Sydney: New research has suggested that babies do not care what their mothers sing or how bad their voices are, as long as they perform it with soul.

Alison Liew Creighton, a PhD student at the University of Western Sydney's Baby Lab research centre, has researched on how the mother-baby relationship gets influenced by lullabies.

"We already know that singing in the first year of life builds the mother-infant bond, which is the foundation to a child's development," the Sydney daily quoted her as saying.
Creighton's research looks into how play songs and lullabies help mothers and babies develop a bond by measuring their heart rates and observing their behaviour.

"It doesn't matter if you're out of tune; what's more important is that mums sing in a manner that captures their infant's attention and engages them," Creighton said.