Please welcome style coach, Lisa Landis, who has THE SOLUTION to uncomfortable, sticky belly wraps that are worn ’round the clock during abdominal rehab for recovering from diastasis recti. Lisa has two boys and lives in Colorado Sprints, CO.
One of the best things we can do to extend the life of our abdominal splint is NOT wash our splint. My first thought was, “Okay, well, how do I keep this thing clean?”
It’s one thing if it’s the dead of winter and you live in Colorado, like I do, where adding a thin camisole under your splint isn’t a big deal.
I rehabbed my core over the summer.
We do not have air conditioning.
It was July and the last thing I wanted to wear was more layers. I needed a solution
or I’d be replacing my splint sooner than I wanted to.
I bolted over to Old Navy and found their super inexpensive cotton knit camisoles. I
bought seven in a nude color and started to work.
1. Lay the camisole completely flat. Make sure there are no ripples or bunching
in the fabric. (I folded mine in half vertically to speed up cutting.)
2. Measure the height of your splint.
3. Measure from the bottom hem up 2” longer than the measurement of your
splint. Mark that line with a pencil.
4. Take very sharp scissors and cut a straight line across.
5. Now you have a splint liner
6. Pull on before you put on your splint!
You can wash the splint liners as much as you’d like. When they wear out, replace
them. They may roll on the un-cut edge and that is normal. To stop it you will need
to sew it, but I didn’t see the need.
If you do need to wash your splint and do not have a wool allergy you can use a very
gentle no-rinse wash called Eucalan. Basically, you soak your splint in water with
Eucalan and then just roll in a towel to absorb extra water and let air dry.
Lisa Landis is a style coach and founder of www.whitedovestyle.com. Based out of
Colorado Springs, CO, she is married and the mother of two boys. She lived with a
diastases for 6 years and has successfully rehabbed her core through the Tummy
Team and enjoys Fit2B classes.