Bay Area’s Best Boutiques for Eco-Friendly Baby Gear and Clothing

August 15, 2011 11:59 AM

On the hunt for the perfect baby shower gift, or looking to stock up on some eco-friendly essentials? The following baby gear and clothing boutiques will inspire you to splurge.

And be sure to keep up with each of the stores on Twitter and Facebook where they all announce their in-store events and other helpful information.

San Francisco, Corte Madera, and Walnut Creek

Multiple Locations

Just saying the name of this boutique, which boasts a bold rainbow motif and clever product names, certainly makes you want to… well… giggle. Check out their cool summer toys, like the Plasma Car or the Pewi Bike, or their handy summer travel items, such as the a boldly striped fold-up picnic blanket or the all-in-one travel bag and travel bed.

South Bay

Tiny Tots Boutique
138 Railway Avenue

Tiny Tots is known throughout the Bay Area for their top-notch cloth and compostable diaper delivery service, but they also feature a top-notch boutique, making Tiny Tots a one-stop shop for all things baby. A huge bonus is that diaper service customers can get their boutique items delivered along with their diapers at no charge. Take a look at their huge inventory, and see for yourself!

East Bay

Monkey Bars
1339 Park Street
Monkey Bars

Here’s another contender for cute baby boutique names. Alameda’s Monkey Bars touts itself as being the coolest baby boutique in the region, merging non-toxic, eco-friendly materials with hip designs and great quality. Additionally, lots of East Bay parents hit up Monkey Bars when stocking up on the much coveted Oaklandish kids’ tees, and their selection of cute boys’ clothes is impressive.

San Francisco

1828 Union Street
San Francisco

A visit to Sprout’s storefront and website provides customers with a thorough and up-to-date education in living an organic and toxic-free lifestyle. Owner Suzanne Price is a former long-time research analyst on green living in the consumer products sector, and she’s incorporated her wealth of knowledge into Sprout’s philosophy and inventory. Be sure to check out Sprout’s lovely modern cribs and other stylish furniture pieces.

Natural Resources
1367 Valencia Street
San Francisco

Natural Resources, located in San Francisco’s beloved Mission District, provides new parents with a warm and loving community. Along with offering a lovely selection of stylish and organic baby clothing, toys, gear, and gifts, they also offer dozens of classes, workshops, groups, and support. Additionally, customers who are looking to purchase a new baby carrier or sling are free to try them out before purchasing.

North Bay

Baby and Kids Company
12 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley

Mill Valley is said to be one of the quaintest little villages around, and Baby and Kids Company further delivers on the cute and quaint factor. We have our eye on a few of their products, including the Twilight Turtle, the Wheelie Bus, and the High Pod high chair.

Leanne Maxwell is the mother of a toddler who loves checking out the many kidcentric activities the Bay Area has to offer. She’s also a freelance writer, designer, and all-around web enthusiast. You can find her over at

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