Post # 1
I’m at that stage of pregnancy now where my regular pants sort of still fit but are uncomfortable, and the few pairs of maternity pants I have kind of awkwardly slip off and I’m always pulling them up. I think it’s mostly bloat / weight gain and not actually the baby yet but whatever it is I need to be able to dress myself in the morning! I was at Thyme maternity today to pick up some bra extenders and I asked about belly bands and the woman said to me “We don’t sell those. Just wear your old pants.” Um. What? If my old pants were working for me, then why would I be in here asking you about this! haha.
I would like to find some kind of belly band, but I don’t want to spend much on it if I can help it. Isn’t it basically the same as a tube top? Or are there ones that are better than others, and for what reason? Is it worth it to spend more?
(also – I’m in Canada so I might not have access to all the American versions of things without having to pay duty)
Post # 3
@araneidae: I bought mine just at target Australia but I’m sue all targets would have it. Very cheap and does the job beautifully for now.
Post # 4
I bought the Bella bands and really am kind of annoyed by them. I was told target won’t be carrying theirs anymore by both of my targets… So try to look soon if you want their BeBand.
Post # 5
I just bought the beband from Target two nights ago. It was $17 dollars. It IS basically a tube top…I bought the small, even though I’m a size 10, sine I’m only 7 weeks. Mine is also more of a bloat problem then a belly problem–I also have terrible morning sickness and ANY tightness on my waist at all makes me feel more sick. I’ve only worn the Beband once, but it did make my jeans more comfortable (I left them unbuttoned, doubled over the Beband, and it hid the bumps and kept the pants on). The only thing is that I found myself adjusting it every time I stand back up, but that’s really no different than adjusting those stretchy layering tanks that always ride up when I sit down/stand up,
Post # 6
I skipped the bands alltogether and used a hair elastic through the button hole (loop both ends over the button) and it did the trick for the 2 or so weeks that I was in between.
I also picked up a pair of maternity pants on sale that didn’t have the full belly panel, but an elastic band around the waist (I think they were called ‘under the bump’ instead of ‘over the bump’)
In a pinch, I just wore the full panel, over the bump pants but folded the waist down in half. I put on a stretchy maternity tank top over the pants and under my shirt just in case things started to shift around. It worked well for the transition period for me.
Post # 7
I used the target brand and it was awesome but nothing beats maternity pants 🙂