All new moms know about sleepless nights, crying babies and, yes, stomach fat. It may seem like stomach flab is an unfortunate yet inevitable effect of becoming a mom. Undeniably, you will have a lot of extra skin around your abdomen after you give birth, but this flab doesn’t have to stay. Stomach wrapping is an age-old process for getting rid of that postpregnancy belly. Stomach wrapping is believed to help reduce the size of your uterus, reduce water retention and shrink unwanted extra skin. Celebrity mom Brooke Burke brought this age-old idea into the modern world with the introduction of Tauts, an easy-to-use postpartum belly wrap that is getting rave reviews.
Decide which color and style of taut you want to buy. Tauts come in two colors–black or white–and two styles–lace and pure.
Figure out which size taut to order. Even though Tauts have an adjustable Velcro closure, you want to order the correct size to get the best results. If you’ve gained over 25 pounds during pregnancy, order one size up from your prepregnancy pant size. If you’ve gained less than 25 pounds, order your prepregnancy pants size. Lace and pure Tauts have slightly different sizing. For lace Tauts, small fits a 0 to 4 prepregnancy pant size, medium fits sizes 6 to 8, large fits sizes 8 to 10 and x-large fits sizes 10 to 12. For pure Tauts, x-small fits a 0 to 2 prepregnancy pant size, small fits sizes 2 to 6, medium fits sizes 6 to 10, large fits sizes 8 to 14 and x-large fits sizes 12 to 18. If you’ve had your baby and are looking for the right Taut, measure the largest part of your belly and order the appropriate size.
Order your Taut directly through Brooke Burke’s website, BabooshBaby.com.
Wear your Taut as much as possible, both day and night, for 40 days immediately following the birth of your child.
Take off your Taut for short periods of time if you want to. Many moms like to take their Tauts off for feedings and, of course, for bathing.
Hand-wash your Tauts as necessary and lay flat to dry. Tauts take about 12 hours to dry completely.
- Even though Tauts are safe for women who’ve had a cesarean section, always consult your health care provider before wearing one.