There are several theories out there for the use of music and your foetus, One being the introduction of music during pregnancy to condition the baby i.e. Training the baby to react when specific styles of music are played.
It is generally conceived that babies tend to sleep in the womb when the mother is up and about. This is due to the rocking effect that is present when the mother is moving. When the mother is more stationary the baby tends to be awake.
We want to introduce music to the baby when he was sleeping so we could condition the baby to associate sleep with a particular style of music, thus we needed something portable that could be worn while my wife is out and about.
I apologize if the pics and video are not the greatest, trying out a new camera.
PLEASE NOTE: excessive noise can be harmful to the foetus, use responsibly
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Needle and Thread
Hot glue gun (optional)
Self adhesive Velcro strips Both hook and loop
Self adhesive Velcro buttons
Elastic waist band (at least 30 cm wide)
Cheap set of stereo headphones
The total cost for this project, minus the MP3 player was about 3 pounds ($6.00 US) and I was able to get all the materials in local shops.
Step 2: Measure Out the Waist Band...One Child, Twins or More
To stop fraying at the ends, I stitched the ends.
Step 3: Sticky Business
When the adhesive Velcro was attached, it appeared pretty sturdy, however I put a couple of stitches in to prevent it from separating.
Step 4: Hooked on Buttons
Important: Like the Velcro strips in the last step, make sure you use the soft side of the Velcro, this will avoid irritation when worn.
Step 5: Baby Loves Sound
Next apply one Velcro button (hook side) to the back of the speaker. Reapply the foam covering
Step 6: Putting It All Together
Step 7: Enjoy (Until the Baby Arives)
Please let me know what you think, or if you have any suggestions for improvements (or music to play). Good luck and have fun.