It is only 9 weeks until baby boy’s due date and I can really feel a strong bond forming between us both already. I love feeling him kick and wriggle around in my belly and often find myself rubbing my baby bump with a smile on my face. Oli and Leo are bonding with baby boy too, Leo likes to sing to my belly and Oli loves having a chat with his unborn son. For non immediate family though it can be a bit more difficult for the baby to get to know their voices before he or she arrive into the world. This is where the awesome BellyBuds sound system comes in, the baby friendly speakers allow you to safely play recorded messages from loved ones as well as music to your baby while he or she is still in the womb. I have been testing out some BellyBuds myself and I think they are a really great idea and a fun little product to have as part of your pregnancy journey.
BellyBuds sound system review
A baby’s hearing develops by the time you are 20 weeks pregnant and they have the ability to start forming memories from 30weeks. The BellyBuds sound system allows you to safely play pre recorded voice messages and music to your baby, helping them to form a bond with their family and recognise certain songs when they are born. If you start playing songs to your baby now, by the time they are here and in your arms they will be able to recognise the music and it will (hopefully) soothe them and remind them of their warm and cosy home in your belly.
The BellyBuds sound system includes:
Set of BellyBuds headphones
Free digital album
2 pairs of adhesive strips
I found the BellyBuds really easy to use and me and Leo had lots of fun testing them out. You can watch us trying the BellyBuds for the first time in the video below – this vlog also showcases Leo’s fantastic singing talents!
As you can see, the BellyBuds are super simple to use. You can either use the free digital album included or you can create your own playlists and play them straight to your baby. You simply connect the speakers to your phone/music player, stick them on your bump and then sit back and let your baby enjoy getting to know the voices of his/her family or relax and listen to some music. If you are on the go most of the time then you can still make the most of your BellyBuds. The speakers are designed to be really discreet under your clothes and the adhesive strips will keep the speakers secured to your bump even when you’re on the move.
You can also listen along with your baby bump too thanks to the audio splitter. If you plug this in to your music player, plug your BellyBuds in one side and your own headphones in the other then you can both enjoy listening to music and the voices of your loved ones together.
There is no reason to worry about damaging your little one’s hearing either, the BellyBuds play the tracks to your bump at a completely safe volume. When I was listening along I actually had to strain to hear everything which I found really reassuring, I would hate to think I was blasting music into my bump and my poor baby was left wondering what on earth was happening!
BellyBuds would make a great gift for a pregnant friend or if you are expecting a baby, they would make a great pregnancy treat to yourself. I love how they can help you and loved ones form a bond with your unborn child through the personal recorded message and that you can play your baby songs that will in turn hopefully soothe and calm them once they are born. Anything that might help me to make my baby feel happy and safe and possibly help them drift off to sleep gets a big thumbs up from me.
If you love the sound of BellyBuds you can purchase them from the Wav Hello website.
What do you think of BellyBuds? Would you use them or by them for a pregnant friend? What music would be on your playlist? I love the fact that they can help create and strengthen a bond between baby and his family.
Disclaimer: I was sent a box of BellyBuds in exchange for this honest review. All words and opinions are my own.
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