If you’ve never worn a Belly Band before, don’t worry. They’re exceptionally simple to use and offer a huge array of benefits to women throughout their pregnancy and after the birth of their child.
Here, we’ll explain¯a little about Belly Bands and reveal how they work.
So - why should you wear a Belly Band?
The reasons can vary slightly between mums-to-be, but generally, they’re a great means of supporting and cradling your bump for extra comfort and to reduce pressure.
They’ll also help to fight stretch marks and, depending on the type you choose, they can even enable you to maintain a great posture and keep your core and back muscles strong so that you can more easily return to your pre-pregnancy body.
What’s more, Belly BanditTM Belly Bands are created from WonderWeaveTM material, which helps to prevent creams and lotions from transferring onto your clothing or getting accidentally wiped away.
And they’re not just for pregnancy - you can wear a belly band postpartum to provide extra support and comfort and to help you get back into shape.
How to Wear a Belly Band
Thanks to the range of pregnancy Belly Bands available, you’ll be able to wear one with almost any outfit you choose! They should be worn against the skin underneath your usual outfits - below a t-shirt or tank, for example.
The Flawless Belly™ Belly Band can double as a clothing extender, so you can leave it visible as a layer under your other clothing. The Upsie Belly® and Belly Boost™, on the other hand, are all about that extra support, so you wear them low down towards your hips to cradle your bump.
You may also decide to invest in a Belly Shield™ for further stretch mark prevention, lotion or cream coverage and to prevent rubbing or chafing on a C-section incision, which can be worn underneath your belly band.
Belly Band Sizes
It’s vital that you pick the right sized Belly Band to keep you comfy, to prevent the restriction of your circulation and to flatter your shape.
Belly Bandit Belly Bands come in XS, S, M, L and XL sizes. If you’re not sure which will fit you best, measure your hips. 36-37” hips will fit into an XS, an S is for 38-39” hips, an M is for 40-41” hips, an L is for 42-43” hips and an XL is for 44-47” hips.
They also take into account your belly size - measured around the largest part - and your week of pregnancy, and will adjust as you grow.
Belly Bands are highly intuitive to use and will provide you with endless comfort and pressure relief. They won’t just help you to feel great, but they’ll help you to keep on top of your physical health too.
With a wide range of shapes and properties available including c section recovery bands, there’s bound to be something for you and your baby bump in Belly Bandit’s selection of bands and wraps.