Lori Caden is the creator of the Belly Bandit. Prior to the birth of her second child, she was looking for a safe and quick way to get her belly back into shape. She started researching and came across an article about how in many cultures women would wrap their bellies to hold in and exert pressure on their abdomen. She put together an uncomplicated homemade band and started wearing it all the time. It felt great and to her surprise, her belly was noticeably smaller and tighter within a very short time. Lori quickly realized the importance of this ancient tradition and called on her two sisters to help her make an up- to-date version of the band, so other mothers could get similar results. In the fall of 2008, The Belly Bandit Company was born.
The Belly Bandit can be worn snuggly around the waist as soon as the day after delivery. Wearing it after a c-section may actually decrease the post-op recovery time by minimizing associated incision pain, which allows greater mobility post surgery. To reach maximum benefits, it should be worn for 6-8 weeks post delivery. The adjustable Belly Bandit Collection, which is proudly made in the U.S., comes in five sizes and three signature styles- Original and Couture (made from polyester and Lycra) and Bamboo (which is eco friendly, moisture wicking, anti bacterial, anti fungal, hypo allergenic, and is made from 95% bamboo and 5% spandex).
What makes the Belly Bandit so special?
- Elastic- The elastic on the Bandits has the perfect amount of tension to straighten out your back without compressing too tightly and will NOT roll.
- Material- Instead of sewing pieces of material together which breaks down the strength of the elastic, we chose to use only one piece of material for our Belly Bandit™. Our design wears better over time because the durability of the elastic isn’t compromised. All Belly Bandit® styles are 100% Latex Free.
- Customized- Tailored specifically for a post-partum body with a standard 9” width which provide complete compression of the targeted area.
- Comfort- Our rounded soft edges were created so you do not have excess material that digs, cuts or jabs your skin. Our material used will not bunch under your clothing. Our tag-less design will not irritate your skin.