Belly Bandit: Is It Really Worth It?

Belly Bandit: Is It Really Worth It?

Mom Jeanine
April 27, 2010

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had no idea what my body would look like after her birth. I had no idea my stomach would turn into a sad, saggy mess and more importantly, that there was something that I could use to help it bounce back.

The Belly Bandit is an amazing product that lots of moms swear by (including Kourtney Kardashian–she designed the model above). It promises to help minimize stretch marks and swelling and also to help trim inches off your waist post pregnancy. Had I known about the Belly Bandit, I definitely would have considered buying one. In retrospect, though, I can’t see myself spending $70 on something that promises to do what my body did naturally. Sure, it probably took a little longer, but I’m $70 richer for my patience.

What about you? Did you use a Belly Bandit? I’m curious to know if it really works. Share your experience in the comments.

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  • connie
    April 29, 2010

  • yes I used it, I used the more affordable model though. I cant say it did much, it was my second pregnancy, iI did yoga throughout. I did get my body back , but i dont believe it was any faster than my 1st, where I didnt use this product ultimately they tell you to buy 2 one in the size you are (small), one in your regular size (XS). and by the 6 weeks point you should be able to switch to the smaller one. I never used the XS, big waste of $.My body eventually shrunk back but my abs are not nearly as defined as they were pre baby, even though I am back to my pre baby weight. I dont think the belly bandit did anything for me, maybe it helps with posture, and lower back pain though.

  • rachel
    April 29, 2010

  • I used the Cinch Tummy Wrap, byanew.com. It is the only adjustable tummy wrap that was designed by a medical professional who understands how a body works. Rather than buying two Belly Bandits, you can buy ONE Cinch and adjust it as you lose your weight. They have a Couture Cinch as well to wear once you are back to work, or out in the world that is slim and lingerie inspired and can be worn under clothing.

  • Kathryn Zakskorn
    April 29, 2010

  • I agree with Rachel below – I also used the Cinch Tummy Wrap by Anew and found it a superior alternative to the Belly Bandit as it offered 360 degrees of support and it really focused on the abdominal section of my stomach by tightening the muscles with the dual front panels and further cinching my waist with double side wings. Not to mention the Cinch itself is light weight, comfortable and is designed with excellent moisture control material.

    My favorite features (Belly Bandit does not have these) that truly differentiate this tummy wrap from others on the market are the inner front pocket that allows for a cold/warm or aromatic pack for relaxation and the internal tape measure to track your progress – so I not only felt the results, but I could also see my waistline shrinking!

  • Jules
    June 13, 2010

  • After the birth of my first child almost 24 years ago, my mother brought in a girdle. I almost laughed her out of the hospital room…until I put it on! It felt so good to feel like my tummy was firm again. And this size 2 was back in regular clothes in 10 days. The same thing happened with my next two pregnancies. Even with my third baby where I gained over 50 pounds. Again I was back in my pre-pregnancy clothes within 2 weeks. I think anything that helps you to feel firmer will work…but geeeez, $70.00? A K-Mart girdle worked just fine for me!

  • Sari
    June 21, 2010

  • Yes I did TRY one, I found to be a waste of money. I put it on about one week post baby and made me misrable this was my third baby and it did not help…spend your 70 bucks on diapers you know that will not be a waste :)

  • Sophia
    June 29, 2010

  • there are cheaper products out there
    post partum abdominal binder
    and your MD can prescribe it for you if you have a c-section
    they really help with pain and getting up and around and providing support. very important after the 2nd baby!

  • Hadeel
    August 11, 2010

  • I bought 2 belly bandits and wore the first 24 hours after my c-section (first baby). I wore one while the other was in the wash religiously for 10 weeks. Nothing happened. My stomach is still saggy. One thing I did notice was that due to the pressure around my stomach, the belly bandit pinched my hips and made them seem bigger (also quite uncomfortable).

  • Heather
    August 17, 2010

  • I wore a pro spirit velcro weight belt after my first baby -born in January- 12 years ago and everything went back into shape pretty fast. After my second, a summer baby, couldn’t stand to wear it, even in the air conditioned house. I didn’t snap back as well, but I was also 3 years older and just hitting the early 30′s, not snapping back as well period. I do think it helps push out excess fluid and the support is probably a good idea, but there are way too many factors like age, body type, nursing etc. that make it hard to say how much these kinds of thing are a factor in snap back.

  • angie
    November 23, 2010

  • Do you really need to hear the opinion? I think we all know that the product doesn’t do much. It’s a band for crying out loud, there are so many different compression pieces available in the market other than the belly bandit.

    They got off to a great marketing start only because of Kourtney K. nothing more. Save your money ladies!

  • Melissa
    December 18, 2010

  • Let’s not forget the “celeb” name on the bandit. She has money so that means she had a private chef and had time to work out. Don’t waste your money, just eat right.