CComfy Bummy Diapers 231 S. Washington St., Naperville, 630-428-7900 *Gift registry
A cloth diaper boutique that stocks a superstore variety of covers including fitted diapers, all-in-ones, eco-disposable, and cloth diapers from brands like Fuzzi Bunz, bumGenius, Happy Heiny’s, and Tushis, among others, as well as accessories like diaper inserts, sprayers, and pails. The in-store selection also includes diaper bags, slings, swaddling blankets, bibs, and wooden toys.
FFluff Envy 1345 N. LaFox, South Elgin, 847-931-9105 *Gift registry *Classes and events
A huge selection of cloth diapers and hybrid diapers from bumGenius, Rumparooz, FuzziBunz, Happy Heinys, among others, with different styles of closures. Also in store are cloth diaper accessories, natural laundry detergent, slings and carriers, swaddling blankets, and other fun gifts. Check online for a schedule of cloth diapering and babywearing classes.
GGreen Home Experts 811 South Blvd., Oak Park, 708-660-1443
The specialty here is eco-friendly building and home products, like flooring, low VOC paint, mattresses, and Meyer’s cleaning supplies. The children selection includes Bambu feeding supplies, bleach-free natural diapers, and Green Toys.
SSprout San Francisco 1943 W. Divison St., Chicago, 773-489-0009 *Gift registry *Nursery design services
Wicker Park’s one-stop for non-toxic and organic products, stocking only merchandise that meets exacting green criteria. The Chicago location is the third nationwide spot after San Francisco and New York, and the mini-chain is the brainchild of founder Suzanne Price, a former equity research analyst who worked in the green living sector. Once she started her own family, she used her expertise to open a San Francisco shop that brought together organic consumer products for parents who wanted to create a nontoxic environment for children. Stop by to shop for solid wood furniture from Kalon, organic mattresses, crib bedding, super soft organic clothing, Orbit strollers, Lifefactory glass bottles, and wooden toys. As a bonus for neighborhood parents, the store has a play area in the back (adorably separated with a picket fence and adorned with a chalkboard wall) that plays host to music classes and story time.