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What do bump bands actually do? Are they worth buying?

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MamaG Thu 10-Jul-08 12:41:43

Am on 3rd pg and starting to peep a bit between trousers and tops. Not a good look in the office really

Do the bump band t hings stay in place, or roll up/down

TheBlonde Thu 10-Jul-08 12:42:37

v useful imho, they cover the gap
nice and cheap in topshop

goingfor3 Thu 10-Jul-08 12:43:13

I had some from H&M and found them really good. They stayed in place. Also good after so you are not showing off your belly if bf.

MamaG Thu 10-Jul-08 12:43:16

Are they comfortable? Do they roll up/down?

MegBusset Thu 10-Jul-08 12:43:20

Mine was brilliant -- £5 from Topshop and money v well spent. Didn't really ride up or down much, and meant I coukd carry on wearing normal tops for ages.

FrannyandZooey Thu 10-Jul-08 12:45:27

yes they're alright
if you hold on a week or so you can have mine
oh unless I might use it to cover appalling bits while bf....hmmmmm

I'll tell you what I found better
a tight stretchy thing that supports your tummy and just goes under all your clothes - as if you were wearing a fitted vest
you get a better shape with fitted tops and skirts IMO

will link

hanaflowerisnothana Thu 10-Jul-08 12:45:28

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TheBlonde Thu 10-Jul-08 12:45:30

comfy, no rolling issues

hanaflowerisnothana Thu 10-Jul-08 12:46:13

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FrannyandZooey Thu 10-Jul-08 12:47:21

\link{\here{ - I think they are in NCT catalogue also
they do give some support if you feel like your bump is just hanging off you by the end of the day, plus covers all skin if tops are riding up

you can definitely borrow mine if you want to, and can hang on a little

FrannyandZooey Thu 10-Jul-08 12:47:37

doh here

MamaG Thu 10-Jul-08 12:48:29

Yes, i have a short torso too.

Good idea about covering your dough-belly when BF afterwards too (you might want to hang on to it Franny, unless you're one of those hugely irritating women who gte a flat stomach a week after giving birth envy but thanks for the offer!)

MrsBadger gave great advice on a thread recently( again) when she said to wear a vest with a big neckline (deep V, or low cut) under your noromal clothes - just lift up normal vest/tshirt and hoik nork out of neckline of the veste underneath - I thought that was a very good idea

LittleMyDancing Thu 10-Jul-08 12:48:46

If you use the Jojomamanbebe ones, they have a button on them to attach them to your trousers. I also found them really snug and comfy and cosy.

FrannyandZooey Thu 10-Jul-08 12:49:42

I never have a flat stomach - let alone after giving birth! I will hang on to the loose bump band but will not need the stretchy one I don't think, so let me know if you would like it

MamaG Thu 10-Jul-08 12:50:11

oh FGS for some reason my office firewall won't let me open the link - will check it out at home tonight.

See how you go with BF aftewards Franny, if you are still happy to lend me the bump band, I'll gladly borrow it (and I won't bitch about you on here if you decide to hang on to it hehe)

hanaflowerisnothana Thu 10-Jul-08 12:50:13

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MamaG Thu 10-Jul-08 12:52:42

I don't think MrsBadger quite put it that way...but you get the idea grin

Mimsy2000 Thu 10-Jul-08 13:00:48

i actually found them totally useless but am intrigued at using the for covering tummy bulge when BF - great tip

sallyforth Thu 10-Jul-08 13:11:33

the stretchy ones are good for post natal jelly belly - holds it all in iyswim

Anglepoise Thu 10-Jul-08 14:37:32

Another cheap trick (and for more interesting colours etc) is to get cheap/old t-shirts and vests and just cut the arms/neck off = effectively a tube of stretchy fabric. Guess you could hem the top if you wanted, but no one's going to see it.

SammyC Thu 10-Jul-08 14:46:22

I didnt need any actual supportive bands but did buy some cheap boob tubes from Pri mark in lots of different colours and used it to cover the gap and trousers if top button etc was open, meant I could stay in non maternity stuff a bit longer. It worked for me!

thomasina1 Thu 10-Jul-08 16:45:32

Agree with Sammy about using the bands over trousers/skirts with the buttons undone - I am doing this at the moment!

SammyC Thu 10-Jul-08 16:47:39

Plus can wear after when B/F to cover up jelly belly! I did x

gillythekid Thu 10-Jul-08 17:25:12

Go to Primark and buy some of the funky stripy boob tubes for £1.50, great for belly band and post pregnancy gap filling.

EBenes Thu 10-Jul-08 20:22:16

I got two from Top Shop and just started wearing one today. It has shifted a bit, but I think it's a bit loose still - I'm only 4 months pregnant, so not very big of bump yet. I just put it on to test drive it.

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