Trying to find a tummy tightener

We’re not trying to be too vain here, but after having a baby your tummy can get quite stretched.

So what is one to do? The obvious answer would probably be diet and exercise to tone things up, but for some that doesn’t always help.

Another option is to try creams and girdles or the drastic tummy tuck.

Here is what we’ve concluded:

As long as you take care of the issues as soon as possible, you shouldn’t have too much tummy sag.

There are age old traditions around the world where women wrap something really tight around their stomach immediately after giving birth.

At first it may seem ludicrous, but we’ve met some women who swear by it and yeah they have some tight abs.

Apparently these methods can work for anyone who’s looking to get rid of a little extra flab as long as you wear it regularly and, we hate to say it, but exercise is part of the whole thing.

Here are two products we’re intrigued by:

The Belly Bandit which is a little pricey, but it’s convenient and cute.

Belly bandit in bamboo

Mama Mio a company that makes creams that claim to tighten the stomach area among other things.

belly boot camp

Would you use any of these products or do you have any recommendations?

This article has 8 comments

  1. Zeena

    I’m not pregnant but I wonder if the tummy tightener would still work? I have a little jiggle but not too much, maybe I will test it out heh

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    I love this article. thank you

  3. Mariam Sobh

    @ Amina mabrook to you too!! 🙂 This is definitely baby boom year, everyone I know is either pregnant or just had a baby.
    I actually just asked my doc if they can give me a stomach binder and she told me the nurses can after delivery, that’ll save me some $$ so I’m going to do it. I’ll write a post on it soon and explain more about it 🙂

  4. Amina

    Im five months pregnant and am defi going to try the belly bandit.:) I used a corset last time, and it did help, but because i was nursing, the boning was uncomfortable. I already miss my shape. Good luck with the delivery, insha Allah it will be easy!

  5. zainab

    will pray for you inshallah 🙂

  6. Mariam

    I actually use cocoa butter for strech marks and it’s worked pretty well on teh areas I was diligent about using it lol. I’m about 28 days from my due date, but hoping it will be earlier, I will definitely keep you guys updated.
    I wish my mom would come help me out, but she works for a university and teaches so not sure she can get out of that. 🙂 keep me in your prayers!

  7. Jodi

    Belly-banding is centuries old. Some women say it works very well if you do it constantly. I know those two stomach muscles split down the middle after delivery. You can feel that if you lie on your back and touch below your belly button. It can take a few weeks for the complete uterus and muscles surrounding it to shrink down back to it’s normal size. I don’t know if belly-banding actually helps this or not but doing pelvic floor exercises probably help some. I wonder if those Bio oils or something like Argan oil would help with stretch marks though. I’d personally try everything, what’s to lose either way! 🙂 Go for it Mariam! Are you getting close to time now?? Please keep us informed. What are your plans? Will your mother come to help you out at home? It would be nice to know a pregnancy update! Is your daughter ready? Anything we can do for you? 🙂 It’s exciting.

  8. Mona

    I’ve heard the same thing too. However, I have no idea if it works or not. Btw, I love the site.

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