I mentioned the “Belly Bandit” (www.BellyBandit.com) for the first time in my Hospital Bag Essentials video. I didn’t really have the chance to see if it really works until postpartum. I heard about Kourtney Kardashian exercising + swearing by the Belly Bandit so I was eager to see what all the celeb buzz was about. OMG. I love, love, love this product!!!! AND… if you’ve been keeping up with me you know that I had Noella (on her due date 1/4/14…what baby arrives promptly on her due date?!!), you can meet her right here :
After that long 20 hour day of labor, I was SO RELIEVED to be recovering in a hospital room. I relaxed that night and the next morning, the first thing I wanted to do was take a shower, feel refreshed and start the recovery process. You can take MUCH better care of your baby when you take care of yourself. I couldn’t wait to put on my Belly Bandit and try it out. It wasn’t uncomfortable or itchy like I expected. I barely noticed that I even had it on. The only time I took it off was when I showered again. I couldn’t believe how my stomach looked/felt after taking the Belly Bandit off for the first time. I’ve never been skinny and it takes 9 months to make a baby, 9 months to take it off. So it’s not an instant fix but I’m sure it’s a combination of breastfeeding and eating healthy as well, but the Belly Bandit has definitely helped my stomach get back to normal again. I plan on continuing to use the Belly Bandit and wear it when I start exercising. I cancelled my gym membership to save money and instead I’ll walk/run with Noella in the stroller this spring. I plan on wearing the Belly Bandit while doing so. I will definitely be buying it in the future for my expectant friends. They also make shapewear, leggings, corsets, tanks…I want to try EVERYTHING on their site!!! The designs are really cute too. Below, you can get an idea of my Before & After!
One week before having Noella:
Using the Belly Bandit: