My unborn babe and I are loving bellybuds ($49) – which are wearable speakers for moms-to-be that plays music and sounds to the womb. Just use the splitter to hook it up to your MP3 player, put the bellyphones on your belly using the hydrogel rings, and choose any music you want, or even play recorded voice messages from family members.
The bellybuds Deluxe Package includes:
(1) set of bellybuds bellyphones
(2) sets of hydrogel adhesive rings
(1) set of bellybuds buddons
(1) one neoprene storage pouch with belt clip
(2) bellyphones dock
(1) audio splitter
*Adult headphones and mp3 player not included.
The little guy in my tummy goes crazy and kicks like mad when I use the bellybuds. bellybuds include a standard 3.5mm audio jack that works with ipods, iphones and most other digital music players. I only wear it at home right now, usually after my other two kids are asleep. My baby’s favorite song seems to be Glee’s version of “Can’t Touch This”! And I love to feel him kicking like crazy when I use the bellybuds. The company recommends to limiting the length of time to 1-2hrs per session when using bellybuds, so as not to risk over-stimulating your child and encourages users to consult with their doctors before use.
According to the website, “The speakers have a set maximum volume that has been determined by clinical research to be a safe level for the unborn child. It reaches the baby at a decibel level equivalent of a casual conversation and is lower than the mother’s heartbeat.”
bellybuds’ hydrogel adhesive rings may be reapplied up to 20 or 30 times before they need to be replaced. Replacement rings may also be purchased online and in participating retail stores.
While it may not be something you’d buy for yourself, it did generate quite a reaction from my little one and it makes a great gift for new moms-to-be!
Thank you to bellybuds for providing a product sample.