I have always wanted one of these Bella Bands. You know, those lycra bands pregnant or post partum moms wear to keep their too big pants up? Being the cheapskate wise spender I am, though, I could never take the leap and buy one.
I have always wished I had one while nursing too, because I like to have something covering my tummy when I lift my shirt in case baby decides to flail at just the wrong time.
Finally, now that I'm expecting my eighth baby, I have figured out how to make my own Bella Band for less than half the price!
First, I experimented on an old white lycra tank top I had because I noticed that when I wore it under shirts, I could pull the stretchy lower part over my pants and it did a great job of keeping them in place.
That's when I got the idea to cut off the "tank" part, and just have the band. It worked exactly as I wanted it to, so I looked around at Walmart and found a cheap black one that I snatched up.
Now, I have one in white and one in black. Just what I wanted, and the total cost was $7!
I'll be wearing my bands throughout my pregnancy and for the duration of my nursing, so I think that gives me a lot of bang for my buck!
This post is also linked to DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.