Top 4 Baby Shops and Boutiques in South West London
There’s no doubt about it. Having a baby suddenly means a lot of new purchases. From the buggy that rides well on a footpath and the beach, to the safest car seat, the best bedside crib, the most soothing bouncer, the bath seat, nappies, wipes….there’s a lot to think about.
I remember when I was expecting my daughter, this whole process of researching and trying to find the best buggy, the best car seat, the best ‘everything’ was pretty daunting. As much as I love online shopping, it certainly helped to go into a physical shop to see things in person and be able to compare things side by side.
Although I knew lots of the big name brands, what surprised me was how many independent baby shops we have locally, and how big some of them are. In this article I’ll be reviewing the top 4 baby shops in South West London. I hope it helps you to decide which one(s) to visit, as you make all of your pre-baby buying decisions.
How I’ll Compare The Baby Shops And Boutiques
The aim of this article is to provide you with unbiased information about the top 4 baby product shops and boutiques in South West London, so it may be helpful to explain my process.
The ‘top 4’ shops that I’ve reviewed are the shops that rank highest on a Google search for ‘baby shops South West London.’ This doesn’t include paid-for Google Ads.
I’ve also excluded one shop that came up in the search results (Huggle) as it is in North London, and another (Peppermint), as it appears from their reviews that both of their stores have recently closed down.
I’m not affiliated with any of the baby stores in any way, and have no interest in promoting one over the other.
To keep things consistent I’ll be reviewing each shop based on the following three factors:
- Location and parking facilities
- How many days a week they are open
- What they sell
- Whether you can shop online
- Specialist services
A3 Baby Barn
First up is A3 Baby Barn, which as the name suggests is based close to the A3. According to their website they’ve been open for 19 years and stock “all leading brands.”
Here are the key facts about A3 Baby Barn:
- A3 Baby Barn is based in a barn at Surbiton Golf Club, postcode KT9 1UF. They have parking outside.
- The barn is open Tuesday to Saturday each week, and on the first Sunday of every month.
- According to their website A3 baby barn stocks: prams, buggies, car seats, cots and cot beds, nursery furniture, baby carriers and accessories. They also have a twins section dedicated to twin buggies.
- They don’t have the option to shop online.
- Because you can park right outside they offer the option to try car seats and prams in your car before you make a purchase.
Baby Nest is based in Croydon and was started in 1990 as an independent nursery store. They now offer both online and in-store shopping.
Here are the key facts about Baby Nest:
- Baby Nest is located at 1-2 Purley Way Crescent in Croydon, Postcode CR0 3JS. I couldn’t find any information about car parking on their website, so I gave them a call. They informed me that there are a couple of parking bays on a private road behind the store.
- Baby Nest is open 7 days each week.
- They sell: car seats and accessories, furniture, highchairs, bouncers and pushchairs.
- You can also choose to shop online on the Baby Nest website.
- According to their website, Baby Nest is an authorised car seat fitting centre.
Bump To Baby
Bump to Baby is based in Balham and aims to cater “to the needs of design and fashion conscious parents who don’t want to compromise between quality and style.”
Here are the key facts about Bump to Baby:
- Bump to Baby is located at 61 Balham High Road, SW12 9AW. There isn’t any private parking at the shop, but when I called the store they told me you can park for free for half an hour on Ormeley Road.
- They’re open 7 days a week, and you can shop in-store or online.
- Bump to Baby sells prams and pushchairs, car seats, slings and carriers, bedroom furniture and accessories, bathing and changing items, high chairs, travel cots and accessories. They also have sections dedicated to teething, feeding, clothes and toys for ages 0 to 6 years plus. This appears to be the most comprehensive range of products out of all of the shops I researched.
Wear My Baby Boutique
Finally, we have Wear My Baby Boutique. Based in Tooting, this is a specialist baby carrier shop, hire service and advice service.
Here are the key facts about Wear My Baby Boutique:
- Wear My Baby Boutique is located at 58 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7PB. There isn’t any private parking at the store, but pay and display parking is available on surrounding roads and is free on Saturdays.
- They’re open Tuesday to Saturday, and also offer the option to order online.
- The boutique offers the option to purchase a sling or carrier, or to try or hire one before you buy to make sure it’s the right fit for you. They also offer in-store consultations and workshops for help using your current carrier or trying a new one, and offer 1-2-1 consultations and workshops around London and the South East.
Over to you
I really enjoyed researching this article, and wish I done it before I had a baby! I found it really positive to see how much expert advice and support we have in the local area. Being able to see and try products before you buy is so helpful.
I hope that knowing more about these shops and boutiques helps you as you prepare for your baby’s arrival, and in the weeks and months after they are born. If you visit any of these baby shops, or have any other recommendations to add to the list I’d love to hear – you can send me a message here, or leave a comment below.
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