A band passed around the belly of an animal to secure something, such as a saddle.(noun)
An encircling band for holding in a baby's protruding navel.(noun)
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Use "bellyband" in a sentence
"Lorryn clung to the slick back, wishing the alicorn would at least tolerate some kind of bellyband to give him something to hold on to!"
"A sterile dressing about 4 inches square should be placed over the cut end of the cord at the baby's navel and should be held in place by wrapping a "bellyband" or folded diaper around the baby."
"He pulled her bobbed tail over the britchen and then buckled the bellyband."