A baby's hearing is fully developed in the womb at 20 weeks and memories begin at 30 weeks - it's a unique and special way for extended family members to connect with baby-to-be, even if they are far away.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) November 16, 2010
Pregnancy is an exciting and emotional time for a family, but it can also be bittersweet, especially when close friends and relatives with whom you want to share the experience are thousands of miles away. Bellybuds®, the maker of the original pregnancy bellyphones®, is introducing a new service that bridges the long distance gap. VoiceShare™ is a free, online voice-recording service that helps promote prenatal bonding between baby and friends and family.
VoiceShare is incredibly easy to use and allows virtually anyone with a computer the ability to record audio messages online at http://www.bellybuds.com. Moms-to-be can send email invites to loved ones asking them to record messages that can then be easily downloaded to the mom's digital music player or sound device. Ideal for parents-to-be that travel frequently or that have close relatives far away as well as military families and surrogate or adoptive couples, VoiceShare makes it possible for the developing baby to hear a range of voices so that he/she is familiar with them at birth.
All recorded messages are downloadable to digital music players so that expectant moms can then use Bellybuds' modular bellyphones to share the voices of family and friends with their growing baby. Bellybuds have a maximum, fixed sound level strong enough to safely penetrate the womb yet, softer than the mother's heartbeat. Baby and mom will never be out of touch; music and recorded messages reach the baby at a decibel level roughly equivalent to a casual conversation.
"Bellybuds were created as a way for expectant moms and dads to bond with their baby-to-be. Since that's not always possible for certain parents, such as military dads or adoptive and surrogate couples, we thought a feature like VoiceShare was needed to help complete the bonding experience," explains Curtis Williams, co-founder of Bellybuds. "A baby's hearing is fully developed in the womb at 20 weeks and memories begin at 30 weeks - it's a unique and special way for extended family members to connect with baby-to-be, even if they are far away."
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. When mom is done sharing prenatal 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 Bellybuds Deluxe Package makes an excellent pregnancy gift or baby shower gift and is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $49.99. For more information on Bellybuds and VoiceShare, please visit http://www.bellybuds.com.
About Belly Buds LLC
Belly Buds, LLC, based in Los Angeles, California, develops innovative, safe and socially conscientious products and services for expectant mothers and their families. Belly Buds is committed to strengthening the bond between parents and children at all stages, from conception through birth and beyond. For more information, please visit http://www.bellybuds.com.