BabyBellyLaughs

Maternity Shirts for Gender Reveals, Halloween & Fun!

Athens, Ohio
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Announcement    Maternity wear that grows the more you show!

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Last updated on May 25, 2022

Maternity wear that grows the more you show!

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Meredith White

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About BabyBellyLaughs

Sales 6,240
On Etsy since 2014

Made to Make You Smile! If you don't see your size in stock, please reach out!

Baby Belly Laughs has changed ownership. While Katie is still very involved in the shop, I (Meredith) have taken over. I have been a school teacher for the last 8 years, but in September 2021, my life and who I would become, changed drastically. In September of 2021, I gave birth to a stillborn baby girl--which led me to take time off from teaching and focus on my wellbeing. Because it is not certain that I will return to the classroom, Katie thought of me to run the shop while I transition into my "new" self. While you might think maternity shirts would be a trigger, I have never had any animosity towards pregnant women...every pregnancy should end happy and I am excited to be here to help make that happen.

From Original Owner:
I started Baby Belly Laughs as a fundraiser for my sister who, after struggling with infertility for years, was trying to raise funds to adopt a baby. I was pregnant at the time and came up with a silly shirt to make my belly look like a baseball. So many people approached me and said, “You should sell these!” I thought I could use my creativity and ironically, my baby bump to help my sister who wanted so badly to be a mommy and is now one of the best moms I know. Seven weeks before my due date, Ruby Lou came into our lives through a beautiful open adoption. We can’t imagine being without the joy she brings to our family and I love that she’s part of the story of my company. It’s so fun to share the journey of motherhood with my sister.

Growing a business feels a little like growing a baby. There are so many decisions and things to figure out but you feel so proud and love it like crazy even though you’re exhausted. Sometimes I still can’t believe it when I see people wearing our shirts, when we get to be part of Mommycon or when we get captured on ESPN! It feels like a big deal to have something that makes me happy, make others happy too.

Every Baby Belly Laughs shirt is screen printed by hand using eco-friendly, water based inks. I’ve taught myself to transfer my own designs to silk screens and print them myself rather than outsourcing to a larger screen printing shop where they might use inks and other chemicals that are not so great for the environment and not so great for you. I love that I’m able to keep this part of my business sustainable and healthy and feel that there’s something special about products crafted by hand. Bonus: water based inks are super soft and stretch easily with your growing bump.

The best part of my job is seeing how happy our products make our customers and their families. Since we recently began selling at in person events and conventions, I’ve almost been drunk off of all the smiles. It’s like that guy that stands on the street corner giving out free hugs. People from all walks of life just can’t walk by without smiling.

Moms often send me messages telling me how great they felt wearing our products and how many compliments they received. Something versatile is the best part of your wardrobe. Our shirts are worn for Halloween, baby showers, maternity photo shoots, game days, working out and basically anywhere you go. The custom designed shirt fits in all the right places and grows with your bump all 9 months without getting stretched out. Friends love giving them as shower gifts and congratulations gifts for mamas to be. We can even personalize them with names and numbers on the back. There’s nothing better than feeling beautiful during pregnancy and I never get tired of hearing about how we helped make that happen.

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  • Meredith White

    Owner, Designer, Creator

Shop policies

Last updated on September 21, 2022
I try my best to respond to customer concerns promptly and work with you to make sure you're 100% satisfied with your order. If you message me with a question or concern, please allow 48 hours for a reply.

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Returns & exchanges

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Shipping

I offer two shipping options. You will choose one at checkout.

Priority Mail
Should arrive within 2-3 business days, includes $50 of insurance and a tracking number. If you need the item sooner, I can rush it for an additional fee. Please contact me for details.

First Class Mail
Should arrive in 3-5 business days.

International Shipping
I am happy to ship internationally but warn customers to be aware of what is typical for their country. It can take longer than expected and additional fees are sometimes charged by customs.

If it was shipped on a date within the timeline on the listing or by the date that we discussed via etsy conversations, I cannot be held responsible for your item not arriving on time for your holiday or event. The postal service is not perfect and sometimes experiences mistakes or delays. Please be patient. If you would like to return your item because you did not receive it in time for your event, I am happy to give you a refund as soon as I receive it in its original condition. I WILL NOT refund shipping fees. I WILL NOT give refunds on personalized items.

If you live in Athens, Ohio or the surrounding areas, please message me to work out a pick up or drop off time. If you choose this option, I will create a custom listing and waive the shipping fees.

Additional policies and FAQs

Exchanges:
If you need to exchange something for a different size, please send me a message to let me know. I will send out the new size as soon as I receive the first one back in its original condition. I WILL NOT exchange personalized items.