Top critical review
Looks pretty, but unusable.
on 9 June 2014
This pinard looks really nice. It's made from wood so is warm to the touch compared to metal ones.
I know how these are meant to work - my sister is a midwife and I've used the metal ones relatively successfully - they're very quiet. This wooden one though is so quiet that you just can't hear anything at all.
Once, after several hours of use in a VERY quiet location, I might have possibly heard the baby's heartbeat for a second or two when it was around 8 months.
Let me be clear here... If you can hear ANY ambient sounds at all from anything anywhere then it they will be too noisy for you to hear anything through this pinard.
If you want to actually hear your unborn baby's heart beat then invest in a cheap fetal doppler heart monitor.