BBe By Baby
1654 W. Roscoe St., Chicago, 773-404-2229 bebybaby.com *Gift registry *Classes and events
Be By Baby sees mothers through pregnancy to their baby’s toddler years. Many items are organic, and the shop is dedicated to advocating breastfeeding, attachment parenting, and supporting parents who are navigating both. Maternity clothing is carried from Japanese Weekend and Maternal America, as well as organic skincare products aimed toward pregnant moms. Practical merch includes nursing bras, diaper bags, and slings (the staff will provide instruction because they can be tricky for beginners). The rest of the shop is dedicated to baby—organic clothing, wooden toys, Think Baby bottles, and a huge selection of cloth diapers. A classroom space in the back plays host to many events, including babywearing classes, attachment parenting meetings, and breastfeeding clinics.
Healthy Babies Inc.
8267 W. Golf Rd., Niles, 847-583-0499
*Breastfeeding consultations available
*Classes and events
A breastfeeding supply store and resource center that carries everything a new nursing mother could possibly need: nursing bras, nursing covers, Boppy pillows, breast pumps for rent and purchase, breastmilk bags, and more. Supplementing the nursing products are Ergo Baby carriers, cloth diapers, and baby clothing. The owner is Lisy Peters, a pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation consultant, who also offers breastfeeding help and consultations ($150) with direct billing to insurance companies. Infant CPR classes offered periodically.
NNew Mother New Baby 3115 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, 847-272-1500 newmothernewbaby.com *Gift registry *Classes and events
Shopping is just one aspect of this resource center for nursing and new moms, which also offers lactation support, breastfeeding clinics, music classes, and mommy and me yoga. The boutique carries breast pumps (also available for rental), nursing tanks and bras, diaper bags from Diaper Dude and JJ Cole, baby carriers, cloth diapers, layette and baby clothing, and toys from Haba and Melissa and Doug.