Science is one step closer to a “pregnant” man: Huggies has created a pregnancy band that allows dads to feel baby moving in utero, right alongside with mom. Amazing? Incredible? Groundbreaking? Yes, yes and yes, but you can’t buy one … yet.
The Huggies brand team in Latin America created the “one of a kind” band solely for use in a video greeting card for Father’s Day, kicking up a media sensation here in the U.S. But unfortunately for dads around the world, Huggies has no current plans to produce any additional units.
So how the heck does it work? The band uses electronic sensors in another band worn by Mom to detect signals of the baby’s movement in the womb, Bob Brand, a representative for Huggies’ parent company Kimberly-Clark, tells FitPregnancy.com. The signals of the movements are transmitted wirelessly to the band worn by Dad, which replicates the pattern in real time. Sounds kind of geeky, but we’ll ‘fess up: the commercial, featuring real dads, made us cry.