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Wrapping with Lifestyle Blogger Falynn Elizabeth!

If you have been on the fence about getting a postpartum belly wrap… go for it!! I received the Viscose from Bamboo Belly Wrap by Belly Bandit and it was a game changer after I had Max! As some of you know, I had a C-section with Eric and this time around I wanted a VBAC… and was successful! I didn’t get a Belly Wrap after I had Eric, and I regretted it! Many of my cousins who had babies got them and said how helpful they were. After giving birth, whether it’s vaginal or C-section, our insides are all out of...

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High Five Grant Finalists!

Drum Roll, Please! 🥁 We’re SO excited to be a part of the 🖐#highfivegrant and to announce the eight finalists vying for the $5000 grand prize. 🎉These amazing mama business owners were chosen out of hundreds of applications that came in from women in 37 states and from countries around the globe: Canada, England, France, Jamaica, Korea, Nigeria, and Spain. Now it’s your turn to pick your favorite: ✔️Wish them CONGRATS!✔️See the impressive companies they have built.✔️🗳Then VOTE on the business you want to see walk away with a $5,000 business grant, https://bellybandit.com/pages/belly-bandit-x-the-mama-ladder✔️Only one vote allowed per device. Voting open from June 11 until 5...

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Hospital Bag Must-Have!

Packing up for 'delivery day' can be daunting! That's why we love these tips from Belly Bandit Brand Ambassador Kat Kamalani. Getting ready for the hospital I felt like I was in the dark on what to bring! What will my hospital have? What will I need? Do I need to bring her certain items? Will they have diapers or wipes? I wanted to make sure I was prepared, but not too much that we are bringing lots of extra stuff that we don’t need. Snacks: we brought healthy snacks for us. The cafeteria isn’t open 24/7 and you are...

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Why Do I Still Look Pregnant?

Fitness and expert Adele Cavaliere shares more of her pregnancy and postpartum tips with us!  I get this question a lot from new moms: Why do I still look pregnant? It takes time for your body, and especially your tummy, to fully recover from pregnancy. You've had your baby but you may look as if you're still six months pregnant, with a tummy that's squishier and rounder than you expected. Imagine your tummy as a balloon, slowly inflating as your baby grows. Giving birth doesn't pop the balloon, it just starts a slow leak. The decrease in your tummy size may be...

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Breastfeeding Basics For the Back-to-Work Mom

  There's no getting around the fact that heading back to work after baby's arrival is challenging. We can tell you to go easy on yourself but know, all too well, that 'mama guilt' is real and emotionally it takes time to transition. Physically, it's also a challenge, between lack of sleep, your new mom bod and for many of you - breastfeeding moms, pumping at the office. It's enough to make some of us want to put our pjs back on and crawl under the covers. But, don't do that just yet...these "wardrobe" tips from Daily Mom are here to help. ...

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Moms Who Made It - Kate Torgersen

Here at Belly Bandit HQ, a women-owned and operated company, we believe in celebrating the success of all women in business! Our “Moms Who Made It” series is our way of honoring Mompreneurs who inspire us every day.  This week we're thrilled to be featuring Kate Torgersen, Founder of Milk Stork, the first and only breast milk delivery service for traveling moms. The service was born of Kate's desire to continue breastfeeding her twin boys while traveling for business. Milk Stork provides moms no-fuss, refrigerated, overnight shipping of their breast milk back to baby at home - now that's a game changer!  Describe...

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Preeclampsia: what you need to know!

The following article comes from our friends at Nokia for health, and appears in their Pregnancy Tracker program available in the free Health Mate app available for iOS and Android. They are sharing it here to help raise awareness as May is officially preeclampsia awareness month, and this condition is something every pregnant woman needs to be aware of. What is preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure in women who had normal blood pressure readings before pregnancy. It usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy, although it can also occur earlier. If untreated, it can...

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You are what you eat!

We're back with more pregnancy/postpartum tips from nutrition and fitness expert Adele Cavaliere. Pregnancy and postpartum can take a toll on your body whether you’ve delivered naturally or by C-section. During your healing and recovery time, your body needs plenty of essential vitamins and nutrient-dense calories. This is especially true if you are breastfeeding. Postpartum nutrition is beneficial for both you and your baby; however, many new moms focus so much on their baby that they end up neglecting themselves and their nutritional needs at a time when it is more critical than ever to get proper nutrition. The foods you...

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Moms Who Made It - Julianna Shaw

Here at Belly Bandit HQ, a women-owned and operated company, we believe in celebrating the success of all women in business! Our “Moms Who Made It” series is our way of honoring Mompreneurs who inspire us every day.  This week we're thrilled to be featuring Julianna Shaw, founder of ZoLi. After the birth of her first baby, Juliana was surprised at how difficult it was for her to to find safe products on the market - so she got to work creating her own. Since 2008, ZoLi has produced everyday products that meet the challenges of modern parenting.  And now you can check...

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Secrets to a Look Good, Feel Good Pregnancy

We're big fans of blogger, Kassy on Design, and are thrilled to share some of her Look Good, Feel Good Pregnancy Tips!  My pregnancy has been pretty easy so far (compared to some stories I’ve read), though I won’t venture to say for a moment that pregnancy is easy for ANYONE. I’m bloated, I’ve gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time, and everything aches. All of these necessary but dreaded pregnancy side effects are draining both physically and emotionally but I’ve found a couple of things that have made the last 6 months just a bit easier on...

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