Birth & Wellness Center Boutique
Updated 12/2011: The Birth & Wellness Center has a beautiful, new interior. Same great staff, advice, and goods with an updated look.
The Boutique is on the 2nd floor of a building near the Chapel Hill YMCA, actually the same building as Triangle Yoga. But don't worry there are elevators.
This shop is "fantastic" for a couple of reasons.
First, the shop specializes in homeopathic and natural remedies. For example, when C hit some tough teething and Oragel just wasn't an option, the products at the Boutique were different, all natural, and effective.
Second, the shop has other things as well. Mobys, Bummis, Tiny Tush, Bellaband, and Motherlove are just some of the brands they carry. They do have toys, books, and clothes as well. But think wooden, organic, and natural.
Third, the staff here is great. They are knowledgeable and very friendly. Everyone that I have worked with has their own children, and, therefore, some true hands-on wisdom to share about products.
Fourth, this is the place to buy nursing gear. They have a lot of options for nursing bras, and are great at fitting and recommending (which goes along with point 3).
Fifth, they have a play area for kids in the store. Tucked away in one corner there are toys and a train table for play.
They do offer a baby registry. It's harder for out of town guests to shop here than, say, an online mega-mart like Babies R Us, but they can call in and the helpful staff can guide them through.
Women's Birth & Wellness Center Boutique
Monday-Friday 10 -7
Sat 10 -5
930 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC