A waistband extender is exactly what it sounds like: a stretchy, soft strap that extends or lengthens the waistband of a given piece of clothing, usually pants or something that is worn around a person’s waist. Whether it’s due to having gained a few pounds or simply a style choice, an extender will give the wearer some flexibility in terms of size and fit.
Waistband extenders are a fave among pregnant women who can eke out a few more wears of their favorite jeans, pants, and skirts in the early stages of pregnancy, making their everyday clothes more maternity-friendly.
Our customers love the Tushbaby Waistband Extender for its ease of use, diverse color selection, and overall comfort while using the Tushbaby Carrier.
Waistband extenders come in a variety of styles, but all serve the same purpose — to make wearing your favorite pair of pants or skirt a bit more comfortable if you’re feeling tight around the middle (and let’s face it, we’ve all been there). Or perhaps you just like that loose, slouchy look, or prefer to wear your pants over an oversized sweater or jacket. However you choose to extend a waistband, the options are plentiful.
If you’re a person who loves to sew, fabulous! Pull out that sewing machine and get to work – the internet can provide you with many ways to extend a waistband at home. For others, buying a pre-made waistband extender is an easier choice. Some will come with buttons that attach to your existing clothes, and others may be made of Velcro. Our advice, choose the extender that is easiest to use.
Waistband extenders work and work well! Of course, with plenty of options on the market that extend waistbands on various clothing, you’ll have to choose the one that works best for your size and body type. Some are simple additions that loop through the pants closure, while others may involve buttons, Velcro, or sewing.
You say tomato, and we say tomato… a waistband expander is just another way to say waistband extender. Both accomplish the same thing and provide more room in your favorite clothes by adding a few extra inches to accommodate an expanding belly.
The best waistband extender is easy to use and comfortable to wear, so keep that in mind when looking for one that’s going to give you those few extra inches you’re looking for.
A simple google search will show you how to make a waist extender and extend a waistband using products you have at home. Some are simple and involve ponytail holders — yes, rubberbands — while others may include putting your jeans in your freezer for a quick stint (your read that correctly!) Other DIY suggestions include using a sewing machine. Remember that extending the waistband on your clothes is typically a temporary fix to a current situation, so try not to stress too much over finding or making one that will work well into the future.
If your Tushbaby carrier is just a little too tight for comfort, you can add our Tushbaby Waistband Extender to get some more length around the waist. You can choose between 6 styles and colors: vegan leather black, vegan leather sand, camo, leopard, grey, and basic black. The good news is that our expander allows you to add up to 23” inches in length for a total of 70” inches. (that’s a lot of extra inches for your comfort!) You can even adjust it down so it fits you juuuust right. It’s so easy to use that whoever cares for your baby can use the same Tushbaby — some with the extender if needed, some without.
With the Tushbaby Waistband Extender, you can comfortably adjust the waist of your Tushbaby carrier. It easily attaches with a Velcro strap, allowing for an additional 23” inches in length. This will make the Tushbaby fit better for whoever is wearing it and needs just a bit more wiggle room to carry your baby more confidently and securely.
A belt extender works the same way as a waistband extender. By adding some extra material to a belt, you can add a few extra inches to its total size to accommodate your size. Whether through at-home DIY methods or via purchasing a bona fide extender, you’ll be able to work the same magic on your favorite belt as you would your favorite pair of jeans. Again, the internet can be your friend when finding or creating a belt extender of your own.