While there will most certainly be days where you'll want to do as little as possible in the most comfortable clothes you can find, expectant mothers shouldn't have to compromise when it comes to their maternity fashion. Similarly, when the little one decides to arrive you'll want to dress them in something gorgeous too.
So, where do all the bumpalicious mamas shop in Leeds to get the clothes and baby gear they need? Here are five of the finest must-see (and shop) stores for parents that the city has to offer.
If it's good enough for the Duchess of Cambridge, then it's good enough for we lovely Loiners. Renowned for its super chic style, Seraphine has celebrity fans the world over, and it cleverly chose Leeds and the Victoria Quarter for its first store opening outside of London. Head there for some regal style and even a personal shopping experience.
Seraphine is all about the luxe dresses, flattering nursing attire and yummy mummy accessories so go ahead and treat yourself.
Seraphine, 10/12 Cross Arcade, Victoria Quarter, Leeds, LS1 6AZ.
An indie boutique in the famous, staggeringly beautiful Grade 1 listed Leeds' Corn Exchange, Mummy and Little Me is simply bursting with quirky and cute maternity and baby clothes, gifts for newborns, and gorgeous, original cards.
They also specialise in changing bags, with a simply huge selection to pick from – including some that have been designed with dads in mind.
Mummy and Little Me, The Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 6DT.
A home grown Yorkshire brand that's recognised all over the UK, Mamas & Papas have a flagship store in Trinity Leeds stocking their own, and other brands that stylish parents will adore – the special edition Liberty collection is enough to make any fashionista broody.
With posh frocks and pieces kids could wear at weddings and christening to every day fare, you'll find it hard to match their kids' collection's style and quality elsewhere.
Mamas & Papas, Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre, 411 Trinity Leeds, Leeds, LS1 5ER.
Horsforth's celebrated Baby Direct has everything you could ever want or need for your little dribblers (and dribblers to be). This includes the latest prams to car seats, nursery furniture and even toys.
With so much to choose from under one roof, you can go kid-crazy in this store.
Baby Direct, 96-98 New Road Side, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4QB.
Geograph: Betty Longbottom
Independent shop The Baby Room stocks some of the greatest global pram brands under it's Roundhay roof.
So if you're after a new set of wheels – be it a jogger, iCandys, pushchairs or prams – you can check out its extensive range in store.
The Baby Room, 1-3 The Clock Buildings,Roundhay Road, Leeds, LS8 2SH.
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