The gift of the gab

THE NHS has released a DVD for expectant mums and dads encouraging them to talk to their kids — while they’re still in the womb.

The film, titled Talk to Your Baby explains the value of communicating with the child from the earliest age.

Liz Scott, who runs ante-natal classes at the Southern General Hospital’s maternity wing, said: “Research shows that a baby begins to learn in the womb, so we want to make parents aware of this and encourage interaction prior to birth.’’

The Talk to Your Baby DVD will be given to all mums-to-be at 28 weeks gestation.