I have mentioned before how different this pregnancy has been so different then 2.5 years ago when I was pregnant with A.C. From the nausea, to the way this baby moves, to making it well past 32 weeks this time around in so many ways it feels like I in completely new territory this time around. What I didn’t expect to be different was how I would shop for baby #2. For A.C. we had the typical baby registry and did some quick shopping after his surprise arrival. Finding what I was looking for was not always easy and meant making trips to multiple stores to get what I wanted.
Nursery – the selection and displays of all of the different cribs and bedding options was excellent. I loved that not only did they have all the main pieces available in store to look at (Cribs, change tables, dressers, and rockers you could sit in and test out!), but also many accessories including rugs, wall decals and lamps. We searched for a month to find a rug for A.C.’s room after he was born, it is wonderful to see them in store now.
Travel – This is the area I was most excited about. Shopping for car seats and strollers is one of the most difficult purchases parents have to make. The Sears Baby’s Room offers a great selection across all price points, and I was thrilled to see one of my favorite car seat brands, Diono, available in store. But the highlight of my who tour was the baby wearing section – I LOVE that the Baby’s Room now offers a greater selection of carriers, and has them wonderfully displayed for parents to decide which one is right for them.
Feeding – This section has been greatly expanded to include everything from breast pumps and bottle sterilizers to steamers and blenders for when you want to start making your own baby food. I was intrigued by the Yogurt Maker, as that is one of A.C.’s favorite snacks and it might be neat to try to make myself. I also loved seeing more reusable and green options available at Sears Baby’s Room including Itsy Ritzy Reusable Snack Bags!
And of course Sears Baby’s Room had a great selection of gift ideas and clothing. One stop shopping for all of you gift giving needs. And right now at Sears Baby’s Room they are having theEverything Baby Sale, making it a perfect time to start your Christmas shopping. This sale runs until Oct 25th, so make sure you head into your local Sears store or shop online to take advantage of some great savings.
So the big questions is what did I buy from Sears Baby’s Room for baby #2??? Well up until my visit to Sears I had only spent a total of $3 at a garage sale on items for baby #2!!! I have been trying to be restrained, and am a little superstitious about shopping too early for babies. But now that I am at 35 weeks I just couldn’t help myself and came home with 3 new sleepers…
I really enjoyed my shopping experience at the Sears Baby’s Room, they have made some amazing improvements since I was shopping for A.C.. I can’t wait to be able to head back to do more shopping once Baby #2 arrives. Who knows, maybe I will even be able to buy some dresses this time!
Disclosure: I am part of the Sears – The Baby’s Room Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.