Music can soothe all types of beasts, including your tiny ones. While it may not be something you instantly think of as you create a baby registry, a music speaker is a must. Believe it or not, music is extremely important to a baby.
In fact, it's been proven that music affects baby’s emotional, physical and intellectual development. And let’s face it: parents have long found that lullabies work like a charm for putting baby down for a nap. But no one wants huge speakers in the nursery. It’s unsightly and once a baby is crawling, a large speaker could be dangerous. So, here are some speakers that are high-tech yet small enough in size to be out of the way. Plus, they're portable,so you can take them from room to room.
Bose® SoundLink Color Bluetooth® Speaker II
When Bose touts, “Better sound through research,” they’re not kidding. You can imagine a team of techies working day and night to provide high-quality sound like this. There's so much to love here. It connects to your music device through Bluetooth® or the 3.5mm auxiliary cable. Bose is known for great performance and this little powerhouse is no exception. The sound is clear, even at the lowest levels. It’s waterproof and rugged, so no issues with taking it outdoors (30-ft. wireless range!). There’s a built-in mic to use as a speakerphone or call upon any digital assistant you have. The exterior is a soft-touch silicone, so no sharp edges to worry about. It’s so easy to grab and carry around. That’s a big bonus! Lastly, but so not least, the SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II just looks cool! It comes in a bright Aquatic Blue, a mellowed Coral Red, Soft Black and Polar White; the last two really pair well with any motif.
What could be more perfect that the ability to customize the look of a speaker? Offered by Zazzle, you can upload a photo or design that will appear on the speaker’s surface. You can add your little love’s picture or match it to your nursery décor. Upload an image with baby’s name on it for optimal personalization. Really, you can design anything you dream up! The Bumpster is Bluetooth® compatible, with one-tap pairing to your phone. There’s also an audio auxiliary cord you can connect with other music devices. The final creation is a speaker with a clear image and sound!
Speaqua The Barnacle Plus Bluetooth® Speaker
Coming across Speaqua The Barnacle Plus Bluetooth Speaker for this review was like discovering a treasure. It comes in amazing colors. You'll love the swirly pinks and blues of the playfully named Tripper Fish, but you can also opt for the solid pink Moon Fish, variants of blue in Tidal Blue, solid Manta Ray Black and more. So, what’s with all the aquatic themes? The Barnacle Plus' claim to fame is that it’s – wait for it - 100% waterproof! Tub time tunes anyone? While I wouldn’t put it in the bath, its waterproofing eliminates concern for accidental splashes. The Barnacle Plus has Bluetooth® technology, can store up to 1,000 songs, and the suction cup base lets you stick it on virtually any smooth surface. At 8 oz., it’s lightweight enough to take on hikes. In fact, every adventure is a bon voyage, with baby bopping in the carrier to favorite songs!
Sony SRS-XB12 Extra Bass Portable Bluetooth Speaker
You can't go wrong with Sony, which is why the Extra Bass Portable Speaker is perfect for anyone. When they say extra bass, they mean it. This speaker delivers deep, punchy sound. Add an extra speaker and suddenly, you have a concert in your house! It's waterproof and dustproof, and with 16 hours off battery life, it can soothe your little one during all his waking hours.
Mini Rocker Speaker Chair
Okay, so it might not be easily portable, but try it and you’ll agree, this is might be the best seat in the house. The Mini Rocker Speaker Chair is compatible with MP3 players, iPods and many other music devices. It works on Windows desktop, too, so it’s great for gaming! The hardwood construction is covered by foam-filled softness in fluffy Sherpa or fashionable Twill. It's so perfect for playing soft music while feeding baby. And it’s roomy enough to sit cross-legged on. The rocking motion is a natural for naptime, with movement and music to soothe baby to sleep. You can rock the Mini Rocker Speaker Chair forward just enough to easily get up out of and transfer your little napper to the crib uninterrupted. So helpful!
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