A baby’s hearing develops in utero at about 20 weeks. Memories begin at 30. Bellybuds® is a specialized speaker system that gently adheres to your belly & safely plays memory-shaping sound directly to the womb.
Bellybuds consists of two modular bellyphones that may be applied anywhere to the curvature of a growing belly with skin-safe, form-fitting hydrogel adhesives. The system’s strapless design combined with sound-dampening outer shells ensures that it may be used privately as well as discreetly under clothing if desired, without disturbing others.
Whether it’s a soothing tune or a bond-forming voice message from a long-distance loved one, Bellybuds is a way to bond with your new arrival before they arrive. Easy-to-use and good-on-the-go, Bellybuds plugs into all standard digital audio players and works anywhere, anytime!
And Bellybuds’ free voice recording platform, VoiceShare®, allows loved ones to record messages for baby, no matter their location.
Bellybuds is being used in a variety of ways:
- Moms & Dads are playing music as an early shared bonding experience
- Moms are making the time to relax with baby
- Everyone is recording loving messages with VoiceShare to introduce themselves to baby
- OB/GYNS are using Bellybuds to help capture the perfect ultrasound picture
- Parents are playing music to help turn their breeched babies
- Surrogacy/adopting couples are familiarizing their babies-to-be with their voices
Bellybuds is the creation of Curtis Williams, who was inspired by his then pregnant wife to create the product. At the time, she relied on her clunky headphones to play music to their unborn daughter. However, it required her to lie on her back and restricted her movement, which was not ideal. A quick web search revealed that no prenatal music player product was currently on the market, and the idea for Bellybuds was born.
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