What We’re Thankful For…

Quite frankly it’s YOU! All of you. And with Small Business Saturday creeping up on us again (11/25) there is no better time to tell you how much we appreciate and value your support.

Years ago, when Babies in Bloom was just a tiny embryo of an idea in the mind of owner Rochelle, she could never have imagined the sheer strength of the community that would grow from her simple desire to give parents in North County a blank birthing canvas – a place where they could not only choose to give birth, but how they give birth…and with whom!

A business wasn’t just born from that idea, a family was – and thanks to you and your local support, our North County family keeps on blooming!

In a world of one-click shopping, we treasure every person that takes the time to come to our Boutique doors. And every person who recommends us to new families in the area. By choosing to shop small, you help keep our network thriving. You ensure we can continue to provide a judgement free safe place for parents to come, chat, chill, shop, ask, learn, and if we’re really really lucky, a place where they might choose to welcome a new life in to the world.

We’re all just pinching ourselves at the thought of our sixth annual BabyFest expo coming up in April 2018. Yes, that’s right, our SIXTH!  We all feel so blessed to love what we do and to do and share what we love!

And that’s the beauty of small businesses right there. So often, they are bursting with passion and authenticity – the type of passion that’s contagious and can sprinkle positive impacts across a wider community – both economically and socially. Because in truth, when a small business succeeds, we all can!

Thank you again for choosing to shop with us!  Our hearts are so full. We love you North County!

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BabyFest 2017

Our 2017 expo is over and our hearts are full!

The venue this year was on Babies in Bloom’s very own doorstep, with over 50 tents and booths lining our sun drenched street. We can’t tell you what it meant to us to peek out of the window at 9.30 AM and already see a long line of glowing mamas-to-be, their partners and other excited family members waiting to get in.

To all our visitors: thank you for letting us be part of your growing family’s exciting journey.

And to our wonderful exhibitors: thank you for all the support, wisdom, reassurance and encouragement you shared with our guests.

Together, we formed quite a village at BabyFest 2017. A place where no question was too foolish, no fear went unheard and where judgement simply wasn’t tolerated. Because we know that no two families are the same – each will tell their own beautiful story in their own special way.

For those that couldn’t make BabyFest this year, you can still visit some of our booths virtually!  Check out our BabyFest 2017 Facebook event page. A roaming camera at the event filmed live action at booths to give those at home a sneak peak of some of the wonderful products and services showcasing at the event.

We also dare you not to smile when you see the Groovaroo impromptu flashmob dance that took place on the street. It’s AWESOME! Check out the baby snuggling dance moves here  – plus take a look at the new Baby TULA ‘Free to Grow’ carriers being used (usable from 0+ – 4 years!). Groovaroo classes are hosted regularly at the boutique – check out our events calendar for more info.

For many, the expert talks are always an expo highlight. This year, we had certified babywearing educators showcasing the different types of baby carriers out there in the market, as well as Jennifer Aprea from Spray Pal answering all sorts of questions about cloth diapering. Our car seat safety expert Katie, was also on hand to explain the latest laws to parents and help them choose the right seat for their family.

‘Meet the Midwives’ is also an annual favorite. These local midwives couldn’t love their job any more and have delivered thousands of beautiful babies between them. They know more than anyone that how you birth matters and are committed to delivering a personalized experience to each and every family to help them have the birth they have always dreamed of.

If you missed the talks, don’t worry! The boutique regularly hosts classes and workshops on these topics and much, much more – from lactation and hypnobirthing to first aid and sleep coaching. You can also book car one-on-one seat safety checks with Katie via the boutique – free if you purchase a seat from Babies in Bloom. Again, just visit our events calendar page for more details.

So, while we’re sorry you couldn’t all make it down to BabyFest 2017, it’s never too late to join the Babies in Bloom family. Our doors are always open – hope to see you soon!

 

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Pinterest Has Spoken

Hey parents, did you get the memo?  Woodland inspired nurseries are going to be huge in 2017. It’s cute. It’s cozy. It’s gender-neutral. What’s not to love!?

How do we know this? Well, Pinterest released its Pinterest 100 board which predicts the 100 trends we are most likely to see in 2017, all based on saving and search data from 2016. Woodland nurseries happen to be up 97% in the last year.

In light of this bunny boom, we thought we’d help you out by sharing some of the ADORABLE woodland themed items we currently have in our Boutique.

Little Unicorn Organic Cotton Muslin Quilt:

This breathable, natural cotton muslin quilt is loaded with four snug layers and a whole host of friendly forest characters. It’s large (47” x 47”) so you will get good use out of it over the years. Best of all, it promises to only get softer and cuddlier with each wash.

Milkbarn Organic:

Burp Cloths:

Adding cute to the puke, these soft and ultra-absorbent cloths come in a two pack and are made with 100% certified organic cotton. They look and feel such high quality – they would make a great gift wouldn’t they?

Newborn Gown and Hat set:

Speaking of gifts, how stinking cute is this Milkbarn Organic newborn set? This stylish box comes with an elastic bottom gown and knotted hat, all Hummingbird themed and sized 0-3 months.

SugarBooger’s ‘What Did the Fox Eat?’ collection:

All BPA free, this range is not just cute, but smart! To be honest, the plate had us at ‘spill-proof.’ Sure your little one might like working on his / her baseball pitch using oatmeal, broccoli or pasta, but with a removable suction base, at least the plate will stay in place.  Every little helps right? As well as the matching snack pots and lunch container, we also stock the matching silverware set in the Boutique. Just the right size for tiny hands to grip, the set comes with a case (ideal for on-the-go) that can also be personalized.

Tesa Babe Clothing: 

If some of these designs came in adult size, we’d be all over them. Cool, cute and comfy, woodland has never looked so classy! Or calming. They are all the c’s!  A variety of sizes and prints are available.

Anything catch your eye here? Pop in to the Boutique to feel the quality for yourself – we’d love to see you sometime soon.

 

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We Are Hiring!

We are growing and looking for a new member of our boutique team!

Babies in Bloom offers items for expectant parents and babies, as well as unique gifts. Our team is committed to the promotion of safer, healthier and eco-friendly options for families with a strong focus on education and support.

Babies in Bloom provides:

  • An open, empowering work environment.
  • A supportive team that cares about your success as an individual.
  • A fair an flexible work schedule that puts family first.
  • Training that will improve your life, both personally and professionally.
  • An opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families every day.
  • A unique, family-oriented company culture.
  • Part-time available, with full-time growth potential in the future.

Do you have what it takes? 

The Babies in Bloom team consists of an enthusiastic, dedicated group of individuals that are passionate about the products we offer, and how they can make families’ lives easier.

  • We invest heavily in training and have learned that staff excel best if they work a minimum of 2 shifts a week. A minimum 12 hours a week is expected.
  • A flexible schedule is an asset, as is experience in retail or sales.
  • Weekend shifts are mandatory. You must be able to work at least 1-2 Saturdays a month, although not always required.
  • A commitment of one-year of service is preferred, from the start of training.
  • You must be able to be on your feet all day.
  • Individuals must be passionate about selling pregnancy and breastfeeding products, natural cloth diapers, baby slings and carriers, natural toys, gifts and gear.

We are looking for employees who are friendly, enthusiastic, have great social skills, and love learning and helping others. To be successful you must be hardworking, easily strike up conversations with customers, take initiative, and know what it means to be professional, respectful and non-judgmental.

We’re excited about the possibility of having new, energetic team members helping us in our mission. If this sounds like you, don’t miss out an an opportunity to join our team! Please contact us as per the guidelines below.

Benefits

We endeavor to recruit the best people we can to become a part our team. At Babies in Bloom, we offer a work environment that empowers individuals to work independently, free to make decisions daily and manage their time in a way that is respectful of both employer and employee. We strive to create a respectful workplace, treat all employees fairly, and help team members work towards reaching their individual career goals.

As part of the Babies in Bloom team, employees enjoy:

  • Working for a family business that cares about you as an individual.
  • A fair wage, paid training, ample holiday time and the potential for annual performance-based increases.
  • A valuable investment in training time and resources.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • A generous store discount after 3 months
  • Occasional free samples of products and testers.

How to Apply

Please read carefully. Attention to detail is of utmost importance when working with our team.

  1. Download an application here.
  2. Drop off the following in person or by email (rochelle@babies-in-bloom.com):
    1. Your completed Application for Employment
    2. A cover letter detailing why you believe you’ll be a perfect fit for our team.
    3. An updated resume.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no phone calls.

 

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