I’m not pregnant, but if I were, I would be using an amazing product I was recently introduced to – Bellybuds. When I was pregnant with my first son, I really wanted him to hear music in the womb – from Classical to Elvis and more! I plugged the earphones into my walkman/cassette player and stretched the earphones over my pregnant belly. If only I had Bellybuds!
Bellybuds are wearable speakers that comfortably adhere to the belly and give today’s expectant moms the freedom to go about their day. 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 the womb. They reach the baby at a decibel level roughly equivalent to a casual conversation and lower than the mother’s heartbeat. Bellybuds can be used not only for music, but also to share sounds such as recorded voice messages from loved ones. 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 idea behind bellybuds was conceived by a father-to-be and co-founder of Belly Buds, LLC, Curtis Williams, who was seeking a better way for his wife to play music to their yet-to-be born daughter. Bellybuds bellyphones are the first of what will be a full line of audio products from the company for expectant moms and their babies.
The Bellybuds bellyphones make a great pregnancy or baby shower gift and is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $49.99.