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Shopping for kids can be a real challenge at times; you might find you have to visit several different stores for different items. It's as if too many retailers stock for children as an afterthought- that is those who stock at all. However, there are some good ones, and we have compiled a list of ten of the best. Take a look, and use this to inform your next trip to the mall.
Babybop Kids was conceived in 2007 when the founder was having her first child, then brought into reality in November 2011. Their mission is to provide the best quality in baby products and services for our clients as they embark on the journey of motherhood by providing a wealth of experience garnered from a network of mothers. They provide baby gear, clothes for newborn- 12 yrs and toys.
Open: Mon - Fri: 10am to 6.30pm; Sat: 10am to 7pm.
Founded in November 2008, Simply Halal is a family business with a mission to provide quality products at affordable prices with exceptional customer service in a halal manner. They provide hospital packages, baby health and grooming items, bath & potty supplies, baby clothing and accessories, strollers, toys and educational items.
Open: Mon to Sat: 9.30am to 6.30pm.
Answers for Children claims to have everything you need for babies to preteens. These are the words of one excited customer/reviewer: "Amazing! After getting some cute newborn stuff for a friend, makes me want to have babies." They have a wide varietty of supplies from kids clothing and safety gear to sanitary products and educational toys.
Open: Mon - Fri: 9.30am to 6pm; Sat: 9.30am to 6.30pm; Sun: 11am to 4pm.
Adress: Shop 22, Tropical Plaza, Constant Spring Rd, Kingston 10
Phone: (876) 968-1108
Toyboxja is a Jamaican website which offers a wide variety of children's toys for ages from 1 to 10. Like other stores, this invention was born of necessity- two parents couldn't find a suitable gift for their son's classmate. Described as a family-friendly online store it allows clients to access a wide range of toys that can be browsed easily by adults and children alike.
Open: Sun - Sat: 9am to 7pm.
Taylor'd 4 babies opened its doors July 2012. Its mission is To help make the journey from pregnancy to motherhood as bumpless as possible. They offer free islandwide delivery, flexible layaway plans and discounts on registries. They promise to custom order an item if you need it but they don't have it in stock. They get mainly favourable reviews, one reviewer said this: "Honestly I can say overall experience deserves more than just 5 stars..."
Open: Mon - Sat: 10am to 6pm.
Kozy Korner offers sourcing of textbooks & stationery as well as book wrapping and delivery service in the corporate area. Co-Founders Farrah and Shapea started Kozy Korner to help address the challenge of getting back to school books and school supplies. According to one happy customer, "My son LOVES everything Kozy, from his text books to his Quarterly Kozy Box subscriptions..."
Open: Mon - Sat: 9am tto 6pm.
Address: Shop 3, Vision Plaza, 3A Central Avenue, Kingston 10
Phone: (876) 574-5611
NK Kidz stocks children's clothing from trusted brands for babies to pre-teens. Of course they also supply school bags and lunch bags. Brands they stock include Gap, Old Navy, Carters, Gymboree and Oshkosh. They also have accessories. One parent/customer expressed her satisfaction thus: "I like it got my newborn clothes there and loved it."
Open: Mon - Thu: 10am to 7pm; Fri - Sat: 10am to 8pm.
Gabby's claims to take care of kids from the womb to 17 yrs. They provie baby-sitting referral, classes in playing musical instruments, catering for kiddies parties, school pickup service, tutoring, home childproofing service, and dance classes. They sell candies, party supplies, bedding for children, maternity clothing, school textbooks and more. They also rent party chairs, tents, bounce-abouts etc.
Open: Mon - Fri: 7am to 9pm; Sat: 7am to 7pm.
Lee's Fifth Avenue was founded in 1965. It is a store for the whole family- men, women and children. So yes, you can go to the kiddies section for back to school wear or casual or formal wear for children. As they do for adults, they pledge to continue to bring the best of the fashion and apparel industry, at the most affordable prices available, keeping assortments fresh and updated.
Open: Mon - Sat: 10am to 7pm; Sun: 11am to 4pm.
SAnde's trades in clothing for children, from newborn to toddlers (6yrs old). No physical store, orders are taken via Whatsapp after you view pictures. They do get lots of positive reviews on their Facebook page. One customer remarked: "Very affordable and high quality stuff. Customer service is also top class. Great place to shop!!!" And another was even more exuberant: "By far the best customer service I've had."
Address: Spanish Town Rd, Kingston
Phone: (876) 867-6471