When I was introduced to Bump Bows, I was 8 weeks pregnant. No one else knew, I wasn't showing, and I didn't need anything "maternity" yet. But, in true "Nicole" form, I couldn't wait and decided to contact Carrie, the Bump Bows creater.
For those of you who aren't familiar, Bump Bows are a unique solution for pregnant mamas for all those belly button woes. When placed over the navel, bumpbows provide a smoothing effect under clothing, prevent irritation, or be used as an accessory on your baby bump (think gender reveals, maternity shoots, and even at the beach or pool)!
And what makes it even better is that Carrie is a LOCAL Annapolis mom. And you KNOW I love supporting local shops, and other moms! Carrie sent me a few Bump Bows to try myself and here's what I think!
I, luckily, never experience any irritation on my belly button while pregnant. But after my pregnancy with Nick, my belly button stayed popped. As in, it never went back to my beautiful "innie" (inny?) that I used to have! So when I started showing with my current pregnancy, my belly button also started showing through every single thing I wore. On most days, I don't mind. But there were a few occasions where I didn't want my popped belly button to be the center of attention - my sister's wedding and my maternity photo shoot being two of those! So, I stuck a bump bow over my belly button and it smoothed it all out beautifully!
I have a friend who is pregnant and due on Saturday (eek!) with her first child. She is unfortunate enough to have irritation on her belly button! I passed her a couple bump bows to test out for me, with the instruction to leave them on as long as they'd stay - whether it was 3 hours or a full month. At the chance of soothing her irritation, she took me up on it. She kept those babies on for a full two weeks each, which gave her belly button a full month of relief!
We both absolutely LOVE Bump Bows and if the opportunity presents itself to need them again (more kids anyone?), we know where to go to get the help/relief we need! The Bows are cute, colorful, useful and last a long time!
Know a pregnant mama who could benefit from these? We are giving away one set of Bump Bows to a lucky reader!
Not the lucky winner? You can buy Bump Bows here. And remember, by purchasing, you are supporting a local, working Annapolis mama! Keeping our money in our own community! Doesn't get better than that!
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