One thing I knew I wanted in the delivery room was soothing music. With the help of a friend, and a number of hours sampling music on iTunes, I compiled a perfectly serene 14-hour playlist. I then started looking for a speaker. I wanted to find something small that I could pack for the hospital. What good would my playlist be, if I couldn’t play it, right?
When I saw the X-mini on Amazon for less than $25, I thought that it was worth a try. I am well pleased with the speaker, and thus I share this sagacious purchase with you.
The atmosphere of music during my labor and delivery was just perfect. It was soothing. It was comforting. I could hear the music even from the bathtub of the en suite bathroom. I think that the atmosphere of soothing sounds that I brought was appreciated by everyone in the hospital –including the midwife and nurses. (My doula thought it was so wonderful that she purchased one herself. I believe she wanted to have it for her future births.)
Since using my X-mini in the hospital, I have used it in the nursery, and in the home for social gatherings. The sound quality and projection is truly amazing. I cannot believe how it fits into the palm of my hand. It is about the size of a small lime.
I love this sweet little thing so much. If you love music, I’m sure you will too.
What must-haves do you recommend for a labor & delivery hospital bag? Please share!