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VJONES1985 Sun 04-May-14 11:07:16

Is it strange that my baby doesn't react to loud noises or even to music played to my bump? I'm 24+5.

TheNewSofa Sun 04-May-14 11:14:12

Far too early for that

I dont think my baby reacted to noise that i can remember

MildDrPepperAddiction Sun 04-May-14 11:15:43

No. I can't recall either of mine reacting to sound. They both have perfect hearing.

squizita Sun 04-May-14 11:50:25

Some women are only just feeling movement at 24 weeks! It's too early for patterns and cause/effect from what my consultant said - if you feel movement at all daily, then all is well for a few more weeks. smile I think they consider the next milestone in terms of movement 28 weeks, by which time it should be a pattern.

Twighlightsparkle Sun 04-May-14 11:54:32

No don't worry. I'm sure neither of mine reacted to sound at all.

PenguinsLoveFishFingers Sun 04-May-14 12:01:50

No. Barely felt this one move at that point and can't remember any of the three reacting to noise. Totally normal. smile

CurlsLDN Sun 04-May-14 12:01:58

I'm 39+4, the only sound baby ever responds to, and only sometimes, is if DH taps on my belly button. And this had only been in the last few weeks. Don't worry

Mitchell2 Sun 04-May-14 12:07:16

I'm 34 weeks and the only two things baby reacts to is when in the bath and the bump is almost submerged tapping on the side of the bath (under the waterline) and when my lower back 'cracks'. Oh and I did play some drumbeat and base once to her, she kicked a bit to that but didn't dig the classical music I tried grin

noblegiraffe Sun 04-May-14 12:08:40

Not strange at all. Neither of my bumps did, at least that I could notice, and neither have problems with hearing.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sun 04-May-14 13:00:11

I'm 26 weeks and my bump doesn't. Can't remember if DS did and his hearing is fine.

ZingWatermelon Sun 04-May-14 13:16:05

why would the baby react to loud noises?

why is this a problem?

LindaMcCartneySausage Sun 04-May-14 13:20:56

Can't remember either if mine reacting specifically to sound. And I went to a gig at 40 +2 with DC1. They were both very active. DC1 was known as the Kung Fu Kid in the womb. Both have perfect hearing. I wouldn't worry to much.

eurochick Sun 04-May-14 13:20:58

I'd never heard of this as a "thing". I'm a week behind you, OP, and it hadn't even occurred to me.

Loujim2 Sun 04-May-14 13:24:13

I'm 24+3 and I can feel the wee man kicking around but I wouldn't say he reacts to noises x

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 04-May-14 13:37:30

Your gastric processes will be a lot louder for baby than most outside noise, don't forget!

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Sun 04-May-14 13:39:01

Linda, I went to a gig at 39+1 and had to leave after two hours of kicking! But I don't think much before that would have been noticeable.

VJONES1985 Sun 04-May-14 14:21:41

For those that asked, apparently babies can jump at sudden loud noises or move around to music, etc. I started to feel general flutterings at about 15 weeks and he has been kicking quite strongly for about four weeks now. Thanks all, I won't worry about the lack of response to noise then!!

PenguinsLoveFishFingers Sun 04-May-14 14:24:45

I think the key word in that sentence in 'can' OP. Just because things 'can' happen in pregnancy, doesn't mean it's an issue if they don't smile

22honey Sun 04-May-14 14:28:08

Mine doesnt either and I'm 25 weeks today. Dont worry, your not the only one obsessing about movement etc at the moment, I just cant wait for the pregnancy to be over tbh cos its just so worrying. Hope your ok! xxx

ZingWatermelon Sun 04-May-14 14:37:58


there's no way of proving or disproving why any kicking or moving occur at any particular time.

I find the whole concept of "baby keep kicked because of a loud noise" really bizarre.
how would you know?confused

there really are so many things we are concerned with when pg, I don't understand why people put themselves under even more pressure then worry.
just weird

5madthings Sun 04-May-14 14:39:21

My babies did react to sound but not till much later in the pregnancy.

Darmok Sun 04-May-14 14:43:52

Much later for mine too.

heartichoke Sun 04-May-14 16:02:04

DS definitely reacted strongly to loud sounds in the last month or two. I remember going to see X-men at the cinema (NOT my choice of film) at around 33-34 weeks, and I had to leave the cinema - every time there was a crash or bang, DS would jump and punch/kick me very painfully!
I was really rather grateful to him...

randdom Sun 04-May-14 16:07:07

My baby (36+2) reacts to loud music and sudden sounds but I don't remember it doing it until about 33 weeks and then it was only once when one of my friend dropped a pan and it appeared to startle. I wouldn't be worried!

PrincessBabyCat Sun 04-May-14 16:34:25

Mine never reacted to loud noises. Still doesn't at a month old, and her hearing is fine. But sometimes she'll jolt away and flail her limbs out like I startled her if I break the silence and giggle lightly at something on the computer. hmm

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