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Baby Bump: Prenatal Educational Tool

If you're pregnant, I'm sure you've heard that reading and playing music for your unborn baby supposedly makes them the next Einstein. Now, they've come out with a prenatal education system called Baby Plus. Their website claims:

"Our patented prenatal curriculum is designed to strengthen your baby's learning capabilities with naturally derived audio lessons."

The gadget runs $150, but there are quite a few parent reviews on their site that say the results are worth every penny. One proponent says:

"My son . . . is very musical and learns extremely fast. He is saying words like "blueberry" and "hot potato" already at 14 months — just amazing! My husband and I will be using BabyPlus when we have another child, for sure!"

Former party girl Nicole Richie snatched one up for her little bundle.

sweetnsour sweetnsour 9 years
nicole richie's baby is gonna need it.... woops, did i say that outloud? must be the hormones talking.
nariyal nariyal 9 years
HAHAHAHA @ peepshow! Point well made!
macgirl macgirl 9 years
It doesn't play music. It has like 16 different graduated levels of heartbeat sounds. You are supposed to wear it one hour in the morning and one hour at night. Being gadgety I fell for the advertisements and purchased one. The positive reviews it gets are insane. My biggest question is how do you know? Reading some of their "scientific" findings I now wonder if the type of parent that uses this is just going to push the child more when it's out of the womb. I'm pretty sure that any parent that cares and is very involved in their child's life could get the same "scientific" results without the baby plus. I stopped using the baby plus around 7 months as it didn't fit snug on my belly any longer and I don't have an hour in the morning where I could just sit and wear it. I'm pretty sure my son will be just fine ;-)
rgrl rgrl 9 years
:oy: No comment...
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
I think it is part genetics and part enviroment. And Nicole Richie having this is not going to get me running out and buying one. She has not always made the best decisions for herself - I can hardly see following her parenting style.
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
I'm not sure that I believe that.
cbgmick cbgmick 9 years
this is not at all scientifically proven (case control method, published in peer review journals, findings replicated, etc). although harmless, it's complete waste of money.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i dunno if i really buy this.. i think its all genes i mean im sure its good to play music and read to them and things like that.. but i dunno if i would buy a little gadget that would do it for me
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I did the same as JennyJen, and I have one who isn't musical at all but learns at lightning speed, and one who's a born song-writer but learns much more slowly. I just don't think playing this for them in utero is going to make them change that genetic tendency.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
I used an old fashioned headset to play music and sang and talked to my baby while I was pregnant. Not sure if this is really worth 150 bucks.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
This is just going way too far for me.
haute77 haute77 9 years
I don't get this. The best way to get a smart baby is making sure you connect with a genetically smart man or woman. I'm sure this will sell though, since so many people want the best for their babies and I don't blame them.
peepshow peepshow 9 years
RIIIIGHT. Because I'm sure the REAL Einstein's Mom used this. I think I'll pass.
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
The world has gone mad.
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