It seems like these days more and more of my friends are having babies. If you're in the same life stage as I am, you know that feeling where some aren't just on their first baby anymore...they're onto their second (gulp!). Needless to say it seems like I've been shopping for babies just as much as I've been shopping for adults. Since I sometimes don't fully understand the need for a mobile or what a Bumbo really is, I choose to come in like the cool aunt that would feed you candy before dinner and buy a gift that may not be a necessity, but is pretty dang cool.
This weekend I visited my friend Richard's amazing kids store in Lakeview called Cram For Kids. He helped me find the perfect gift for a friend of mine back home who recently had her baby shower. His store is so inviting and welcoming, that it isn't intimidating to the baby dummies (present company included) that need to learn a thing or two about kids stuff. With a collection of adorable organic toys and clothes cute enough an adult would want to wear them, I spent my time in the store with a difficult task of picking just a few perfect somethings for my friend. Luckily with Richard's suggestions I was able to find some great organic items that I think my friend will love.
I don't spend a ton of time in baby stores, but I do know boutique shops like Cram For Kids, is a great way to get hand-picked, quality items that are great for a child's development. Like I said, I have a lot to learn about kids - heck I just learned what swaddling was earlier this year thanks to my friend Abby, but I do know shopping and this place has got the goods...well baby goods at least. If you're ever in the neighborhood or need to cover off on some baby shopping, definitely stop by his store. If anything peek your head in and play with the cute animal faced mittens like I did, it made me feel like a kid again, but also made me realize that shopping for kids can be just as much fun as shopping for myself.
|Are you going through a phase where your shopping for kids as much I am? What are some of your go to stores?|