People Are Divided After Mom Shares A 'Hack' To Hide Her Post-Baby Belly

Lex Gabrielle 19 Feb 2021

Giving birth is a magical thing. Our bodies spend nine months growing an entire human and with it, we bring life into the world. While we are basically superheroes, many women struggle with their body image after giving birth.

Not every woman's body "bounces back" after having a baby.

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Sometimes, some women take a bit longer to feel good about their bodies after giving birth to babies. Many of them feel like society pressures them to "bounce back" after having a kid.

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With social media being in our faces every day, it's hard to feel good about ourselves.

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So many people on Instagram show "fit and toned" bellies after just having a baby. Some moms say it creates unrealistic expectations for them.

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However, some new moms are finding "tricks" to hide that post-baby belly.

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One TikTok user shared a video recreating a hack she had seen herself online that uses cardboard to hide a post-baby tummy.

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All you need to do is cut out a square from cardboard.

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The TikTok user said she found it on YouTube and saw that the girl put it "right over" her belly, so she tried it for herself.

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You put the cardboard right into your jeans.

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Apparently, the hack is to insert the cardboard right into your jeans and then put your shirt over it, so it hides the cardboard entirely.

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And, the TikTok user was shocked that it worked.

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Judging by her face, she was shocked that it worked at all. And, she celebrated the ability to hide her post-baby body.

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Some people online said this will never work.

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Many TikTok users commented that she can definitely not sit down now with her belly cardboard. Also, a lot of them said they would never be able to get that back in if they were out and had to use the bathroom.

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A lot of people on TikTok were also upset that people were body shaming.

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Some commented that this is "toxic" and is a form of body shaming. Many suggested to start to "love" their body instead of trying to hide it.

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Others said no one should go "this extreme."

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Another TikTok user said no one should go THIS extreme to hide a totally normal part of the body, especially after giving birth!

What do you think?

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