The blight of bingo wings

bingo wings

Bingo wings. Yes we have laughed at old ladies, screaming 88 as their underarms wobble at the excitement at shouting bingo for decades!

However, bingo wings are not as funny when they are happening on an arm near you. Unless you are these two ladies who seem to be reveling in the joy of bingo wings….

One minute, you are minding your own slowly age-ing business, as your muscles lose their tone and your skin loses its mojo…and the next, you are wondering – my God! How did those bingo wings get there?

I am certain EVERYBODY ends up with bingo wings after childbirth, and have now convinced myself this is a mean side effect of becoming a mum, much like saggy boobs and wrinkly tummies. But when did flappy arms muscle their way into their equation?

I mean, surely we have lifted babies enough, carted toddlers around never endingly and hauled preschoolers up into arms enough that they should be toned and svelt but NO….

In reward for all our child-weightlifting, we get firmly slapped in the face with big, whopping, wobbly bingo wings. Much like being Tango-ed, but without the orange stuff.

To add further insult to injury, not only have I discovered that no matter how furiously I inflict bingo wing exercises on my traitor arms following an army of idiots on You Tube who tell me THIS WILL BANISH YOUR BINGO WINGS FOREVER, that not only is there extreme wobbly business happening, but my under-arm skin now has an incredible propensity to stretch way beyond what should be physically normal, much like those weird stretchy hands we used to all be enthralled with as kids.

Oh motherhood, is there no end to your physical cruelty in this game of weird body changes bingo? Answers on a postcard please. Or perhaps you could just fly them over on some bingo wing wobbly waves.

Do you suffer from bingo wings? Have they got worse since you have become a mum? Leave a comment and let’s share the bingo wing pain below.

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  1. I have definitely noticed the bingo wings creeping in! They are way more loose than they used to be although not quite bad enough to flap! I need to start some kind of preventative measure, off to YouTube to look! Haha! #coolmumclub

  2. Now you’ve got me worried. I haven’t noticed that I have bingo wings but I don’t know now whether I want to pull my sleeve up and check, or just carry on the in blissful ignorance! Haha! #CoolMumClub

  3. My daughter is a bit of a chunker so I’ve developed some reasonable arm tone over the last 19 months. But she can walk and climb now. So I don’t need to pick her up as much. I can feel the tone diminishing and bingo wings approaching. I shall learn from your experience and attempt the exercises now before the skin stretching starts.

    We really do enjoy some horrors after we’ve already lost all skin tone on our stomachs… #CoolMumClub

  4. My bingo wings are stealthy, you really can’t see that I have them unless I wave, so at least I’ve got that going for me! I do however have a mummy tummy, I did loads of exercising and toned it up quite a bit, but within a week of not doing any (wasn’t well) the full flab was back as if it had never gone! x #coolmumclub

  5. Somehow I don’t appear to have much wingage going on at the moment? Think that’s only because all of the saggis are too busy doing there thing around my mum tum and bum. I’m sure a few of them will break away before too long and start creating havoc with my arms too. Meh. 😉 #coolmumclub xx

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