Chicago baby stores

Chicago baby stores are abundant, so let me narrow down your must see baby stores.

No one has all day to commute around our great (big!) city.  As a Chicago baby photographer, I’ve met hundreds of new mamas and seen some fantastic product in the studio.  I’ve also completed my fair share of research so you don’t have to.  Let’s have a chat about some Chicago baby stores and your best options!

Twinkle Twinkle Little One

Everyone needs a few essentials, as far as baby gear goes, when welcoming a new baby to the family.  Whether you are looking for a quality car seat to protect your most precious member of the family, or a light weight stroller to walk around our fantastic city, a one stop shop is where it’s at!  Twinkle Twinkle Little One on Belmont Ave is packed with everything from car seats and strollers to bedding, clothing and gift items. Here is the Chicago location number if you’d like to check stock on any of your wishlist items: (773) 472-3000.  It is noted as one of the top six baby gear stores on the Chicago Parent website!  Better yet, they also have a Highland Park location.

Here is a quick screen grab of their website.  They really do have a wide array of items to help make life easier as a new parent.

Chicago baby stores

Galt Baby

Another fantastic recommendation is Galt Baby.  This high-end store has two locations to serve the greater Chicago area.  Strollers range from $599 to nearly $2000, with tons of options in between.  From single strollers to doubles and specialty strollers, it’s a great option for that baby shower registry!  Galt Baby offers a wide variety of products from crib and car seats to educational toys and humidifiers.  Most impressive is their stellar reputation for customer service.  Can’t figure out a feature on that fancy stroller?  Give them a call!  Wondering what car seat adjustments should be made for your itty bitty?  Give them a call!  They will even provide help with car seat installation.  Bravo for Galt Baby!

Even if you are not looking for the higher-end products, visiting their website is worth it for the inspiration alone.  Gorgeous work, Galt Baby!

Chicago baby stores

Buy Buy Baby

Since my goal is saving you busy mamas-to-be time and energy, I’m going to throw in the big box store Buy Buy Baby.  You may not find unique or boutique quality items, but you will find every newborn and baby essential your little one will every need.  Their registry service is like a well oiled machine, and a must for expectant parents completing a registry.  With FIVE Chicago and suburban locations, there is sure to be a store you can pop in on your next errand day.  This gem had just opened when we had our third daughter, and I remember the thrill of having everything we needed under one roof as I dragged my tired butt around the isles.


Monica + Andy and Kido Chicago

Both Monica + Andy and Kido Chicago caught my eye.  These Chicago baby stores offer beautiful products for baby that are organic and/or ethically sourced.  There is variety for your little one’s needs, amazing selection of gift ideas, and educational materials to boot.  Monica + Andy have three Chicago area locations, including a shop at the Prentice facility!  Kido Chicago is located on Delano Ct. in the city, and has received rave reviews from an assortment of organization including Chicago Magazine, Chicago Parent and WGN.  If you have the time, be sure to check out these Chicago parent gems.


Looking for a Chicago Newborn Photographer

While shopping for essentials, are you looking for a Chicago newborn photographer, too?  Now is the time!  Experienced newborn photographers can book up weeks ahead, so be sure to schedule your newborn session while expecting.  Newborn photographers, like myself, are adept at handling schedule fluctuations, so don’t worry about your little one arriving early or late.  I’ve written an article on finding your ideal newborn photographer and scheduling  HERE..  If you are looking for posed newborn sessions in a studio with controlled lighting, controlled temperatures for your newborn, and an array of beautiful props and accessories, look no further!  I bring over twelve years of experience capturing hundred and hundreds of new souls, and I am honored to capture each and every one.  Take a moment to browse the newborn portfolio HERE, or the featured gallery HERE to get a feel for my style.  If you would like to see even more of the gorgeous itty bitties I’ve had the joy of capturing, grab a cup of tea and scroll the blog HERE.


Adorable newborn pictures

Since you are here, how about a peek at a beautiful new love bug?  Meet Madeline and her yummy cheeks. 😉  This porcelain doll was a wonderful subject, calm and relaxed for her entire session.  From props to blankets, wraps and headbands, I have everything we need for a gallery filled with beautiful and timeless images of your new baby boy or girl!

newborn baby wrapped in white swaddle laying in heart prop with wool layers Chicago baby stores

sleeping baby on papason chair wrapped in floral wrap with pink pillow and headband

smiling baby on pink blanket with floral headband Chicago baby stores

baby girl with blue wrap and blue headband on pink fabric Chicago baby stores

macro image of newborn toes with white background


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