Thursday, January 21, 2010

style file :: post pregnancy belly wrap

if you feel that you'll want a little help with firming your tummy back into shape after bub has been born, then let me introduce to you the post pregnancy belly wrap. belly wraps have been used for centuries, all over the world. i recently was telling my nan about the wraps in one of our afternoon phone calls, and she told me she wore one after birth for 6 out of 7 babies she'd had, they were called step-in's and you most certainly wouldn't not have worn one back in her day.

so what is it and how does it work? the wraps help with the process of flattening and firming your tummy, they help to smooth out those wobbly bits, give you abdominal and lower back support, minimises bloating and water retension, promotes good posture and is recommended by physiotherapists and midwives. it ticks all the boxes and has a small price tag of $49.95.

the best time to use a belly wrap is within the first 6 weeks, starting a day or two, after birth. the wraps are made from a polyester/lyrca blend, so they will stretch and mould to your body, and with the generous velcro strip, you can adjust it as your tummy shrinks allowing you to continue to use the wrap as your body slims down. the best way to decide on which wrap size is right for you is to measure your tummy at around your 8 month pregnancy mark. this will give you a good guide as to the size your belly will be just after your baby is born. in helping you choose the right belly wrap for you, or for someone else as a gift, there are three sizes to choose from:


pre pregnancy pant size
fits belly size
small
6-8
70cm - 86cm
medium
10-12
85cm - 107cm
large
14-16
102cm - 122cm

belly wraps are proving to be very popular and sought after, celebrities included! they will make a great hospital bag addition or baby shower gift, and you can purchase them now from our website.

5 comments:

  1. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Lucy

    http://toddlergirls.net

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  2. hi lucy! thanks so much for your comment! i look forward to getting to know you through the blog! xx

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  3. Hi Lucy. I loved my belly wrap. I used the Tauts by Brooke Burke (great product) but I'm sure any quality belly wrap would help. By the way, I found a 10% discount code "RM10" that saved me a little money too.

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