Because I think the radio is wrong.
This morning I was listening to a local station, and the DJ (who was male) was asking the question, “How soon does a baby recognize his/her mother’s voice?” The first two callers (who were female) guessed “At birth”, which the DJ said was wrong, and the third called guessed “2 weeks old”, which he said was right. I almost called the DJ to ask where he got his scientific evidence to support that answer.
A quick search on Google revealed that there are some studies that show babies reacting to their mother’s voice from the womb.
I’m more inclined to believe those studies than a study that says a baby takes two weeks to recognize their mother’s voice. After all, John the Baptist recognized the voice of Mary and leapt while he was in the womb. Aren’t we fearfully and wonderfully made?
So, I’m just curious, my friends who are mothers, do you remember when your son/daughter first showed signs that they recognized the sound of your voice?