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Review: Small Concept Online Maternity Boutique

As many of you know, I am pregnant with my second baby – another boy!  I started looking for maternity clothing early in pregnancy since my belly started growing a little faster this time, and I came across the Small Concept online maternity boutique.  Small Concept started as a children’s boutique and introduced maternity wear into their collection in 2011.  Small Concept owner and blogger Julie strives to provide quality products and excellent customer service.  Being a mother and grandmother, Julie devotes her life to Small Concept which revolves around her love for children.  


I was given the opportunity to work with Small Concept to review a product and their online boutique.  Whether you are looking for maternity, baby clothing, toys or to just see what is on sale, the navigation of the website is very simple with links along the top and very bottom of every page.  You can find everything you could need: baby swim wear, cloth diapers, puzzle toys, maternity dresses… even bedding and organic candles!  Shipping is a reasonable $5.95 flat rate fee through USPS for US residents.  Don’t walk away yet if you aren’t from the US – they do ship internationally!


As I browsed around the boutique, I was drawn to the maternity clothing since that was in fact what I am in need of.  I found maternity swim wear by Prego and loved the Black Dot Retro Halter set.  Being pregnant, the 100 degree weather outside has been unbearable, but as soon as my swimsuit arrived, I took a dip in the pool and cooled off!  The halter top has strong ties around the neck, has molded cups and is a perfect length for my growing belly.  The pattern was just as cute as it looked online and I was so much more comfortable than in a bikini top!  The black matching bottoms tie on the sides and were quite comfortable as well.  


If you are not pregnant but already have a child, you will no doubt find something in the Small Concept boutique.  I will definitely be keeping an eye out on this store as my sons grow!  


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Family Centsability was not monetarily compensated for this post. A product sample was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

Giveaway: itummy Maternity Band

itummy has given me the opportunity to review the itummy Maternity Band as well as give away one to a lucky winner!!  

The giveaway runs from 12:01am EST 06/22/12 until 12:01am EST 07/06/12

Please read the review to find out about these products




Winner’s choice of size and color of itummy Maternity Band

See more information about these products in my review or on the itummy website.



Enter to win

The only mandatory entry is to tell me when your baby is due. If you are winning for a friend, you can just say so instead…you will not be disqualified for not being pregnant!  To be eligible to win, please complete the first entry on the Rafflecopter giveaway widget below. 

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Review: itummy Maternity Band

When I was pregnant with my son (who is now 13 months) I was a first time mom.  I was reading everything I could on parenting to make sure I did everything right.  One thing that I read about was music for the baby before birth.  At 16 weeks, the baby is able to hear sounds outside the womb.  The only headphones I had were earbuds which do not sit well on your belly…and I sure wasn’t sticking them in my belly button!  Instead, I just played music in the room I was in often, hoping he could hear it.  Now that I am pregnant again, I decided to see if there were any better solutions to play music for my belly.  While searching online, I came across the itummy Maternity Band.  How genius!  It is a band that has a special pouch for your mp3 player and has two small speakers that aim at the bottom of your belly.  

I was lucky with my son and he was upside down from week 20.  We never had to worry about him being breech…he was in position and ready to greet the world.  The itummy Maternity Band encourages babies to follow the music to avoid a breech position at birth.  I have heard that every pregnancy is different so the itummy may help me make sure that baby #2 is in the right position just like his or her big brother.  

When I slipped on the itummy Maternity Band, I was instantly comfortable.  I am only 18 weeks right now and the band is a little loose which is perfect – I definitely will need the room to grow in the next 22 weeks!  The band also can serve as a support band.  I had to pull the band up a little for the headphones to be in the right place but as my belly grows, they will adjust to the right position.  Hooking up your mp3 player is easy – I even used my iPhone.  Just plug the headphone jack in and start your music and you are ready to go.  Be sure to check the volume before you put the speakers down on your belly because the volume depends on your mp3 player’s volume. 


As I mentioned before, the itummy Maternity Band has a pouch for your mp3 player at the top.  Since my iPhone is a little large and my belly still a bit small, I did have to adjust the band to be comfortable but with a smaller mp3 player, it is hardly noticeable.  

The itummy Maternity Band is great to wear around the house.  I washed dishes and went on with my normal life with the band on and almost forgot it was there until my phone rang.  If you keep the volume at a reasonable level, you will not even notice it as you wear the band.  I can’t wait to create a special playlist for when I use the itummy and let this baby start listening to some tunes!  




Purchase your own itummy Maternity Band

The itummy maternity band can be purchased online on the itummy website for just $49.95 in sizes small, medium and large.  You can choose either tan or black for the color.  itummy also sells relaxing music cds and hot packs.  

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There was no compensation for this review however a product sample was provided. All reviews by Family Centsability are honest opinions.

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