Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Celebrity Parents Magazine article!

Moms We Love: Kristen Overdurf Abud


If you’re expecting and worried about your beloved pug Pugsley’s reaction to the new baby, then try Baby Sounds for Pets ($16.99). The brainchild of model/actress Kristen Overdurf-Abud, the CD features a wide range of baby noises -- from laughter to a full-on tantrum -- to get your pet used to baby sounds before your own little bundle arrives.Celebrity Parents spoke with Kristen about Baby Sounds for Pets, her family, and her aha! moment.

Let's talk a bit about your beginnings. You worked as a model for many years.

Yes, I did. Most of my modeling has been commercial print so I’ve been in ads for sunglasses, hair products, clothes, cell phones, etc. My acting has been in commercials, a few independent films, and lots of theatre. I have also done a lot of voice over work as well. I also am a professional Makeup/Hair artist for film, TV and print work.


What made you come up with the idea for Baby Sounds for Pets?
My sister had just gotten pregnant and was really worried how her golden retrievers would respond to the baby. I went looking for a CD of sounds and I couldn’t find one anywhere. Someone in Australia said, “You should just make one”, so I did. In my research, I realized so many people were getting rid of their pets without even trying to help them because they didn’t know what to do about a baby’s arrival. So I was very inspired to help people keep their family together. I truly feel that children need to grow up with animals to learn compassion and responsibility. What better way to learn unconditional love than from their pet? My son loves his Wawa, as he calls our beloved Fred the Chihuahua and kitty Pasha.

Let's talk about the process of creating the CD.
I wanted the sounds to be real so I knew I would need babies for it. I held a casting and asked the parents what their baby did best. Moms and Dads know their kids and it’s amazing how right on they were! The “Laughers” and the “Criers” were right on cue! Then what was left was to put it together, create the graphics, the website and printing. The process was pretty quick; it was the editing of the babies that took the most time!

What has been people’s reaction to the CD?
I have had so many positive responses! Many pet parents were looking for something like this to help them and their pets be prepared for the new arrival. Having a baby is one of the biggest changes for human beings, so imagine how much it changes our pets’ lives! Overall, people love it and find it very simple to use with great results. I even had several husbands say they feel more prepared!


What can people expect when they buy the CD?

I always tell people to start playing the Baby Sounds for Pets on a daily basis about a month or so before the baby’s arrival. That way, the pet has plenty of preparation. Some pets will pace in circles, some will growl at certain tracks and some just lay there. The main thing is that the sounds are being played in the house to get them used to them. No reaction is still a reaction.

I find cats are way more curious about where the sounds are coming from. They usually want to investigate the speakers! My cat was very interested in the crib and bassinet. What I tell people is don’t try to keep the cat out; he will get in! Play the sounds if you can from the crib so they get used to where the baby will be.

Now, I have been told by bird parents that birds are the most jealous! My suggestion is to just start slow with them. You should play the CD’s on a low volume so they aren’t scared.

One of the best pieces of advice I can give pet owners is to try to keep their pet’s routine the same, even after the baby comes. If necessary, hire a dog walker to keep their walk schedule the same, and be sure to make special time for just you and your pet.

Where is the CD sold?
The CD is sold at maternity and baby stores as well pet stores. It also is sold on line at and You can find stores in specific states on my site too.


You have a young son, Antonio. Is it hard to balance work with being a mom?

I try to remind myself that the most important job I have as a mom is Antonio and his well-being. After having my son, I realized that living in the moment and not sweating the small stuff is the way to get through it all. Whatever is important will get done.

What do you have planned for the future?
We have some great plans for the future! We have a new version of the CD coming out with a Spanish intro. Also, I will be introducing a new line of Flower Essences for your pets’ water to help with issues such as acceptance, jealousy, and life changes.

I also would like to start offering one-on-one pet Coaching on the phone or in person to help get new mommies and daddies get their pets really ready for their baby’s arrival.

For more information on Baby Sounds for Pets, please go to To read our review of the CD, click here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pet Smart Reviews! from

OVERALL RATING5 out of 55 of 5
April 23, 2009 
by sttewart from Oregon 

"What an amazing product! Thank you Pet Smart! We have just introduced the sounds to our Min Pin, it worked! He has now adjusted to the new baby sounds. We highly recommend this product to anyone bringing their new born home!" 

What is your gender?: F
How many pets do you have?: 2
How often do you shop at PetSmart?: Monthly

Review 2 for Baby Sounds For Pets - CD

OVERALL RATING5 out of 55 of 5
Baby Sounds for Pets Rules!!!, April 9, 2009 
by southpaw3485 from Kansas City 

"I have two tabbies, both a whisker over a year old. They are very energetic, they love to run and play, and are very affectionate. Of course I was concerned about their reaction to a new human coming into the household. Baby Sounds worked miracles! What a great idea! Bob & Dylan are adjusting very well. Kudos to you for this fine product . . . I would recommend Baby Sounds to any feline parent. I hope you sell a million!" 

What is your gender?: M
How many pets do you have?: 2
How often do you shop at PetSmart?: A few times a year
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Review 3 for Baby Sounds For Pets - CD

OVERALL RATING5 out of 55 of 5
Excellent gift for new parents!, April 9, 2009 
by whools from Michigan 

"I have given countless copies of this CD to my pet-loving friends as they become parents and each one of them is struck by how clever it is and how helpful. Of course animal lovers want to do anything possible to make the transition to a new baby as easy as it can be for their pets - and this product will help make that happen. Your pets will get used to the various sounds your baby will be making - ahead of time - so that by the time the baby comes, your pets will be comfortable. You'll get a laugh out of some of the sounds, your pets will stop freaking out - it's win / win! I'm excited to see the product online instead of just in the store!" 

What is your gender?: F
How many pets do you have?: 4
How often do you shop at PetSmart?: A few times a year

Review 4 for Baby Sounds For Pets - CD

OVERALL RATING5 out of 55 of 5
Fantastic CD, April 9, 2009 
by Clara from Chicago, IL 

"I purchased this cd is preparation for my first child. We also own a pure bred Sheltie, Levi. He is our baby eventhough he is really an old man. :) He interreacted differently to each sound represented. I was so thrilled to see his progress after only playing this CD just a couple times. It truly was an effective tool to prepare him for our new baby on the way! I highly recommend this CD to any family with furry-loved ones that are expecting their new baby. He was not only used to our babies new sounds but wasn't bothered by any of the fussing! Yeah.

What is your gender?: F
How many pets do you have?: 1
How often do you shop at PetSmart?: A few times a year
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

4 Stars again!!!

4.0 out of 5 stars puppy preparenessFebruary 7, 2009
By BeagleLuvr (Seattle, WA) -  Amazon Review
I got this for my sister who is 11 weeks 

Helping her doggie adapt to a baby to come.

Another 4 star Review!

 DecoFan (Maryland) From
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.

Friday, September 25, 2009

New Store Location to sell our CD's in Germany!!

Hello, we are so excited to announce that Fragrant Friends is now selling our CD in Germany. So anyone looking can get it there too!!!! The town is
Wincheringen Germany!!!

We are also selling in Canada too! for anyone in Canada looking to save on US shipping contact them first!!!

We would love sell in your store too! Contact Kristen at

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

BabyBites Event in NYC!

We are going to be part of the BabyBites event in NYC on November 11, 2009, so if you live in the NYC area and want to come to a fantastic mommy to be event this is the one to come to.

More info at:, here is a little below.

Babybites hosts an amazing bi-annual expectant mom extravaganza and our next one is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, November 11th. There will be shopping, socializing, eating, learning, and lots of giveaways! The event, Essential Tips and Products for New Moms, will follow the following format. The first 45 minutes will be dedicated to the moms-to-be shopping the vendors in attendance while eating and socializing with other moms-to-be, and the next 60 – 90 minutes will feature our sponsor introductions followed by our expert speakers, Pamela Weinberg, co-author of City Baby, and Laura Deutsch, founder of babybites.

We will have a table at the event so look for us there to pick up your copy of Baby Sounds for Pets. We can take cash and credit cards. Can't wait to see you there and meet you in person. If you have questions we are happy to answer yours there.


Celebrity Parents Magazine features Mom's We Love and Kristen Overdurf Abud

Exciting news!!! We are going to be featured in in the Mom's We Love section. Look for it soon!!!! We will keep you posted!

Ahhh Fall is almost here!

Hi Everybody, well the cool is in the air and all the animals are feeling it for sure!!! Lots of new babies on the way too. We are excited to say sale are great, lots of new mommies and daddies getting their pets ready. That is why we are here, to help prepare all pets for the new baby!

I wanted to share the latest picture of my two buddies, Fred the chihuahua and Antonio my son! They are fast friends and adapted great to each other!

So I am or should I say we are the greatest success story!! Love to hear your stories too. We will be having a new image soon as well. Well have a great Fall everybody. Email me at

We will also be introducing some new services and flower essences very soon. We realize it isn't easy on your own so we will be doing one on one consultations over the phone to help your pets and you adapt beautifully!

Thanks for all your support everybody! All our best at Baby Sounds for Pets

Kristen Overdurf Abud