Hearing a baby’s heartbeat for the very first time is truly priceless. It’s one of the most indescribable moment that any parent would want to cherish forever. It’s a significant milestone that you would wish to experience over and over again.
Right now, the only way to hear our baby’s heartbeat is via an ultrasound appointment. Although it’s an easy process, it’s quite costly (if not covered by insurance), and our OB-GYN won’t allow us to undergo multiple ultrasounds just to hear our baby’s heartbeat whenever we please. To date, we are able to hear our little one’s heartbeat every 4 weeks, and the days seem so long when it comes to this matter.
Good thing some apps and gadgets can capture, save and record our baby’s heartbeat so we can listen to it at will. One of the best out there that can do exactly what we’re looking for is My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear.
My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear is one of a kind, huggable and adorable stuffed animal with a “recording heart”. It can be used to record the baby’s heartbeat during an ultrasound appointment so you can hear it again whenever and wherever you want. With this, your other family members, friends, and relatives can also listen to the miracle of life that is inside your womb.
I tried and tested one of many My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear’s designs – the elephant. Based on my experience, it’s quite easy and straightforward to use. Just take the recorder to your ultrasound appointment and tell your tech that you are going to record your baby’s heartbeat. Pull the tag, switch the button to record, and squeeze the heart to start recording the baby’s heartbeat. After the recording is done, switch the button to play back and then place it inside the Velcro pocket of the stuffed animal (in my case it’s the elephant). And if you want to hear the recorded heartbeat, just give the stuffed animal’s tummy a gentle squeeze. Press it again for the sound to stop or wait for 20 seconds for it to automatically go off afterward.
My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear comes in different styles and colors. As far as the design, my original choice is the vintage elephant, but I ended up with the other elephant design due to confusion. This other style reminds me of a mouse instead of an elephant. Other than that there are no other complaints on my end. There’s a lot of design to choose from such as bears, animals like giraffe, sloth and even a unicorn! There are also ones being sold with a gender reveal kit which is truly cute! With all honesty, this is such an amazing gift for expecting moms, parents to be, most especially for soon to be grandparents and even for husbands (who are deployed) or are living far away from their wives during their pregnancy.