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A high-tech pregnancy belt simulates baby kicking for dads

Posted by Kristi Palma  June 14, 2013 01:10 PM

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Dads, do you ever wish you could feel your baby kick?

Huggies has developed a pregnancy belt so dads can do just that. The belt replicates the baby's movements and kicks in real time.

How does it work? The dad and mom each wear a pregnancy band, full of sensors, so when the baby kicks the movement is transmitted to the father thanks to the fancy technology.

Check out the reaction of dads in the NewsFix video above as they feel their babies kick.

Don't get too excited, though. Boston dads won't be getting pregnancy belts as gifts this Father's Day. The belt was designed for an ad campaign in Argentina and Huggies says it isn't going to market the belt further, according the video.

Read more in this ABC News report.

If guys really want to feel what it's like to be pregnant, there is always the labor pain simulator. Check out this WPIX video to see men "in labor."

Dads, would you like to try to pregnancy belt? How about the labor pain simulator?

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Kristi Palma, Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
Jennifer Clark Estes is a teacher, writer, blogger, and the mother of four young children. In her free time, she blogs at A Mom's World, plays with the kids (or chauffeurs them around), and is desperately seeking a quiet spot so she can read a book. Follow her on Twitter @JenniferCEstes.

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