I'm pretty sure most parents want to give their pookies an educational head start in life... I certainly do (how else am I going to live vicariously through my astronaut child?!? ...NASA you have my number), but would you consider getting that educational head start even before your baby is born?
The BabyPlus prenatal education system makes some pretty big claims, apparently "Infants who have used BabyPlus are born ore alert and responsive, nurse better, sleep better, and later in life, enjoy improved school readiness".
How? Well, the "curriculum" is a series of 16 sounds that resemble a mamma's heartbeat, you start playing the course to your bump at 18 weeks and work up to more complex rhythms and two hour-long sessions a day. Of course extra smarts for you wee ones don't come cheap, the kit will set you back $149 at amazon
Intrigued (or mildly horrified or something in between)? Find out more about it here.
While I am not calling Boo-shuu on this, I do believe that what you do with you pookie after they are born is far more important than anything you can do while they are in utero, reading, giving room for imagination, and encouraging creativity are SURELY more important than a a few weeks of expensive unproven, bump hassling.
On a completely unrelated note, please excuse the 10 day hiatus, a combination of extra long weekend spent lounging with my sweetie and the disappearance of Teddy's morning nap (I think it's gone for good this time... boo-hoo) rather put a crimp in my productivity levels.