"When I played Baby Sounds for Pets, my 2 gray hounds Opie and Cyclone were very anxious about where the sounds were coming from. They stalked the speakers,, so when baby Brayden came they were very excited to meet him and sat by him when he cried instead of being nervous. Thanks so much for the great CD, it made me feel like I helped Opie and Cyclone be ready."
- Kim Samari, Highbridge, NJ
The sounds were a good mix of cooing, crying, and all-out screaming. It was a decent exposure for my little schnauzer who tends to bark a lot at random noises. I started out at a low volume and then steadily increased it. He took to it well, not really minding...then again, I think a lot of dogs know the difference between a real baby making sounds in person rather than a recording. I plan on carrying around a doll too to show that we will be showing affection to a baby soon...
5.0 out of 5 stars,
Exactly what it says, May 24, 2010
By Karen Z (Danbury, CT USA)
We have three dogs and are having our first child in October. The dogs aren't around kids very often, and almost never around babies, so I was thrilled to find a CD that has baby noises on it. I've only played it once (and I'm sure it's more effective with frequent playing), but the dogs reacted immediately, so I knew they were aware of new sounds. I'll try to remember to post an update once the baby's born - but so far, I'm very happy with the CD!
4.0 out of 5 stars
Just as advertised, January 28, 2010
By Kinsey M. Wall
I purchased this CD on the guidance of a book I read when preparing our dog for the arrival of our son. He was petrified of babies and young children. This CD was perfect to turn on to desensitize him to the baby's noises. It worked perfectly and he does not even blink and eye when the baby starts to cry. Very, very helpful.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good for getting Dog ready for Baby, January 26, 2010
By Izzie's Mom (Denver, CO)
We purchased this cd at the recommendation of our dog trainer to help him get ready for the baby. It was helpful in making baby sounds a positive experience for him. We played the CD and would give him extra attention or special treats. He did become anxious with the CD, but was able to become used to the sounds.
4.0 out of 5 stars
Surprised!!!, December 29, 2009
By "Alyssa" (Minnesota)
I bought this CD because one of my dogs is a very anxious dog and thought that it may help ease her during all the changes with a new baby. I also thought that maybe she wouldn't notice since she is use to hearing noise come from the CD player. I was wrong. Both of my dogs came running upstairs once I turned the Baby Sounds CD on and they were trying to figure out where the crying was coming from; looking outside, etc. I did as the CD instructed by giving treats to them while playing it and they handled it very nicely. Now we will just wait and see what happens when the real live baby comes!
4.0 out of 5 stars
I think it bothers me more than the dog..June 13, 2009
By DecoFan (Maryland)
I got this because our first child is on the way. Our rescued American Eskimo came running when I first turned the CD on, then he quickly lost interest. He howls at some noises so we were worried he might do the same thing when the baby cries. Thanks to this CD we realize he'll probably ignore the baby crying. I think the baby crying tracks bothered me the most...I had to go turn it off.
"Our dog Tash, a Brittany, is such an integral part of our little family. We love him like a child so naturally when we found out we were having a baby we wanted to prepare him for our new arrival so he could continue to feel special to us. We played the Cd Baby Sounds for Pets, for him and he looked up at us and took it in and then would go back to sleeping or playing. When the crying became really intense he looked up again at us and then eventually he seemed unfazed by all of the new noises. It has really helped to prepare him for life with our new little guy. Thanks so much for developing such a great product!"
- Stacey Endress, Maplewood, NJ
"Thanks Kristen for the Cd
We are not actually using it for the purpose you designed. We have a severely disabled almost 4year old son who is just starting to make some sounds but we thought it would be useful for him to hear baby gurgling sounds in the hope that will help him start to mimic and maybe make some sounds with the front of his mouth rather than all tracheal sounds (don't think I will play him the tantrums though - I would be happy for him not to learn that). Thanks for creating the CD in any case - I think it will have saved me a lot of time trying to find similar audio files to play."
- Gina Wilson-Burns, 110a FLANNERY LANE, TAPITALLEE NSW 2540
“As a pet owner, and a father I think this is a fantastic way to help pets be more prepared for the life change to come, a new baby. I highly recommend Baby Sounds for Pets to all new mommy's and daddy's to be. What a great idea!”
- Dr. Lawrence Rosen, Whole Child Center Oradell, NJ/ Pediatrician
"People give up on their pets of 10 years or more when having a child without ever trying to help the animal adjust. I think this is an excellent way to make the animal less anxious and more prepared for the new baby."
- Dr Patrick Dwyer, D.V.M., Northhills Animal Hospital, Rochester, MI
"My husband and I were expecting our first child and we were already raising Levi, our beloved pure-bred blue mural Sheltie - a retired show dog entering his geriatric years. We were in our second trimester and found Baby Sounds for Pets extremely helpful. We played the CD for Levi the first time and he got a little anxious and paced around the room. After playing them over and over he was much more familiar to not only the happy cooing sounds but the baby cries too. He became aware of all the different baby sounds! It was a comfort to know that when we brought our daughter home for the first time, Levi was well prepared for all of Laurel's new noises."
- Fawn, Robert, and Laurel Nathen, NJ
"We had several people tell us how important it is to introduce a dog to baby sounds before the baby arrives. We were so thrilled to find baby sounds for pets and have used it with our 140lb Great Dane. The CD has helped her get used to the sounds of a baby crying. She is now completely unfazed. We are so grateful for this product!"
- CJ Evans, MD
"When I got the cd and played it for my 2 cats, they were so interested where the sounds were coming from. They just kept running around looking for the crying baby. This cd is such a great idea! Thank you."
- Ann Arbor MI Sue
"I personally used the cd to help Fred and my cat PASHA be ready for baby Antonio. A month out I started playing it everyday. Fred growled every time he heard the baby's cry. Pasha would look at the speakers to see where the sound was coming from. He was also obsessed with the bassinet so I played it from there too. When Antonio arrived they were used to the sounds and just protective instead of stressed out. I was so happy Kristen had created it."
- Fernandez Abud, NJ