BellyBuds is a pair of speakers ($49.99) designed to play music on the bellies of pregnant women. It’s believed that listening to music while pregnant or reading to your child while in womb is soothing for the unborn baby. The inventors of BellyBuds (which actually attach to a mother’s belly), Curtis Williams and Matt Von Waaden, pitched their business on Shark Tank in November 2013. They went into the Tank seeking an investment of $500,000 in exchange for 12.5 percent equity but, alas, they did not get a deal.
Williams (and his gorgeous wife Jama, see video clip below) continues to sell BellyBuds and has designed additional baby/parenting products under the company name WavHello. Other WavHello products include: SoundBub (cute portable and rechargeable white noise machines that help get/let babies sleep).
WavHello also makes VoiceShare (an app that records voice messages, lullabies and stories to be delivered to kids via SoundBud and/or BellyBuds), and First Impressions (a baby handprint and footprint memory frame). New episodes of Shark Tank air Sundays at 9 pm on ABC. [27 Favorite ‘Shark Tank’ Products at Amazon]