Even if you don’t enjoy shopping normally (as I don’t), I’m certain that you’ll love buying for your baby.
When I was expecting my little one, shopping for her became one of the highlights of those final months. It was such a special and exciting time!
I loved having the opportunity to browse the shops in peace. This was something that I presumed I wouldn’t be able to do with a baby in tow in the future.
And, I was pleased to discover some really lovely independent baby shops locally which catered for a pregnant mum’s every need.
Baby businesses in Worcester
Because I would have found such a list useful when I was pregnant, in today’s blog I’m sharing some of my favourite local baby businesses with you.
These retailers sell everything from adorable baby rompers, blankets and cute booties to picture frames and wall art for your baby’s nursery. As well as beautiful items for you too!
Read on and you’ll notice that I’ve listed predominantly small privately-owned shops and online baby businesses. That’s because I like to support independent businesses whenever possible. Are you the same?
If so, and you’re a mum-to-be starting on the fun adventure that is buying for your baby, I’d urge you to seek these out. Many are run by passionate local mums and they sell some really lovely unusual, unique and quirky baby items.
Where to shop in Worcester for newborn and baby essentials
This local and independent store sells everything you need from travel systems to pushchairs, car seats, nursery furniture and more. I shopped there when I was pregnant with my daughter. I found the team there were really knowledgeable and friendly.
Explain what you’re looking for and they’ll help you work out what travel systems work best for you. Plus, they’ll even check if the ones you are considering fit in the boot of your car. What great service!
You’ll be familiar with this famous maternity and babywear brand. From humble beginnings as a kitchen table start-up, their ethos has always been to offer gorgeous but practical French-influenced clothes.
The Worcester-based store sells much more than clothes. In fact, most things you’ll need to tick off the baby list.
They offer a bra fitting service which is really handy during pregnancy and beyond. Plus, if you’re returning in the future with your little one, you’ll come to love the fact that the store has a toilet and baby change facility, as well as a quiet space to feed your baby.
It’s also conveniently close to nearby car parks and some of the great restaurants we now have in Worcester.
Founded by Laura, a local mum to two girls, Blooming Lovely Jewellery blossomed out of her own journey through motherhood.
During her pregnancy she discovered the tradition of the Mexican Bola – a chiming pendant also known as a ‘harmony ball’ or ‘angel caller’. This became the inspiration for starting the business.
Each piece of jewellery from this luxury range is carefully curated with tradition and meaning in mind. They are designed, hand-crafted and hallmarked in the UK.
If you’re looking for pregnancy jewellery or that something special to mark the arrival of your new baby, the sterling silver collection is crafted from beautiful, solid sterling silver and is absolutely gorgeous.
This local interior design company specialises in nursery décor and has their own range of beautiful wallpaper. They also have a distinctly British collection of children’s bed linen, accessories, clothing and furniture.
Diddles and Button was created in 2018 by leading Interior Designer Lindsay Moore of Willow & Wells England who lovingly named the company after her children’s family nicknames, ‘Diddles’ and ‘Button’.
After several years of searching for beautiful interior products for her client’s nursery’s and bedrooms, it was her two young girls who inspired her to design her own collections.
If you’re in the market for bright and colourful bespoke wall art for your nursery, why not take a look at the designs from Sonny and Wren? This is another local mum-run business which is well worth checking out.
Her personalised prints and greeting cards are beautifully designed, as well as being ideal for ideal for celebrating special milestones.
Another fantastic mum-run local business is Tildy and Thomas, which designs and makes fun children’s clothes. If you can’t wear orange clouds and multicoloured monsters as a child, when can you?
This creative mum has an incredible passion for good quality, gender-neutral, fun clothing that won’t restrict play.
Local crafter, Lucy Wickett was taught from an early age to hand knit by her Nan. Today, she is a successful knitwear designer and maker. She creates unique personalised baby blankets and other hand-knitted pieces from her studio in Worcestershire.
What I love about Lucy’s products is that she uses 100% sustainable, locally-made fibres, sourced in the UK. And she uses a wonderful array of colours so her products would brighten up any room.
Embrace is a fabulous, independent lingerie and swimwear boutique, with a fantastic maternity and nursing range.
Based in Worcester, they have so much knowledge and expertise. So, it’s well worth the trip if you’re struggling to find something that works for you.
And last, but not least, is John Lewis. The Solihull store is just 35 minutes from Worcester and offers a great nursery advisory service which you may find beneficial.
Located in the Touchwood shopping centre, it’s a large store with a huge range of stock. And they have helpful advisors on hand to assist and answer your questions.
When buying for your baby, please support local retailers
So, ladies, I hope you’ve found this list useful?
I believe that we’re very lucky to have these (predominantly independent) baby businesses offering such amazing items here in Worcester. If you pay them a visit, I’ve no doubt that you’ll be delighted with what you uncover in their high-street and online stores.
Please let them know I recommended them if you do make a visit. Thank you.
Which leaves me just to say enjoy buying for your baby! The little one will soon be here, so there’s no time like the present to get those newborn essentials.