here wasting time talking to you when I should be on the phone to those skeptical neuroscientists that I have provided the missing link to prove that Classical music and Apala helps baby's intelligence so they should hurry up and add my name to the history books cheesy
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by plaetton: 4:25am On Apr 24, 2012
moremi2008:

Please stop with this slippery slope nonsense excuse that science doesn't have a complete understanding of the world. Any fool can use the same excuse to defend Santa Claus and leprechauns. This thread was created to seek prescriptive advice. You don't give people advice based on unproven hypotheses! Anybody can come up with any kind of hypothesis at any time. Until proven by science, an hypothesis is no different or no better than superstition, especially when it comes to prescribing action/inaction.

However, it's a free world. You can dance ballet, fight jujitsu and play Obesere to your fetus if you like; nah you get am to do as you please. In fact, if you like, you can play recordings of Bill Gates' voice to your fetus, over and over again! Just don't come on here and try to pass off pure conjecture as scientific fact. We're quite a bit beyond that nonsense on Nairaland.

Ouch! That hurts! That was rather too harsh of you!
Science is more of a question mark,rather than an answer. Its beauty is its ability to correct itself in the face of superior knowledge. The issue in question has been much researched and written about it. I'm aware of many many studies affirming tHis claim and perhaps one study denying the same claim. As I said earlier, I'm inclined to believe those affriming the claim. You are equally inclined to pitch your tent with those denying the claim. Psychology, especially behavioural psychology is not an exact science. You should know that there are just to many conflictng theories , each backed by its own set of emperical data.Studies in the field of behavioural psychology are designed to focus on the perpective of the author. The same study can show varying results depending on whether the author approached from a Freudian , Jungian or other behavioural perspective.

My point is that in the field of behavioral psychology, one study does not automatically invalidate many others , it just adds a different perspective.
The global warming debate is another typical example where notable scientists with thier own scientific data seem to be on opposite sides . Which would you call superstition, that glo bal warming is real and is man made, or that it is just a natural cycle that has nothing to do with man's activities. Since science is on both sides of this debate, it becomes a matter of which side do you feel safer with.

I realy dont have a problem with your disagreement, except for refering to it as superstition. My point is that something that has been vigorously studied in a scientific manner, and perhaps debated cannot be casualy brushed off as superstition by someone, whom i assume, has not authored any such study but has just chosen to cling on to the result of just one study out of many.

The op asked a simple question, not for a scientific treatise. As such, anyone is free to offer advice as long as such is not potentially harmful.
Music, clasical music, has positive influences on children and adults, myself included(and that is not superstiton ). Even without a scientific study, i'm inclined to believe that music would also have positive influence on infants and perhaps grwing fetuses.
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by moremi2008(m): 5:28am On Apr 24, 2012
plaetton:

Ouch! That hurts! That was rather too harsh of you!
Science is more of a question mark,rather than an answer. Its beauty is its ability to correct itself in the face of superior knowledge. The issue in question has been much researched and written about it. I'm aware of many many studies affirming tHis claim and perhaps one study denying the same claim. As I said earlier, I'm inclined to believe those affriming the claim. You are equally inclined to pitch your tent with those denying the claim. Psychology, especially behavioural psychology is not an exact science. You should know that there are just to many conflictng theories , each backed by its own set of emperical data.Studies in the field of behavioural psychology are designed to focus on the perpective of the author. The same study can show varying results depending on whether the author approached from a Freudian , Jungian or other behavioural perspective.

My point is that in the field of behavioral psychology, one study does not automatically invalidate many others , it just adds a different perspective.
The global warming debate is another typical example where notable scientists with thier own scientific data seem to be on opposite sides . Which would you call superstition, that glo bal warming is real and is man made, or that it is just a natural cycle that has nothing to do with man's activities. Since science is on both sides of this debate, it becomes a matter of which side do you feel safer with.

I realy dont have a problem with your disagreement, except for refering to it as superstition. My point is that something that has been vigorously studied in a scientific manner, and perhaps debated cannot be casualy brushed off as superstition by someone, whom i assume, has not authored any such study but has just chosen to cling on to the result of just one study out of many.

The op asked a simple question, not for a scientific treatise. As such, anyone is free to offer advice as long as such is not potentially harmful.
Music, clasical music, has positive influences on children and adults, myself included(and that is not superstiton ). Even without a scientific study, i'm inclined to believe that music would also have positive influence on infants and perhaps grwing fetuses.

Point taken but I still don't buy it. I have seen some pretty silly research and not everything that has been researched is worth basing your life on. The problem is there are LOTS of these types of threads on Nairaland with different people contributing superstitions, fantasies and pure foolery. That's all fine and dandy; just don't claim something as scientific fact without providing a credible source. I posted a source debunking the claim. Where is yours, ma'am?
Re: How Can Someone Increase The Smartness And Intelligence Of An Unborn Baby by deshclones(m): 12:07pm On Apr 24, 2012
cotton101: Well first off if both parents are not intelligent then don't bother taking anything.

unborn baby?? I have heard it all today. all babies come out the same - its the time and energy u invest in them that determines "intelligence" and pls remember even if a child is not book smart they may be gifted in other areas.


Dumb assertion....so what do you call people from indigent homes..with poor and academically unstable parents but made it tops in every facet of life?? bet you've never seen a dumb child of a very intelligent and revered person huh

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