BellyBuds were developed by a father-to-be seeking a better way for his wife to play music to her belly. “We read about all the benefits of having our baby hear music while in the womb, but it wasn’t very convenient for my wife to lie on her back holding her earbuds to her belly,” states Curtis Mark Williams, co-founder of BellyBuds. “I looked online, thinking there would probably be a product that offered a solution, but I didn’t find anything, so I decided to pursue it myself and BellyBuds were born!”
BellyBuds consist of dual, two-inch modular “belly-phones” 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 varying curvature of a growing belly with a medical-grade, reusable and skin-safe hydrogel. Adapted from underwater audio technology, BellyBuds have a fixed, maximum sound level strong enough to penetrate to the womb while not competing with the sound of the mother’s heartbeat. And when she is done sharing music with her baby, the BellyBuds are easily stored on the included “dock” and placed in a neoprene pouch for portability and safe-keeping.
The non-obtrusive design of BellyBuds allows it to be worn discreetly under clothing or, for those moms that love to flaunt their growing belly, designer pop-on covers called Buddons™ are available in a variety of different colors and styles to add a fashion statement.
A member of our review team, Maggzz, reviewed the Belly Buds and this is what she had to say:
“I tried the belly buds and they’re great!
They’re very easy to use. You just plug them in, stick them on & relax. They stick really well, but were not difficult or painful to remove and adjust. They are also very quiet. I didn’t think they were working because I couldn’t hear anything, but as soon as I lifted one a little bit, I could hear the music. By the way, baby was rocking out to Band of Horses.
One “ear phone” didn’t work. There’s no left or right designation, so I can’t say which, and it could be due to a malfunction of my iPod. “
Looking for a playlist for your BellyBuds? Check out these suggestions:
These Are Days- 10000 Maniacs
Fireflies- Lori McKenna
The One Who Knows- Dar Williams and Alison Krause
Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel) – Billy Joel
Ripple- Grateful Dead
California Stars- Billy Bragg and Wilco
Closer To Fine- Indigo Girls
Sweet Child O’ Mine- Guns N Roses
Let My Love Open the Door- Pete Townsend You Are the Sunshine of My Life- Stevie Wonder Dream a Little Dream of Me- The Mamas and the Papas Gold To Me- Ben Harper If I Needed You- Lyle Lovett Sweet Baby James- James Taylor
On the Radio- Regina Spektor
Blackbird- The Beatles
You Are So Beautiful To Me- Joe Cocker
For more information please visit www.bellybuds.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: The Maven of Social Media received free product for our review. No monetary compensation was received for this post. The opinion here is our own.