If you have ever back carried a child in a baby carrier you know that sometimes the waist belt can dig in when you have to tighten it.
I have been exclusively back carrying Mac for more than a year now. The heavier he gets the more important it is that my belt position is not moving.
I was pretty excited when this new accessory came out from Líllébaby. I know some people just wear the Líllébaby Lumbar support on the front as the “Lille Girdle” . However I haven’t found that comfortable as I let Mac up and down out of the carrier and often wear it around my waist while sitting without him in his carrier.
My first reaction when I took this out of the box was that the measurements on the website are true to size. I ordered a Medium Size Tummy Pad in Grey which is 14″X 3.5″ (36 cm X 9 cm).
I had measured how long my waist belt was after I had been wearing Mac and it was about 13″ give or take so I figured I would pick the Medium.
(The also offer a Small 8″ X 3.5″ (20 cm X 9 cm) and a Large 18″ X 3.5″ (46 cm X 9 cm) and all sizes in Grey and Black.)
When I took it out of the package my first thought was how soft yet supportive it was.
It is about 1/3″ thick. It is not soft like a sponge but is also not hard like the lumbar support.
I love this tummy pad. Seriously it has made back carrying my 43 lb 42″ toddler so much more comfortable.
I never had any pain from the waist belt digging into my belly. I have always felt it was more like when you wear some pants that fit but are a bit tight. You get used to it.
Well wearing this tummy pad is like wearing a comfy pair of yoga pants compared to that.
It provides some support on the front as well, more so than the lumbar support when worn on the front because the tummy pad is longer.
I tested this out while shopping for groceries and then also when I went to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch. When walking around Target I actually feel like my waist band is less likely to move up or down and I can easily tighten it with the tummy pad in place. When at Sweet Tomatoes I only wear Mac while I am in line getting my food. After he sits down I just wear my Líllébaby CarryOn around my waist while sitting. It was very comfortable while I was sitting down for the whole meal.
I love this tummy pad so much I am going to buy another one so that I can have one for the carrier I use out and about and one in the house.
You should definitely treat yourself to a Tummy Pad from Líllébaby.
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(I purchased and reviewed this product on my own. I received no benefit from Líllébaby for this review.)