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Many women use shapewear to help smooth out bulges under dresses and snug tops, which is fine.
However, after a baby, you’ll need something that does a little more, like actually help you shrink your tummy back to pre-pregnancy shape.
You can do that with the very popular innovative shorts that Australian company SRC Recovery makes. SRC Recovery shorts are very popular and worn by mothers worldwide to help get back their pre-baby figure faster.
Wear them after birth for 3 months. They can be worn day and night and are suitable for women who have had vaginal and C-section deliveries.
The patented medical grade compression fabric helps to hold muscles together to promote healing and increase circulation to help your body get rid of excess fluid.
Unlike shapewear which can deactivate the core muscles, making your recovery last longer, the SRC Recovery shorts help to stimulate the muscles and build up core and pelvic floor strength.
We’ve come a long way baby! As the cliche goes, necessity is the mother of invention and a group of Moms got together to create a practical solution for nursing women who don’t want to expose their skin while breastfeeding.
Maternity wear, in general, has evolved. No longer are pregnant women relegated to wear muumuus and overalls for their entire pregnancy. After baby, women who were fashionistas before becoming pregnant are no longer forced to stick with tent dresses until they get back down to her pre-pregnancy size. Our options are abundant.
What is still a bit of a challenge for many new moms is breastfeeding in public. Part of the discomfort comes from the idea of having your side boob or tummy exposed while nursing, or having the baby pull down a nursing cover.
Thankfully, a group of inventive moms put their heads together and came up with a solution that is Undercover Mama nursing tanks. We’ve teamed up with Undercover Mama to share this fabu invention with you all.
The innovative strapless tanks, made of 80% cotton and 20% spandex, clip onto any existing nursing bra or top a new mom has on, allowing her to be free to go out with baby without fear that a nursing break could be uncomfortable.
The Undercover mama nursing tank is a solution to the versatility that is needed for public nursing. No more fear of exposed skin!
This is not your mom’s nursing tank.
To use, simply attach to an existing nursing or sports bra or whatever nursing top you have on. The shirt alleviates the problem of having your sides show.
And they cater to all body types and look great on each one.
The Amazon.com reviews of the shirts are mainly positive. Reviewers report that the shirts are durable and top quality. They do not pill after several washes, maintain their shape and are not tattered after months of use, nursing moms who have reviewed the shirts have said.
We got a review version and we can co-sign as to the versatility and durability of the tops construction. It slipped on easily and our in-office reviewer said the top even alleviated the fear of muffin-top exposure in the back! ha!
The clips to latch on to an existing top or bra look stable and like they will endure the stress of time.
And we are loving the price point, starting at just $24.99 which is a virtual steal in this very crowded market where some items are overpriced and heavily marked up without reason. You get quality at a great price with these shirts.
Stock up with a few shirts in a variety of colors. You can save money by purchasing a value bundle, a slimming tank that cinches your waist, or in a lace trim. Get them at Amazon.com.
Or…You can use a generous $75 gift certificate Undercover Mama is offering to be split among three Bellyitch reader to get their very own Undercover Mama Tank!
I am a firm believer in the benefits of spending an extra penny to purchase quality and well constructed clothing for children that are durable and will stand the test of time….and the wash.
As I’ve pointed out before, it ultimately ends up costing more to buy cheap clothing for children on the pretense that they grow so fast that there is no value in purchasing expensive items for them anyway.
Though this is not the case for all low-cost brands, many of the hems in cheaper clothing start to unravel quickly after one wash or one rough and tumble play at preschool. They are often not double or triple-stitched and therefore become tattered fast. Further, the color in cheaper clothes do not always stay true even when you use color-stay detergents created to help the dyes in clothing last longer and not fade after a few washes. Less expensive or less quality clothing start to look old and start to pill. They then get cycled down to the play clothes drawer shortly after spending a few weeks in the school or nice outings closet. Choosing practical clothes for kids does not have to be that difficult.
When you run your fingers across a top-notched garment, you notice there is a rich texture and it also looks plush, sharp and elegant. That can be said about a new Australian label called Pappe which was founded by Karena Simpson, a fashion-forward mom of two who wanted to blend traditional old world European stylings with modern aesthetics.
Indeed, the luxurious world-class fabrics that make up the baby, toddler and children’s clothes in this line include Scottish cashmere, organic Turkish cottons and pure wool blends and tweeds. Despite the exquisite nature of the fabrics, Simpson seemed to have known as a mother that practical clothing matters most!
So she kept it simple and incorporated unisex colors like greys, browns and navy with tartans and stripes. That way, the clothing, which has a heftier price point, can become heirlooms.
But because they are designer label-level of quality, they will endure. And they can really be used as an heirloom and be passed down to other children or family members.
This is true of Pappe’s blankets which are made from luxurious cotton poplin yarn in a brushed finish with a jacquard weave. The Ottley Twill Blanket is multicolroed on one side for a whimsical touch and can blend in any nursery, serve as a coverlet to a pram or a go-to wrap for nursing baby on the glider.
And you can own your very own Pappe blanket which retails for $89 US ($129.95 AUD)! Pappe is gifting one fortunate Bellyitch reader her or his very own gorgeous Ottley Twill Blanket with a Jaquard weave to have or gift! Nice!
And this contest is not limited just to our US readers either. Readers from Canada, Australia, the UK, Europe and China are also free to enter to win! Contest ends February 3rd at midnight. There are more than one ways to enter and you can enter daily for some entrant points! Sweet!
This would definitely be that item that you keep long after baby has grown up (and or his siblings too have gotten to use it) A genuine keepsake indeed!
This review of these eco-conscious prenatal vitamins couldn’t wait for Eco-Friday!
SmartyPantsgummy vitamins for adults and kids just released its prenatal version this Spring. And as my 10-year old son who sneaked a few when my back was turned can attest to ….they are deelish.
And they’re good for you. Each gummy is packed with all the mineral and nutrients a pregnant woman needs: Vitamin C, D, E, B3, B6, folate, B12, and pantothenic acid; along with extra mom-to-be goodness: Vitamin D, B12, the omega-3 fatty acids EPA, DHA and the MK-7 form of vitamin K2, which is particularly hard to get through diet.
What you won’t find: GMOs. Artificial colors. Artificial flavor or Artificial sweeteners. The only thing that would make them better is if they released a Sugar-Free version next for moms-to-be who have gestational diabetes and are watching their sugar intake.
Other than that, these vitamins look to be a great alternative to the large horse-pill vitamins I had to take when I was last pregnant over 7 years ago. Our reviewer, my 7-year old daughter’s expecting 2nd grade teacher, who checked out our review sample (Valued at $34.95 retail) said she is enjoying them.
The other awesome part is you get to take 6 daily. Yum!
Founded by serial entrepreneurial parents, Courtney and Gordon, SmartyPants also has an altruistic mission. It has a on one-for-one nutrient grant to Vitamin Angels for every bottle sold. So far, it has donated more than one million life-saving nutrient grants to women and children worldwide who suffer from undernutrition.
The makers of SmartyPants are giving one lucky Bellyitch reader a TWO- MONTHS SUPPLY!! Woot! That’s a Value of over $70 retail!! You get 360 Gummies to take home. Awesome Sauce!
Now thru next Friday, October 30 – It could be a pre-Halloween gift to the winner. Open to US ONLY. Many ways to Enter. None Mandatory. Enter Below:
Mother’s Day is around the corner and we’ve teamed up with Downy Wrinkler Releaser Plus and put together something for you ladies out there who take care of everyone else in your household and life, but neglect yourself!
It’s a wonderfully curated box of goodies, valued at $125, that include:
A $50 Olive Garden gift card
A $10 Target gift card
A $10 Starbucks gift card
The famous Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus plush robe
And, best of all, take some time off from ironing with a big bottle of Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus!
To enter to win this for yourself, or if you must, for another mom or lady in your life, enter below now thru next Tuesday, May 5th to give you ample time to get your prize in time for Mother’s Day on May 10, 2015! Open to US residents only!
In this digital era we live in, chances are most babies will find themselves in front of a laptop viewing an educational DVD or cartoon while resting on her tummy on a play mat before the age of one. By the time an infant gets to toddlerhood, he would have become a pro at online games. It’s just the world we are living in now.
But babies and kids’ love for laptop videos can be costly if they bang on the keys or spill food or drink inside of it.
Enter the Kid Lid. This innovative product, which retails for $29.99, is essentially a cover for the keyboard portion of the laptop.
The latest iteration of the invention which launched and got funded on Kickstarter last year folds up easily for storage and portable carriage. It also comes in Black. That was the color of our complimentary review copy ($39.99).
Created by a company called Mogolo, The KidLid can be wiped cleaned or placed in the dishwasher even, and is made up of BPA-Free Poly Carbonate plastic. It covers laptops that are 13 or 15 inches in sizes and comes in white, but the black and watermelon colors are also available in the fold up variety. An elastic velcro strap helps keep the lid in place.
I love it and found it to be perfect and functional! Check out a video on the product: