When I went “gear” shopping for my first baby, it became clear to me just how many items require assembly. For first time parents, not all of the items were easy to figure out, especially items like the crib. It just made sense to hire a professional to set it up, so we had peace of mind that it was done properly. I can tell you that these costs add up over time, and I’d much rather have put what I’ve spent on various assembly fees in my kids’ RESP fund!
The folks at British Columbia’s Crocodile Baby feel the same way, which is why they’ve chosen to do things a bit differently. For example, when you buy a stroller from them, they build it for free; when you buy furniture, they deliver it for free (to locations in the Greater Vancouver Area); and when you buy a car seat from them, they help you install it(yep, you guessed it!) for free – for as long as you own the seat!
This kind of service is what keeps people coming back. That, and the amazing selection of quality GreenGuard certified North American- and European-manufactured furniture, as well as thoughtfully chosen baby gear from brands known for their quality and functionality.
Crocodile Baby’s staff feel compelled to educate themselves about the options available in all categories so they can confidently advise parents on the best products to suit their needs. They are passionate about only recommending items that they would buy for their families, and that’s reflected in the products they carry.
Crocodile Baby, with locations in Kitsilano, South Surrey, Yaletown and North Vancouver, carries pretty much everything new parents would ever want or need.
Here are a few of my favourite picks…
Limited-edition Bugaboo Bee 3 + Van Gogh stroller for the artistic, stylish Mama on the go
Tulip Soren Bed is a modern, timeless piece of furniture sure to last
Uncle Goose Stack N Scare blocks are fun and funky
ZoLi Buzz B Nail Trimmer will eliminate accidental cuts
Crocodile Essentials Organic Baby Clothes made from 100% organic cotton is also nickel free and gentle on baby’s sensitive skin.
Consumers have lots of options these days, so why shop at Crocodile Baby? Owner Gerry Lewarne says…
“Our thought is that anybody can buy stuff online so why do they come to my store? We have to give them much more than the internet can provide in terms of knowledge and, more importantly, how to decide between competing brands. Each customer is different and has slightly different needs.”
And one of these needs is, sometimes, speed! An advantage of shopping at Crocodile Baby is that they know where your order is. Many pregnant women and their partners order merchandise that is not in stock, especially large items like furniture, strollers and car seats. Says Gerry, “It seems simple, but actually knowing when the item is arriving and having the purchasing power to push suppliers to fast track orders is a huge benefit for a lot of our customers.”
If you live in the Vancouver area, visit Crocodile Baby to chat with one of their product experts and get informed opinions about what baby and kid gear is right for you. If you’re not in the Vancouver area but still want access to some of the best products available for your child, check out their website… and know that advice is just a phone call (or email) away!
Crocodile Baby Locations
1-866-761-2762 (toll free)
2156 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6K 1N6
The Shops at Morgan Crossing
Unit F 108 15775 Croydon Dr.
South Surrey, BC V3Z 2L6
1081 Marinaside Crescent
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Z1
225 Lonsdale Ave
North Van, BC V7M 2E9