Wednesday, January 14, 2009

BabyPlus Prenatal Educational System

For the past three months or so, we have been using the BabyPlus prenatal educational system. It is a small machine that you strap onto your belly twice a day, an hour each time. The machine plays sounds that resemble a heartbeat. There are 16 “lessons” (each “lesson” is played for a few days) and for each “lesson”, the rhythm of the beats increases in frequency and tonality as the pregnancy progresses. The sound of a heartbeat is used because research shows that the spoken word is too difficult for the developing child to understand and music is too complex.

Apparently, this “exercise” strengthens learning ability during the developmental period when the advantages will be most significant and enduring for a child. BabyPlus children apparently have an intellectual, developmental, creative, and emotional advantage from the time they are born.

We have now finished the 16 rhythms and so we are repeating the 16th rhythm everyday until baby arrives. Can’t say for sure whether it works or not, but it’s worth a try. Hopefully, baby enjoys it.

Anyway, here’s the webby:


Sherlyn said...

Hi Leona,

I was wondering whether you have any updated thoughts about BabyPlus and did you use it when you were expecting Rachel? Thinking whether I should get it. Thanks a lot! :)

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