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I just recently received the Jill & Joey belly band and have used it a couple of times now. I could immediately feel a difference the second I put it on. I am 29 weeks pregnant and starting to feel really uncomfortable. Wearing the band throughout the day really helped make moving around and getting comfortable in my chair so much easier.
The band is of great quality. It came in a cute little zip bag for storage and a card with some history on the company and instructions for correct placement.
I searched around for a little while trying to figure out what band I wanted to buy. I like this particular band because of the width of the band. Without ever using another band, I feel like the width helps support me well over what I thought other bands with smaller widths in the front would have done.
Overall I am extremely happy with my purchase and I would recommend this product to other moms without a doubt.
If you’re having any round ligament pain, low back pain, or pelvic discomfort, buy this! At only 14 weeks, I started having a lot of discomfort when bending and lifting, especially when lifting my 2 year old. This belt totally saved me. It’s very soft and comfortable, and it’s breathable so you don’t get too hot. The size is very adjustable. I’m a size 16 pre pregnancy and I have plenty of extra band left. I feel confident saying this would fit almost any Mama comfortably.
My fiance and I purchased a few different belly bands before finding this one. While the others weren't bad by any means, this one is so far above and beyond the others in terms of support, comfort, and fit, that the others do look bad in comparison.
The value of this band is incredible. It was priced competitively (lower than a couple others we tried that were of much lower quality, in fact), but don't let the price fool you; this is an outstanding belly band and you'll be hard pressed to find a better one on the market.
We did tons of research on belly bands and pillows and we ended up going with Jill & Joey for both, not only because the reviews were excellent for both, but also because their customer service was highly championed by many others. I can now confirm that the quality of this band and their pillow are both stellar and their customer service is outstanding. They reached out to me after I made the purchase as a post-sale follow up. I really appreciate that level of care for their customers and overall service.
I couldn't be happier with our purchase. I definitely recommend this band.
OMG! I've been going to the chiropractor every week for the last 4 weeks and had 2 massages. Nothing was helping my back and I'm only 17 weeks with my 3rd child. I've a very hypolordotic curve so pregnancy really strains my back. Within 20 minutes of wearing the support belt my back pain was almost gone. Wore it all day at work today and took it off when I got home, within 15 minutes of taking it off my pain was back.... looks like I know what my everyday best friend will be for the next few months!!
This helped so much! I cleaned my entire house while wearing this and no belly pain or back pain at all. It made me feel like superwoman! It also helped with the itchy skin pulling feeling at the top of my belly. I was worried I would be hot but it does as it says and breaths well. We haven't gotten into the super hot months yet but I am so glad I bought the Jill and Joey belt vs. the others. I will be recommending this to all my pregnant friends.
Before I review this belt, I want to call out how nicely it was packaged and how much thought was put into the buying experience. Whenever I receive things I bought on Amazon, I'm used to finding them packaged super cheap and it is not very appealing. This belt though, as well as the pillow we ordered from Jill and Joey, were both packaged very beautifully and a lot of thought was put into the customer experience. They provide clear instructions on how to use the belt with pictures next to it and also make themselves available for any feedback or questions. I feel valued as a customer.
The belt itself is made of high quality, elasticated cotton and is very easy to put on and take off. The size works well and I still have enough belt left to use it in my last trimester. I feel supported when wearing this belt and because it's so soft, it is very comfortable to have on. I tried another belt during my previous pregnancy and even though its support was good, the velcro wasn't strong enough and it kept coming off. This belt's velcro is strong enough to hold it in place. I'm very happy with this purchase and will keep an eye on future product launches by Jill and Joey.
I am thoroughly impressed with this product. The only complaint I have (which might be my own fault), it does not help me with my posture. I work at a computer all day and have trouble keeping my back straight. I think I remember some reviews saying it helped with their posture; not for me, at least not sitting down. Now standing up, this brace offers a lot of support and a comfort feeling...if that makes sense. Last thing, it's very adjustable and easy to remove/put on.
This belt has made a huge difference on my heavy belly. I'm 25 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby. Even though my abs were in great condition, from working out before I got pregnant, naturally my body needed a little relief. This belt hugs my belly really well, I'm a size 8 and have a fit body shape. It still has plenty of room to expand for the next three months as my belly grows. I should have bought this for our second child because I could barely walk in my third trimester! This is wonderful! Dont hesitate — the quality is great and it will help your heavy small to medium sized belly.
°°ONE MONTH UPDATE°° I'm now currently 28 weeks pregnant, having wore this everyday to do all my normal stat at home mom tasks. I'm on my feet constantly with homeschooling my 7 yr old, keeping up with my energetic 4 yr old and potty training my 2 yr old. This band makes a world of a difference! I wear it all day and when I take it off in the evening to relax with my husband, I literally can tell a difference when walking around a small amount. I'm so sore without it!!! My kids call it my big band aid...ha! I rave about it to my husband all the time and cant believe I made it through three other pregnancies without one. It still fits snugly and does not budge throughout the day. I'm very much needing it my last less than 90 days before baby comes!! Get this if you need convincing!
I bought this band to have something immediately for support. My back was sore but mostly my low belly, hip and pubic area were killing me after a few hours of walking. This was just at the end of the first trimester, so I wasn't even bursting yet. I walk a lot for my work (nursing), and I needed something to help keep me on my feet the entire day. I was thinking I would buy several Belly Bandits to replace this "temporary band" once they arrived.
Surprisingly, this belly support was way comfier than I thought. It immediately gave me the required support and alleviated my aches and pains. Together with an electric blanket that I use at night, I was able to get through the early growing pains with no issue.
This band is comfortable, easily bends and shapes to your body (and belly), has enough stretch and elasticity to add as much or as little compression you'd want, and it's cheap. It stays put no matter what you do: walking, bending, sitting, even yoga. The velcro has enough strength to hold you in no matter how tight you want it to be. Compared to the Belly Bandit 2-in-1 Bandit, I actually prefer this band due to its comfort and soft texture. The 2-in-1 bandit digs into my hips and back when I sit, doesn't stay put if I bend or sit, is made of rough materials and doesn't conform as nicely as this band. It is also twice the price.
The 2-in-1 bandit was such a disappointment that I immediately returned it the day I got it. I will just be getting 2 more of this bands then I won't have to worry about laundry days.
The Jill and Joey band isn't very tall so it's perfect for petite women or women with short torsos. I feel like the Belly Bandit ones are made for taller women, which explains why the bands dig into my thighs/hips/back. I also got the Upsie Belly, which is made of softer material, like the Jill and Joey maternity belt. I kept that one for when I get bigger and is comfortable albeit a bit too tall for my short 5'5" frame. It can dig into my back when I sit if I don't position it precisely. And lastly, I also got the V-sling from Belly Bandit, which is made from soft neoprene. I also kept that due to the possibility of pelvic pain in the future. One may use it solely as a belly band, but it doesn't offer a thick/tall area for the belly so it doesn't offer much support in that region compared to the Jill and Joey.
For washing belly bands, don't forget to close up the velcro side so it won't ruin your other clothes.
Overall, I enjoyed this purchase. The quality, comfort, and pain relief it offered surprised me. And it really works! I recommend it to people who walk often with the occasional sitting and bending. It's soft enough to even do yoga with.
Bought this for my wife because she kept tossing and turning at night because she couldn't get comfortable. She already owned Jill and Joey's belt and was very happy with it, so it was worth a shot to try their pillow too. She had tried the big pillows, but those weren't of much help because they were simply too big for in bed. This little pillow gets my wife comfortable so she and I can finally get some sleep. She brings it with her on her commute too and uses it in the office. When my wife is not using the pillow, I sometimes use it too on the couch. It feels of very high quality because it is soft to the touch, but is nice and firm to offer proper support.