Monday, July 17th, 2006
Womb Sounds for Soothing a Baby to Sleep
I saw my first teddy bear with a volume control knob in its back yesterday.
Womb Sounds Mommy Bear by Dex Products is a teddy bear with a knob in its back for cranking up a recording of a mother’s womb. The sound is intended to sooth a baby to sleep. The bear turns off after 40 minutes and can be mounted on a crib. [Sold at Target]
A bit of googling turned up some similar products:
Slumber Bear by Prince Lionheart is a plush bear hugging a blanket which also broadcasts womb tunes and attaches to a crib. Its audio box can be removed and separately strapped to a crib, bouncer, stroller, etc. [Sold at Target.]
Soothe-A-Sleep Bear by Noukies is a plush teddy with a sensor to detect a baby’s cries, thus activating the womb recording for five minutes. The sound box can also play a lullaby once the womb has lost its luster.
What are womb sounds? My wife the labor and delivery nurse says you
hear the mother’s heartbeat, gas, digestion and other churning sounds. In our home, we just used a CD containing ocean surf to help our infant daughter to sleep.
On the flip side, Music to be Born By is a CD containing an infant’s heartbeat, rather than the mother’s heartbeat, and it’s set to music. We played the CD a little bit during Little Miss’ birth. It’s rhythmic, repetitive and meditativeâ€¦ or mind-numbing, depending on your perspective. Either way, it’s one 70 minute track of sameness.
Please share your musical methods of helping an infant fall asleep.