For Pregnancy and Baby Wearing
We recommend our best-selling universal jacket extender. Its patented zipper adapter works with most zipper types and so it can be easily transferred from one jacket to another.
For Babywearing Only
Our baby carrier cover is a zipperless design that attaches to any closure system and can even be worn without a jacket.
Make my Belly fit’s proprietary universal zipper adapter design is the industry-leading solution for jacket extenders and cannot be found on competitor products (patented). Unlike other extenders, our unique design slides over and secures onto nearly all brands and sizes of zippers allowing you to switch between jackets with ease. The one exception is Metaluxe zippers, for which we offer a free adaptor (when purchasing a Universal Jacket Extender).
Is my zipper metaluxe?
As the market leading solution for jacket extenders, we have over 10 years of experience helping customers and refining our product. Our universal extender is designed to work with most zippers as well as all sizes and lengths of jackets.
We are so confident in our products that we offer an unconditional 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If you have any issues or feel that our product isn't for you, just reach out and we will either make it right or issue a full refund.
We also guarantee that the Universal Jacket Extender will fit your belly and baby throughout your maternity journey. Real-life brings uncertainty and changes that you may not be able to account for when buying our extender. We want you to know that you can get back in touch for help at any time so that we can continue to "make your belly fit!"
The main difference between the BellyFit Jacket Extender and the Universal Jacket Extender is that the universal includes a Universal Adapter so that it can be used on virtually any jacket with a zip. With the BellyFit it works on a very specific type of zip otherwise a Zip Adapter would be required - it's possible to check if your zip is compatible with the BellyFit or if an adapter is needed here: Zipper Check .
The Universal also includes a removable fleece liner which is not included with the BellyFit.
Another way to think of the Universal is as an All-In-One solution.
Universal Jacket Extender
Watch this video to see how the Optional Fasteners (D-Rings) work and help prevent sliding.
Once you have slid the Universal Adapter onto your zip, these Optional Fasteners (D-rings) help prevent the Universal Adapter from sliding further and keep it at the desired height. You can use up to two of the fasteners per clip on the Universal Adapter.
Watch this video to see how to adjust the width of the Universal Jacket Extender.
The video includes instructions on using the Universal Adapter as a mini-extender during early pregnancy and post-partum, attaching the main extender for more room as your belly grows, closing the snaps on the main extender initially and also how to use the little length of elastic (Snaperoo) for in-between sizes.
Watch this video to see how the Universal can work on short and long jackets.
The Universal is designed to work on shorter jackets and longer jackets. In the video, instructions are provide on how to shorten the Universal Adapter on shorter jackets as well as how to reposition on a longer jacket.
The Universal Adapter and extender are about 27” long and the Universal Adapter can be repositioned to the ideal height on a longer jacket by simply sliding it. The main reason we don’t have a longer version is that it will become increasingly difficult to reach down and zip up a longer zip with a growing belly or while babywearing :). Repositioning means you will always be able to reach your zip.
Additionally, it is also advisable to unzip your jacket from the bottom before you sit down so that you have enough space - easier when you can actually reach the zip.
For longer jackets, one tip is to measure 27" along your zip to see how much coverage this would provide and this way you would have a better idea before ordering.
It's our "Snaperoo" and helps you to adjust the width of your extender for in-between sizes - when the snaps are popping open but you don't need the full width yet. It has two settings and can be snapped anywhere on your extender where you want to adjust the width further.
This video has a section showing the Snaperoo in action.
No! The Universal Jacket Extender already includes both a Universal Adapter as well as a main extender (with removable fleece layer).
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