Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Belly Bandit! Get back you pre pregnancy shape, or better!
So before I had Little Princess I ran across two products that claimed to help you get your flatter tummy back once you had a baby. I purchased the Belly Bandit.
I have been using it since 2 weeks postpartum and have lost three inches in my waistline and a total of 20 pounds from my last OB appointment before I had baby. I am completely back into pre pregnancy jeans.
Belly Bandit is an abdominal compress similar but not to the extreme of "binding" like they used to do YEARS ago.
You wear it 24 hours a days for 6-8 weeks postpartum. (Consult doctor before using).
It is snug, not too tight or even uncomfortable. I don't even notice it is there most of the time.
The Belly Bandit comes in three styles, The Original Belly Bandit, Couture Belly Bandit, and the most comfortable one the Bamboo Belly Bandit. I purchased the Bamboo Belly Bandit since I wanted to me comfortable 24 hours a day in this thing!
So the only down side I found to this product is cost. The Original Belly Bandit is around $40 plus shipping, Couture Belly Bandit $50 plus shipping, and the Bamboo Belly Bandit $60 plus shipping. Here is the catch I found though. I measured on the low end of a Medium. So I ordered it and within a week and a half I was too small for it. So I contacted the company and asked what they suggested. Order a smalled one of course. Well that was another $60 plus shipping and of course I wanted it right away so I would have to pay an extra $9 for express shipping. So there is no overlap in the sizing guide which would be nice just an inch or two!
It is a great product. Comfortable and actually works!
I still have my Medium (38"-43") sized Bamboo Belly Bandit that I am selling! only worn for two weeks. I will sell it to anyone who is interested for $40 ($20 off original price) plus shipping. Let me know if you are interested. I will be posting it on eBay in about a week.