Researchers in Cambridge believe that babies learn best when their brain waves are in sync with their parents’.

The study has also shown that infants are attuned to baby talk and nursery rhymes.

The research indicates that babies need to feel safe, secure and loved for brain connections to be properly formed to enable them to learn effectively.

The findings are emerging from a baby brain scanning project at Cambridge University.

To a newborn, the world is a rush of sights and sounds, an overload of information. But then the world gradually comes into focus. Babies soon learn to recognise faces and voices and over the coming months learn how to move, understand language and make sense of what is around them.

This is a crucial moment in all our lives when important connections are being formed in the brain.