This Pregnancy Bracelet Helps Dad Feel Baby's Kicks
Pregnant women can attest: With every kick, roll and flutter comes a deeper connection with baby. But the intimacy of that connection may leave one person feeling alienated: dad. Thanks to a new device that looks remarkably similar to a Fitbit, dads-to-be can be alerted to each of baby’s movements too.
The BabyBuzz bracelet, created by the Scandinavian diaper brand Libero, is currently being loaned out to Swedish parents who enroll in Libero’s free program. Here’s how it works: Both an expectant mother and her partner need to be wearing the bracelets, which also need to be connected to an a iPhone app via Bluetooth. When mom feels a movement, she pushes a button on her bracelet, causing her partner’s band to vibrate. She has the option of sending longer vibrations to simulate a more intense kick.
So, no; dad won’t be able to understand exactly what you’re feeling. But this is a more practical alternative to the cumbersome pregnancy belt Huggies created in 2013 to truly replicate the sensation of kicks for dad.
BabyBuzz isn’t available in the US just yet, but we’ll be keeping an eye on this wearable. In the meantime, there’s plenty of motherhood-centric wearables American women can try, from the new Project Nursery Parent + Baby SmartBand to last year’s Summer Infant Babble Band monitor.
H/T The Daily Beast