Halifax is now home to Atlantic Canada's first and only buybuy BABY store (the sixth in Canada). This one-of-a-kind location opened last month with Bed, Bath and Beyond and buybuy BABY under one roof at 208 Chain Lake Drive in Bayers Lake (right next to the Atlantic Superstore).
They invited me over to learn more about what they offer and to take a tour of the store and I was so impressed! It *almost* made me want another baby. They're also partnering with me to give away a gift card to their Halifax location. Read on for more details! (contest closed)
The store is pretty much the perfect combination of offering everything you need from pregnancy to about age three but still maintaining that friendly, homey feel of a smaller store. I lost track of how many staff members smiled and said hello to me and offered assistance while I browsed the aisles. They seem really passionate about helping parents get the information they need and find solutions to their current parenting challenges.
It’s clear they’ve taken the time to think about what parents want in their shopping experience with thoughtful touches such as their feeding room. This space is is so welcoming and peaceful. It includes a changing table, bottle warmer, and super comfy chairs for curling up in with baby.
In the new year they’ll also be offering in-store community events to learn about everything from helping your baby (and, ultimately, you!!) sleep better to feeding your growing baby.
Their baby registry system is like no other I’ve seen. They have a comfortable space to get things set up, and the buybuy BABY experts are always on duty to walk you through the process. There’s no handing over a scanner and sending you off into the unknown with an overwhelming number of major decisions to make.
These experts know what questions to ask to help determine what your needs may be and how to compare the seemingly countless options out there to find the best one for your lifestyle.
One of the possibilities they offer is to register for books so baby shower guests can buy a book instead of a card so you can build your baby’s first library. You KNOW how much I love this idea!
That mobile, RIGHT? One of my favourite parts of my pregnancies was designing and setting up nurseries for my babies.
Wandering through the store and seeing all of the gorgeous nursery designs made me wish I could design “just one more.” SO ADORABLE.
If designing the nursery isn’t your thing though, they actually have experts on site who can help you with it! Close that Pinterest window and enlist the buybuy BABY staff to help you turn your ideas (or lack of ideas!) into a stunning space for baby to grow.
The selection offered is second to none. There are walls of baby clothing, strollers, car seats, diapering, toys, and more. If something isn’t in the store, it’s likely it’s in a warehouse and able to be shipped directly to your home.
And, because sometimes when you’re eight months pregnant you aren’t in the mood to stroll the aisles, you can also shop online, reserve an item, and then pull into the reserved parking spot for pick-ups out front and pop in, pick it up, and go!
I also didn’t realize they had TOYS! So many toys and books along with all of the other items you need during the phase from baby to toddlerhood such as clothing, potty training, bath time, monitors, safety supplies, and feeding (from bottles or nursing to solid food).
I also learned buybuy BABY sells a wide range of brands of baby gear to meet all needs and price points, and will even price match if you find the same item at a lower price. As a price-conscious mama, I appreciate that policy SO MUCH.
WIN A BUYBUY BABY GIFT CARD! **CONTEST CLOSED**
Buybuy BABY is so happy to be part of the Halifax community that they’ve partnered with me to give away a $100 gift card for their Halifax buybuy BABY store to a resident of the Maritime provinces! If you live in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island, you’re eligible to win!* Fill out the Rafflecopter form below and ***IMPORTANT*** make sure you come back to the Rafflecopter widget and check off each task you complete in order for it to be counted as an entry. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!
When the contest closes, one random winner will be drawn. S/he will be notified by email and have 24 hours to respond; if there's no reply by then, we will draw for a new winner. Good luck!
*Winners must be the age of majority in their home province and provide proof of residency in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, or Prince Edward Island (contest is only open to residents of these three Maritime provinces).
Thanks to buybuy BABY who sponsored this post. We only partner with businesses that we believe bring value and enjoyment to Halifax families. If you'd like to talk about working together, please contact us. As always, all opinions are our own.