It’s a proven fact that carrying a baby is like carrying a bowling ball about, at times. Thank goodness some genius types have invented these marvellous pregnancy bands!
Keep calm and carry on!
These clever and stretchy helpers are engineered to distribute the weight of your baby bump AND make lugging an entire human being a little bit less taxing on the bod.
Called a variety of things from “baby band” to “maternity band” to “belly band”, they’re a godsend for growing mums, and are also useful postpartum as your body recovers.
Interested? Great! We’ve done the legwork (belly work?!) on your behalf and scouted the best of the bunch. Not only will these have you breathing a sigh of relief, they’ll support your tiny fresh person as they prepare to make their big trip out into the world. Pretty much a win-win, we’re sure you will agree!
1. The ProBump Maternity Support Band
This 85% nylon 15% lycra band (pictured above) comes in three different sizes. It supports the belly, takes pressure off the lower back, and eases many of the usual pregnancy aches and pains. It comes in a bunch of colours, retails for $64 and is by BaoBai Maternity. (They also have a great range of sports bands, designed for more active mums-to-be.)
2. QueenBee® Organic Support Belly Band
This organic cotton-blend belly band (pictured above) supports your bump and cleverly acts as a ‘shirt extender’ providing extra coverage for your torso, so you can continue to wear your usual tees and tops without flashing your bits. Not only can it be worn over the belly, it can sit across the hips or be worn as a bustier. It’s by Queen Bee and retails for $69.95. (They have Afterpay available too!)
3. Bellaband by Ingrid & Isabel
Heavy bellies are nixed with this Bellaband by Ingrid & Isabel (pictured above). Designed to stay put, it features silicone strips to hold it firmly in place – and takes the weight off in comfy style. A nylon-spandex blend, the Bellaband comes in four sizes and retails at $48.95. Snap yours up at Queen Bee (who have Afterpay!).
4. Bando Maternity Band
This seamless cotton-blend belly band(pictured above) can be worn on the tummy or higher, as a boob tube. It comes in two colours and two multi-sizes and is a super-reasonably priced $25, meaning you can probably snap up a few! It gently supports the back and belly, and is made by the clever people at Fertile Mind.
Bellybands seamless bands (pictured above) come in four sizes AND are a super-reasonable $36 for a two-pack. They’re made of 90% nylon and breathable microfibre fabric and promise to support back and belly, while providing some extra coverage. Grab yours at Bellybands.
6. Esprit – Belly Band
The Esprit Belly Band (pictured above) comes in black or grey, and in two multi-sizes (small to medium or large to extra-large). It’s made from 95% cotton and 5% elastane and gently supports the back and belly, whilst adding some inches of coverage between hips and bust. Snap one (or more!) up for $32.95 at Queen Bee.
7. Blanqi – Built-in Support Belly Band
Blanqi’s Belly Band (pictured above) provides even more coverage than those previously listed and has a heap of other great features. It’s made from high-performance moisture-wicking fabric and has a patented inbuilt compression system to ensure your bump, belly and back are all beautifully supported. It can also be worn over unbuttoned pre-pregnancy pants, to keep them in place. All that fanciness retails for just $62.95, in a small to medium or a large to extra-large. Get yours at Queen Bee.
We hope this helps you make the best supportive choice for your baby bump, and that you kick heavy bellies and sore backs to the kerb!