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Thursday, September 24, 2009

What's New

One crib
Two changing tables
Three tricycles
Four cradle swings
Five frog costumes
Six Leap Pads

Single jogger
Double Combi stroller
Triple play by the Giants (we have a few Giants clothes!)

It all adds up to a great selection!

Whether your child is five weeks, five months or five years old, we have many items to choose from. Books on feeding, behavior, sleep, play or books to read out loud. Games for learning shapes or for family game night. Shoes to play with or run around in.

We appreciate the variety of items brought in and you will, too. Italian brands, Swedish labels, German manufacturing, Made In The USA and more, we hope you find something unique, or at least that you find what you were looking for!

Changing room from baby to big kid? We have some fun decor for the end look.

Would you like to save on maternity clothing? We have racks full of tops, pants, jeans, and bras, sure to fit (try on here!) and sure to please your wallet.

We have in stock: Peg Perego High Chairs; Fisher Price Cradle Swings; Bundle Me; ERGOBaby; Boppy; Leap Frog; Thomas; shopping cart covers; ORGANIC clothing; exersaucers; Bounce Baby Zebras; rocking horses...and so much more!


- Until 9/30 save 25% off all kids' tops and outfits!! Find turtlenecks, button ups, tees, polos and more by Baby Gap, Hanna Andersson, Le Top, Ralph Lauren, Tea and more

- Strollers are 30% off! Peg Perego, Combi, Cosco, Graco and more

- Diaper Bags are 25% off! Fleurville, Timi & Leslie, JuJuBee, Diaper Dude and more



We now accept old cell phones, cell phone accessories and batteries, iPod/MP3 and accessories to be RECYCLED.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Set Up

We've got costumes in the window - Trick or Treat! Lots of cutie jack-o-lanterns, peas in pod, bumble bee, cats, Tigger, Pooh, Piglet and more. Most are 2T and under sizing, babies are just too cute when dress them up! We do have a few larger sizes for the children that want to pick their own costume.

We have replaced summer shorts and tanks with warm pants and long sleeves. Winter jackets, sweat suits, sweaters, flannel have been hung with care on our organized racks. As always we have footsie pajamas, sleep sacks, robes, bedding, games for game night, books for night night. Maternity now has more long sleeves, jeans and outerwear.

You may also drop off your donations at our store for local charities which provide for people in need:

Loved Twice accepts clothing 0-12 mos. Please wash, snap, button all items to save their volunteers time when packing.

Image for Success takes all sizes of clothing, books.

Marin Pregnancy Resource Center will take maternity clothing.

Project Night Night accepts LIKE NEW stuffed animals and blankets

**Here are some Marin Kids & Maternity Consignment points of interest**

- Check our website for what we're taking for consignment
- Review the Seller's Agreement (PDF file)
- Sunday is our only Drop Off Day
- Items need to be clean, in good condition, check for recalls before coming in
- Furniture must be assembled and functioning
- We do not return clothing or shoes for any reason; they are kept until sold
- We are closed Monday & Tuesday
- We sell gift certificates
- We create informative emails approximately twice monthly (Consignors automatically receive these unless requested not to. Customers can sign up at the store or online)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Flatter Your Figure

Warm sweaters, sound cozy? Ah yes, never mind the heat of the moment you'll need something for the cooler days and evenings coming up! Maternity Outerwear has jackets, coats, sweaters, shrugs, and more for you. The shirt selection has long sleeves, mid sleeves and pullovers, perfect for your winter wardrobe.

Parties of the season are coming up, too. We have formal tops, dressy skirts and beautiful dresses, along with slacks. Put on your fancy clothes!

We carry nursing tops, camis, bras and sleepwear so after baby's born we can still help with clothing. Not only nursing bras and camis but for maternity.

Winter is creeping onto the kids' racks, too. Find more jackets, sweaters, long sleeves, cords, etc. And their shoes are changing for colder weather, too. Snow and rain boots, hiking boots, fuzzy slippers for cold tootsies.

Bunting and snow gear are also making their appearance. Great for Tahoe, camping, travelling.

We're keeping summer in the back so shorts and dresses, etc, are available throughout the colder months. It would be ideal to call ahead with the size of summer you need so we can pull the right box and have it waiting for you when you come in.

We also have darling dressy dresses for girls and costumes! Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

CPSC Back to School Safety Checklist


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

September 8, 2009
Release #09-337
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC Joins President Obama’s Back-to-School Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As a new school year gets underway, President Obama launched a major back-to-school campaign today aimed at keeping kids in the classroom. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) new Chairman Inez Tenenbaum carried the President’s message to South Carolina where she met with students and faculty at Rosewood Elementary School in Columbia.

Tenenbaum, a former South Carolina State Superintendant of Education, brings a strong focus to CPSC on educating and informing children and consumers across the nation about product safety. She released CPSC’s “Back to School Safety Checklist” (PDF) and urged parents and schools to use it to create a safer school environment for children.

“It just takes a moment for a child to be seriously injured or even killed riding a bicycle, playing on the playground, using a movable soccer goal, wearing a jacket with a drawstring or by a recalled product,” said Tenenbaum. “Let’s keep kids in the classroom and out of the emergency room. Parents and school officials should make it a priority to check for hazards at home and at school.”

CPSC’s “Back to School Safety Checklist”


  • I checked with my school’s officials to make sure that the school’s playground equipment has been inspected and maintained.

  • There are at least nine inches of shock absorbing surface material around my school’s playground equipment.

Each year, more than 200,000 hospital emergency room visits are related to playground injuries. Most injuries involve falls onto the playground surface or playground equipment.

Bicycle Helmets

  • My child wears a helmet that meets CPSC requirements every time he/she bikes or rides a scooter to and from school.

  • My child’s helmet fits snuggly, level on top of the head, with a buckled chin strap.

CPSC staff has reports of an annual average of 80 children under 16 years of age who died in bicycle-related incidents in recent years. About half of the approximately 500,000 bicycle-related emergency room-treated injuries in 2008 involved children under 16 years of age.


  • None of my child’s outerwear clothing has drawstrings at the hood or neck area.

Since 1985, CPSC has received reports of 28 deaths and 71 non-fatal incidents involving the entanglement of children’s clothing drawstrings.

Movable Soccer Goals

  • All soccer goals are securely anchored while in use.

From 1998-2008, CPSC has reports of at least 8 deaths and an estimated 2,000 emergency department visits by children younger than 16 years of age that are related to soccer goal tip-overs and structural failures.

Recalled Products

  • I have checked CPSC’s Web site,, to make sure all back to school purchases and previously owned items have not been recalled.

  • I have signed up at to have email alerts of CPSC recall announcements that interest me sent directly to my email inbox.
  • What's New

    - Light wood crib with curved end panels, round slats, in very good shape! Nothing missing except a mattress and baby ;-)

    - Open top swings with music, varying speeds, mobiles or not, lightweight

    - Travel open top swings, same as above but smaller profile to move around & travel more easily

    - Bjorn potty chairs: 1 white, 1 grey

    - Boppys in a variety of fabrics

    - Peg Perego high chairs

    - Graco square pack-n-play style playpen with bright colors

    - Sesame Street walker (sit and roll)

    - Close & Secure Sleepers (parent bed nests)

    - Round wool rug, light green with dancing lamb in the center

    - Contoured changing pads

    - Infant to toddler bath tubs

    Current Sales...

    Twin bedding (ALL BEDDING 25% off until 9/15)

    Summer hats (ALL SUMMER HATS 50% OFF until 9/15)

    Swim wear (ALL SWIM WEAR 50% OFF until 9/15)

    Horses (ALL ROCKING/SPRING HORSES 25% OFF until 9/15)

    Maternity (ALL MATERNITY 15% OFF until 9/15)

    Diaper Bags (ALL DIAPER BAGS 25% OFF)

    It's a new day and that means new things on the floor!

    Sunday, September 6, 2009

    New Set Up

    What a week. The heat was oppressive, not my usual California sunshine! I was putting up winter jackets on our racks while making sure the fan was pointed directly at me in the store, phew! So summer wear is being packed but not leaving, it's in our back room by size should you need warm weather clothing for trips, etc. It will be available all winter, no worries!

    Our windows are going to show off the great summer hats and swimwear - both are 50% off until 9/15!! Cover heads and eyes from sun and wind, take a dip during the last warm weeks and do it all for less.

    Maternity racks are also cooling off, halters and shorts being stored (but available!) for winter. Come in for your fall and winter wardrobe and you'll save 15% until 9/15!!

    Rocking horses, spring horses, zebra or any other animal to ride are 25% off until 9/15! Soft, cute, some make sounds, they get the kids active and smiling. Come in and pet one today.

    Now's the time to stock up on bedding that is 25% off until 9/15! From complete crib sets, to full room decor packs, quilts, sheets and more are in a variety of styles and colors. We carry crib, bassinet, pack-n-play, and twin bed sizes (stock varies). One stop shop for new babies or kids changing beds or themes. Pottery Barn Kids, Dwell, Wendy Bellissimo, Baby's Dream, and more brands to liven up rooms.

    Bouncer and rockers seats are 25% off until 9/15!! Super sitting for newborns to babies who like to look around, bounce, play with hanging toys, listen to music or other soothing noises. A variety of styles, shapes, and pricing are immediately available. Papasan seats, Baby Bjorn and other brands will keep baby happy (until baby needs you again, of course!) We have most seats up on our wall and we will gladly take each down to demonstrate.

    Diaper bags are getting to be so pretty and practical that you hardly know they're "diaper bags" anymore. Our selection is 25% off! Fleurville, Petunia Picklebottom, Timi & Leslie, Eddie Bauer and more brands each have their own look and you will appreciate our pricing.

    The store is in constant motion. Due to the unpredictable nature of consignment we try our best to show off pieces in a manner that makes them 1) accessible 2) attractive 3) room left to move around. Since we've started Sunday Drop Off Day we may have more on the floor than usual that day (TODAY!) but it's so worth it as the items brought in will be appreciated by our customers. Thank you consignors!

    Just 9 more days until a new SALE set. Can't wait to see what we do ;-)


    Some items that came in today...

    - two Graco open top swings
    - Learning Tower
    - Bjorn potty chairs
    - bath seats
    - back pack carrier
    - changing table pad
    - Cooshie booster seat
    - Diaper Genie and refill
    - Baby Jogger warm cover up
    - Dwell Zoo bedding and accessories
    - Peg Perego Papa & Nana high chair
    - stroller

    See you Wednesday (or soon thereafter, right?)!

    Friday, September 4, 2009

    Flatter Your Figure

    Flatter that fabulous figure - for less:

    15% off all maternity until 9/15!

    Mimi, Olian, Isabella Oliver, Duo, In Due Time, Glamour Mom, Gap, Old Navy, Motherhood and more brands are on our racks right now!

    One woman liked purple, another was all about "peasant style" tops, some come in for business or formal wear, many try out jeans to see what style fits best. There's no right or wrong, there's right style, right fit!

    We have a selection of bras for nursing and later months, camisoles, shorts for the last warm days, formal tops, skirts, dresses and casual pieces, khaki and black pants, long or short sleeve tops. You can work out or stay in with a new pregnancy wardrobe.

    You don't have to settle for men's wear! Try on a top that works with your body shape and feel good about your growing figure. Whether you want high waist, mid waist or low waist pants, they're here. Need something in-between? We have belly bands to cover what other material misses.

    While here you can check out breast pumps, nursing pillows, infant clothing & bedding, toys, books, journals, picture frames, and don't forget - diaper bags are 25% off!

    The mirror speaks the truth. Love it!

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009

    What's New

    Ready, set, run:

    - Maclaren Triumph in green & black

    - Gray & black Zooper Boogie Stroller with moving front wheel, seat reverses, folds out to "pram"

    - Lakeshore wood furnished dollhouse, three floors

    - Little Tikes outdoor swings

    - Bjorn potty


    - See last entry for our latest sales!

    We are pulling winter items from the back room and removing summer from the racks (to be available by request over the winter). This is work that happens in stages so please ask for something if you don't see it.

    See you on Sunday for This Little Piggy and for Drop Off Day!

    Because we had such a great drop off day last Sunday it will take me some time to go through it all, so I'm going to continue to list new items over this week - stay tuned!