What I Love–Tummy Wraps!

*Disclaimer: Any products I’m reviewing here are my opinions only and I am not certified in any way. Also, I do not and have not received a discount or any product from these companies. All have been purchased on my own. Although…I’m certainly not opposed to trying any product for review, but it will be an honest review!


While I was pregnant with my first baby, I began researching how to shrink back after baby.      I noticed a common theme kept coming up….tummy wraps. IMG_1267Now there’s all kinds, but I chose a few that I thought would get me going in the right direction. A large part of me was pretty sure this was just another gimmick. There’s so many products on the market to buy whether

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I like to make silly faces–so just ignore. The wrap is what you’re supposed to be looking at anyway! This is the hook one I use for casual wear. This pic shows how it stands out under my clothes

for yourself, your baby, etc. I can’t believe the pregnancy and baby market now…it’s cray cray! How can we ever choose between all these products. Well, you have to so you choose based on celebrity endorsement, color, style or whatever your reason.

I purchased two as I had NO idea what would work and what size I’d be after delivery. I know what size I want to be, but……we all know how that goes. After delivery you still feel 5-6 months pregnant for a while after. So, I bought a Velcro and a hook style from 2 different companies. 

Thank goodness I bought 2 different ones. I soon realized that one was great for everyday use and the other for working out.

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The hook one used for every day wear. There’s 2 sizes on this wrap

The hook closure was best for everyday use and has 2 sizes, which is helpful. The larger size for right after delivery and as you shrink the smaller size. I found the velcro one to be best for working out. I can never get them lined up perfectly, so the velcro looks more bulky and

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This is the Velcro one I use for working out and right after delivery

more frustrating. I could never use this as my everyday go to. 

 

You are supposed to start wearing them soon after delivery and wear all day every day for at least 40 days. I have to be honest that I am NOT the best at wearing them I don’t find them 100% comfortable and they always show under my clothes. Therefore, I only use them from time to time. I do wear the Velcro to work out every time I work out, but take it off right when done and only some days do I switch to the hook closure. 

Do they work? For me…yes they do! I also do not wear these in PLACE of working out I use them in addition to, in order to help achieve the results I want. Now, I don’t wear them as often as I should and they aren’t something I will continue to wear. I like to wear for the first 6 months after delivery until I get back to close to my regular, pre-baby self. I had to have an emergency c-section with my first and because my 2nd was only 17 months later, they suggested another c-section. I found these wraps to be uber beneficial for this. It helped take the pressure off my incision and also helped that extra skin that feels so wiggly right after. I also notice that when I wear them for working out and for casual wear that my stomach DOES show signs of flattening out. Now, this is a lot of excess water that we retain around our tummy’s at this time, but for me I feel they do work and even when I haven’t worn in a couple days I see the difference. 

Please feel free to join me and comment below if you’d any further specifics answered. I hope to connect with many of you and hear your thoughts, comments, questions, pros and cons of tummy wraps. Any suggestions of other products to try, I’d love to hear from you!

 

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You earned it Mama…throw your hands in the air and be Proud!

 

What I Love—Babywearing!

*Disclaimer: Any products I’m reviewing here are my opinions only and I am not certified in any way. Also, I do not and have not received a discount or any product from these companies. All have been purchased on my own. Although…I’m certainly not opposed to trying any product for review, but it will be an honest review!

 

Yes I’m in my pyjama bottoms. It’s nap time for my 2 babies, but one wanted to be worn for her to sleep. I was hoping to have a little shut eye myself, but instead I’m doing product reviews.

I started babywearing with my first baby, who is now 21mos old. I started with a stretch wrap. I was completely clueless about babies, motherhood and all the in between. Of course this would include babywearing. 

The stretchy wrap absolutely DID NOT work for me. I had the worst time trying to figure it out and it never stayed put. I was a beginner, so that could be the problem, but just not for me.

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My current fav ring sling!

I found my way into woven wraps and slings and never looked back. My only regret is that I didn’t wear my first baby often enough b/c he was 5mos old before I discovered how to wear properly.

I have found some locally owned businesses that have taught me a thing or two about wrapping and wearing and different brands. I still have a lot to learn! The best is that I wear both my babies, now 21mos and 4mos, all the time. What a HUGE difference. I find that crying and fussiness is very low. The security the baby feels is so high and I can get things done…especially wearing my 4mos old and chasing my 21mos old. 

I have a love of woven wraps (for another review) and a love for ring slings.

This is a hand painted, custom ring sling. It cost me a lot of money, but it is well loved. Myself and both babies love having this around. What I like about ring slings is the convenience. Once you are comfortable with how to use them, they are a heaven sent. Baby goes easy in and out, I can nurse in it while walking, shopping, etc, very comfortable and the tail of the sling can be used as a nursing cover. This is to only name a few. 

Feel free to comment below with any of your likes, dislikes or any other helpful tips. I’m hoping to start reviewing products that I love so that all of you have a place to look  up all the different items on the market. Maybe I give you a new idea and maybe you give me some!

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Look at that pretty mermaid tail at the end!

Comment below for more details on product, questions, opinion or anything you’d like to see reviewed.

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