Did You Know That A Fathers Attention Can Increase Baby’s IQ?.. Here’s How Did You Know That A Fathers Attention Can Increase Baby’s IQ?.. Here’s How
Giving birth and breastfeeding mean that biologically the mother is the prime nurturer of a child. However, this doesn’t mean that fathers shouldn’t be... Did You Know That A Fathers Attention Can Increase Baby’s IQ?.. Here’s How

Giving birth and breastfeeding mean that biologically the mother is the prime nurturer of a child. However, this doesn’t mean that fathers shouldn’t be involved…

If you’re a new father, spending plenty of time with your baby could boost their mental development, a new study suggests.

British researchers looked at how 128 fathers interacted with their infants at three months of age. When the kids turned two, the researchers measured their mental development.

The study was published in Infant Mental Health Journal.

Gender not important

Infants whose fathers were more engaged and active when playing with them in their first few months of life did better on thinking skills tests at age two than other infants.

Many factors have a major influence on a child’s development, and this study wasn’t designed to prove a cause-and-effect relationship. But these findings suggest that father-child interactions at a young age are an influencing factor, the researchers said.

According to a Health24 article the foetus in the womb also benefits from experience as an essential component of prenatal brain development. A prenatal child’s specific experiences determine which connections are strengthened and expanded, and which connections are eliminated.

The researchers didn’t see any differences based on the gender of the baby. Dad’s interactions had a positive influence on thinking skills for both boys and girls.



Better cognitive development

“Even as early as three months, these father-child interactions can positively predict cognitive development almost two years later, so there’s something probably quite meaningful for later development, and that really hasn’t been shown much before,” study leader Paul Ramchandani said in an Imperial College London news release. He is a professor at the school’s department of medicine.

Study co-author Vaheshta Sethna said, “We also found that children interacting with sensitive, calm and less anxious fathers during a book session at the age of two showed better cognitive development, including attention, problem-solving, language and social skills.” She’s with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London.

“Our findings highlight the importance of supporting fathers to interact more positively with their children in early infancy,” Sethna said.

She added that sharing positive emotions and reading activities seem to be linked to bigger boosts in the child’s thinking skills.


Source: Health 24

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  • Thaddeus

    2017-06-01 #1 Author

    Great, am glad I have been spending plenty of time with my lovely daughter, Abigael.


  • Keisha Jones

    2017-06-01 #2 Author

    This is why I feel every child deserves a Father.


    • Mariaha

      2017-07-22 #3 Author

      Glad my son has his father


  • Rashad Richards

    2017-06-01 #4 Author

    Wow That’s So Amazing. Now I Know The Reason My Daughter Love To Be Under Me At Night. ❤️


  • Shan Nichols

    2017-06-01 #5 Author

    I feel that its very important for all fathers to be involved in their kids lives while they still can. I lost my father when I was 8 years old and it just bothers me how some fathers neglect their kids


  • Antanya williams

    2017-06-01 #6 Author

    That’s y I want my son father to play a major part in his life


  • Markayla

    2017-06-02 #7 Author

    For the first 5 months my son father was very active n his life then he stopped will it still have the same effect on my bby even tho he isnt talking to him now


  • Vanessa

    2017-06-02 #8 Author

    I did not know this im glad i know now do sweet


  • Sreeshma Nair

    2017-06-03 #9 Author

    Oo .. thtz intersting … Dad’s do play a vital role in child development..


  • Anna

    2017-06-04 #10 Author

    Gladly my sons father plays major role in our child. He will surely be very happy to know this. ❤️


  • Jessica

    2017-06-04 #11 Author

    Blessed to have my daughter’s father in her life


  • Nikki Browning

    2017-06-05 #12 Author

    This article is so amazing, it really emphasizes the role of both parents in a child’s life rather than just the mother.


  • Ainslie Morgan

    2017-06-05 #13 Author

    Wow, luckily I came across this..I just told my 6 moths old baby father to NOT come bsck in her life and to just GO!


  • Natasha soto

    2017-06-05 #14 Author

    Love this article


  • Michelle patterson

    2017-06-05 #15 Author

    Very good information..


  • Courtney Beam

    2017-06-05 #16 Author

    I love it this is so true..


  • Ify

    2017-06-05 #17 Author

    True talk! Babies need love from their daddies as well. This works wonders in their development.


  • Irena

    2017-06-05 #18 Author

    This is so true..thank u my dady 😉


  • Claribel

    2017-06-05 #19 Author

    Wow never knew….Noted!


  • Melody A. Bayle

    2017-06-06 #20 Author

    I’m glad I have a supportive husband who loves our son so much. He gives so much attention to our baby.❤


  • Adeniji Gbolahan

    2017-06-06 #21 Author

    The father figure is very essential……


  • Bryan

    2017-06-07 #22 Author

    Amazing… ❤💚💛💙💜🖤


  • Jasmine korb

    2017-06-07 #23 Author

    That is so good to know


  • KRYSTal

    2017-06-07 #24 Author

    That’s so cute no wonder why fathers bond


  • Brittany

    2017-06-08 #25 Author

    Glad my kids dad is active in their life


  • Ariel

    2017-06-08 #26 Author

    That’s a true blessing love to hear this


  • Lesha

    2017-06-09 #27 Author

    Very True . I Noticed In My Daughters Growth


  • Greece Joy

    2017-06-09 #28 Author

    Wow, amazing article. <3 that's why we want to give our time and love in our little one.



    2017-06-09 #29 Author

    I didn’t know the outcome of the interaction with father. I’m glad my son’s father is in his life and very active.


  • louela ann olden

    2017-06-10 #30 Author

    glad my husband finds time to be with our baby inspite of busy scheds of working commitment!..👍🏻


  • Mega

    2017-06-10 #31 Author

    Amazing, kudos to all fathers out there making a difference…thumbs up!


  • Lola

    2017-06-10 #32 Author

    That is amazing 😉


  • Raven

    2017-06-10 #33 Author

    Beautiful! So glad my fiancé constantly plays with our little one.


  • Nagaba Phionah

    2017-06-10 #34 Author

    Wow ,this is so amaizing ,I didn’t know that this can so be helpful to the baby ,thanks once again the Babies are beautiful ,indeed they are:)


  • Idrees Arshad

    2017-06-11 #35 Author

    i am glad to know this…
    and every time i go home see my lovely little daughter waiting for me .. every little child deserves a father… God blesss every child ‘


  • Bo Boateng.

    2017-06-11 #36 Author

    It makes sense…I pride myself on giving my kids as much attention out of my day n they always shock me with the things that they do.


  • Yuliya

    2017-06-12 #37 Author

    That is awesome


  • Yulanda King

    2017-06-12 #38 Author

    Dallas father talks to her everyday even in the womb


  • Shalonda

    2017-06-12 #39 Author

    I love to see the special moments the father gives to their sweet angel 😇


  • Abdiwahab Sheikh Ali

    2017-06-12 #40 Author

    Every father have to give time to spend the increasing of infant IQ. The efforts of the researcher is not something useless, but we have to benefit this study. Thanks for British researchers.


  • Melissa

    2017-06-12 #41 Author

    Never knew this! Glad daddy’s been talking to him since the womb!


  • Daja

    2017-06-12 #42 Author

    my nephew tj is always around his dad , he is only 3 Months and holds his own bottles


  • Amber

    2017-06-12 #43 Author

    Love learning new things


    • Jodeci

      2017-06-13 #44 Author

      So happy my daughters have their dad in their lives. Great article!


  • erione

    2017-06-12 #45 Author

    This is why I’m so blessed my sons father is in his life ❤️❤️


  • Barbara

    2017-06-13 #46 Author

    Wow this is special my son dad does this well!!


  • Dee

    2017-06-13 #47 Author

    Very Interesting topic. I will no longer hog my daughter from her father 👨‍👧❤️


  • DREE

    2017-06-13 #48 Author

    I love this article. Because I have always said from day one a father love and attention is so important to the development of a baby. Even a toddler. I notice my kids react different to me then they do their father


  • Quitnie burch

    2017-06-13 #49 Author

    I love this article I knew it was more to parenting than moms doing all the work. 😂😍


  • Jessica Gilliam

    2017-06-13 #50 Author

    My son gets very excited when he sees his father or even the sound of his voice makes him happy 😊


  • P Cuttah

    2017-06-13 #51 Author

    Woow this is a very interesting read! I believe the same effects are vice versa to the father as well! I have never been as focused in life as I am now! A smile from my daughter is all I need to get moving for the day! My reason to keep grinding hard each day! 👌🏾


  • Areyonne

    2017-06-13 #52 Author

    This is why I think every kid needs a father


  • Khaliah

    2017-06-13 #53 Author

    This is why I think every kid needs a father & I am glad I have an supportive Baby father that heps with our child as much ass he can.


  • Kamala

    2017-06-13 #54 Author

    A Fathers love is very important to a child I think this is beautiful


  • Kamala moore

    2017-06-13 #55 Author

    A fathers love is very important I love this


  • Rakeyla

    2017-06-14 #56 Author

    Im glad my daughter father plays a major role in our child. He will surely be very happy to know this.


  • Rakeyla Anderson

    2017-06-14 #57 Author

    Im glad my daughter father plays a major role in her life


  • Deepa rajan

    2017-06-14 #58 Author

    Now we know the reason why daddy’s are always special 😊 Thanks for the info. A very positive note.


  • Tasha

    2017-06-14 #59 Author

    I think my baby is a mommas boy but when he sees his father it is so different the way that they interact with each other. Based on what this article says I’ll get my husband to take him to his play dates to get more quality time in!!!!


  • jaunrel l. segovia

    2017-06-14 #60 Author

    Thats why im trying to be a father with my nephew who left by his father after he was shoot to dead two years ago


    • Nisha

      2017-06-25 #61 Author

      That’s wonderful please do


  • Aeriona

    2017-06-14 #62 Author

    I would have never known this is very interesting 😌


  • Al

    2017-06-15 #63 Author

    This is a great article. Since becoming a new father I try to start early talking to my baby and teaching her things even if she may not understand them now 😊


  • Usman Jamilu Yasin

    2017-06-15 #64 Author

    I never knew this before, as from today and henceforth I will start talking and spending more time with my adorable 2month old Zunairah, I would really like to be a special and wonderful dad to my daughter…wow this is article is so interesting and informative.


  • Usman Jamilu Yasin

    2017-06-15 #65 Author

    I never knew this before, as from today and henceforth I will start talking and spending more time with my adorable 2month old Zunairah, I would really like to be a special and wonderful dad to my daughter…wow this article is so interesting and informative.


  • Tatyana Watkins

    2017-06-16 #66 Author

    That’s true I feel a mother’s love is different from a father’s love.


  • Tatyana Watkins

    2017-06-16 #67 Author

    That’s true, I feel a mothers love is different from a fathers love


  • Aisha Crawford

    2017-06-16 #68 Author

    This is great no wonder my daughters are attached to their dad 😍💕


  • Keith

    2017-06-16 #69 Author

    This is beautiful I Am So Glad I’ve Been In My Daugther Life This Just Motivated Me More


  • Usman Jamilu Yasin

    2017-06-16 #70 Author

    i am just hearing this for the first time,now and henceforth i will be talking and spending nice time with my adorable cutie 2 months old daughter zunairah. wow i love this article, it is inspiring and interesting.


  • Heather Alexander

    2017-06-16 #71 Author

    This was an awesome article so very blessed my children have their father in their lives!!!


  • Jazz

    2017-06-16 #72 Author

    Thankful my daughters farther plays a major role in her life


  • Alagra

    2017-06-16 #73 Author

    I’m so glad my sisters father is in her life, she is such a happy baby


  • Mysha

    2017-06-17 #74 Author

    This is great , have to show my Fiancé, had no idea


  • Jasmin Kidd

    2017-06-18 #75 Author

    I never knew that, but I’m happy I know now!


  • Lesedi Bapela

    2017-06-18 #76 Author

    Wow. i don’t know. i will definitely give my son more attention now.


  • Tamara

    2017-06-18 #77 Author

    This is why my kids spend time with their dad and I love it.


  • thabile

    2017-06-19 #78 Author

    it melts my heart to see caring fathers in the world we are living in right now… how cute!! they have all my respect #bow-down


  • Samantha

    2017-06-20 #79 Author

    I believe this is true!!


  • Quentin

    2017-06-21 #80 Author

    I truly believe this and I spend every single day with my son since birth and he’ll be 4months July 4


  • Andrea

    2017-06-23 #81 Author

    Yeah this is true ,my husband always sings and plays with our one year old daughter thats why our daughter knows already the tone of alphabet song and others and can determine some of animals. Father has always a big part in childs growth so it is very important that they make time for their child.


  • Kyandria

    2017-06-23 #82 Author

    I never knew that. I will be sure to share this article


  • Santerica

    2017-06-24 #83 Author

    They love it when dad is always active


  • Chris

    2017-06-24 #84 Author

    I had no clue. Even tho I do spend plenty of time with my infant daughter.


  • maica

    2017-06-25 #85 Author

    nice! i’ll let my husband to baby sit our daughters whole day ..


  • Nisha

    2017-06-25 #86 Author

    This is a beautiful find


  • Mona

    2017-06-26 #87 Author

    Lovely dad 😍😍😍amazing tho


  • Lafarris Winston

    2017-06-26 #88 Author

    This is great to know cause I spend all my time with my little girl


  • Gail

    2017-06-26 #89 Author

    This is Amazing 😲😍💜❤️


  • Ashley willams

    2017-06-28 #90 Author

    I really happy my kids have their dad in their lives


  • Jocelyn Vercher-Johnson

    2017-06-29 #91 Author

    My husband talked to both of our daughters while in the womb. Our middle child is extremely gifted, she’s going to 3rd and reading on a 4th grade reading level. And our youngest came 7 weeks early and is very alert, she understand everything you tell her and she copy gestures. She’s very smart, if you’ve ever met her, you wouldn’t believe she came early. She and her dad’s bond is adorable.


  • Jessica

    2017-07-07 #92 Author

    Beautiful read! ❤️


  • Kita skiffer

    2017-07-08 #93 Author

    I have had two children and never knew that


  • Siboniso

    2017-07-08 #94 Author

    Wow that’s great news, That’s why I make sure I spend most of my time with my Baby Amandla


  • K clark

    2017-07-08 #95 Author

    This is a great article


  • Gabe

    2017-07-08 #96 Author

    That’s interesting. I’m glad I’m an active father in my daughters life.


  • Sharnita

    2017-07-10 #97 Author

    Fathers are essential. I definitely agree with the brain development.


  • Pierce Allain T Ramirez

    2017-07-10 #98 Author

    I did not know this atleast this article give me idea, I should keep active with my son.


  • Kim

    2017-07-12 #99 Author

    There is nothing like a bond between father and child


  • Annielyn Piabol

    2017-07-13 #100 Author

    No wonder why my little man is so smart and very attached to his father! He is hands on father to our son and always finds quality time for our son!


  • sid

    2017-07-13 #101 Author

    that is so good to know..❤


  • Jay

    2017-07-14 #102 Author

    Just became a father and I’m obsessed with my lil man


  • Serati

    2017-07-14 #103 Author

    Wow i am glad that my partner takes part in his daughter’s development. He takes her for check ups and also assist with feeding her


  • Justin puckett

    2017-07-17 #104 Author

    I spend every min( that I’m not at work) with my two beautiful daughters! Both are very bright and smart! One is 3 and the oldest is 9. I have always taken the time to set down and have a convo with them before bedtime. Still to this day, they both lay in their beds and wait for me to come talk to them before they fall asleep!!!! Truly are daddies girls!!!!


  • darline claire

    2017-07-19 #105 Author

    this article is really amazing..!
    i love to see father and son bonding each other..


  • nicole pullen

    2017-07-19 #106 Author

    This is why every child needs their father in their life. Great read.. I’m forwarding the article to my husband he likes to read things like this..


  • Brian

    2017-07-20 #107 Author

    Noted…This is amazing.


  • Precious

    2017-07-21 #108 Author

    I think every child should have a father .. I love to see good fathers with their kids .this is so amazing ..I love it 😍


  • Tiesha Bell

    2017-07-22 #109 Author

    Amazing every child deserves a father in their life.


  • Mariaha

    2017-07-22 #110 Author

    Glad my son has his father in his life


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