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We are going home to visit in November. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to take my friend and her new baby to an AP store. Plus go to one myself since we have none here so I only have the internet. We will be coming from Downers Grove so nothing to far but I am willing to travel a bit.

I am looking for something with cloth diapers, baby carriers, ect.
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How about Be By Baby in Chicago? http://bebybaby.com/ There's also store a bit closer, in Oak Park, but the name escapes me!? Anyone? Let me think a minute....

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It's Geppetto's Toybox in Oak Park

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730 Lake St
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 445-9906

I havn't been to Be By Baby, but Geppetto's is a very nice store. Tons of toys, quite a few slings and cloth diapers. The prices are the same as you find on internet.
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I'm sure there's something in downtown Naperville?
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I'm sure there's something in downtown Naperville?
Nope. At least not that I know of. Naperville isn't really the hub of NFL.

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Nope. At least not that I know of. Naperville isn't really the hub of NFL.
I totally snorted when I read that. So true. But Naperville is the home of all things trendy and expensive, so I would assume that there has to be some sort of wooden toy/silk sling/crazy fancy cloth diaper store somewhere down there
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I totally snorted when I read that. So true. But Naperville is the home of all things trendy and expensive, so I would assume that there has to be some sort of wooden toy/silk sling/crazy fancy cloth diaper store somewhere down there
Nope..nothing here I just moved to Naperville and I have been looking around.

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I totally snorted when I read that. So true. But Naperville is the home of all things trendy and expensive, so I would assume that there has to be some sort of wooden toy/silk sling/crazy fancy cloth diaper store somewhere down there
It's all about supply & demand and...well... I guess the demand is not very high. I can only dream of a store like you describe. : I must say, though, that I've found my NFL niche out here & know many like-minded families so I'm not complaining!

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Be By Baby is great. Not so close to Du Page County, though....
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It's Geppetto's Toybox in Oak Park

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730 Lake St
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(708) 445-9906

I havn't been to Be By Baby, but Geppetto's is a very nice store. Tons of toys, quite a few slings and cloth diapers. The prices are the same as you find on internet.
Gepettos is great -- cloth diapers, baby carriers and great toys. The owners are wonderful too. There is another store in Oak Park, I will get the name and address and post it -- it sells different kinds of cloth diapers. Both stores have classes on cloth diapers and Gepettos has one on babycarriers -- so maybe you could even call and find out if there will be a class when you are visiting?
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It's all about supply & demand and...well... I guess the demand is not very high. I can only dream of a store like you describe. : I must say, though, that I've found my NFL niche out here & know many like-minded families so I'm not complaining!
I am sure it is on the horizon. I bet WF and TJ start selling cloth diapers and WF already sells Mobys. Anyway, I love online shopping. Truthfully I don't buy my cloth diapers or baby carriers from the stores I am local to. I do buy toys though.
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My DH is LOL as well. He says- dont you buy it on the net? Maybe because we did just that.

ROFLMOA at the naper comment!! We say Naperville is as crunchy as jello is but I know several AP minded and NFL minded people there who are breaking ground!

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Gepettos is great -- cloth diapers, baby carriers and great toys. The owners are wonderful too. There is another store in Oak Park, I will get the name and address and post it -- it sells different kinds of cloth diapers. Both stores have classes on cloth diapers and Gepettos has one on babycarriers -- so maybe you could even call and find out if there will be a class when you are visiting?
Found it! Green Home Experts on Oak Park Avenue, check out their website. They sell a bunch of "green" stuff -- including cloth diapers. So...if you were going to make the trip from Downer's Grove to Oak Park (about 20 minutes in good traffic), I would hit both Gepettos and Green Home Expert and see if there will be a babywearing or cloth diapering class that day! Good luck.
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My DH is LOL as well. He says- dont you buy it on the net? Maybe because we did just that.

ROFLMOA at the naper comment!! We say Naperville is as crunchy as jello is but I know several AP minded and NFL minded people there who are breaking ground!
Where are these people?!! I would like to meet them : We've only been here for a few months. Aside from going to LLL, I'd like to find other ways to find more like-minded people.

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Where are these people?!! I would like to meet them : We've only been here for a few months. Aside from going to LLL, I'd like to find other ways to find more like-minded people.

Have you joined the DuPage API? It is a great group of wonderful families, check out this link.
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Have you joined the DuPage API? It is a great group of wonderful families, check out this link.
Hehe...actually, after I wrote that last message I clicked on the link at the bottom of your signature and then I google to see if I could find DuPage county. I just have to wait to hear back from the leaders : Thank you!

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Hehe...actually, after I wrote that last message I clicked on the link at the bottom of your signature and then I google to see if I could find DuPage county. I just have to wait to hear back from the leaders : Thank you!
LOL. Way to go! I am sure you will hear soon. You will really like the ladies in this group.
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Where are these people?!! I would like to meet them : We've only been here for a few months. Aside from going to LLL, I'd like to find other ways to find more like-minded people.
I'm a member of the DuPage API group & you'll definitely find some like-minded mamas in the bunch! Even though it's technically a group focused on AP parenting, many of us are huge fans of natural living & support each other in this way.

Welcome to Naperville! It's really not as bad as it's reputation would have you think.

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I'm a member of the DuPage API group & you'll definitely find some like-minded mamas in the bunch! Even though it's technically a group focused on AP parenting, many of us are huge fans of natural living & support each other in this way.

Welcome to Naperville! It's really not as bad as it's reputation would have you think.
Thank you. I've enjoyed the people on this forum very much so it I'm sure it will be even better to meet some of them IRL. I'm excited!

No, Naperville is not bad...I just feel like it's very Stepford. I have yet to see any other babywearers, though I know I'm not the only one.

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I'm a member of the DuPage API group & you'll definitely find some like-minded mamas in the bunch! Even though it's technically a group focused on AP parenting, many of us are huge fans of natural living & support each other in this way.

Welcome to Naperville! It's really not as bad as it's reputation would have you think.
I was hoping one of you would pop in and intro yourself!

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well, located in naperville but not a store...sometimes they have workshops...
http://www.green-bebe.com/index.php?...category&id=44

and well, Target sells BumGenius and some sell Fuzzibunz and they have slings....so sort of ap store!
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I see that Gepettos is having a cloth diaper seminar on December 7th.

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Gepettos is great -- cloth diapers, baby carriers and great toys. The owners are wonderful too. There is another store in Oak Park, I will get the name and address and post it -- it sells different kinds of cloth diapers. Both stores have classes on cloth diapers and Gepettos has one on babycarriers -- so maybe you could even call and find out if there will be a class when you are visiting?
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I am sure it is on the horizon. I bet WF and TJ start selling cloth diapers and WF already sells Mobys. Anyway, I love online shopping. Truthfully I don't buy my cloth diapers or baby carriers from the stores I am local to. I do buy toys though.
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Found it! Green Home Experts on Oak Park Avenue, check out their website. They sell a bunch of "green" stuff -- including cloth diapers. So...if you were going to make the trip from Downer's Grove to Oak Park (about 20 minutes in good traffic), I would hit both Gepettos and Green Home Expert and see if there will be a babywearing or cloth diapering class that day! Good luck.
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Thanks girls! Now to get my dh to stop by some of them on our way in. I know he will tell me I do not need anything else but I just wanna SEE a nice AP store since we have NONE here. Just the internet to drool over stuff. I just wanna touch it all
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Are you driving here? And if so, are you passing by Madison, WI. There are some there that are really enjoyable to shop (even if it's just window shopping) at.

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