By Andrew Liszewski
My memories of being born are a bit hazy but when you think about it the act of being forcibly removed from the womb after 9 months has to be somewhat of a shock. So it makes sense that babies would cry for hours on end while they adjust to life in the real world. To help calm and hopefully quiet the kid this teddy bear works on the same principle as using a ticking clock with a new puppy. Except that instead of ticking it plays prenatal sounds like the baby would have heard in the womb.
While I think it’s a good idea I’m not sure if the described ‘calming whirring noise’ is what I would equate to ‘authentic prenatal sounds.’ Now like I said I don’t remember what life was like back then but I thought ‘prenatal sounds’ would be more like mom and dad arguing about when the nursery would get finished.
Of course if the prenatal sounds aren’t working the bear can also play other sounds like white noise, lullabies, the ocean, a car ride or even a heartbeat. Each track is about 50 seconds in length and can be looped continuously or played in 30, 60 or 90 second intervals.
The Authentic Prenatal Sound Teddy Bear is currently available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $49.95.