Baby Heart Rate Monitor

A baby heart rate monitor is an amazing little device that parents can use to listen to the heartbeat of their unborn baby.  There's nothing more comforting than hearing the sounds created by your baby and the bond it helps to create is unmatched by anything else. 

baby heart rate monitor

There are  few different types of heartbeat monitors with very specific applications.  A prenatal or fetal doppler heart monitor is designed for use with moms who are beyond 10 weeks in their pregnancy and will transmit baby's heart beat, kicks and hiccups!  

As your baby progresses during pregnancy it becomes capable of hearing voices and music and there are some models designed just for this purpose.  If you are looking for a relatively affordable device that will give you some peace of mind as well as some comfort for parents a baby heart rate monitor is a great option.  

It can often be difficult to hear baby's heart beat due to mom's anatomy and other factors.  An at home fetal doppler or monitor should only be used as a supplement to your regular doctor visits and checkups and not relied on completely.  If you are concerned be sure to speak with your practitioner or midwife.  

A baby's fetal heart rate (FHR) ranges from as low as 80 beats per minute (BPM) at five weeks gestation to as high as 180 BPM in the middle of pregnancy and then begins to slow during the last ten weeks.

Another device called a baby movement monitor is growing in popularity for parents of newborn babies concerned about baby's safety while sleeping. The high tech device detects subtle movements or monitors baby's breathing patterns and sounds an alarm when irregularities occur.  These two devices often get confused but we are going to tell you a little bit more about fetal dopplers designed specifically to detect your baby's heartbeat anytime from around 10 weeks until your baby is born. 

Top Rated Baby Heart Rate Monitor Devices

Whether listening to your unborn baby's heart rate is out of necessity for a complication or if you just want to be able to hear your little one inside, there are now devices made for home use that are simple and easy to use.  You should be able to hear your baby's heart rate quite clearly after 14 weeks but it's important to be patient because it can take a few minutes to find it. 

Womb Music Heartbeat Baby Monitor by Wusic

The Womb Music Heartbeat Baby Monitor allows you to listen to the sounds your baby makes including heartbeat, hiccups, kicks and movements!  It goes beyond being a listening device and comes with some pretty unique features not available in any other devices. 

A baby can hear what's going on outside starting around 14 weeks and this device comes with a built-in lullaby that plays soothing music for your baby.  It even includes a digital music download that can be personalized with your baby's name.  We recommend using a bit of gel that is not included with this product. 

womb music heart rate monitor

Sonoline B 3mhz Portable Baby Heartbeat Monitor Doppler

The Sonoline B 3mhz Portable Baby Heartbeat Monitor is a fetal heart doppler designed for at home use is ideal for parents that want to check in on baby's heartbeat periodically starting at 12 weeks from the comfort of your own home.  

You can now bring home technology that was once only found at hospitals in this compact and affordable unit.  It features a real-time LCD display of your baby's heartbeat and an output for headphones so you can hear every little sound from inside mom's womb.  This unit is portable, battery operate and powers off automatically when it's not in use.  Gel is included with this device. 

sonoline b portable heartbeat monitor

TheraSonic LS5266 Conductive Gel 16 oz. Bottle

TheraSonic Conductive Gel is available in a handy 16 oz. size bottle that is perfect for amplifying the sound from your baby heart rate monitor over several months without damaging the device. 

Transmission or conductive gel is designed to transmit sound better and also allows for easier gliding of the probe that can sometimes be tricky to get in just the right position while trying to find baby's heartbeat.  This gel automatically corrects to a broad range of frequencies and is non-irritant and hypoallergenic. 

conductive gel

A baby heart rate monitor is a handy little device that is now available at a very reasonable cost for use at home and just about anywhere.  If you want peace of mind and the excitement of hearing your baby's heartbeat this is a great idea for most parents.  It is great for creating the bond between parents and an unborn baby as well as the reassurance that everything is ok with your little on. 

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