Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 9am-7pm; Sun, 11am-5pm
G at Nassau Ave.
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Environmentally conscious mother Adriane Stare opened Caribou Baby in the spring of 2011 with the goal of encouraging safe and healthy living for urban families. The place feels more like a rustic mountain cabin than a stuffy kids' boutique, with reclaimed wood walls, sofas, and faux deer antler chandeliers. Parents are invited to relax with a cup of tea in between stocking up on baby basics from popular brands like Aden + Anais and Pea Pod. Meanwhile, kids keep occupied reading children’s books or checking out the handmade toy selection. There is also clothing for mothers and mothers-to-be, such as supportive nursing bras, stretchy dresses, and bathing suits that can be worn throughout pregnancy, along with an impressive selection of cloth diapers and a plethora of baby-carrying items. The latter range from traditional woven wraps to Ergo Baby’s modern carriers with padded straps, and while wrapping techniques can look complex to the uninitiated, Stare is able to demonstrate proper carrying techniques for any of them. A spacious 20’ x 20’ skylit room in the back hosts classes for new parents on childbirth education, breastfeeding, sunrise yoga, and postnatal workouts; it can also be rented out for birthday parties.