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Top 3 great tips for making your own Bengkung Belly Bind

Bengkung belly bind has been used in many cultures for years to help with the diastasis recti's healing process, which is a partial or complete separation of abdominal muscles during and following pregnancy. However, many products and wraps on the market claim to solve this problem. They are a more modern and updated version of the bengkung belly bind. Though these current versions claim to help with diastasis recti, the belly bind is one piece and adjustable to fit all shapes and sizes, so there is no need to figure out your sizing. The clothes used are beautiful and can be a great fashion statement while running errands or walking with a baby during your recovery. And as your weight after baby fluctuates, the bind changes with your body size and can be washed and used for years to come.


Tip 1: The cloth used is commonly cotton. A mixture is placed on the woman's belly daily to help with water removal in the tummy with underlay cotton before the bind is applied. If you opt-out of this option, just the simple bind will do. You can use cotton, unbleached cotton, or jersey cotton. I love the jersey cotton because it's stretchy versus cotton, which is stiffer and harder to maneuver.


Tip 2: Size does matter. The sizing of the belly bind is essential because this is what allows for the bind to be adjustable for all body shapes and sizes. Bind must be 8-10" wide and 14-16 yards long. The typical bind is about 15 yards long. Using regular cotton can be 15 or 16 yards long, but if you are using jersey cotton, you could get away with 14 or 15 yards due to the cloth being stretchy.


Tip 3: Play around with colors. Some women go all out with their binds with playful colors and prints. If you are great at tie-dying, then go for it, mama!! We love seeing your individuality shine with the binds. Be sure to take pictures of yours and post them here https://www.facebook.com/waiandtori.


Where to buy:

Joanns

AC Moore

Online Wholesale cloth store

Etsy

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