Maternity Exchange™

~ Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 8:39 AM ~

About a month back, I was contacted by Maternity Exchange™ with regards to an advertising opportunity and was also offered to try out the Bella Band for my review. I was very happy with the product review and would like to share more information about this awesome company!

What I like about Maternity Exchange™?

* Their awesome retail concept which allows us mums-to-be the chance to buy or rent maternity (even nursing!) outfits with affordable prices.

* If you like the outfit you rent, you can also buy the outfit after renting by just topping up the difference. Cool eh?

* They have a very large collection of imported and local designer maternity and nursing labels in Singapore. Brands like Maternal America, Japanese Weekend, Mothers en Vogue (well known in Singapore for fashion forward maternity and nursing wear! and Dote Nursing (well known in Singapore for very fashionable nursing wear that does not look like nursing wear)

* They carry a wide range of casual, work and special occasion maternity and nursing wear which is regularly updated.

* They also carry other products such as maternity and nursing lingerie, swimwear, diaper bags, belly bands, maternity support belts, postpartum shape wear, and an assortment of gifts and accessories for mums-to-be and new parents.

* They offer rental packages for those who might need more pieces. It's SGD299 for 8 pieces, SGD399 for 12 pieces and SGD599 for 20 pieces. These packages are valid for 1 year so customers can take their time to use the total number of pieces in their package. Each piece can be rented for an average of 4 weeks. Extensions  to 8 weeks are allowed though that will mean using up another piece in your package.

I mean, seriously, just the idea of being able to RENT maternity outfits is thrilling enough for me! Imagine being able to don various designer maternity outfits at a very affordable price! And the fact that those clothes does not get chucked into our wardrobe after we give birth, awesome! I for one am not quite willing to spend too much on maternity outfits since I only wear it for like 4-5 months during the pregnancy phase, so this renting idea totally rocks!

If the above testimony does not convince you yet of how awesome Maternity Exchange™ is, do check out some of their products available in their store (for sell and rent):

Dote Harlow Dress - Blush
  Dote Harlow Dress - Blush
CA001233 ML Calypso Nursing Dress - Purple
  ML Calypso Nursing Dress - Purple
Prego Beachcomber Trimkini
Prego Beachcomber Trimkini

Can't resist getting one eh? What are you waiting for? Even if you are not pregnant, you can check out the other products offered in their store and get it for your pregnant friends, family or relatives!

And by the way, Maternity Exchange™ has just turned 6 years old and they are offering a free Chan Pie Gnon baby teether for every SGD180 spent.  For my awesome blog readers and visitors, they are giving 1 free CPG for any amount spent at their online store. (*Note: Just remember to quote my blog name "I'm a full-time mummy" under remarks upon checkout.) This offer is valid till 24 July 2011.

You can check out their store which is located at:
6, Raffles Boulevard, #03-108, Marina Square, Singapore 039594.
Tel: (65) 6100-EXCH (6100-3924)
Online Store: http://www.shop.maternityexchange.sg/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/maternityexchange?sk=app_4949752878

** Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts, opinions and words are 100 % my own.

Children Are The Hands by Which We Take Hold of Heaven...

~ Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 8:40 AM ~

Ben touching Spicy Baby (aka my 8 months old baby bump)...

"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven."
~ Henry Ward Beecher

What Are Your Maternity Clothes Styles?

~ Posted on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 12:18 AM ~

Being pregnant doesn't mean the end of the world for our wardrobe selections or that you are going to end up wearing huge size clothing throughout your pregnancy!

Personally, I feel that being pregnant should not be a hindrance to us in being a stylish and yet looking comfortable as a preggy mum! And I also believe that we should be proud of our growing belly instead of hiding it under baggy or big sized clothes.

Of course, the wardrobe choices will be much lesser compared to pre-pregnancy time but I'm always the type of person who goes for blouses and pants that can 'grow' with my growing body size hehehe...

I'm close to 8 months pregnant now and my maternity clothes are still pretty OK so far... As for my maternity clothes styles, I will try to mix and match blouses or comfortable T-shirts with my maternity pants. I do have a couple of hand-me-downs maternity dresses from my sisters-in law but most of these dresses couldn't fit me anymore. So, I still prefer the good ol' mix and match styles of mine.

Though of course, I do wish that my maternity clothes styles could be more like this:

* Image from http://www.very.co.uk/south-maternity-grow-grain-bow-detail-blouse/765192983.prd

Or something casual and yet still chic looking like this:

* Image from http://www.very.co.uk/maternity-v-neck-knitted-jumper/875696426.prd

So what are your maternity clothes styles?

** Disclosure: This post is in association with Very. All thoughts, opinions and words are 100 % my own.