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Belly Bandit Post-Pregnancy Tummy Wrap

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User Rating 3 Star Rating (8 Reviews)

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Belly Bandit Post-Pregnancy Tummy Wrap
Copyright 2008, Belly Bandit. Used with permission.

The Bottom Line

Abdominal wrapping has long been used post-pregnancy to help reduce swelling and encourage muscles and tissues to bounce back to their former glory. The Belly Bandit post-pregnancy tummy wrap takes the belly binding concept and makes it very easy to do and even a little bit glamorous. A wide range of sizes accommodates lots of new moms, and each Belly Bandit size adjusts quite a bit as your post-baby shape changes. Finding the size that fits best may be tricky initially, though.
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Pros

  • Gives a flatter belly appearance immediately.
  • May help moms feel better about their post-baby body sooner.
  • Tagless, seamless and comfortable to wear.
  • Several sizes, patterns and materials available.
  • Highly adjustable.

Cons

  • May be hard to choose the right size.
  • May show through thinner clothing.

Description

  • Tummy compression band for post-pregnancy.
  • Available in five sizes.
  • Comes in original ($39.95), couture ($49.95) and bamboo ($59.95) lines.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Manufacturer's website: www.bellybandit.com

Guide Review - Belly Bandit Post-Pregnancy Tummy Wrap

If you've had a baby, and weren't lucky enough to wear your pre-pregnancy jeans home from the hospital, you know about that post-baby belly issue - where you can't suck it in or make it appear flat no matter what you do.

The old-fashioned way of getting a belly back to pre-pregnancy shape, binding, gets a stylish makeover with Belly Bandit. These tummy compression bands come in lots of sizes and several patterns and materials, so nearly any mom can find one that works. Belly Bandit makes binding easy, too. All you have to do is center the band on your back, pull the edges around to the front and fasten the Velcro tightly.

Finding the correct Belly Bandit size may be a challenge. Belly Bandit adjusts by about 5 inches to accommodate a changing post-baby shape. You don't want the band to be too tight initially or it won't be comfortable. Too big and it won't help and will look bulky under clothes. Some women may need two Belly Bandits to maintain a good fit.

The moms who tried out Belly Bandit on their post-baby tummies thought it was supportive and comfortable. The band is firm enough to hold a still-jiggly tummy in so that it looks fairly flat, so it can help you get into some of your pre-pregnancy clothes faster, too. One mom felt like the Belly Bandit reduced bloating, so she not only looked better but felt better, too. None of these moms had c-sections, but the Belly Bandit company says this band can help with c-section recovery, too.

I tried on the Belly Bandit, as well, to see if it really was comfy. I was pleasantly surprised! The material is pretty firm, so I expected it to be uncomfortable when I sat down. While it felt weird at first, it wasn't uncomfortable, and after a while, I actually forgot I was wearing it. The Belly Bandit doesn't bunch up under clothes, and doesn't show through unless you're wearing something very thin.

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User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
Stiff and does not work for c sections, Member CTmoms

I had a c section and got 2 belts, belly bandit and abdomend c section recovery kit. The abdomend was way softer, had more velcro and fit my body better. I couldn't return the belly bandit because of their policy! Abdomend for a better recovery and support, my tummy totally went down, don't even think about the belly bandit.

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