Each season, it is way too easy to overlook the always cute and covetable new collections from Jules et Jim Maternity. This affordable Canadian maternity line reliably turns out appealing everyday ensembles for pregnant women, but doesn’t receive near enough attention from America’s maternity boutiques. A few pieces here and there, but if you peruse Jules et Jim’s Fall/Winter 2013 Collection, you’ll wonder where you can order at least half of the line.
The answer? Amazon. Amazon’s Maternity Boutique remains a treasure trove for the pregnant shopper, and the site’s Jules et Jim boutique carries one hundred of the line’s pieces. Some are brand new from the Fall/Winter 2013 collection, such as the Black/White Graphic Dress, while others are tried and true Jules et Jim pieces, like the Famous Maternity Turtle Neck Dress, which is re-released each fall in new colors. Most of the Jules et Jim collection comes in under $100 and the quality of the line’s pieces certainly outshine anything you might buy at A Pea in the Pod for twice that.
By the way, if you are shopping Amazon anyway, make sure you buy yourself the Nosefrida for taking care of your baby’s or toddler’s stuffy nose this winter. If you have one already, you may fall into my husband’s camp–i.e., you think the Nosefrida Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator is one of the most disgusting baby tools ever. I thought the same thing when it arrived. I looked in the box umpteen times thinking there had to be more to it–those Scandinavians didn’t really expect me to suck my baby’s snot out through a straw with nothing but a tiny filter between my mouth and the boogers? But that is all there is to it and this thing is a lifesaver. I have a toddler and a preschooler with serious ear/nose drainage issues and when I use this on both of them, they look at me like I am the best mom ever. They can breathe! After years of battling with those frustrating bulb-shaped nasal aspirators, the Nosefrida has literally changed my life. I intend to spend a good deal more of the approaching winter nights sleeping, rather than nursing stuffed up little ones.