Lola&Lykke Bamboo Maternity Support Band review

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Lola&Lykke Bamboo Maternity Support Band at a glance:

The Lola&Lykke maternity belly band is the most supportive belt available for pregnancy. It comes with reinforced back support and its double layer design with two adjustable compression straps helps lift up the belly and support the back. A handy hot/cold pack sits neatly in the back pocket to alleviate back pains. Our ergonomic medical grade support band is recommended by physiotherapists and it is ideal for pregnant women suffering with SPD, back/hip pains or pelvic pain. The support band comes with over 20cm of adjustment margin allowing for the band to be fastened just right as the belly grows.

We spoke to these real parent testers to get their review...

How did this product make your life easier?

Zoe: This product helped me to carry out day to day activities that I otherwise would’ve struggled with in the third trimester. It made me feel more comfortable and I felt as if my bump and muscles were supported well when wearing the band. It especially helped considering I already have 2 children under 3 to have to continue picking up and tidying up after!

Sophie: As a mum to be this has made my life easier for general tasks mobilising such as walking and shopping. It is quick and easy to apply without having to use a mirror or assistance. In particular, if you have a small frame and carrying a heavy bump then this belt relieves some of that pressure which usually causes aches and pains.

Natalie: As a mother of three young children (ages five and under) this pregnancy has taken a toll physically - carrying, tidying and overall caring for such little people while growing another little babe is truly a difficult balance. My children have all been ‘above average weight’ babies all weighing over 9lb at birth, so the back and bump pain from the third trimester is very demanding along with running around after little ones daily. Since using this product my overall aches and pains have eased immensely, from wearing this day to day I am able to have that extra support when picking up my one-year-old, to vacuuming and bending down doing the usual day to day tasks. In particular, the use of the hot/cold insert is such an amazing selling point, as when used frozen it does relieve the stress of the extra weight in all the right areas.

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Vanessa: Before this I suffered from sciatica every single day during my pregnancy, I looked for a belt on the market and as we all know there are loads, even though this is pricy it’s the best thing ever! Can’t recommend it enough! It has helped my back so much and I no longer need to take painkillers. It’s very comfortable and you forget you're wearing it.

Claire: The Lola and Lykke Bamboo Maternity Support Band makes my life easier as a mum because it supports my back which results in less back pain both during and at the end of the day when I take the band off, this is really important for me as I have a toddler to run around after and really can't afford time out with a sore back.

Emma: It enables you to support your bump easily. I found the product easy to use. It's quick and easy. You can easily take it out and about as it doesn't take up too much room. The added bonus is the hot/cold pads. What a great idea. I found this really helped me with some aches and pains at 38 weeks pregnant.

Would you recommend this product to other parents?

Laura: I would recommend this belt to a fellow mum. The fabric used is very high quality and the belt retains it's shape. Also I particularly like the tightening function. The other two pregnancy support belts I have purchased in the past have not had a tightening function so they have been difficult to get a good support level.

Rebecca: I would definitely recommend this product to friends and fellow mums as it is an amazing product. You can wear it under or on top of your clothes so can wear it without anybody knowing if you so wish. It is so comfortable and has a velcro strip so you can adjust it to exactly how you want it. It has a slot in the back for an ice/heat pack which comes with the belt. That has been so wonderful in the summer heat.

Becky: I would recommend this product as it gave more support for my bump than I was anticipating and it allowed me to enjoy walks more in the later stages of pregnancy (particularly when on an incline) as the pressure was taken off my tummy. So I really felt the support allowed me to stay active. The band is really easy to put on and adjust to the size to provide the level of comfort and the support needed. The additional sizing straps really helped to make fit perfect and were easy to adjust and could be changed whilst being worn. The Velcro pulled on fabric after first use though (making it look used/old very quickly) when I had folded it up. The heat/cold pack alleviated some aches and cooled during the hot weather. However, this cooling was area-specific and the rest of the support got rather sweaty. The price tag is a bit of an issue for me; if I saw it on a shelf in a shop, I probably wouldn’t buy it as I feel it is quite expensive for what it is. However, having used it, I appreciate how effective it is.

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Sophie: I would definitely recommend this to other mums, it so easy to put on and adjust with the velcro straps and the foamy feel of the fabric ensures that it's soft and comfortable if you would like to wear it under your clothes out of sight. The gel pad had been a god send not only did it help with the aching it also helped to keep me cool during the unbearable heat.

Kirsty: The product does not make life easier for me personally. My pelvic girdle pain has not been too bad during this pregnancy. I worry that the band will squash my baby especially when I sit down, so I don’t feel comfortable using the band without a medical professional checking the fit to ensure that it is safe. My midwife was unable to advise me and said that a physiotherapist would be the best person to check. However, since my pain is not bad I have no reason to see a physiotherapist and therefore cannot get the fit of the band checked. The band is also visible through my clothing so I would only use the band if it was really necessary to relieve back pain. Mothers who have bad pain and who have a health professional who is able to check the fit of the band might find that the band reduces their pain and therefore makes life easier for them.

Leanne: The product is pretty comfortable to use, at no point did i feel like i was restricted and I felt like my pelvic girdle pain was alleviated whilst i was wearing the product. The added bonus of the hot/cold pack that was included with the product is something i really liked especially for my lower back pain. It is a simple design built with good quality materials which i found easy to use. It is easy to keep clean by hand washing the product.

Would you choose this product above all others on the market?

Zoe: Having only tried one other band, (Mothercare own) this band would be my preferred one. The main reason this band stands out to me is the additional cool/heat pack. I found this to be an absolute game-changer and used it regularly whilst wearing the band. This for me if the main reason I’d chose this band over others on the market.

Helena: I do love that the core relief pregnancy band has the pocket at the back to enable you to use heat or cold therapy on your back to help relieve pain. Even though this was a good idea I would have liked to have had two packs with it so as I could have alternated the hot and cold as I feel this may have helped a bit more.

Natalie: The thick band, the secure straps to hold everything in place; and above all the back inside pocket to place the hot and cold insert set this support belt aside from all the rest of the products on the market. They have thought about what an uncomfortable pregnant lady requires to feel more supported and created a well-loved product to help ease the discomforts of pregnancy. It’s an amazing quality band which you can feel and see from the packaging to the design and usability.

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Kerry: I have enjoyed using this product and think that both I and my family have benefited from it. However, the product has a limited life span, you will only use it in your third trimester and so unless you are planning to have a lot of children or can share it with friends I think that at a price point of 87pounds it is very much a luxury item. However, if I do end up with fewer stretch marks I may rethink this answer.

Katherine: I have used one other belt which was similar in design but I found it cut into my stomach and was uncomfortable towards the end of pregnancy. I would definitely choose this band over my previous one as I found it comfortable to wear for much longer periods of time and I could sit down wearing it, it is expensive but I'd say if it's in your budget go for it.

Vanessa: I would choose this for my next pregnancy too! It’s on the pricey side, but like my father always said you get what you pay for, they have thought of absolutely everything, from the hot to the cold pads !!! 10/10 very very soothing. I have used the hot ones during the night after I get home from working long hours, and cold ones for when I am a hot mess at work! It’s so easy to put on too.

What changes would you make to this product?

Becky: There are 2 main areas I would improve to further enhance this product. Firstly, I would consider how it could be made more breathable. The fabric obviously needs to be very supportive, pliable and strong to allow it to function properly. However, this also means it is very thick and in the recent heatwave, it was very sweaty. I wonder if there is a way of creating vents or cut out areas? Just an idea. Also, I think it would be more desirable if the price was reduced.

Rebecca: I have no criticism of this product. It is absolutely fantastic. The only thing I found myself thinking is that I wished it could have an ice pack in the front as well as in the back but we were having a heatwave at the time and I am not sure it would be very practical so it's not something I would necessarily change.

Laura: I cannot actually think of what I would change about the belt I think it is a very good product and does exactly what I would want it to do. It does roll a little at the front but I think that is to be expected. Other than that the belt is excellent and has helped with my SPD. I am pleased to have been selected to try it.

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Claire: One thing that I think would improve the Lola and Lykke band is an XXL size for bigger mums. All pregnant women deserve to have support and I don't think there is a reason not to make a larger size. It would also be really good if the Lola and Lykke band came with a bag to store it in during the day as there are times when you are not meant to wear it (sleep for example) and it would be good not to have to try and get it back in the box after each use.

Emma: I am struggling with this part as I think it really does everything you want and more. Even the cost is reasonable for the quality of the product and its extras. I cannot see what else they could do. I think they have really thought of what pregnant mums need.

Sophie: The only thing I could suggest is to maybe offer other colours as if you're attending lunch or a fancy function the black does really stand out and it's visible under most clothing too. Whilst I acknowledge it's not a fashion accessory we mummies still like to feel and look good during pregnancy as well as be supported and ache free.

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