Getting back in shape after baby? It’s a wrap.

Here’s something I wish I’d known about nine weeks ago, when giving birth to my gorgeous third child left me with a not-so-gorgeous and somewhat saggier-than-expected mummy tummy. A belly wrap would have kept all those wobbly bits in check and helped my pre-pregnancy belly bounce back much sooner.

So while it’s too late for me – wobbly bits, be damned – anyone else about to have a baby still has time to throw a belly wrap in their hospital bag. And here at Babyology, we like the Post Pregnancy Belly Wrap from Vespa and the Ladybird.

Melbourne mum Kim Vespa created her own line of belly wraps for expectant Aussie mums after having to source one from the States – complete with exorbitant postage costs – for her own postpartum recovery.

For those who care about this sort of thing, a veritable ton of Hollywood celebrities apparently wore similar belly wraps to help get back in shape after their pregnancies. Devotees include the ultimate yummy mummies, Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba, along with Gwen Stefani, Ashlee Simpson and Halle Berry.

But we’re tipping most of you might be more impressed by the fact that the belly wrap can help with posture and deal with bloating as well as regaining a pre-preggie belly by the way it supports the abdominal muscles and back . It also helps shrink and reposition the uterus so is most effective when worn during the first six weeks after baby’s birth.

Vespa and the Ladybird belly wraps are available online in three sizes for $49.95 plus an additional $5 postage.

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