When it comes to pregnancy tools, we’ve pretty much seen it all. Devices that send Twitter updates when your baby kicks. Special mattress so moms-to-be can sleep on their bellies. The baby mop, in which you actually put a mop on your baby so it cleans the floor as it crawls.
But none of those inventions even come close to this new device.
We’ve all heard that exposing unborn babies to music is supposedly good for them. Some studies have shown that babies can hear and react to sound as early as 16 weeks. So it was only a matter of time before someone figured out a way to streamline those bulky belly headphones, right?
Still, who knew that would involve a tampon-shaped speaker that a woman is actually expected to insert into her vagina… We mean, isn’t one of the brilliant things about getting knocked up the fact that you don’t have to worry about shoving those types of things up there for at least nine months?
Anyhow, even though it may seem slightly ridiculous at first glance, the claims behind the device are pretty cool. First of all, the moms don’t actually have to hear the music, which means they can easily go about their days while their babies rock out. Secondly, thanks to the sound decibels supposedly travelling up to the womb, you can give your babe a whole concert. Like the one Spanish singer Soraya did recently.
Of course, the debate is still out on whether babies actually benefit from said music, even though we know they can react to it. If you believe what Babypod says though, the device “stimulates the vocalization of babies before birth.” In turn, that supposedly encourages neural development.
Then again, so does folic acid. Mind you, those little tablets don’t necessarily encourage little baby bums to shake and groove out though.
We guess the jury is still out, but if you want one for yourself, it will run you nearly $200 bucks. Chump change, when it comes to the financial business of birthing a baby.