In need of maternity clothing or looking for that one perfect mom essential?  Check out this great review of Second Peek Maternity Boutique by Glimpse, and then enter for your chance to win a $30 Gift Certificate to the store.

http://glimpse-reviews.blogspot.ca/2012/06/pregnancy-baby-and-beyond-30-giveaway.html

Spring Sales

April 5, 2012

There are lots of Spring/Easter sales on children’s clothing and gear around the city at The Gap, Old Navy, My Children’s Place, Gymboree.  Great opportunity to stock up on the upcoming warmer months, or plan ahead and pick up some pieces for next winter at bargain prices.

So cute and adorable, they also make great diaper bag essentials!  Win a pair of (My Little Legs) leg warmers of your choice from Second Peek Maternity Boutique.  Lots of cute styles and prints to choose from.  Fits kids from newborn to 10 years old.  They retail for $7.85 CAD.

How to Enter:

– Take a peek at Second Peek Maternity Boutique and leave a comment here telling us which pair of leg warmers is your favourite.

– For additional entries (leave a separate comment here):

  • “LIKE” Second Peek Maternity Boutique on Facebook and leave your first name and last initial in your comment so we can find you.
  • Sign up for Second Peek Maternity’s e-Alerts and leave a comment here letting us know that you did so.

– This Contest closes April 10th, 2012.  The winner will be chosen using Randon Number Generator on April 11th, 2012.  Winner has 48 hours to confirm their win by email or a new winner will be chosen.

– This contest is open to all US and Canadian residents, excluding residents of Quebec.

Britax Child Safety, Inc. announced that it is conducting a safety recall on its CHAPERONE™ Infant Car Seat.

Find out if your child seat is being affected by the recall by following the article below:

Britax Child Safety, Inc. announced that it is conducting a safety recall on its CHAPERONE™ Infant Car Seat. The recall includes CHAPERONE Infant Car Seats with Model Numbers of E9L95P2, E9L95P3, E9L95P5, (Sold in Canada) E9L69N9, E9L69P2, E9L69P3, and E9L69P5 (Sold in the US) manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010.

Britax Child Safety, Inc. recently determined that the chest clip supplied with the CHAPERONE Infant Car Seat was incorrectly produced by the manufacturer which resulted in a more brittle chest clip than was intended. As a result, the chest clip which positions the harness straps across the infant’s shoulders may break when the chest clip is engaged as the infant is secured into the infant car seat. The sharp edges of the broken chest clip create a risk of a skin laceration and the fractured components of the chest clip may present a small parts/choking hazard.

To address this issue, BRITAX will provide a free remedy kit that contains a replacement chest clip. An instruction sheet in the remedy kit will provide specific instructions and visuals to aid in installing the replacement chest clip.

All CHAPERONE Infant Car Seat owners should confirm whether their CHAPERONE Infant Car Seat is affected by verifying the car seat model numbers and manufacturing dates: E9L95P2, E9L95P3, E9L95P5, (Sold in Canada) E9L69N9, E9L69P2, E9L69P3, and E9L69P5 (Sold in the US) manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010.

If your chest clip breaks, remove the broken chest clip from the harness along with any fragments. The CHAPERONE Infant Car Seat can continue to be used until the replacement chest clip is installed.

For more information, contact the Britax information line, toll free at 1-888-427-4829.

Information was taken off the following website:
http://www.chaperoneseatrecall.com/

I always felt self-conscious nursing my baby girl in public. I am a very private person and just did not feel comfortable breastfeeding my daughter outside of the house. So for the first couple months of my daughter’s life, I would rush home from wherever I was, from whatever I was doing, to nurse my baby. It was never easy to find a private place to nurse while out. And I hated having to fumble with bulky blankets and worrying about whether I was fully covered or not.

Then I discovered something called a nursing cover. It soon became an invaluable accessory and definitely made my life a lot easier. I first noticed a few of my mommy group friends using a cover while nursing, and was amazed that they were able to do this so discreetly and with such ease. Both mommy and baby were fully covered!

So I rushed out to the closest baby boutique in my area, and picked myself up a Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover. This nursing cover allowed me to nurse my baby discreetly and in style! It did not draw attention to me. Using a nursing cover gave me some new-found freedom as it also gave me the flexibility and confidence to breastfeed my daughter anytime, anywhere … in restaurants, parks, mommy classes, doctor’s office, friends’ houses and shopping malls. Without one, I would have felt too stressed and uncomfortable to nurse in public.

Now this was no ordinary cover. The nursing covers available on the market today are hip, stylish and very fashionable. You can choose from many beautiful colours and patterns. An extra bonus is that the nursing cover can double as a thin blanket/shield for the baby. Many of the latest hip nursing covers come with the following features:

– Rigid neckline – allows you to maintain constant eye contact with your baby
– Beautiful, stylish designs
– Adjustable strap
– Full coverage of both baby and mom
– Folds compactly to fit in diaper bag
– Doubles as a wrap/blanket/shield for baby
– Ease of use
– Small pocket

With this said, Second Peek Maternity (www.secondpeekmaternity.com) is happy to offer one of you expecting mammas out there an opportunity to win a brand new Udder Cover nursing cover. Go to http://feistyfrugalandfabulous.com/2010/06/second-peek-maternity-boutique/.html for more details. No purchase necessary. Contest closes July 14th. 2010.

Be Free. Nurse discreetly and in style!

Are you into your third month of pregnancy and starting to feel the pinch on your pants? Have no clue what to buy to help you through the next few months?

Here are some ideas for some practical must-haves, with some fun extras thrown in to help spice up your maternity wardrobe. Look great; and feel great. These tips will help make shopping fun, and allow you to show off that baby bump without breaking the bank!

Essentials (Must-haves; can’t live without!):

*Maternity Underwear – Comfort is key. I for one like to feel comfy down there. Depending on the style, you can also get away with regular underwear but going one or two sizes up.
*Maternity/Nursing Bras – Your breasts can and will grow, sometimes up to a full cup size larger during pregnancy. Save money and pick up ones that double as nursing bras as well.
*Comfortable Shoes – Put aside those high heels and opt for lower-heeled shoes or flats. Your feet and back will thank you when you are well into your pregnancy.
*A Great Pair of Jeans – A good quality pair of jeans is a must. I recommend picking up two pairs; one in a dark wash and a second in a lighter wash.
*The Little Black Dress – Who says you can’t look beautiful and sexy while pregnant? Invest in a cute little black dress. It’s stylish and sophisticated; and is great for all occasions.
*Flattering Slacks – Comfortable and stylish pants are a staple for any expecting woman. The stretchy kind is good. Many options available … real waist, belly bands, etc. Pick one up in black or grey; and a second pair in brown or tan.
*Stretchy White Button-Down Shirt – It’s simple, comfortable, goes with anything, and it will stretch to accommodate your belly. You can’t go wrong with a couple of these.
*Yoga/Casual Pants – A total life-saver. I lived in these pre and post natal while hanging out at home or out running errands. Pick up a few pairs.

Recommended (To pad your maternity closet and give you options):

*Stretchy Tops – Long stretchy tees are also another maternity wardrobe staple … tanks, long sleeves, turtlenecks. Very flattering to the figure. They can be dressed up or down, and can be layered or worn on its own depending on the season and the occasion. Stock up on a variety of colours. Six to eight tees will allow you to mix and match.
*Cardigans – Can be worn year round. Keeps chills away in an office or supermarket. Stick to plain, neutral colours (black, grey, brown, or tan). Ones that tie are ideal since they will grow with your expanding belly.
*Drawstring Pants – These are great because you can “adjust” these as your tummy grows. Good for postpartum as well since you will still be sporting that post-baby bump. Good idea to grab a couple of pairs.
*Elastic-Waist Skirt – Can last you throughout your pregnancy. Stick with dark colours but spice it up with a design or floral pattern. Keeping it knee-length will make it more versatile.
*Black Dressy Pants – The perfect addition to any expecting mom’s wardrobe. They are sleek and sophisticated. Pick up a couple of pairs to mix & match with any top.
*Black Jacket/Blazer – Goes with just about anything. Can dress up or dress down.
*Empire-Waist Tops/Blouses – Depending on your work environment, you may need something dressier for the office. Something that ties at the waist look great. Punch it up with some colour or simple designs. Will match up well with solid colour pants, cardigan or jacket. Two or three should give you some variety.

Niceties (Girls just want to have fun …):

*Fun Printed Shirts – Have some fun and go for interesting prints, designs or embroidery on your t-shirts. Be bold with the colours.
*Wraps – Very versatile; can be worn in different ways. Stick with neutral colours.
*Designer Jeans – Be a little sinful and indulge yourself with a pair of expensive hot looking designer jeans. They not only look utterly fantastic, but are so extremely comfortable as well.
*Stylish Accessories – Use what you already have, and have some fun with your clothes. Scarves, bracelets, necklaces, hair ties … they all help put that little extra sparkle to your wardrobe.

How do you know what size to wear? The general rule of thumb is to purchase in your pre-pregnancy size. Maternity clothes are made to grow with you.

So now you may ask where do you go to find the perfect maternity wardrobe? Well, look no further than Second Peek Maternity Boutique (www.secondpeekmaternity.com), an easy online maternity shopping experience designed to keep pregnant women feeling pretty and stylish without the price tag of other upscale boutiques. Their virtual racks feature trendy, gently used, high-quality maternity wear and nursing apparel at up to 90% off retail price.

Shopping secondhand makes perfect sense. You don’t have to spend a fortune on clothes that you only wear for such a short period of time. It also allows you to do some extra retail therapy by buying all the fun extras and niceties. Being pregnant does not mean that you have to give up your sense of style.

I launched Second Peek Maternity Boutique in late 2009 with budget-conscious expecting moms in mind. It is a one-stop shop. We offer a complete maternity wardrobe to last you through your nine months of pregnancy and beyond. No matter what your shape or figure, we have something for everyone. Shop online … shop Second Peek Maternity Boutique (http://www.secondpeekmaternity.com) for your everyday favourite store brands and designer maternity fashions.

COMING IN MAY … Looking to top up your spring/summer wardrobe? Second Peek Maternity will be hosting a “Maternity Sale Open House” on Saturday, May 1st from 10-4, at Little Bird Fly, a shop that specializes in gently used and handcrafted new children’s clothing & gear. Little Bird Fly is located in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood at 2955 Dundas St West.

A wide selection from our inventory will be available for purchase. Come and shop in person from our wonderful selection of gently used maternity and nursing wear. Plus, draw for a savings of 5-20% off your order. Valid only for purchase of Second Peek Maternity merchandise. Cash sale transactions only.

And while you are there, why not take the opportunity and shop for your (expecting) little one. Little Bird Fly has a great selection of clothing and gear for kids of all ages!