Shopping for infant and toddler clothing can be a tough task to accomplish without pulling at your hair. Selecting from the millions of choices available is something every parent or caregiver will go through, but luckily the East Bay has a wonderful selection of stores. Here you can find infant and toddler clothing for the parent/caregiver that wants something slightly different for their little man or girl about town. Find great quality, competitive prices and the latest products at the five stores listed below. Visit them in-store or online and be sure to sign up for the shops’ newsletters, or follow them on their social media page for coupons, sales news and special offers. Remember every cent counts when you have children!

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5677 Bay St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 985-1402

Gymboree stores offer quality clothing for newborns through to 12-year-old boy and girls. Mix and match basics or opt for some of the bright summer essentials. The majority of pieces are gender specific, though the store also offers a few neutral options. Brands included are Janie and Jack, Crazy 8, ShadeClothing as well as their own Gymboree name. Prices for baby clothing at Gymboree are higher than most other baby clothing stores, however the fit and long-lasting fabrics offered are definitely worth the difference. Follow Gymboree on Twitter or like them on Facebook for up-to-date information on sales and special offers.

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Kid Dynamo
1481 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 649-7446

Kid Dynamo has almost become a cult classic. With one store in Berkeley, the small boutique children’s store is for the hip and trendy amongst the parenting set that want something slightly different for their child. Find clothing from across the globe for newborns through to 10 year olds that are both sustainable and on trend. Brands include Blu Pony Vintage, organic brand Fred’s World by Green-Cotton, Zutano, Velvet and Tweed, as well as several others that are sure to become household favorites. Follow Kid Dynamo on Tumblr and watch out for gift card giveaways.

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Nurture Center
3399 Mt Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 283-1346

The outside of this Lafayette location might not seem like much, however Nurture Center does just as the name suggests, offers newborn and toddler clothing that are both organic and durable. Many of the items here will last well onto your second child, giving you much more for your money than most brands offer. Brands sold at Nurture Center include Baby Soy, Under the Nile, and Happy Green Bee, as well as BumGenius diaper covers. You can even find matching BabyLegs leg warmers. For those times when you cannot leave the house, you can also order from Nurture Center online and have items easily delivered to your door.

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Tot Tank
1413 Park St.
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 685-8265

Tot Tank is a small, but extremely well-stocked infant and toddler store in the midst of busy Alameda. A family-run store that offers everything the modern parent with a eco-friendly way of life needs and wants. If you need more information or just need a place to start, then a visit to Tot Tank is a must. The amazing staff has up-to-date knowledge on all the brands they stock and can really help soon-to-be parents or caregivers on what features are needed and which are just nice to have! Find brands such as Teutonia, UPPA Baby, Bugaboo and more at competitive price points. The friendly staff at Tot Tank sorts through the millions of options for you and then stocks the best of the best. Follow Tot Tank on Twitter or like them on Facebook for news and special offers.

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The Tulip Grove
2078 Antioch Court
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 339-2225

An adorable little boutique style children’s store with three locations around the Bay Area, The Tulip Grove is a must-see when buying gifts or seeking that something special for your little one. Clothing brands sold at The Tulip Grove include Baby Soy, Winter Water Factory, The Blueberry Hill, and All Good Living Kids. Find accessories that mimic adult ones so you can dress your bundle of joy up like her mommy or his daddy, or pick from the wide selection of onesies that are designed for the modern playmate with graphics and bright colors. Follow on Twitter or like them on Facebook where you can discuss your best store find and keep up-to-date with new pieces for baby.

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