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Hi- I purchased a stealth belt but because it slips I don’t use it.  I wish it was more useful because it was expensive and I have a prolapse and it’s a little support when I take a break from my Hope belt. The company was started by a man and I guess maybe didn’t figure in hips in women.  I’m not overweight by any means but I have a little curve and it just won’t stay put. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks


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Hi love animals. I looked online and their is a product called “Staysput” it seems to be a spray that’s used my gymnasts, dancers etc to stop clothing slipping. Why not Google and have a look. As with any product it’s always best to do a patch test before using. Sure have a look and see what you think 🤔 

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Loveanimals...1st, have you contacted the company to see what they say?  I would certainly encourage you to give that a try.  Most companies dealing with Otomates want top notch reviews & service.

2nd, do you sew at all??  As a sewer I had to think about this a day or so.  Let me clarify, I do not use a stealth belt,  but do know that sometimes when a stretchy material is slipping it can be too loose or if its rolling  it could be too tight.  If you don't sew, try & find someone who does alterations to give you a hand but note, call the company 1st before any alterations are done just to see what they say. 

When I need something to hold my pouch closer to my body, as when I'm wearing a dress or skirt, I use one of my tight tank tops like what l'll  use under a more see thru shirt or with a top & a deeper V line open shirt. I cut the top straight across where the breast line is and remove any curve and the straps.  If you sew but have never done stretch & sew, its easy.  Stretch  the marterial a bit as you run it through your machine...about  an inch or so if it has good stretch to the material. Practice on the piece you cut off.  Sew a straight stitch to make a hem across the top part to prevent fabric runs in the material. Slip it on & away I go. I like to use this type of shirt because with my inward curves at my waistline, its long enough that I can pull it down over my hips & still above the top of my pouch a few inches. I've appreciated the snugness on days I'm on my feet a lot & dealing with back issues on long hours in the kitchen & doing housework or gardening.  I find the shirt is not too tight but just right & still allows freedom for downward output flow. But please, check with the company first, maybe they'll have a tip for you  or an exchange can be made.

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Hi @loveanimals, you bring up a very valid point. Having gained weight over the years after my surgery, I certainly find that some accessories and belts slip more than they used to. 

I love John's idea and that might be something to consider. I haven't used that product myself, so I can't say how well it might work with the StealthBelt specifically. Depending on where you live, similar products can be found and people use them for all kinds of clothing, including stockings.  

@dlkfiretruck does have a good idea, and I was going to say that some products will have a silicone band to help prevent slipping. Being able to add one to the belt could be a more permanent "do once" solution. 

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Woooo!! Stop 🛑 the bus!! I was just reading the post from Dmatter on the new hope belt! That made me look up their site, that took me to their products, that took me to their videos. Keep calm I’m getting der😁 Guess What!!! They do a roll on for their belts that keeps dem in place 👍 🎵And I think to myself ain’t this a wonderful forum 🎵oh yeh🎶

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Hi @loveanimals,

I found the same with the Stealth belts. The Pro version I got works best because I can compensate for the lack of waste taper by adjusting how I attach the Velcro, although a tapered waist would be helpful for our 'girlish figures' LOL. It was a game changer for me to get this as I was so uncomfortable with the bag being loose that I was always walking around with a hand on it and felt like I had the start of a hernia. This really upped my level a activity and comfort.

I also ordered the softer, slip on version (can't remember the name) from them and have not worn it because of how loose it is in the waist. I've was thinking of adding elastic somehow or a couple of darts to make it fit better, however, my sewing machine and I do not get along very well....  My latest thought is to hand-stitch a couple darts to create a tapered waste - won't be pretty, but should work, and will be easy to pull the stitches out and re-do if I finally start putting back on some weight. Will do a separate post on the hack I did for a sleeping band.

Good idea to contact the company so they know, or can at least advise buyers on their website about the fitting challenges. I'll do the same

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@john68thanks fir your reply! I have sensitive skin issues prob not great idea to try but thank you!


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Thank you all for input I’m thankful for your help really rely on this site so much!!!! I do sew and will probably try to somehow sew some silicon stay fabric or something into inside.  I did contact the company but have not heard back.  I will view Hope belts site for a belt stay product .  I have a hope belt but nurse said I can interchange belts. Thank you again I’m not very helpful on this site as a newer member but as a retired nurse I do find people to help in my pod helps me feel useful.


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@loveanimals Of course, talk with the company first to see what they can do to help, and then .... Have you thought of trying some light boning on each side? I sew, also - stretchy fabric can be tricky but follow LK’s suggestions, and my suggestion is to also use a long stitch, which would be easier to remove if you should want or need to. The company might not be open to refund/exchange, however, if the belt has been altered.

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Posted by: @loveanimals

Thank you again I’m not very helpful on this site as a newer member but as a retired nurse I do find people to help in my pod helps me feel useful.

Everyone who joins brings something to the party. You could see I post should it be months down the line and know how to help and just change things for the better 👍

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@john68 thank you very much john as it’s so in my nature to help sometimes hard to be on the receiving end.


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@dlkfiretruckd

I didn’t have much luck with my DIY hand sewn grip elastic into belt and the company didn’t have any suggestions for me but were aware of the problem with slipping.  I did try cutting off tank top but couldn’t get right fit. Good idea when I don’t need more support I have a hernia.


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Posted by: @loveanimals

and the company didn’t have any suggestions for me but were aware of the problem with slipping.

This is encouraging to hear, despite not having an immediate solution.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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@veganostomy. Ya I think so.


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@loveanimals...I just reread this forum and now I'm wondering if the slipping is because of the material being too tight, too short in the width or not tight enough?? Have you tried folding the top edge over & down about an inch at a time, wear for a bit but see if there's a difference there. I don't have hernia or wear a belt, so I don't know how wide they are.  But I would think the support would need to be over the rib area and lower then the poaching area...kind of like a girdle maybe.

To loose may causes slipping, then maybe try taking it in in 1/2 " increments. If you don't want to sew it until you know what the cause is, try stapling it in on the outside to avoid scratches. Then stitch it after if it works for you.  You can actually stretch & sew a fair bit with some materials, so don't be afraid to test on that piece you cut off the top.  

When your a Newby your still learning & figuring out what works best for you based on a whack of suggestions. I too nursed back in the 70's in Geriatrics. I loved the older folks, precious souls every one of them! Some of my first posts were on vitamins & taking them properly and figuring out the time of day to take them to work best for you.  If I take a B Complex for a really busy energy using day, I take it before 9 a.m., after that I don't sleep well at night at all that day. Keeping in mind I was already 8 yrs with an Ostomy when Eric's videos & this sight came to my rescue!  I had already done a ton of figuring things out on my own & had many suggestions for folks to try.  The old ostomy new here  Newby! lol!  But truthfully,  this site & these folks saved my sanity to the greater degree!! I will always be grateful to Eric! Knowing that ordering from Amazon &  donations are great ways we who use this site can help support Eric's work is a great benefit. 

It seems our systems seem to go into sensitivity over drive sometimes...at least I notice it...like B Complex messes with me!! lol!  Lending support as you know is not always having the remedy that works but just knowing your not alone in feeling one way or another is very helpful!  

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@mmz...hey there....about you & your struggling relationship with your sewing machine, lol, when was the last time you had it in the shop  for a good check up, cleaning & oiling?? Some machines like my old Kenmore with a nob to switch stitches really needed a regular visit with the Sewing Machine &  Vacuum repair shop. 

Also, I learned very quickly that my thread in the Bobbin had to be the same thread on the spool or I ALWAYS developed a bird nest under the material and that broke my needles, and caused a pitiful jamming in the bobbin trunk...or Boot for John68!!! lol! My sister inlaw once picked up & pitched their pressure washer over a fence & down the steep side of the mountain because it constantly gave her issues! I would strongly recommend a repair & good cleaning of your machine before you feel like doing something like that! Also, repair shops often have good used machines for cheap. I paid about $125.00 for my new one, plus they gave a good lesson while I tried out the machine to see how it worked, so don't rule that out either. Good Luck....a little sewing machine repIr shop counseling can go a long way & I don't mean down the mountain! lol! 

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@dlkfiretruck Thanks for the tips. Next time I get my patience dialed up enough that the machine won't land at the bottom of a hill, I'll dust it off and try again. I think the tip about making sure the bobbin thread matches the spool may be the key. I tend to grab whatever bobbin comes closest to the color I need. And it doesn't help that I only tackle sewing every couple years. Used to sew a lot way back when and had a bullet proof heavy old machine that wouldn't do anything fancy, but would sew through anything. It was a Singer from when they 1st started making them electric and was already 25 years old when I bought from the original owner. I was about 18-19 years old then (63 yrs old now - so we're talking "dinosaur days" as my son would say LOL). It finally gave out about 25 years ago and I've gone through a couple machines since then, but still wish I had the old one back.

Thanks for the sewing counseling!

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@dlkfiretruck Linda, I have to tell you, I went for my run after reading and responding to your post, and I started cracking up halfway through the run. Who'd have thought, all those years I've been fighting bird's nests and broken needles while attempting to sew, and all I really needed to do was get cancer surgery, go septic and have 3 emergency surgeries, which led me to this awesome VO site and its wonderful participants, in order to find someone with the answer. Life's funny that way.

Thanks for the suggestion, plus a good chuckle. It made me run faster and I'm actually kinda looking forward to busting out the sewing machine and giving it another try.

Hope something brings a smile your way today too.

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@mmz...I love your sense of humour!!  Sorry for the delay in responding. My eyes go a little nuts on me sometimes & I need no screens for a while.  We're about the same age, I'll be 63 tomorrow...almost at most senior discounts!! Yahoo! Lol!

I can just imagine you running & realizing  ALL you've been through which brought you here & then to find out a simple trick for sewing!  That had to be a fun run! I constantly battled those nasty bird nests & broken needles on a regular basis too. So much so that I should have taken shares out in the Schmetz needle company! lol! 

So...I bought a bunch of extra bobbins for my machine & told those who I mend for that when they come with mending, they need to bring 2 spools of thread. One for the bobbin & 1 for the top on thread. I could hardly believe that the issue had been thread. I did have a few small issues still but it was my machine needing a good old fashioned tune up & cleaning. Thread & material lint get into places we just don't see. Think about what's on the screen to your dryer after one load of clothes & then see that jamming in somewhere causing further issues as a gear off balance or wearing down causing all sorts of other issues. I'm sure you've had to cut loose a broken needle out of the bobbin area too, so if that happens often enough,  down the road that can cause damage in there as well sending everything off balance.  It was just too simple a fix but so worth while.  

I had my old Kenmore for about 35 years & its gears were just so worn out I needed a new machine.  " NEW " was not in my budget though  but a cheap second hand one sure fit in well! I'm so glad I made the change!  I should mention I keep the thread & bobbin together in small zip bags & the name on it for next time.    Most people tend to buy similar colours of new clothing so I can use it on other repairs down the road. Polyester thread is my go to because its much stronger then cotton thread. A mix is good too.   

I'm just getting into learning to Quilt. I need something else to do without it feeling like a chore. Good luck in giving it a go & let me know how it works for you . I'd enjoy hearing about it so don't be shy!  

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@dlkfiretruck HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY LINDA!!! The 21st slipped by me. 63 is a good age to be. I'll continue to enjoy our mutual age till I make 64 later in the year. You're such a youngster! Hope your day was good and involved some cake or other favorites of yours.

I think my sewing attempt will have to wait since I'm jamming at work now in anticipation of reversal surgery next week and the recovery time that will follow. I bet you'll have fun with the quilting! I admire the talent that goes into such endeavors. Maybe you can post a picture of one some day. 

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