Yes, I’m finally featuring a product for parents-to-be! I don’t do so often, since I’m wayyy past that stage, but I thought this would be a fun gift idea, especially with Mother’s Day coming up.
Everyone knows that babies can hear sounds in womb. I remember whenever I’d go to the movies, my daughters would move around and kick so hard, right along with the action going on on the screen! Bellybuds are wearable speakers for expecting moms that desire to play prenatal music and sounds to a developing child in utero.
What I find really interesting is that this idea was conceived by a DAD! Father-to-be and co-founder of Belly Buds, LLC, Curtis Williams, was seeking a better way for his wife to play music to their yet-to-be born daughter. Bellybuds consist of a pair of simple, two-inch modular bellyphones that plug into any standard mp3, digital music player or sound device, and can be placed anywhere on the abdomen. The circular disks gently adhere to the growing belly with a medical-grade, reusable and skin-safe hydrogel.
Bellybuds have a fixed, maximum sound level strong enough to penetrate to the womb. They reach the baby at a decibel level roughly equivalent to a casual conversation and lower than the mother’s heartbeat. Along with playing music, they can be used to share sounds such as recorded voice messages from loved ones. How awesome would this be for a mom whose husband is a soldier stationed overseas?
When mom is done sharing music and sounds with her baby, bellybuds are easily stored on the included “dock” and placed in the accompanying pouch for portability and safe-keeping.
The bellybuds bellyphones Deluxe Pack makes an excellent pregnancy or baby shower gift and is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $49.99. Bellybuds bellyphones are the first of what will be a full line of audio products from the company for expectant moms and their babies! For more information, please visit www.bellybuds.com. You can also learn more by following bellybuds on Facebook and Twitter.
One reader will win a bellybuds Deluxe Package, valued at $50! To enter, please leave a comment telling me who you’d give this to if you win… or would you keep it for yourself? 😉
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Bellybuds has provided the giveaway prize at no cost to me, in conjunction with a Team Mom campaign. Contest ends May 1st, 2010 11:59 pm EST. US entries only. One person per household may enter. Leave a separate comment for each entry & a valid email address. Winner, chosen at random, has 3 days to claim their prize.
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