My Little Beating Heart

created by

Yury Gitman

$39.00 $ 19.99

created by

Yury Gitman

read more about the maker

Just A Little Beat

Designed to help small children relax, become more comfortable when away from home and send them into dreamland, this soft huggable pillow recreates the rhythmic pulse of a beating heart to calm and soothe.

With the help of a sophisticated micro-computer, this innovative pillow creates a unique heartbeat every time you turn it on. Using the latest technology and computer science, coupled with the practice of meditation and yoga, this calming pillow's heartbeat is based on the heart when it's in its most peaceful and meditative state. Designed by Yury Gitman. Made in China.

Yury Gitman is a designer, inventor, and award-winning artist. He's a Adjunct Professor at The Parsons New School for Design where he teaches Interactive Toy Design and advanced concepts in digital design.

Yury has exhibited at the Biennale of Electronic Arts in Perth Australia; at the Isle de France in Paris; at Ars Electronics in Austria; and at Eyebeam, among others, in New York.

He remains one of the first people to use the Internet from inside the New York subway. He did this by employing a network of his Magicbikes ("wireless bicycle hotspots").

He was awarded the Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Net Vision in 2003, one of Europe's highest recognition for electronic arts. In 2005 Yury opened Banana Design Lab, a product design company focusing on lifestyle designs to entertain the soul.

He received a Masters degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunication Program and a Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology, and Culture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has worked with non-profits such as NYCWireless, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Downtown Alliance to promote open Internet policy and New Media Art practice in New York.

Yury's work has featured in local, national, and international media including BBC, New York Times, Newsweek, NPR, New York 1 TV, Tech TV, CNET, ID Magazine, Readymade, Village Voice, Bust magazine, Adbusters, Utne reader and a range of other outlets.

Made from
polyester, electrical components, plush
Measurements
9" L x 9" W x 3" D
Notes
All ages. Spot clean. Requires one 9-volt battery, included.
WARNING: This is not a crib toy. Do not place inside crib.
Item ID
18592

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 5 days, arriving 6 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 3 days, arriving 4 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.



These items have been discontinued. When they sell out, they will no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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My Little Beating Heart
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5)

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not for infants

By 

from Brooklyn

About Me First Time Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Colorful and Fun
  • Durable
  • Great Features
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Toddlers
    • Toddlers or older

    Comments about My Little Beating Heart:

    thought this was for newborns or infants and would create ambient noise in the crib but it only works if you hug (squeeze) it. For much older kids than my wee boy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect gift

    By 

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Friend of new parents

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Features
    • Soft
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Infants
      • Newborn
      • Preemies
      • Special Needs
      • Toddlers

      Comments about My Little Beating Heart:

      Loved this product. Perfect gift for new parents. The size was small enough to pack in the diaper bag for trips, but big enough for small hands to be able to hold and hug. Great tool for calming and soothing babies.

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      • Yes

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      4.0

      Cute Gift Idea

      By 

      from Fayetteville, AR

      About Me Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Colorful and Fun
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Infants
        • Newborn

        Comments about My Little Beating Heart:

        Cute pillow, however, it did not sound like a heartbeat to me, it vibrates, but I thought it would just sound like a human heartbeat. Remains to be seen if the baby will like it, bought as a baby shower present.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        GREAT for little ones!

        By 

        from newport CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Assemble

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Gifts

          Comments about My Little Beating Heart:

          Bought for new parents, and the baby loves it!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Gift!

          By 

          from newport CA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about My Little Beating Heart:

          Got for a friend's baby, she loves it!

          • I Am A:
          • Single Female
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          soothing sounds to give comfort

          By 

          from Palm Desert, Ca

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Crib or stroller

            Comments about My Little Beating Heart:

            I had use something similar to this 20 years ago with my babies and loved it's soothing effects to newborns and infants.Love how this can be tucked anywhere to enhance its use and effect.

            • I Am A:
            • Family Older Kids
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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