Question: What are the differences between the various Belly Bandit Belly Wraps?
A: The Original Belly Bandit® Belly Wrap shares the same construction as the Viscose from Bamboo Belly Wrap. The difference is in the material. Where the Original Belly Wrap is uncovered, the Viscose from Bamboo Belly Wrap is covered in a super-soft viscose material. We recommend the Viscose from Bamboo Belly Wrap to C-section moms due to its naturally hypoallergenic and anti-microbial materials.
The B.F.F. stands for ‘Body Formulated Fit,' due to the wraps patented design of six support panels and two compression panels. It is covered in viscose from bamboo fabric and is shorter, 8” compared to the 9” than the Original and Bamboo Belly Wraps. For this reason, we often recommend the B.F.F. for women with a shorter torso.
Question: When should I start wearing my Belly Wrap?
A: You can start wearing it immediately after you deliver, but please check with your healthcare provider prior to use, especially if you’ve had a C-section. Wearing it soon after delivery allows the product to work while your body still has elevated levels of the relaxin hormone.
We recommend wearing it 24/7 (except for bathing) for 6-10 weeks, although many women choose to wear it longer for additional benefits, such as encouraging proper posture – and helping prevent back pain – during breastfeeding.
If it’s been a number of months since you delivered and you have doubts about wearing a Belly Wrap because you feel you are “too late”, we encourage you to check out our Mother Tucker® compression shapewear line. We have compression tank tops, leggings, and our popular Mother Tucker Corset.
Question: Which Belly Wrap has the most compression?
A: All of the wraps provide the same level of compression; however, the BFF Belly Wrap has two compression panels, allowing for a more customized fit.
Question: When and how do I measure my body?
A: We recommend that you measure any time after your 8th month for the most accurate sizing. Here are some tips to properly measure your belly:
In the 8th month or After Delivery:
Measure your belly at its widest point, usually at the belly button. In the sizing calculator, select your week of pregnancy and belly measurement. The calculator will generate a recommended size.
Just Prior to Delivery:
Measure your belly at its widest point, usually at the belly button. Subtract 3-5 inches from the measurement. In the sizing calculator, select your week of pregnancy and belly measurement. The calculator will generate a recommended size.
Question: What size Belly Wrap should I get?
A: Accurate sizing is important, so please don’t guess! Also, do not rely on your pre-pregnancy measurements, as they cannot properly predict the size you will need post-delivery.
In between sizes? We usually recommend sizing down.