Came across an article just now which may be interesting to those of you with different backgrounds/nationalities to your partner. Or if you are bringing up your child in a different place to the one where you grew up yourself. My husband and I often talk about what kind of accent Munchkin will have given that Jer is american, I am northern irish and we are bringing him up in London.
Apparently, babies cry with the same accent as their mother because they hear the intonation in the womb (Woohoo, I win, I win!!!) The study carried out in germany suggests that babies’ cries imitate their mother’s tongue as early as three days old in an effort to bond with mum.
There is an audio clip in the article where you can listen to babies crying with german and french accents which I am dying to listen to. However, my northern irish accented baby is fast asleep on my lap and strangely I have little desire to hear his dulcet tones, much as I love him.
If you are interested here is a link to the BBC article and the audio clip. Let me know what you think!