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Old 10-15-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
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Post-postpartum belly bands

I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience? I had a friend recommend the belly bandit but she's tall and I've read in reviews that it isn't ideal for shorter women (I'm 5'1''). So I looked at the other bands out there... baboosh baby, signature cinch, myatlas... but I'm still totally lost. Has anyone used any of these bands? Or have another brand to recommend? Thanks!

And oops about the title typo... I meant postpartum

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Old 10-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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Hmm no advice here but will be waiting on an answer too.

And I didn't even catch on to the title error
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Re: Post-postpartum belly bands

You can actually just use a wide ace bandage and wrap it around your belly tightly. You don't have to spend $$$ on one. They also sell them on Amazon - look under something like "post surgery binder" or something like that.

I got one after my last baby, I got an inexpensive one off Amazon made for after surgery, it velcroed to itself so you could adjust it wide at the bottom or top, it fit however you need it to.

I liked the idea of one. In practice though, I found it to be cumbersome and annoying. It would pinch my skin between my underwear and the binder. It made my belly and back sweat. It effectively ruined my range of movement. It's hard to bend over or sit down when your whole torso (from hips to bottom of ribs) is stuck straight up and down. I wore it for like a few hours and I was done with it. I was uncomfortable enough, and I didn't need something else making me feel even more uncomfortable. Ugh.

I tried a wide Ace bandage. I liked it more b/c it was more flexible and didn't pinch as much. BUT It was still annoying and hot. And it had an extra problem - the edges would roll.

Even though a belly binder sounds good in theory, my experience was, they aren't practical. I probably won't try it again.
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Re: Post-postpartum belly bands

talk to a plastic surgeon in your area (or his staff) and get some suggestions. I tried Belly Bandit and it was horrible. I plan on getting a really good post surgical binder this time around (I have diastisis recti also). I like the idea of the ones that have short legs to them also...a flap for the crotch (kinda like sPanx power panty) but stronger!
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Re: Post-postpartum belly bands

I'm wanting to know this too, thanks for asking I'm worried about how comfortable they are.
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Re: Post-postpartum belly bands

I got one from the hospital while I was there, usually intended for mamas who have c-sections. I also bought a generic binder from either JC Pennys or Kohls (I can't remember!). The one from the hospital was velcro and was nice for the first few days when my weight was fluctuating. After the first week or so I preferred the pull-on one piece generic one I got from the store. I made sure not to get one with boning in it b/c I heard they were super uncomfortable. But I LOVED mine! It made me feel so much more "secure" and contained, while everything was just kind of stretched out and floating around lol! I highly recommend giving one a try, but would also second that you don't need to buy the super expensive ones!
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