Frequently Asked Questions

Belly Bands

Belly banding or abdominal binding is a more common practice than many people might think. Although not proven clinically, for centuries, parents and doctors across the globe in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, have recommended and relied on belly banding, binding or warming to help reduce gas and stomach aches by simply wrapping a cloth, band, or binder around baby's waist and tummy. There are many causes and remedies for gas, colic and fussiness. What works for some babies may not work for others. Always consult a doctor about your little one’s symptoms.

No. Belly banding primarily helps to warm and protect the tummy, whether or not a baby is colicky or gassy. It also helps to promote easier digestion in infants. For years, parents have been fastening bands on their babies' tummies to keep bellies warm and protected. This natural method has long lasting effects on a baby, and for centuries mamas have been banding their babies immediately after birth as a way to soothe and keep baby calm and protected. In some cultures, belly banding is even practiced throughout to adulthood.

Gently wrap around baby’s waist, snuggly fasten at the belly, leaving one or two finger spaces in between baby and band. A little pressure is okay, but do not fasten too tight. It can be worn directly on the skin or over a bodysuit. Do not place band over a swaddle or swaddle sac while sleeping at night it could pose a suffocation or strangulation hazard. Always place it under the arms and over the belly.

The primary use of this band or binder is to keep baby's tummy warm and compressed. The belly band helps to calm and soothe your baby by applying "a little hug and a a lot of warmth" on the tummy. It also protects the belly to prevent stomach colds. The breathable band also protects the navel and umbilical cord area from bacteria or dirt that may come from clothing or diapers. Thus, it helps to reduce potential infection or irritation in the sensitive navel region.

When first using it, the best time is after you give your baby a warm bath. Try it out for 20 minutes to one hour after the bath and then gradually increase the amount of time as needed. That way baby can take time to get used to having it on. Whenever you think is best for your baby.

We would recommend that it be worn under thin pajamas/body suit. To prevent over heating, be sure the temperature in the room is cool. Also consider this as another layer of clothing, so think about the swaddle/sack or pajama fabric. Is it cotton or synthetic fibers? Synthetic fibers such as polyester/rayon tend to heat up more and faster than natural ones. We recommend only using light breathable or cotton fabrics to prevent overheating.
Do not wear band over a swaddle or swaddle sack while sleeping it could pose a suffocation or strangulation hazard. Always follow safe sleep practices. Monitor your baby at all times while the band is on.

It is self-warming. That means you don't need to add any heat to it or put it in a microwave or anything like that. How it works is simple. It is three layers, with a warm fleece lining. These layers use the baby's own body heat to warm up to the perfect temperature for your baby's belly.

The adjustable touch fastener offers light compression on your baby’s tummy while the baby's own body temperature warms the triple layer organic cotton band to provide soothing security and pressure, which helps to move gas bubbles down and out. Yes, it’s that simple!

No. We don't recommend using for umbilical hernias or other underlying medical conditions. The band is not a medical device. Consult your health care professional to learn what is best for your baby.

No. We don't recommend using it for acid reflux. Always consult your pediatrician first.

Consult with your health care professional to see what fits best for you baby.

Sure. It is safe to wear under a light swaddle. We would recommend that it be worn under any outer clothes. It can be also worn under a bodysuit. To prevent over heating, be sure the temperature in the room is cool enough and that pajama and blanket fabrics are not thick.


Also consider the swaddle or pajama fabric. Is it cotton or synthetic fibers? Synthetic fibers such as polyester/rayon tend to heat up more and faster than natural ones. We recommend only using with cotton fabrics.

DO NOT wear band over any swaddle or swaddle sack while sleeping at night or unmonitored.

You may put it on over outer clothes during the day when baby is being monitored by an adult, in case it comes off with movement.

You may keep it on while feeding, but ONLY if it is loosened so there is NO compression on the belly. Otherwise take it off. Wait about 15 minutes to a half an hour after feeding to put back on or tighten. The reason for this is when a baby feeds, her belly will naturally distend and bloat as it fills up with milk. If the band is tight it will restrict the amount of milk a baby will intake and could cause baby to spit up. Let your baby get his/her fill, come off the breast or bottle and then once the digestive system goes into full gear about 15 minutes later, the band will help facilitate that process. Make sure you burp your baby well before refastening the band on the baby.

As long as you want and as long as it is helping your baby. There are no time limits on how long you keep it on. However, we recommend that you take it off or loosen during and briefly after feedings. Also, consider taking off periodically if it's been on for several hours.

See the proper ways to wear the band in pictures.

Yes, it will. The baby belly band is not a medical device, it is a baby accessory whose main purpose is to warm and protect the tummy. Its secondary benefits have helped countless babies with natural occurrences of gas, colic and constipation. This method of soothing has been around for many years, crossing ​​geographical boundaries. However, It is not intended to substitute for any advice given by your physician, pharmacist, or other licensed health-care professional. Contact your health-care provider immediately if you suspect a medical problem.

It should be snug enough not to move and slide. Stick one/two finger underneath, that should be about right. Some babies like it snug and others looser. See how your baby responds and adjust accordingly. Remember the main purpose of the band is to keep the belly warm and protected. A little tightness to add gentle compression. We always say "a little hug and a lot of warmth" to keep your baby happy. Here’s a short video on you should put the band on and how to take care of it.

There is no known cure for colic. Results may vary as no one product can guarantee a complete solution to a baby’s fussiness, gas and colic. All babies react differently to various solutions and where one product may work for one baby, it may have no such impact on another. It often takes some testing, and a little trial and error to find the right solution or combination of methods to help a baby's colic and gas. But as a company we take pride in working with you to help you care and comfort your baby. Also remember when a baby cries, he is communicating with you, so take these as opportunities for connection with your newborn. And if your baby is experiencing sleep problems we can refer you to amazing sleep consultants who have expertise in the field.

Results vary and not guaranteed! Each baby is unique in how they respond to the band, but many see results immediately after putting it on for about 20 minutes, and others within a few days of use! While others may need a longer time see any effect.

NO. Please DO NOT microwave the band. It warms up using the baby's own body temperature, so it will never get too hot like a microwavable pack.

All bands tend to move as your baby grows and there are more wiggles. But there are ways to keep it from sliding. Wear the band underneath a bodysuit, this will help keep it in place and is closest to the skin, which allows it to do it's magic by heating using your baby's body temperature.

If you want to place it over a bodysuit, we recommend making it a bit tighter than you would if you put it on underneath. This helps the velcro to catch and keep it in place better. If the band is too loose, and there is no tension, the band will move. The  soft velcro is used as a safety factor for the baby. Also, do not wear over outer clothes or pajamas.

No. You must wait for the umbilical cord to fall off before using the band.

No, the band should NOT be used while baby is restrained in car seats, strollers, swings or high chairs, etc.

No, the band is a common baby accessory and not a medical device. The band's primary purpose is to warm and protect the belly, which has  soothing and calming effects. It should not be used in lieu of a medical diagnosis for any medical conditions by a licensed health care professional. It is not intended to substitute for medical advice or diagnosis. Contact your health care provider if you suspect a medical problem.

All babies respond differently to various solutions. Sometimes it takes time for a baby to get used to something new. We recommend giving baby a warm bath and putting it on for about 20 minutes afterwards once a day and then use when needed. Sometimes it just takes a few days of getting used to especially if the baby is used to sleeping a certain way. If baby continues to cry with it in then that means it is not comfortable for baby and you should discontinue use.

One size. The band fits newborns to 1 year old infants. It has adjustable super soft touch fastener that allows it to grow with your baby. 

It may run a bit big for premies under 5 lbs. But eventually they do grow into the band.

At MEMEENO we take infant safety very seriously. That’s why our apparel products are designed in accordance to the American Academy of Pediatric's (AAP) guidelines for Safe Sleep. To ensure the safest fit, design and materials, the MEMEENO baby belly band has undergone various tests to meet all voluntary and mandatory safety regulations in third-party labs certified by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The MEMEENO band uses certified organic cotton and organic water-based dyes in all its dyes.Belly Bands in various forms, much like swaddles, have been used throughout the centuries in various cultures around the world. This band has been redesigned and updated.

We 100% guarantee that the MEMEENO belly band will protect and warm your baby's belly. We also guarantee its quality, style and durability. When used properly, it provides optimal coverage, light compression and warmth. All this acts to soothe your baby. We can not predict that the belly band will be loved by every baby. Just like some babies like to be swaddled and others do not; some babies are soothed by pacifiers, while others are not. Some babies take to this method of soothing while others may not. We can't predict how a baby will respond. However, we do know that this method of calming is widely used throughout the world, proven to work and has been around for generations. It's recommended by doctors, nurses, and sleep consultants. It is a safe, natural and non-invasive way to first warm and protect the belly and help alleviate the symptoms of colic, gas, indigestion and constipation.

Organic cotton. The top and bottom layers are made of 100% organic knit cotton. The middle is a thin layer of 100% polyester fleece to increase the warmth factor. There are no toxic chemicals, making the band safe and secure for your baby. The band is BPA Free, Phthalate Free, Latex Free, Lead Free, Anti-bacterial, and eco-friendly. We use100% organic water-based dyes in all our bands. 

To ensure optimal care, hand wash and air dry. It dries quickly. This will help maintain color stay and shape. Putting it in a dryer may alter the size, shape and colors of the band. 

Putting the band in a washer and dryer will degrade the delicate baby soft velcro, which will catch on to other clothes, thus loosing its efficacy. That's why we recommend you hand wash and air dry.

The high-quality, durable MEMEENO baby belly band can give optimal coverage and warmth to your baby's tummy. It has an adjustable fastener that can provide gentle pressure on your baby's gut that helps them relieve gas, colic, and constipation when used appropriately. While each baby is unique and cannot predict how they will respond, this soothing method was proven and used by many parents and experts worldwide and has existed for generations.

Here are some reviews from mom and experts:

*"I am currently an internal medicine resident physician and needed something to help with my baby's stomach pain. I am grateful for being introduced to MEMEENO as it’s made the transition into motherhood easier. I definitely recommend this band to help alleviate their babies' stomach pain. My favorite is the gray and pink flowers band!"⁠*
⁠-Dr. Sonia Ahmed, M.D., Internal Medicine⁠

Baby gassy and colicky?? Belly Bands from MEMEENO is your solution!! These are amazing for a number of reasons! They are safe, they are natural and it’s an external method to relieve colicky and gassy issues.
-Karoline Babaian, Founder & Certified Sleep Coach, The Sleep Nest

Excellent
The belly wraps are something I would have never thought of and really helped while my twins were colicky!
-Joy Austinson, MEMEENO Customer 01/16/2022

Love it
My daughter was having issues with colic and was always fussy when she was awake and had a hard time sleeping. We bought this thinking if it works great, if not then oh well, and let me tell you it works for her so well. Within the first 10 minutes of putting on the band she is calm and usually asleep and usually passes most of her gas in her sleep. It's a life saver when nothing else worked!
-M.D., MEMEENO Customer, 12/09/2021

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We hope you love all the items you purchase, but if you do not, your order may be returned within 14 days of purchasing the item. The item must be in brand new condition and unwashed. It must be returned in its original packaging and with proof of purchase. We will refund the total cost of the item minus shipping costs. Customers are responsible for return shipping charges for all returns except when there is a manufacturing defect.

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Our label, MEMEENO, is the combined nicknames of the Founder's two children Mimi+ Ameeno = MEMEENO

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Your baby's name will be added to the front left of the belly band.

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