Want to protect your growing baby bump from being overstretched? There's one affordable way to do it - using a stretch mark cream. And one of the most popular ones out there is Mama Mio Tummy Rub (or butter). It's a mostly-organic, topical cream that can be used to moisturize and maintain the elasticity of the skin to stop stretch marks from forming.
Mama Mio produces a wide variety of pregnancy-related products, but their Tummy Rub and Tummy Butter are some of their best selling items.
Why? Well, there's a lot of rave reviews about how well they work. These products are easy to apply, provide essential nutrients that promote healthy skin cell growth, and are relatively affordable when compared to similar creams.
According to the official website of the product, Mama Mio Tummy Rub and Butter can be used on the stomach, boobs, hips, thighs, and other areas within close vicinity to these. All of these are considered to be extremely prone to developing stretch marks during the course of a pregnancy.
Want to get a better idea of how well this product works without having to spend money testing it yourself first? Then you might want to read over some of the reviews left by people that have already tried the product.
Here are just a few reviews we found for the Tummy Rub and Tummy Butter products:
This product is a god-send. It smells really good and has evened out my skin around the tummy and my back. I am happy to use it. I shopped for a prenatal vitamin and got this Vitamiss Prenatal - Optimal Women's Supplement for Healthy Pre and Post Pregnancy! and it has the proper nutrients that I need and it’s good for my growing baby.I highly recommend itPolly Meredith, Amazon reviewer
I decided to try this on a whim and I'm so glad I did! I'm currently 26 weeks pregnant and I use this twice a day. My round belly almost never feels itchy and it applies nicely. I really enjoy the scent of it as well. Now, every pregnancy is different so even though I like it now, maybe i won't later. I haven't seen any stretch marks yet BUT genetics plays a factor and my mom didn't really get them either. It's a little pricey but it's all organic. I'd suggest going to a Buy Buy Baby and trying it first before committing to the price. Great product!Cabbitt, Amazon reviewer
As you can see, most people are extremely pleased with both of these products. Some say that the cream is very rich and thick, easy to spread, and doesn't have a bad odor. Others go on to say that after using Mama Mio for a few months they never once developed a single stretch mark.
There are a few odd bad reviews for Mama Mio, too, though. These were mostly posted by individuals that tried using the product to remove pre-existing stretch marks (which is something this product isn't designed for, it's purely for prevention).
If you're looking for a cream that will protect your skin from developing nasty dermal scars such as stretch marks throughout pregnancy, Mama Mio's line of stretch mark prevention creams are definitely a smart choice. If, however, you already have marks and wish to get rid of them, these products are not for you.
Application of Mama Mio Tummy Rub is a very simple process. Simply rub the cream on areas that are likely to develop stretch marks twice a day. The company suggests that you do this from the start of pregnancy and continue to use it for about 4 months after giving birth (as your skin shrinks back to its normal state) to ensure you don't develop any marks at all.
Looking to pick up Mama Mio to try for yourself? Because of the popularity of this brand it's actually sold in several big-name stores, as well as many reputable online retailers. For the sake of time and money, we've provided a link below where you can pick up the Tummy Rub or Tummy Butter products.