Ever look at your pregnant belly and think, how am I EVER going to get back to the size I was before?
Well then, a postpartum pregnancy belt might just become your next best friend.
Perhaps you’re pregnant or just had a baby and worried you’ll never lose the pregnancy weight. And let’s face it, not all of us can afford plastic surgery – especially with the rising cost of just having a baby in the first place. So what’s a woman to do? Well luckily there’s a great range of maternity support products that can help such as the belly bandit postpartum wrap. Obviously it’s important to also exercise and eat well, but these maternity belly wraps are perfect to help tighten and tone your stomach after giving birth, and help give you a slimmer silhouette and aid in returning to your pre-pregnancy size.
What is a maternity belt or pregnancy band?
A belly band, often also called a belly wrap or maternity belt, is an elastic material that goes around your abdomen. These belly binders are usually worn after giving birth or having stomach surgery to help shrink your post pregnancy belly – and let’s be honest, who can’t do with a little help after 9 months of being pregnant. The compression of a maternity support band is meant to reduce inflammation and increases blood flow, and this also aids with healing.
A belly band is meant to be tight but not so tight that it’s uncomfortable, or that you can’t sit or breathe easily
After you give birth, your baby leaves an empty uterus, and you need about six weeks for your uterus to go back to it’s normal size. A pregnancy band helps to speed up this shrinking and recovery process.
Belly bandit review (editor’s choice)
The Belly Bandit is one of the most well known and best maternity belly bands you can buy, and a very popular belly binder for after pregnancy. Made from polyester and lycra, and being latex free, it’s core is made to be adjustable to fit your unique shape and give a better more slim result.
What we like
- 75% Polyester,25% lycra (Latex FREE)
- Designed especially for a woman’s post-pregnant body.
- Helps tighten and shrink your belly, waist and hips after pregnancy.
- Adjustable to fit around your belly, waist and hips for a more slimming result.
- Recommended by doctors to provide comfort after C-Section, accelerate healing, help to minimize stretch marks
- Supports back, leg & core muscles
- Adds support while breastfeeding
What Can be improved?
- Some customers reported that it doesn’t fit them right. (But this can be avoided if you make sure you use the sizing guide below and take the time to measure yourself properly before buying)
How long do you wear the Belly Bandit?
For best results we suggest to start wearing the Belly Bandit belly wrap straight after giving birth, for at least 6-8 weeks or more. You should also wear it as much as possible during the day and it’s comfortable enough to sleep in.
Basically the sooner you start and the longer you wear it, the faster you’ll see it work!
Belly Bandit Sizing
Proper sizing is import for your comfort and to ensure it works properly. Buying a Belly Bandit that’s too big will not wear well under clothing and may affect end results. Here’s some measurements and tips that will help you find the correct Belly band size.
|Band Sizes||Fits Belly Size|
|XS (extra small)||28″ – 32″ = 71cm – 81cm|
|SM (small)||33″ – 37″ = 84cm – 94cm|
|MED (medium)||38″ – 43″ = 97cm – 110cm|
|LG (large)||44″ – 49″ = 112cm -124cm|
|XL (extra large)||50″ – 57″ = 127cm – 144|
*Measurements are of the actual belly, NOT pant’s sizes
Pro tip: If you’re 1 or 2 inches bigger than size, then take a smaller size. e.g. if you’re 38-39 inches in measurement then rather take a small instead of medium (one size smaller)
Simply measure the part of your tummy that is the biggest all the way around your abdomen, which is usually at the belly button. Choose the corresponding band for your size. Just prior to delivery simply subtract 3 to 5 inches from your belly measurement. Select the corresponding band for that size. If you buy your Belly Bandit after you give birth, just measure and choose the corresponding band for your belly size. The Belly Bandit is designed with five inches of adjustability to stay tight as you shrink.
If you are purchasing a Belly Bandit early on in your pregnancy, your best bet is to go up 1 to 2 band sizes from your pre-pregnancy belly size.
In the eighth month of pregnancy, lots of women will be about the same size as after they give birth. If you’re buying one just before giving birth, you can subtract about 3 to 5 inches off your belly measurement, and pick the respective band size.
If you purchase your Belly Bandit after giving birth, just pick the correct band for your belly size. The Belly Bandit is designed with five inches of adjustability to stay tight as you shrink.
Does the belly bandit work?
It does work, but sizing is important and most of the customers complaining that it didn’t work for them are because they got the wrong size. So do make sure you read the size guide above and measure properly otherwise it might not fit right. Many customers have reported that they got great results and customers with c-sections especially mentioned it helped them keep everything in place and heal faster. It’s also important to use it properly to see the results you’re expecting, so that means wearing it as often as you can for around 6 to 8 weeks.