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Belly Bandit Review

Belly Bandit Steals the Tummy Away

Many pregnant women are under the false pretense that once the baby exits the womb and enters the world, their tummy will snap back into place just as it was before the seed was planted. Unfortunately, the body doesn't exactly work that way. Many women leave the hospital smiling with a newborn, but frowning inside at the state of their postpartum flabby figure.

Unlike the outlaw type "bandit," the Belly Bandit comes to mama's rescue and holds her up with a belt instead of a gun. Three days after giving birth to my son, I slapped my black-and-leopard print reversible couture band ($56) around my thickened midsection and prayed the gizmo would work its magic. Upon seeing me, my mom exclaimed, "Will that work on me even if I didn't just have a baby?" Excited by my new and improved figure, I wore it religiously for the suggested six week minimum every night and day only taking it off for showers. There were times I wanted to rip it off to allow my body to breathe, but I held fast and stuck with the program and am glad I did.

I don't know if I can give all the credit to the Belly Bandit for losing my baby weight faster than the last time around, but I know I'd never brave postpartum life again without one!


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angelineore angelineore 4 years
I tried one similar to this called Cinch but to be honest got a better result from this: http://www.mamamio.com/us/bootcamp-bodycare/bootcamp-for-tummies-skincare-and-exercise-system.html
momma6 momma6 7 years
I used the Belly Bandit after my third was born. I had to watch the video to figure out I wearing it the wrong way at first but after that it fit me perfectly. I went down a size in two weeks and lost so much more than I did on my first AND SECOND babies. My friends tried other versions and no one had the same experience or outcome as I did. I tried the hospital bands with my two first pregnancies they don’t work, trust me the hospitals don’t give away anything for free (not even 2 tylenols) you will see it on your bill believe me, I paid about $40 something dollars for this band that didn’t work. The Belly Bandit was truly was a miracle worker on my third pregnancy. I wouldn’t recommend anything else.
babysugar babysugar 7 years
Also, I thought it was better to have one that fit from the beginning because you can always make it smaller but you can't extend the velcro to make it bigger. So I needed the Medium to start and just kept cinching it tighter and tighter as I shrunk. Hope that helps!
LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 7 years
I am due in 5 weeks and definitely will be getting one of those.
katedavis katedavis 7 years
AnonyCla- I just gave birth 2 weeks ago and I brought the Belly Bandit to the hospital with me. There was no way I was spending money on 2 different sizes, so I just got the small. It didn't really close the day after I gave birth, but I was able to just barely get it closed by the time I left the hospital (a day later). It was pretty uncomfortable though so I haven't been wearing it non-stop, but my point is it fit me pretty quickly after so I didn't have to buy 2 sizes.
KAEB06 KAEB06 7 years
My son is two weeks old and I've been wearing my Belly Bandit since he was about 4 days old (emergency c-section kept me from putting it on until then). I actually need to go get a smaller size now because my stomach has gotten much smaller these last two weeks. The Belly Bandit allows so much support and helps me feel like I am not "hanging out there." I just wished I had one of these for my first pregnancy!
babysugar babysugar 7 years
They say it's actually good for c-sections but I can't tell you from personal experience. They also recommend using it as soon as you can muster. I waited until 3 days postpartum because the size I had at the hospital was not right - I had to get another one when I got out.
Gruberr1 Gruberr1 7 years
OK, you convinced me. I am going to try this after this next baby comes along. I wonder how soon you can use it after a c-section? Did it look like it would hit the incision at all?
Moms Moms 7 years
I need to buy this for after I deliver. Who knows what will happen to my body after the third...
goldiecar goldiecar 7 years
it's awaiting my return from the hospital. due on the 28th... i doubt that i'll last that long!
babysugar babysugar 7 years
sensistar, This band is actually pretty comfortable and actually molds to the body. The couture does a better job than the plain belt because it's softer and a little more flexible. I had no trouble moving around and chasing after my two-year-old!
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
good idea. i think your muscles probably "remember" better with a little help. to late for me, my youngest is 8.
Aphrosette Aphrosette 7 years
I just bought this for my soon to be postpartum bod, believe it or not after reading a post from MONTHS ago about what to pack in your hospital bag....something else I just did!!!! Due in 3 weeks!
sensistar sensistar 7 years
Is the Belly Bandit comfortable? It looks like the same girdle my mom bought me to wear after having twins. I felt as though it was too tight when I sat down and too loose when standing up. Plus it was very stiff and didn't move well with your body while trying to take care of kids. Is this one different?
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