Thought I’d provide some more feedback for y’all. I had my fourth son (OMG!) on 11/01, and am using the BB for the first time ever. For the first 3 days, I was a Large (love the bamboo!), but since then I’ve been a medium (thankfully). By day 7, my belly was flatter than it was prior to this pregnancy (will it hold??). I am able to move around easily, cook dinner, take care of my other kids etc., but if I take the BB off for even 10 minutes, I get slammed with major back pain (therefore, I am trying NOT to take it off). I have found that wearing a belly band under the belly bandit helps them last a bit longer in terms of washing (just wash the belly band!) – especially after having 3 bags of fluid pumped into me for my delivery – major night sweats still : (
Celia First time Mommy from Chicago, IL
I just wanted to write an email and say how much I love the Belly Bandit products!! Before I had gotten pregnant, I was a size 2-4 and I knew that after having a baby, I would have a hard time getting back into my clothes. I seen this product called the Belly Bandit and had to give it a try. After I had my c-section, I started off wearing a Medium sized Belly Bandit. I needed my husband’s help to wrap it on me and it barely fit; I literally still looked 8 months pregnant. I was so upset; I thought I’d never get back to my old figure. By the end of the first week, he was able to wrap it around with inches to spare. I went ahead and ordered a Small, and yet again, he could barely wrap it around me. By the third week, I had to order an X-Small because the Small was too big! Now I’m six weeks post partum and I’m waiting on the arrival of my Mother Tucker. I can’t wait to try it out.
I can honestly say that I feel confident stepping out into the real world feeling like my old self again. I gained 60 pounds during my pregnancy and I’ve already lost 35 (and that’s without working out since I’ve been on restriction due to my c-section). Every one tells me I look great and as much as I would love to keep my “weight loss” a secret, I can’t help but brag about the wonders that Belly Bandit has done. This product is so comfortable that I was able to wear it under clothes, sleep with it on and only took it off only when to shower. I would highly recommend this product to others!
Kelly M. of Selinsgrove, PA
This is the most amazing post pregnancy product I have found! It not only gave me support and relief after my c-section, but it also help reduce my stretch marks and scarring. My stomach is as flat now, after my third child, as it was before having children. My doctor was even impressed with my shrunken midsection. I would recommend this product to anyone!!!
Melissa of San Francisco, CA
I just bought the limited Kourtney band and have to tell you that i LOVE this thing! It is awesome and looks like a fancy corset and i feel so much thinner already. No one believes its slimming me down because its so cute i’ve been wearing over my tank tops under a blazer!
Jen of South Burlington, Vermont
Well I ended up needing two sizes of belly bandit after all. After I delivered there is no way the L would go around my tummy. The XL just barely fit, but it was too big within a week. I’m two weeks post partum and now have the L size closed all the way and in a couple days I think it will be too big. I have to tell you that your sweet little invention really sped up my recovery. I had a C section and the first time I walked down the hall without the bandit I thought my insides were going to fall out. I couldn’t walk very well because of the burning (in spite of lots of pain medication). After I put on the bandit I felt so much better and was able to walk without wanting to double over! I am going to tell all my pregnant friends that they must get a Belly Bandit!
Caroline Lehmann of Australia
I have shrunk out of my belly bandit only a week and a half after having my beautiful baby girl! Proves it must work, in fact I reckon by day 3 it was looking like my old tummy but maybe even a bit flatter and better! So now it looks like I need to move down to the XS, do you have one in the bamboo fabric available to be sent straight away? Also this time can you send it in an Australia Post Express bag (about $13) as the last one was in the normal post bag and took about 10 days to get here and I don’t want to ruin my hard work!
Suzette Davenport of Houston, Texas
I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent customer service and the EXCELLENT product. I had ordered a bamboo belly bandit but was sent the wrong color. Your customer service rep sent out the correct one immediately because I needed it for my upcoming c-section and sent a pre-paid shipping label so that I could return the other. Well, I just have to say that I didn’t get a chance to use it in the hospital. I didn’t really read the directions very well so I didn’t think that the size Medium fit because I didn’t try it while I was lying down. When I was standing up, it wouldn’t wrap around my tummy. I’ve been home for two days now and decided to give it another try because I’ve been in excruciating pain! I laid back on the bed and my mom helped me to stretch it around my tummy…we actually got it to attach all the way.
Low and behold, I can stand up straight now without any pain! I’m actually walking around the house and doing some mild cleaning! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can’t tell you how happy I am! I had been walking around the house, hunched over and practically in tears with every step. Now the pain is minimal! This is an excellent product and I want you to know that I will be recommending it to all of my preggo friends! Especially all of us c-section moms! Thanks again!
I had to write to tell you how happy I am with the bossom bandit and belly bandit. First off, the bossom bandit was so comfortable and really did trick with comfort (as comfortable as it can be to dry up your milk). It was a huge difference using this product as opposed to a sports bra. I was actually at a store here in Chicago (Be By Baby) who carries your belly bandit and I told them how great this new product was and that they should be on the look out for it.
In terms of the belly bandit – WOW! I am currently 2 1/2 weeks post delivery and my stomach looks like it did at 3 months post partum with Mason. My mom was shocked how quickly I was coming down. I am wearing it ALL the time and am going to recommend it to all my pregnant friends! Thanks for taking care of me – hope all is well with you!
I seriously just stopped wearing my wrap, its been 3.5 months since my surgery, it was the best thing ever!! My body went down in sizes and it kept everything in place. I would recommend it to anyone, who just gave birth or had a fibroid removed like i did, for recovery! It rocked my recovery! Hope you are well…..
Donna Lisa Sinclair, Australia
I have been using the Belly Bandit for the past 8 weeks post partum and am so impressed with the results I want to share my positive experience with Australian women. I am a Mum of two and network with many pregnant and new mums and would love to share my positive experien ce with them in regard to the Belly Bandit.
We do not have anything like the Belly Bandit in Australia and I would love more Australian women to know about the fantastic results you can achieve with the Band after the positive effects it has had on my body.
The Millers (Keri, Jason, Austin, Addision and new baby Aiden!)
There are no words that can possibly describe to you just how much I love the Belly Bandit. I’ve been wearing it every day & already see my stomach has gone down so very much! That was so generous of you to get that. Hands down – best baby gift EVER!
Thank you so much for the Belly Bandit! It has been a lifesaver from the minute I got home from the hospital! It is amazing how unstable you feel afterwards & it makes that go away, while making my stomach go down!
I wanted to thank you for a great product! I delivered my fifth child 3 weeks ago, and I have been wearing the Belly Bandit since the day after I had her. I had a difficult labor, the doctor had a hard time controlling my bleeding, which caused pain and swelling. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the next week I was admitted back to the hospital for 3 days with an infection in my uterus. The Belly Bandit kept my swelling minimal, and as an added bonus I have already lost 25 of my 30 pounds! I only wish I would have found your product with my other children. I have never lost the weight so quickly. I am already on my second Belly Bandit, and I have recommended it to all my pregnant friends.
Merrily, Coordinator at Lactation Center Boutique in Kirkland, WA
I just wanted to thank you for bringing Belly Bandit to my attention. We have had them in our boutique for less than a week and I already had to place another order this morning. What a wonderful product. I have to be honest, I thought they were pricey and would not be something for everyone. Boy, was I wrong!
I have worn the Belly Bandit now for 5 weeks, since right after the birth of my second child. I must say that it is one of the most worthwhile investments you can make as a mom. It has tremendously helped to bring back my waistline to what it was pre-pregnancy: I was wearing my normal clothes two weeks after giving birth! This took several months with my first baby. It was an amazing feeling to look and feel ‘normal’ and not pregnant so quickly after giving birth.
In addition to shrinking the tummy on the outside, the Belly Bandit also helps the uterus, and other organs to get back to their original size and location, including your stomach muscles that might be split apart (diastasis). And if that’s not enough, there are few more benefits: the Belly Bandit provides a vast amount of back/belly support so you are not so strained when carrying the baby in the front carrier. The Bandit is surprisingly comfortable. I never thought I could sleep in it as I don’t even like tight pajamas, but it hasn’t been bothersome at all – as a matter of fact in the early weeks I felt naked without it as my entire mid-section seemed too ‘floppy’. As everything in life, the Belly Bandit is not perfect: firstly, if you’re like me, and tend to be in between sizes, you might actually need two Bandits which gets costly. For whatever reason, the smaller Bandit did bunch a little in the middle as I got smaller, and it started to show under some clothes. However, these are small down-sides compared to the benefits: getting your body back in a really short time!
Your product is the best thing ever!I recently had a laparoscopic hysterectomy. My doctor suggested I use the Belly Bandit while I was recovering from my surgery and I am so glad I did. I put the Belly Bandit on in the recovery room. The bamboo fabric was so soft next to my skin I was able to wear it day and night. My tummy felt so much better, like it was being protected. My recovery would have been much more uncomfortable if I didn’t wear the Belly Bandit.
I would suggest it to any woman who is having this surgery. Thank you so much for creating this fabulous product.
I am writing to inform you that I bought your product looking for a back brace that would be an alternative to the standard medical one that must be worn over clothes and has stiff “”stays”" built into them. You product has superseded all expectations and drastically changed my life. Not only does it have the convenience of being able to wear under clothes but for my particular back problem (L-5/S-1) it performs 10X better then the extremely expensive medical back brace I was issued. You have the potential to due business beyond your dreams if you would issue these as a back support (I think men would hesitatte to purchase anything meant for post-maternity!). I am spreading the word myself!
I can’t believe it’s only been a week and I already notice a huge difference since I’ve delivered my baby, my stomach is much flatter and feel less “mushy”! “This is a must have for all mothers; not only is this a comfortable garment it’s very effective in obtaining pre-pregnancy belly and supporting your lower back!”
All I can say is….GET ONE!
Thank you from a very happy mom!
I just want to thank you for helping me shrink my post baby belly! I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see the results with my own eyes on my body. I will tell every pregnant mother that i see on the streets about this product! The fit was so comfortable and the print was so stylish and fun! And trust me nothing looks cute on a body that just had a baby. Thanks for all the cool prints and making it fun! Keep up the great work!
I am not pregnant, however the Belly Bandit totally peeked my curiosity because I’m 6′ tall and I have constant lower back pain due to my bad posture. I sit at my desk all day and needed something to help my posture during the day and I came across the Belly Bandit on the internet, and thought I would give it a try. IT WORKED! I was a little surprised; understanding it was meant for post pregnancy I was skeptical. When I put the Belly Bandit on, not only did it help my posture, but my lower back pain immediately disappeared! Along with that it pulled in my stomach and made me feel more confident! I would recommend this product to anyone, and look forward to giving it as gifts as well!
Ali K. Atlanta, GA
I am currently 3 weeks postpartum and started wearing my Belly Bandit a few days after delivery. The Belly Bandit has really helped not only with reducing of swelling and trying to get my shape back but it has helped with my posture as well. When I have gone out in public (the few times) or had visitors at the house I have worn my Belly Bandit as it builds confidence so you do not feel like your stomach is hanging out. People have been so complimentary telling me they can’t believe I have just had a baby.
I also wore the Belly Bandit to walk for the first time and it really keep me abs in tight I am looking forward to wearing it to the gym. The Belly Bandit is not to bulky either, I have been wearing with my nursing tanktops and you cannot even tell I have something on underneath… Sleeping with the Belly Bandit is comfortable too.. I am looking forward to getting in my SKINNY jeans hopefully ASAP! Will keep you posted on the progression..Thanks Belly Bandit!
Roxanne, Owner of One Hot Mama in Studio City CA
We pride ourselves on only stocking items I would have used personally. I had missed out on using the Belly Bandit for my three pregnancies but decided to give it a whirl. Not only did I love wearing it (nearly four years postpartum!!) but it has been an unqualified hit for our store. We can barely keep them in stock, and people travel from far afield to get them. Not only that, since we are always reordering, we have gotten to know the crew at Belly Bandit like family, and they are a joy to work with, though they are swamped with product requests as well. Moms that have used the Bandit are overwhelmingly thrilled.
I used the Belly Bandit after my second c-section. And I love this product. Not only did it help in my over all recovery, it gave me much needed support in getting in-and-out of bed, moving about and even it helped me feel comfortable and supported in nursing the baby. the Belly Bandit helped the swelling (from my c-section) to go down much faster than it did with my first child (in which i did not have the Belly Bandit). It helped my waist-line to return much faster. Wearing the Belly Bandit gave me the confidience to get my body moving much faster due to the support that it gave me. even little things like laughing and sneezing can really scare you after a c-section, however, the Belly Bandit took that fear away.
Ellie & Melissa, The Baby Planners
We’ve been remiss in letting you know how much our client Alicia “LOVES” the Belly Bandit!! Once she figured it out to use it properly – with our help! – she’s been won over. As such, we’re happy to offer you our Seal of Approval!
It helped me get rid of the last of the swelling and it greatly diminished the appearance of my tummy’s stretch marks! It worked fast!
Just wanted to write an email and let you know what a FABULOUS product you are selling! People still can’t believe I had a baby six weeks ago! I put the Belly Bandit on the day after I gave birth and wore for the first six weeks. I think it contributed to a reduction in swelling and supported my weak stomach muscles. I wish I’d known about your product when I had my little girl 3.5 years ago! I have already recommended your product to all my pregnant friends.
Our little guy was born on Friday last week and all is well. I just had to write you to say thank you for the Belly Bandit. It was amazing because I started wearing it the day after the c section and I could barely velcro it around my still big belly and now, only 6 days later I can velcro it all the way to the other side. I’m thinking I might need to order a small one so I can continue my path back to a somewhat normal size. Anyway, I know I sound like an infomercial and you already know all this but I just wanted to thank you.
Lindsey G. in Hershey, PA
I got the Belly Bandits yesterday, thank you so much! I wore one all day and all night last night and can I tell you I ALREADY SEE A DIFFERENCE! and my abs are sore today. It makes you conscious about holding in your stomach at all times! I will definitely spread the word to everyone, Belly Bandits ROCK!!
(Customer then emailed us after her 6 week check up)
I wanted to tell you real quick, I had my 6 week check up and my doctor said that my uterus was smaller than some women who have never had children before. I told him about the Belly Bandit and he said that holding in my stomach muscles (which the Belly Bandit made me do) probably had something to do with that!!! ROCK ON Belly Bandit I’ve told all my friends and everyone who is pregnant is sooo excited to get and try it after they have their baby.
I just have to tell you how fantastic your product is! EVERYONE that is going to have a baby NEEDS to buy one or two! I could not believe how fast my tummy shrunk down! Within 2 days of having my daughter I went from a size medium band to a small band!And within a week I had lost 30 of my 40 lbs. I gained!
My husband actually told me he thinks my stomach is flatter now then it was when I got pregnant! Which is true because even though I had lost all the weight after having my first child I don’t think everything ever shrunk all the way back in & with my small frame I still had a pouch and people were always asking me when I was due even a year after I had my son. The pouch is GONE and I could not be more excited! I am so happy to have found your product and I do and will continue to tell all my friends & clients about it!!
Abeer Desai of Kentucky
I wanted to tell you how much I love my Belly Bandit. I only wish I had known about this with my previous two children. I am 42 and just had my third child (wonderful surprise!). My son was born 42 weeks with lots of concern from doctors about his size and my belly size (not my weight) due too extra amniotic fluid. I consistently heard from my friends and family that I was all baby. I was so concerned that at my age I would never be able to undo the stretching that my body had endured during this pregnancy. It took several months to years to regain my body and confidence from my previous pregnancies. He was born 9 lbs 15 oz natural and unmedicated. So he left me with quite a pooch! I had read about the bandit and sent my father to our local supplier to pick it up for me two days after I delivered.
The immediate support was FANTASTIC! My back felt completely supported and having the compression on my belly felt like it was working that first night. I was skeptical so I wouldn’t even look in a mirror though I knew I felt serious change taking place. When I finally looked at my belly after three days, I really couldn’t believe my eyes (nor could my family!). After four weeks, the results were remarkable – I was smaller than before I was pregnant! I had a hourglass figure with a flat stomach again and I was eating more than ever so I could breastfeed. People couldn’t believe I had a baby 4 weeks ago. At six weeks postpartum I returned to the store to buy the smaller size Belly Bandit but instead choose to try the Mother Tucker tank. Let me just say the first words out of my mouth were ‘WOW – I can’t believe how good this feels! It’s unbelievable – LOOK AT THIS! LOOK AT ME!’ (the saleswoman just kept smiling at me as I raved on). The compression was perfect and it gave me an instant boost of confidence – I was ready to go out and show off my new body (without having to wear a loose top). It is so comfortable to wear alone and easy to breastfeed in as well. I now switch between the Belly Bandit and Mother Tucker depending on the amount of support I want.
I have raved to my friends about your products and they have seen the results. Thank you so much for helping me feel and look fabulous again. We tend to put ourselves at the bottom of the list as mothers with newborns. Everyone and everything else seems to take priority, but the Belly Bandit and Mother Tucker helped me feel fit, confident and beautiful again and when Mom is happy, the family is happy.
I wanted to say that I love the belly bandit and have been wearing since having twins 4 weeks ago. I just wanted to offer some suggestions from someone who was enormous. I am into the small now but I find that the width of the band appears to be smaller than both the medium and the large. I did have twins so that may be the issue but I think it would be beneficial to make the band a little bigger in width. I find that either the band covers the bottom of my belly and if it does that it pushes my back fat out or I cover my back up to my bra and my stomach hangs out.
Another thing I thought of but may not be realistic is to charge more but offer all the sizes or a combination of sizes like I M/L or something. I have found that I had a large and was out of that in a week then into a medium and in that for 2 weeks and now into a small.
Anyway, I love your product and have had success with it but thought I would send some comments. Thanks for your time!
I just ordered my second Belly Bandit today – I will be going from a Large to a Medium. I had a total abdominal hysterectomy last Monday. Everyone said I should “rest”. I was up and about and haven’t stopped moving since the day after surgery. I credit it to a great surgeon and the awesome Belly Bandit!
I told my doctor about the Belly Bandit and she said she asked the new Hockaday Women’s Center at St Lukes to stock up on them, but they said they were too expensive. I said it was worth every penny and that I was buying a second one. Maybe you all can be more persuasive. Here is their website. www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org The new Hockaday Women’s Center at the main St Luke’s Center in Kansas City isn’t showing on their website yet…it looked like they were just putting the women’s gift shop together this last Monday when I went to have my staples taken out. They are selling things for maternity, women’s cancer, etc. I don’t think they should be without your product, advertising it for maternity and surgeries like mine. I even found it related to gall bladder surgery. My sister-in-law had that surgery yesterday, I told her about the Belly Bandit and she went to a shop in Denver to get one.
Thank you again :=)
Shannon W. of Manassas, VA
First of all I would just like to say THANK YOU!!! I had bought the Belly Bandit before the birth of my daughter 14 months ago and was AMAZED! It is truly everything people say it is and more! I looked better 2 weeks post-delivery than I had looked in YEARS! And that helped to motivate me to begin working out (once the doctor gave her ok) and ended up losing a total of 30 lbs in 3 months!
Thank you again for helping so many women get back into shape after childbirth!
Just a quick note on how i felt receiving my first belly bandit.
I’ve been wanting one of these ever since i heard of them and was still pregnant, but i put it off for way too long. I was so excited when i finally ordered one, the black original medium belly bandit. I had searched many other brands, but they didn’t even compare to the high quality of the belly bandit! I received it today and was thrilled opening the package! I have to admit at first i was a little disappointed to see how short it was in height. I didn’t think it would cover my whole belly and i’d get that “muffin top” look. However it was all an optical illusion because when i put it on, it fit PERFECTLY!
The velcro lines up right in the middle, so there’s room to still make it bigger or smaller, so perfect size for me to use for a while! The strength and support that it instantly gives me is just amazing. Most supports bow out and stretch, not really doing anything for me, but the belly bandit is such a strong, firm material that it holds everything in place, the velcro doesn’t slip or move or undo…it’s perfect! Thank you so much to all of those who had a hand in making them, what a great idea! I can’t wait to see how i progress over the next few weeks wearing my belly bandit, you guys rock!