I was recently selected, much to my joy, to be a blogging ambassador for The Sears’ Baby’s Room! It’s funny, so many department stores (and even big box stores) don’t have a very impressive selection of baby items but when I toured The Baby’s Room at the Calgary Southcentre Mall Sears I was super impressed with the selection. They carry products that even the famous-baby-store-that-will-remain-nameless carries, such as…
I had no idea you could even buy these snack bags and wet bags locally. I thought they were only available online. Nice to know that you can get them without paying crazy Canadian shipping fees!
Some other nice brands include:
I’m especially thrilled about the Carter’s section! Before MicroDork was born I fell in love with an outfit I saw on the Carter’s website. But they wouldn’t ship it here, and the local Carter’s store told me they didn’t carry it (um, why?)! Well, Sears does carry that line (cute little whales)! And Sears often has sales (like the the one-year anniversary of The Baby’s Room sale from May 24th to June 5th)! So now Canadian babies can look almost as cute as my little dude in clothes like these:
One of the other things I LOVE about The Baby’s Room is that it is one of the few places you can find newborn-sized clothing (they even have preemie sizes)! They always say you don’t need much in the newborn size, so I thought I had plenty for MicroDork. But with how much he spits up? OMG. We went through EVERYTHING in his size in just a couple of days before we had a chance to stain-treat and wash everything. But The Baby’s Room has (affordable!) sleepers in the Newborn size! The Emma & Jack brand has a LOT of cute prints for boys and girls (and several options are gender neutral).
And the lovely K (who gave me my tour) told me that when you buy clothing in The Kid’s Room (such as jeans or snowsuits) if knees wear out, or zippers bust, Sears will replace or fix the problem item, hassle free!
But enough gushing about clothes. There’s a lot more to The Baby’s Room than clothes. I love how the department is organized. And every section is clearly labeled. In the travel section the strollers are ON THE GROUND. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. How are parents supposed to really evaluate a stroller if it’s displayed above their heads (like they do it at every other major retailer)? And the signage is really informative:
If you haven’t browsed your local Sears for baby gear, you *really* need to check them out. You may be surprised by what you see. My Sears was clean, bright, and spacious (you can actually navigate the whole department with a stroller without banging into displays constantly)! I’m planning to take advantage of the upcoming sale, but I couldn’t resist buying a special bib to celebrate ManDork’s recent good news…
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.
It’s time for a big ol’ gif party! Why? Because ManDork just got accepted to the University of Toledo College of Medicine!
ALL THE FEELS!
The only thing that could make this day better is if MicroDork would PLEASE STOP CRYING.
If there was ever a good reason to muddle through each day in a sleep deprived stupor, a little guy like this would be that reason. Our days have been a little crazy (cars breaking down in the newly opened and totally packed Target parking lot, ManDork making the University of Calgary waitlist, etc.), and our nights filled with the shortest of sleeps. But life is wonderful. Life is blissfully, peacefully wonderful.
My precious baby boy is here! I am so very much in love! And, hello, why wouldn’t I be? Did you see that picture? He’s gorgeous! Click through past the break to read the birth story and see pictures from his birth!