I’m a pretty easy-going person, but I’ve been told I’m picky. I will go to great lengths to find exactly what I’m looking for – from stylish maternity wear to the perfect nursery décor and accessories, I’ll search high and low for products that are the perfect mix of chic, yet affordable. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I knew I wanted a chic playpen and bouncer chair… but I was stuck in a sea of primary colours and cutesy farm animals. So, I searched online and arranged for a relative in the U.S. to take delivery of the perfect set in black and cream toile. At the time, my husband couldn’t understand why I’d go to such trouble. Later, he realized why I had done so – they suited our home and didn’t look out of place next to our living room furniture.
The same thing kept happening to Rebecca Simpson and Jordana Jacobson when they were pregnant. They had been doing exactly as I had been – ordering from all across the country, trying to find the best items to fit their lifestyles and pocketbooks. So, in 2006, these friends decided to become business partners and open a store that would carry all the things they couldn’t find in their hometown of Saskatoon. Cravings Baby & Maternity soon became known as “the” destination in Saskatchewan – a one-stop-shop for everything maternity and baby. From their unbeatable selection of car seats, strollers, baby clothes, nursery furniture and décor, to gifts and products for feeding, playtime and bath time, they are continuously researching, seeking out and bringing in products that are high-quality, innovative, safe, useful and sought after. If you’re in need of simple, yet chic maternity wear, look no further! Cravings carries everything to outfit you in style for those all-important 9 months and beyond.
They’re proud to carry fabulous products from local companies Buffalo Bean Baby Gear (cute kids’ accessories), Polkdot Piggy Designs (funky reusable bags for snacks, sandwiches, cloth diapers) and Mimi & Lala (handmade baby boots) as well as popular brands such as Boon, SkipHop, Dwell Studio and Petunia Pickle Bottom, to name a few. And, if you’re looking for the best nursing undergarments, Cravings carries the full line of Bravado! bras and tanks. I’ve worn them to nurse both my children and, in my opinion, nothing else compares (bonus: they’re Canadian!).
Cravings truly is a one-stop-shop for Moms! If you want proof, you need only look at their amazing line-up of trained, certified staff. A huge part of what differentiates Cravings from their competitors is that their employees are experts in their fields. They encourage and provide on-going professional development to their employees, helping them gain in-depth knowledge of the products they sell, so they can better serve their customers. Their fabulous, friendly and helpful team includes Bravado! certified bra fitters, certified car seat technicians, and a breastfeeding educator – all ready to answer your questions and help you choose the right products for you and your baby. As a Mom who has installed her fair share of car seats (4 and counting!), I can’t stress enough the importance of having a car seat technician assist you with your child restraint. They can offer guidance on the best seat to fit your child that also fits your vehicle, and will ensure it’s installed correctly.
Their extensive product knowledge and exceptional customer service are only part of what make this a great shopping destination. It’s also what they do outside of the store that makes you proud to shop there! As a company, they are passionate about giving back to their community. Their most recent project was the renovation of the family room at the Royal University Hospital. Many first-time parents and growing families will enjoy the new “Cravings Maternity & Baby Lounge” for years to come.
Cravings is constantly evolving, to provide their little fans with everything they need as they grow. Cravings Kids is their newest “baby”, offering the same wonderful service and great products for their cool customers aged 3-10! If you’re not located in Saskatoon, you need not fear – Cravings has a great website where you can shop to your heart’s content. Or, until you hit your credit card limit!
Cravings Maternity & Baby Boutique
#3 – 2105 8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0T8
(8th & Preston – in the Grosvenor Park Shopping Centre)
Phone: (306) 477-8200