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Belly Bandit Review

About Belly Bandit

Belly Bandit Review

Everyone knows that a woman’s body does not magically return to a pre-pregnancy state after birth. It takes time to heal and strengthen loosened muscles and joints. That’s why the Belly Bandit brand of maternity and post-pregnancy shapewear is here.

The Belly Bandit company claims to be the “premiere FDA-registered medical device brand in maternity and postpartum support products.” It’s designed by women for women, for both natural and cesarean birth, including a maternity line to deal with changes brought on by pregnancy.

Some hugely popular celebrities like Ashley Iaconeeti endorse it, and its products feature in many articles. These include a Yahoo! article on the Best Wireless Bras for Women 2021 and Medical News Today’s 8 of the best postpartum belly wraps.

This Belly Bandit review intends to take a deep look into the brand and its products to see whether they are worth your money. We’ll go through a peek at customer ratings, brand promotions, and media attention.  

Overview of Belly Bandit

Belly Bandit Review

It was a devastating day for Lori Caden when someone mistakenly believed that she was still pregnant after giving birth. When mournfully sharing the incident with her sisters, Jodi and Kari, the three women decided to find a way to help women in the same situation.

They took the ancient medical belly binding technique and brought it into the modern age with compression clothing. Launching in 2008, Belly Bandit aims to produce high-quality, medical expert-approved shapewear to help women feel beautiful and work as support products.

As the sisters put it, their mission is to “empower all women to look and feel their absolute best – before, during and after pregnancy.”

Before looking at some of the brand’s best-selling products, this Belly Bandit review offers a look at some of the highlights of the brand.

Belly Bandit Review

Highlights

  • FDA registered supportive shapewear to smooth and contour
  • Include patented technologies of WonderWeave, Power Compress Core & Muffinology
  • Free domestic delivery over $50
  • Aids in pain relief during and after pregnancy
  • Helps with recovery and many conditions affecting the postpartum body
  • More than 20 items are on sale on the website, most with around $20 off the regular price
  • Bandita Club rewards program 

Belly Bandit Review

Belly Bandit Review

Belly Bandit offers a range of products in several categories. These include general products like belly wraps, leggings, shapewear, intimates, and baby clothes. You can also refine your search by more specific motherhood needs, like:

  1. Maternity
  2. Postpartum
  3. C-section
  4. Nursing

For this Belly Bandit review, we’ll explore several of the brand’s bestsellers.

Belly Bandit Postpartum Luxe Belly Wrap Review

The Belly Bandit Postpartum Luxe Belly Wrap is ideal for any woman who has just given birth. As any birth mother knows, the fun of bodily changes doesn’t stop with childbirth. The transition to your post-pregnancy body is even more complicated if the birth was a cesarean.

The Belly Bandit Postpartum Luxe Belly Wrap helps using compression and posture correction. It took over ten years to perfect its design, from all its many technological features that take into account the myriad of issues your body faces when recovering from birth.

According to the reviews, it works well as a compression wrap, but the ribbing also helps with pains, like back, neck, and pelvic pain, due to bad posture.

It is worth noting that the wrap fits like a corset, and, like a corset, the ribbing can be difficult to bend in. Also, if you suffer from preeclampsia, it could raise blood pressure at first, so ask your doctor before use.

The wrap comes in two sizes, regular and petite, to accommodate long-waisted and short-waisted women. The Stayput technology and arched design stop folding, bunching, and back bulge. Two layers of Securestretch for compression, and six contour panels for core and back posture, round out the things that make the Luxe Belly Wrap superior to other wraps.

In terms of the cost, this Belly Bandit review found the price in line with the higher end of competitor prices but could not find other wraps that offer quite the same features. It is available in two colors, almond and black, and costs $100.

Belly Bandit Luxe Belly Wrap Extender Review

The Belly Bandit Postpartum Luxe Belly Wrap is a great product, but for some women, it does not fit well right after birth. Swelling, C-sections, and bloating (not the mention all the fabulous shapes and sizes that women’s bodies come in) can mean the wrap struggles to fit comfortably around your postpartum tummy.

To help you get as much use and life out of the wrap as possible, Belly Bandit devised the Belly Bandit Luxe Belly Wrap Extender. It’s a simple yet elegant solution, a nylon pad that gives the wrap an extra nine inches to work while maintaining a snug compression.

Made with the same quality materials as the wrap and available in matching colours, this wrap extender is a steal at only $20.

Belly Bandit Maternity Bump Support Leggings Review

Designed for during and after pregnancy, the Belly Bandit Maternity Bump Support Leggings help relieve the weight of a baby bump. It also offers lightweight compression in the legs for smoothing and shaping because, let’s face it, we want to look good, even while pregnant.

The belly support comes from a ribbed panel, and the tummy area is made from WonderWeave material to keep lotions and creams on your skin. These Belly Bandit leggings are worn over or under your belly for when you want to show off your gorgeous, growing bun in the oven. It comes in black, with sizes ranging from small to XL.

All this support is available for $60.

Belly Bandit C-Section & Postpartum Recovery Undies Review

No matter how much we love the bundle of joy that comes out of it, recovering from a C-section is never fun. The Belly Bandit C-Section & Postpartum Recovery Undies provide support and protection for the pelvic area. These panties are made from a soft, breathable knit material with a seamless, design, and are even made with antibacterial fibers for longlasting comfort!

These undies provide light compression at the incision site and more compression around the belly and back for support. Hook and eye closures are secure and give easy accessibility, but you can easily slip them on without fussing with the clasps. The undies come in almond and black, with sizes ranging from XS to XL.

This Belly Bandit review found that the Belly Bandit C-Section & Postpartum Recovery Undies are worth the price of $60, given all they offer.

Belly Bandit Leakproof Nursing Bra Review

Leaking during pregnancy and nursing is a common issue many new moms deal with. Regular bras as well as many nursing bras give little to no protection from embarrassing leakage. The Belly Bandit Leakproof Nursing Bra has easy, one-handed access for breastfeeding while stopping leaks. It is also wireless and seamless, with large straps for comfort.

This nursing bra is made with an absorbent lining and has removable leakproof pads for total protection. The fabric liner is antimicrobial for odor prevention. Even with all this coverage, the fabric itself is comfortably thin, so you won’t get overheated.

It comes in almond and black, including sizes from small to XL, for $60.

Belly Bandit Compression Nursing Tank Review

Belly Bandit’s Mother Tucker Compression Nursing Tank is a great combination of nursing bra and belly compression wrap. Unlike a bra or wrap, it can go under clothes or stand-alone. This Belly Bandit review discovered that customers love the easy slide-over access, day or night.

Available in small, medium, and large, the belly compression and slimming design smooth and contour your body for your best postpartum look.

Fair warning, though: if you have really large breasts, this tank may not be for you (until the swelling goes down anyways), as it may show off a little more skin than you may like.

It also has wide straps that won’t dig into your shoulders.As it’s meant to be seen and stylish, this nursing tank comes in four, neutral colors: black, white, almond, or steel.

Since this product is two-in-one, the $70 price tag is more than respectable. It’s a steal! 

Who Is Belly Bandit For? 

Belly Bandit Review

This Belly Bandit brand is designed for all women who are pregnant or postpartum, nursing or not. They may be active or housebound, in sickness or in health. With their special construction and design, these clothes are made to fit most women, no matter their body type.

Belly Bandit also offers very inexpensive options through its Belly Bandit Basics available at Target. On its website, it has a range of prices and options for each category, all of which seem in line with competing products at a glance.

Belly Bandit is founded and run by women who believe in female empowerment and want all soon-to-be and new mothers to feel it too.

Belly Bandit Reviews: What Do Customers Think?

Belly Bandit Review

Now, this Belly Bandit review can go on and on about the benefits of the brand, but we all know who the real experts are: the women who use it!

If you’re even remotely interested in indulging in some of these products for your pregnancy, then it only makes sense that we give you the testimonials of the pre- and postpartum moms to have come before you.

Let’s begin by taking a look at the reviews found on the website for the products that are in this Belly Bandit review:

  • Belly Bandit Luxe Body Wrap: 4.5/5 stars, from 372 reviews
  • Belly Bandit Luxe Body Wrap Extender: 5/5 stars, from 21 reviews
  • Belly Bandit Maternity Bump Support Leggings: 4.5/5 stars, from 158 reviews
  • Belly Bandit C-Section & Postpartum Recovery Undies: 4.5/5 stars, from 177 reviews
  • Belly Bandit Leakproof Nursing Bra: 4.5/5 stars, from 7 reviews
  • Mother Tucker Compression Nursing Tank: 4.5/5 stars, from 56 reviews

The benefits of the wrap appear to be both posture improvement and belly compression. As one mother of two chunky babies said:

“I tried chiropractic care, regular massage, core and pelvic exercises but nothing was as effective as this wrap! I was able to fit into my wrap a few days postpartum and it instantly corrected my posture and relieved my pelvic pain from delivery. I didn’t need any pain medicine after day 5!”

Belly Bandit Review

For use during pregnancy, the leggings offer support for your baby bump and light compression to aid with recovery after childbirth. This verified buyer raves about the Belly Bandit Maternity Bump Support Leggings:

The belly support really is a game changer! I love how the belly portion has compression, but doesn’t squeeze your bump. The support band portion underneath really works and I feel relief in that extra weight all thro”ughout the day, especially being in my third trimester. These are a pregnancy must-have!

Of the C-section undies, one customer wasn’t convinced until she tried them: “Not only do they help me feel held in and supported, they’re comfortable even when sitting to nurse my newborn. I prefer these to the belly band with my shorter torso and would recommend them to any new mom who has had a c-section.”

Jenna, one of the brand’s verified buyers, tried more than one brand of compression nursing tanks and said: 

“I love this tank. I’ve worn this almost every day since giving birth over a week ago…The compression is really helpful for those like me who have bad diastasis recti after birth, and probably just good for anyone as you get used to using your core muscles again. I love that there’s no clips and it’s still very easy to nurse in.”

Is Belly Bandit Worth It?

Belly Bandit Review

No two ways about it: this Belly Bandit review found that the brand is a great buy. It stands apart from the competition by using modern technologies, including its own patented designs, for belly compression, odor control, lotion control, and muffin top prevention. These clothes and underwear smooth and contour your body to improve your look and your confidence.

Many celebrities endorse the Belly Bandit brand including Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Christina Applegate, and more. It is also endorsed by medical experts. There seems little doubt that the Belly Bandit clothes and underwear help in postpartum recovery by strengthening and by relieving pain.

There is no magic to return your body to a pre-pregnancy state, but Belly Bandit is the next best thing.

Belly Bandit Promotions & Discounts 

Belly Bandit Review

Belly Bandit offers free domestic shipping on all orders over $50. There was no Belly Bandit coupon, but by joining the Bandita Club, you can earn one Bandita buck per dollar spent, which can be traded in for discounts or rewards. 

Where to Buy Belly Bandit

Belly Bandit Review

The original Belly Bandit website is from the US but is available with versions for various countries that distribute the brand, shipping locally. It is also available on Amazon and in many retail stores around the world. 

FAQ

Belly Bandit Review

Who owns Belly Bandit?

Co-founders, Lori Caden and her sisters Kari and Jodi are owners and CEOs of Belly Bandit. The company prides itself on offering solutions by women for women.   

Does Belly Bandit ship internationally?

If Belly Bandit does not have a local distributor in a country, they ship internationally. A local distributor is found by clicking the country flag in the left corner of the BellyBandit.com website. 

What is Belly Bandit’s Shipping Policy?

Belly Bandit offers free shipping on qualifying domestic orders over $50. Orders are usually processed the same day but can take up to two business days to process and ship.

A standard shipping flat rate of $10 is applied to all US-based orders including US Territories and Minor Outlying Islands. Customer service can help with any signature-required shipping.

What is Belly Bandit’s Return Policy?

Returns are arranged through an online form and must have been purchased within 30 days, through the Belly Bandit website. Exchanges are not accepted.

All returns must be in unused, unwashed, mint condition with all tags and packaging intact. A $7 processing and handling fee is applied.  

How to Contact Belly Bandit

This Belly Bandit review found several ways to contact the brand online, through the website and through social media.​​ You can also find an email contact form and links to all the social media sites.

Live chat is available from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm PST on the same web page.


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