Owner David Sakowski thinks outside the toy box with his Porter Square shop’s stock of books and playthings. Peruse items like a pink-and-purple dump truck made of recycled plastics and wooden blocks with U.S. presidents and the Swahili alphabet. Clothing and accessories from indie artists and well-known companies —such as Milkbarn swaddle blankets and Zutano fleece booties—will inspire you to snap and share lots of pics of your bundle of joy.
95 Elm St, Somerville • (617) 764-4110
2015 Winner: Tadpole
Soon-to-be parents with a checklist of essentials should head to Tadpole, a shop stocked with everything from car seats to swaddles to cuddly Wubbanub pacifiers…...
- 58 Clarendon St., Boston
- (617) 778-1788
2016 Winner: Henry Bear’s Park
With four locations and 40 years in business under its belt, Henry Bear’s Park is a go-to for quality bath toys, art supplies, picture books, board games, science kits and plush playthings in the Boston area and beyond (the team opened a Providence shop in April)...
- Porter Square Shopping Center, 17 White St., Cambridge
- (617) 547-8424