Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Belly Bandit Review and Giveaway

One thing I had heard over and over about having a second babe is that your belly doesn't go down as quickly as with the first. Like any woman, I wasn't particularly keen on this thought, but figured there was nothing I could do about it! Well, as I began doing some reading I discovered that there is something that can be done about it and women in native cultures have been practicing it for years- it's called belly binding (or wrapping)!

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!

Additional entries will be granted for all of the following (leave a separate comment for each):
  • Being a follower (right sidebar)
  • Being a subscriber via e-mail (left sidebar)
  • Having the Summer of Baby Love button on your blog (also in left sidebar)
  • Blogging about the giveaway (leave the link to your direct post)
  • Following on Twitter and tweeting about the giveaway (leave your screen name and the time you tweeted)
  • Participating in any meme during this giveaway (leave the direct link to your meme post)
The giveaway will end Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 9:00 PST. Winner will be posted and notified that weekend. For full details and rules about the Sumer of Baby Love Blog Party, please visit this post.

23 comments:

Julianne said...
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hippiemamabrit said...

I soooooo badly want the bamboo belly bandit! I so interested in seeing what it does to this twin belly after they are born!

Julianne said...

I'd get a natural bamboo bandit. They look awesome!

Valerie said...

Oh, this would be wonderful....I'm staring down at my belly, just dreaming about one! I like the couture, because of all the different colors (I'm easy to please like that!) I like the nude plaid the best!

Blessings,

Valerie

Valerie said...

I have your button on my blog!

http://www.thecraftyclassroom.com

Thanks for the chance to win all the baby stuff!

Valerie

Robin said...

I would choose the Bamboo since it is the Greenest version. I'll give birth for the 2nd time in November and since we only waited 4 months to get pregnant my body really needs some help.

Montana Mama said...

I would definitely get the Bamboo one in the Natural Color. CUTE!

Montana Mama said...

I follow your blog. :)

Montana Mama said...

I subscribe to your blog in email.

Montana Mama said...

I have your Summer of Baby Love Button on my blog.

Montana Mama said...

I blogged about the giveaway:

http://lovinthelamp.blogspot.com/2009/07/belly-bandit-giveaway.html

Montana Mama said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted: shmadeline 9:44pm MST

hippiemamabrit said...

I'm a follower...

hippiemamabrit said...

and a subscriber!

wigget said...

i'd choose the couture because i like the fun prints

Jeanie said...

I am so PSYCHED to see your blog-- as my "guess date" was a week ago-- I have been watching my unbelievably HUGE belly continue to get bigger and wondering how in the heck I'll ever be able to get into my clothes again. Since I have time on my hands, I've been looking around the web to find cool stuff-- and the Belly Bandit looks really cool. I especially like the one in nude-- retro. Thanks for this opportunity to win it!
J~

Shasta said...

I would definitely opt for the bamboo belly bandit. I love bamboo, such a wonderful fiber! I'm a follower and subscriber too.

Laura said...

Oh, what perfect timing, as I am currently 28 weeks pregnant. I have always been curious about belly wraps and would love the opportunity to try one out :)

The one I would pick is the bamboo wrap in the natural color.

Laura said...

I am a follower

Laura said...

I have your Summer of Baby Love button on my blog.

IndieBambino said...

Oh the bamboo for sure! I need a belly bandit ASAP, Im about to deliver in about 5 days!

Lizzie said...

I would love a natural bamboo belly bandit. With my fourth pg, I split my abs and now, 3 months pp, I wish I had started binding earlier.

tanya said...

I would like to have the bamboo belly.bandant. This is my third child and I would like to see what it can do for my.post preganancy belly.