Dreambaby Bump Belt

Review Rating: 
3.333335
Average: 3.3 (3 votes)

Following on from the success of the original award winning Bump Belt ™, Dreambaby® launches an updated version for 2013. Offering superior seat belt comfort and added protection for both expectant mother and child while driving, this new Dreambaby® product gives peace of mind. This New 2013 version provides even more safety and comfort with an added feature, non-slip dots to further prevent the seatbelt from slipping up over your bump ensuring the seat belt always stays in place whether you are a driver or passenger.

Car travel has its risks. All accidents and minor incidents can be a problem for anyone but if you’re pregnant it’s doubly dangerous as a seat belt can exert extreme pressure against the abdomen, potentially damaging the uterus and resulting in injury and even miscarriage. If you or the driver is forced to break suddenly or you experience a low speed impact from behind, you can be pushed forward with unforgiving force. Accident statistics confirm that unborn children can be harmed when the seat belt is positioned incorrectly over the mother’s abdomen. Internationally, it is now standard practice for obstetricians and GPs to advise pregnant women to wear seatbelts under their ‘baby bumps’ as opposed to across their abdomens. The addition of a Dreambaby® Bump Belt™ with the specially designed non-slip dot surface can certainly prevent the lap strap from riding up, therefore reducing the risk of injury to the unborn child.

"The new Dreambaby® Bump Belt™ has been developed to provide mums-to-be real peace of mind, allowing them to enjoy thier pregnancy to the fullest" - explained Carolyn Ziegler, co-Founder and Product Development Director at Dreambaby.

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#1


kathryn's picture
Review Rating: 
2
Your rating: 2
Pros: 
Great idea to protect your bump while driving.
Cons: 
This pregnancy I'm experiencing pelvic instability and I have to get into the car keeping my knees together (sit in the car seat with both feet on the floor and then swivel knees and feet into the car). This often means the bump belt is not in the correct position, and lifting my bum to reposition it is not that easy with my ever growing tummy.
Overrall: 
Good idea, but not great for me with the pelvic instability, bit too fiddly.

#2


Narelle81's picture
Review Rating: 
4
Your rating: 4
Pros: 
Keeps the seatbelt off your baby bump. It help keep the seat belt firm on you upper legs, but not tight as it is when on your stomach. Helps when your feeling a bit queens or full. Easy to install
Cons: 
I keep forgetting to undo the two Velcro catches before trying to get out of the car, not helped by baby brain. It needs to be positioned right otherwise it sits to low on your legs and feel awkward.
Overrall: 
Great idea. Am only 23 weeks so will probably be even more helpful as I get bigger.

#3


Elizabeth_W's picture
Review Rating: 
4
Your rating: 4
Pros: 
Makes car trips much more comfortable. I'm 27 weeks pregnant with twins and find it extremely uncomfortable to have any pressure across my lower abdomen and pelvis, I love the way this keeps the belt further down across my lap rather than my pelvis - if I'm in a car without the Bumpbelt I find that I hold the seatbelt down in that position myself now as it's so much more comfortable. It also really helped when I was suffering from bad morning sickness and any pressure on my stomach made the nausea worse. I can see how it would also be much safer than a normal seatbelt in the event of a sudden stop or accident, as nothing would dig in to your tummy. The grip on the underside works well to hold it in place and it stays where it should as I get in the car and pivot on it to get out.
Cons: 
It would be much easier to install if the strap holding it in place separated fully with clips rather than being a fixed piece which slides to tighten - I find it hard to wiggle it up and over the seats in our 4WD as the strap only just fits around the widest part of the seat and then gets stuck on the adjustment wheels on the side of the seat. It's manageable, just awkward and a bit frustrating if you're in a hurry.
Overrall: 
I have SPD and a larger than full term bump and still find this very easy to use and much more comfortable than a standard seatbelt - I move it between seats and between cars when possible so I'll always be using it when in the car. I'd very much recommend it, it's one of those products that you don't realise how much you'll come to rely on until you try it, I wish I'd found it for my first pregnancy!