Here is a helpful guide to the best rated Edmonton baby stores for when you are deciding where to start a registry or where to buy gift cards from for the expecting mothers in your lives. Instead of buying little cute outfits for the upcoming baby, things that are helpful that are often overlooked are: gift cards for a baby carrier or a babywearing workshop. Gift cards for car seats or for quality strollers. Don’t forget about gifts for mom as well — this could be a silicone milk collector (if mama chooses to breastfeed).
If you are not sure what to gift new parents, diapers are always welcome. Newly born babies can go through 20 to 30 diapers a day. Or meal services.
Here is a list of Edmonton baby stores, recommended in no particular order. The brands offered at the more boutique Edmonton baby stores are different as well. Parents have many options to choose from.
Each baby store has its specialty. The bigger boxed stores are able to do price-matching. However, the relationships you get from buying from smaller Edmonton boutique baby stores can be incredibly helpful — especially when you value personable service.
Creating a baby registry with Babies-R-Us can be very helpful to new parents as the staff will sign you up for your registry and send you home a starting care package (soother/pacifier, a baby bottle and baby moisturizer). The registry completion discount can also be very super helpful when you receive enough cash or gift card gifts to purchase big items left on your registry.
Babies-R-Us has the best sales every summer (Christmas in July) as well as during Black Friday and Boxing Week.
Parents are saying that the south side West Coast Kids is better than the west Edmonton one for Edmonton Baby Stores. West Coast Kids carries many brands and items that resonate with Edmonton crunchy parents: wooden toys, Clek car seats, high quality strollers, stylish and high quality nursery furniture sets.
West Coast Kids offer free shipping for non-oversized items when you spend over $49 CAD before taxes.
6549 99 St
Kathleen Wolff owns and operates Folk & Whimsy. Her knowledge will help you through every stage in your pregnancy and baby’s milestones. Some mothers may recognize Kathleen as someone who used to work for Two Mothers — a boutique Edmonton baby store in the Ritchie area. Kathleen’s store is not too far from the original Two Mother’s location.
Folk & Whimsy is one of the most unique Edmonton Baby Stores. Folk & Whimsy carries products that help mothers from pregnancy until toddlerhood. Kathleen is well versed with cloth diapers and how to care for them — Folk & Whimsy also has products to help every potty training mom save her sanity (besides caffeinating themselves). The PeaPodMat is a life saver and you can find it at her store.
I have learned so much about cloth diapers from her myself when I was a first-time mother.
If you are looking for specific baby carriers and need help deciding which ones, you can get personalized help at Folk & Whimsy. Remember to try on a baby-wearing jacket to use on cooler days.
Located close to the 124th Market, Bosom Babies is another great boutique Edmonton baby store. Marcella is the owner of Bosom Babies. Bosom Babies is most known for their selection of maternity and nursing bras. Nursing bras are so comfortable that you may not want to stop wearing them, even when your babies have grown past toddlerhood.
Besides items for babies, you can also find postpartum and nursing supplies for mom.
(Update: As of Dec 5, 2023, Bosom Babies announced its closure via email. Currently, as of January 5, 2024, Bosom Babies is offering a clearance sale.)
There are many reasons to shop at Once Upon A Child when choosing Edmonton baby stores. The most raved location for Once Upon A Child is the Sherwood Park location. The more eco-conscious parents prefer to upcycle and buy second-hand for their babies. You may not find everything you need here, but many parents love going to Once Upon A Child to buy clothing for their kids and sell them back to grab the next size in clothing for their kids.
I hope you have found this guide helpful during your new exciting journey of motherhood! If you are looking for a family or maternity & newborn photographer, I would absolutely love to help you plan your dream session. I also offer gift cards for my photography services.
If you are looking for mama-related post-partum clothing items, such as nursing tanks, check out this guide of Edmonton maternity & nursing stores for moms.