I know the phrase sounds a little barbaric, but hear me out! Basically, belly binding involves tightly wrapping the abdomen in the days, weeks and even months after birth to help the body's organs and tissues return to their proper place. In particular, it helps the uterus to contract and shrink back down to size more quickly, aiding in the overall healing of the mother.
Belly binding can be done in a variety of ways, including wrapping a long piece of cloth tightly around yourself numerous times, but in my searching I found the perfect and most easy way to achieve a good bind- it is called The Belly Bandit!
Belly Bandit is a wide stretchable band that connects with velcro and is designed specifically to help the postpartum body achieve it's pre-pregnant state! In addition to helping your uterus shrink more quickly, the belly bandit also provides wonderful support for tired mamas' backs (especially helpful if you have a lot of stairs in your home), and helps you maintain a better posture while nursing.
Belly Bandit comes in three styles- Original, Couture and Bamboo. The folks at Belly Bandit were kind enough to send me a Bamboo Belly Bandit to try out postpartum and I can honestlty say it has made a huge difference- much greater than I expected! In fact, I think I could go so far as to say that my stomach has shrunk faster than it did after my first pregnancy! I have been very happy with the results I have gotten using Belly Bandit and plan to continue using it in the months to come!
Would you like to win a Couture Belly Bandit to help recapture your hot body after baby? Just visit the Belly Bandit site and then come back here and tell me which style Bandit you like the best and why!
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