January 11, 2012

Baby Plus Prenatal Education System

When I first began my research I was coming across rave reviews on various forums for the Baby Plus Prenatal Education System so I decided to look further into this product.

Basically it is a speaker that you wear around your belly anytime after 18 weeks to the end of your pregnancy.  It plays a pattern based on the sound of your heartbeat.  You start with lesson 1 and go all the way to lesson 16 depending on how many weeks you have left in your pregnancy.  The Baby Plus is meant to be used twice a day.  As the lessons progress the pattern gets progressively more complicated.

The scientific premise according to the Baby Plus website is that sound has been used throughout history to educate the baby while still in the womb.  Starting in the 1980's Dr. Brent Logan began to study the use of the sounds found in the Baby Plus as a prenatal education tool.  It was found that Baby Plus babies were more relaxed and able to self soothe.  As they grew older these babies also reached their milestones earlier.

It came up so many times as I browsed forums I decided to give it a try.  I figured why not give my baby the potential to start learning early on.  I am not expecting miracles, but hoping that my baby benefits in some way from this tool.

I started on week 18 and am now almost 20 weeks pregnant.  The sound is soothing, and if you are watching TV or put a blanket over your stomach it fades right into the background.  I wear it in the morning while I work, and in the evening on the couch with my husband.  I am finding that my baby is more active when I wear the Baby Plus, and I enjoy the pokes and kicks.  It is a little bit tedious to wear the unit twice a day for a hour each, but it doesn't seem like the kind of thing you can do halfway and still expect results so I have been consistent with my routine.

I guess we will never know if it was the Baby Plus that will prompt future behaviors from my child, but it is a gadget that I couldn't resist trying.  Oh, and my cat really seems to like it too!





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* This post contains affiliate links, but I was not paid by the manufacturer to review this product - I just like it! I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC's 16 CFR, Part 255. Images courtesy of Amazon.

21 comments:

Lee said...

Interesting idea, I suppose, but seems more like pseudo-science to me. How would they be able to determine that it truly has any lasting effects on the baby?

Brooke said...

The details of Dr. Logan's studies can be found on the Baby Plus website, and have been going on about 25 years.

The history and science behind it intrigues me, even though it is not 100% provable.

Thanks for stopping by the blog Lee!

Lea Hunt said...

Your cat likes it, too ... how cute! OK, I feel like I totally missed the boat ... I should of had a Baby Plus with Max :( I look forward to reading about the results as your baby grows up. Congrats on your pregnancy and God bless!

Brooke Becker said...

Lea - The cat LOVES it! I really enjoy using it more and more as the weeks go on. 2 hours is quite a time commitment, but the baby kicks harder when I wear it so it is very rewarding. Now we will see in June if it actually works ;)

Gumdrop Pass said...

Huh -- this thing is pretty cool! I haven't heard of anything like it before - it may be something I'll have to look into checking out (hopefully soon!).

I'm popping over from the blog hop -- I hope you can stop by Gumdrop Pass and say hello when you get the chance.

Have a good Tuesday <3

Brooke Becker said...

@Gumdrop Pass - Thanks for stopping by! This is my favorite gadget of the pregnancy so far for sure! I will check out your blog.

Huda said...

new follower of your blog
now follow my blog
http://glamorousgirlblog.blogspot.com/

theanimalshaveescaped.com said...

I am visiting your blog from a link! I really like the design and feel of your blog! Well done!

Brooke Becker said...

@huda - I am on my way over to visit your blog!

Brooke Becker said...

@Theanimalshave escaped - Thanks for stopping by!

CrazyNutsMom said...

I have not heard of this before. I would be interested to see if it really works.

Following you from Welcome Wednesday.

Regina
www.thecrazynutsmom.com

Brooke Becker said...

@ Regina - So far I haven't heard a bad thing about it from other Mom's that have used it. Reviews are all over the web :)

Patricia said...

I don't think they had these when I was carrying my babies. Following via Welcome Wednesday. following on G+ and Twitter.

Brooke Becker said...

Thanks for stopping by Patricia! I will visit your blog.

Kim Brison said...

Following you on GFC, google+ and facebook from the hop. Look forward to getting to know you!-Kim http://bbunchmama.blogspot.com

Brooke Becker said...

Thanks for stopping by both of my blogs Kim! I will check yours out and give you a follow :)

Maury Kilgo said...

This is so interesting. I've never heard of it! I'm a new follower and hope you'll follow me back!

Brooke Becker said...

I absolutely love it! I am on my way over to your blog right now.

Eveli Acosta said...

Interesting! :) New follower thru BHE! To follow me, here's my link http://acostaeveli.blogspot.com/ :)

Reba and Eldarose, sisters, friends and co-bloggers said...

Like your blog name so much. I found you via Blog Hop Til You drop. My sister, Reba, and I share a blog and we are your newest followers. I hope you will follow back at:

http://re-inventedstyle.blogspot.com/

Thanks.

Eldarose

Brooke Becker said...

@Eveli & @Eldarose - I am already a follower of your both! :)

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