Toronto Experts Offer Royal Advice on Preparing for Baby #2

From baby planning to kiddie proofing, it's a stately affair for Will & Kate

TORONTO, March 9, 2015 /CNW/ - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's anticipated second child has cast a spotlight on the 'growing family'. Toronto experts Darling & Ninth and Kiddie Proofers chime in on this hot topic, with advice even commoners can use.

"The family dynamic undoubtedly changes to accommodate the needs of a second baby. New challenges exist, even for parents who've already been down the newborn path" says Claire Kilgour Hervey of Darling & Ninth, a boutique maternity and baby planning service that provides enriched experiences for its' clientele during this special, yet often overwhelming, time. "Kate has been known to turn down help in her domestic life.  She may feel differently now, as do most moms of two or more." It's particularly challenging with two children under the age of two, or multiples.  Parents-to-be can now seek assistance from baby planning services, a trending industry in cities like London, New York, Los Angeles and now Toronto.

Time is in short supply for growing families, especially when one or both parents are busy, working professionals. Outsourcing certain needs, like hiring the right staff, allows them to spend precious free time together as a family. Creating a support system may mean bringing on a night nurse, housekeeper, nanny, car seat installer or child proofing service, etc.

You don't need to be of royal blood to want the best for your family. A baby concierge service like Darling & Ninth can arrange everything from a baby shower (or "sprinkle" if you're Will and Kate), to purchasing a double stroller. Click here to see tips on throwing a sprinkle, planning for a second child and hot new products for growing families this spring.

"Often times it's with child number two that parents really tune into safety proofing their home. Their attention is divided, increasing the risk of incidents." says David Drutz of Kiddie Proofers, the leading store in Canada that specializes strictly in child safety products and services like car seat installations and in-home consulting.

Anmer Hall in Norfolk, England, is where the Royal Family will be residing. The two-storey, ten bedroom mansion boasts some five fire places, a tennis court and two pools. Kiddie Proofers ran the "ultimate" estimate on safety requirements for an estate like this. Identifying the potential safety solutions only royals could undertake: 200 outlet plugs, 250 feet of pool fencing, 100 soft corners for furniture, 40 tethers, 52 door stops. Click here to view the entire list. Keeping Prince George and his sibling safe is sure to be a royal task.

About Darling & Ninth

Darling & Ninth is a boutique maternity & baby planning service for new and expecting parents who want the best for their families, but don't have the time or expertise to make it all happen. Based in Toronto, the service has been supporting, educating and assisting new families with their unique nesting needs since 2009. From finding your nanny to planning your baby shower, Darling & Ninth ensures an effortless, enjoyable and fully prepared start to parenthood. For more information visit:,, Instagram: @darlingandninth Twitter: @DarlingNinth

About Kiddie Proofers

For over 25 years Kiddie Proofers has achieved great success and recognition as a company that is "all about child safety". It is the GTA's largest supplier of high quality safety products and services including car seat and in-home installations. Kiddie Proofers is a multifaceted company that provides solutions, with superior customer service, to any situation where danger to your children can present itself. For more information visit:, , Twitter: @KiddieProofers

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For further information: For interviews with planning experts Claire Kilgour Hervey of Darling & Ninth and/or David Drutz of Kiddie Proofers, or related images for media use (including Anmer Hall) please contact: Aimée Savard, aimpr,, 416-788-6719

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