As parents, one of the most important items we buy for our child is a car seat. There are so many brands, styles and kinds (rear-facing, front-facing, convertible) that it can be difficult to know which car seat to buy.
This month’s featured boutique realizes these challenges, so they have certified car seat technicians on staff who help parents test car seats in their vehicles prior to purchasing. Baby In Gear, located in Aurora, Ontario, knows it’s important to ensure a proper, tight car seat installation, which is something that customers travel from near and far to consult with their staff about.
With online shopping becoming more and more popular, it is special services like this that make Baby In Gear stand out from the crowd. They also offer online/in store gift registry; gift cards; and free gift-wrapping service. When you’re pressed for time, it’s nice knowing you can get multiple things checked off your list in one place.
And with over 3,400 square feet of retail space, they are able to stock many of the most popular – and functional – products for kids, with a focus on local companies and items made in Canada / North America. Some Canadian-made favourites are Natart Juvenile, Dutailier, Monte Design Gliders, Sweet Kyla and Perlimpinpin bedding and Wee Urban sleep sacks.
Owner Dimitra Kaklamanos says some of her customers’ favourites include Padraig wool baby slippers with suede leather bottoms that are handmade in Surrey British Columbia; nursing necklaces and customizable pacifier/teething toy clips from Alphabet-Soup, which can be personalized with a baby’s name; and Applecheeks cloth diapers which have a huge cult following among cloth diapering Mamas and are, in her opinion, “hands down one of the best cloth diaper systems out there.” (Now that is a recommendation!) And to get those diapers clean, you’ll want to try locally made ‘The Laundry Tarts’ detergent, which is available in many fabulous scents. Baby in Gear carries an exclusive scent called ‘Sweet Linen’, which mamas simply love.
Other locally-made ‘hits’ include bright and modern drool bibs, soother clips and blankets from Dezignz by Liz and handmade, personalized blankets from Baby Magoo. Both of these lines use amazing fabrics in chevron patterns, polka dots, stripes and more (in gender-neutral colours), making them perfect for gift giving.
Baby In Gear carries everything you need for your little ones – strollers, furniture, baby carriers, feeding products and more – from trusted brands that Moms love!
If you’re in the Southern Ontario area, you’ll want to visit Baby In Gear’s retail location and see for yourself why they’re highly recommended by their customers*. And, if you live elsewhere in Canada, you can still order the amazing items I mentioned (and more) on their website.
* Baby In Gear is featured this month because a fan answered my call-out for the best baby/kid stores in Canada on social media! If you know of an amazing kids’ store in Canada that you’d like to see featured, click here to let me know about it!
Baby In Gear
446 Hollandview Trail Unit #3, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 7Z9