Bikini or one piece..for new mommy?

Kristin - posted on 04/11/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )

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I'm a first time mommy, my LO is 7 1/2 months old. I am curious about views on swimsuits for mothers. I'm kind of on the fence about wearing a two piece or one piece. I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight and I'm 27, not that that makes a difference. I just don't know how I feel about it...should mothers be more conservative, or flaunt what you got? lol

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Heather - posted on 04/16/2010

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lol. i'm probably not the person to ask. i don't think anyone should wear bikinis. =)

Ewelina - posted on 04/16/2010

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Wear whatever you like! If you have a body to pull it off- then wear bikini :)) and be proud of it.

Melissa - posted on 04/14/2010

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If you feel comfortable in your bikini then rock it. Peoples opinions will range from it's too skimpy for a new mom to wear a bikini, to one piece bathing suit? Who wears those any more? Remember you will never please everyone, so pleasing yourself is best!

Rachel - posted on 04/14/2010

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I have 8 month old twins and this summer I am wearing a bikini! I have never owned a one piece so maybe that's why.... I am back to my pre pregnancy weight so I say go for it!!!!

Melissa - posted on 04/14/2010

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I am all about a bikini as long as you are comfortable in it. I have purchased both a bikini and tankini for the upcoming season... I wore a bikini on a recent trip to Florida and didn't think twice about it! I say go for it!!

Jeannette - posted on 04/14/2010

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If you can wear it, go for it!!! I personally have too much belly still to wear a bikini & I'm totally out of shape, but if I looked good in one, I'd wear it. I'm back to below pre-PG weight, I just need to get my butt in gear and work out! If I get in-shape enough, I'm putting one on. LOL

Michelle - posted on 04/14/2010

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I lost 100 pounds through diet and exercise 4 years ago, so I already have loose belly skin that I am not self conscious about, so I am thinking back to the bikini when summer gets here :-) My baby has a one piece bathing suit though, too young to be flaunting too much skin :-P

Jacqueline - posted on 04/14/2010

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im all for being conservative but thats just what i believe. if you look and feel good in a bikini then go for it!

Kristin - posted on 04/14/2010

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Thanks...two piece it is (no thong Rebecca..lol). I live in Texas, so I'm going today. The weather has been great. My husband agrees...that if I feel confident I should do it. Hmmm...wonder if they make nursing swimsuits...kidding. Thanks for the encouragement!

Joanne - posted on 04/13/2010

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Just because you are now a mum doesnt mean you now have to wear a potato sack u are still the same person as b4 the bub. I too am only 27... I was wearing my bikini about 4weeks after both my childs births, i had a baby at 21 and another at 27. I agree with some of the other posts, if u look good flaunt it. And even if others dont think so all that matters is wot u think and how u feel about yourself:) I loved my body after my babies, i finally had nice sized boobs!:)

Claudia - posted on 04/13/2010

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i think if you've got it flaunt it..
just because you're a mom doesnt mean you cant be proud of your body!
personally, i'm a bikini girl :)

Alli - posted on 04/13/2010

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bikini! if you feel good, show it off! i went away when my little one was just 2 months old, and even though i wasnt totally back to my pre-prego weight, wore a bikini and felt fab :)

Rebecca - posted on 04/13/2010

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Hey if you look and feel good about yourself, flaunt it!! Get a 2 peice, although I wouldnt get a thong bikini, not because youre a new mom but because I think they are gross...lol

Amanda - posted on 04/11/2010

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I say if you have the body to do it flaunt it while you still can...why not? I would, I just need to get my stomach back to how I want it....I'm still way too insecure about my body right now. I was 105lbs before I got pregnant then I weighed 150lbs when I had my daughter and I am currently between 125lbs and 130lbs. I'm trying to get back down there and it is so tough. I never had to worry about what I ate or what I did I was always just naturally thin and tone but now I have to be careful or I just put on that extra 5lbs. I am able to do crunchies and such but when it comes to trying to do cardio it is so tough cause my daughter just wants to climb my legs. Now that its starting to get warm out (I live in WA) I can finally go hiking more and I'm so excited for that. How did you do it?

Emily - posted on 04/11/2010

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If you look good in a bikini, by all means wear one! I wouldn't be caught dead in one. lol

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If you are comfortable with your post-pregnancy body and are comfortable in a 2 piece, wear it. It is important not only for yourself but also for your child to see your confidence so they can learn to be that way as well.

MARIE - posted on 04/11/2010

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you know what??? i've been concern bout that as well, i'm a first time mum and my son will be 8 months on the 20th, i tried my 2 pieces swimsuits it fits, i'm so happy and can't wait to wear them this summer, cos i don't think that mothers should be conservative just because we have babies, if you feel confident to wear whatever you want go for it....i always tell myself that i still have a life a part from being a mother.

i hope this hepls you Kristin.

Helen - posted on 04/11/2010

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i went on holiday when my son was 11 weeks old and i took a bikini, a tankini and a swim suit. i found that i felt better in my bikini then anything else, as that is what i wore before i had my son. i am now still not near my pre pregnancy size or weight and i wasnt back in novemeber. i found that the sun light on my stretch marks help them heal and made a real difference. i am off on holiday again in july and i am looking forward to getting back in to my bikini.

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