All About Bellybuds

By Shannon Gosney
In Product Review
May 29, 2010

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.

I received a product sample from Bellybuds as part of a campaign with Team Mom to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gosney is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. With 3 active boys, Shannon loves living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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