Bye, BuyBuy Baby in NJ

Wasn’t that an old Janis Joplin song that said “take another little piece of my heart now, baby?” That’s how I felt when I heard about a certain store closing. It is one that I frequented a lot and that I will miss.

Buybuy Baby has been part of my life for seven years. They do baby shower registries and that’s where my baby boy Atticus had his. Then, the arrival of his little brother less than two years later, it felt like my second home.

The one I usually went to was at Somerville Circle in Bridgewater. This one is still there. But whenever they were out of something or life dictated it was just more convenient due to the schedule, I shopped at Buybuy Baby in Princeton at 601 Nassau Park Boulevard.

He leaves.

The chain of toddler stores is owned by Bed Bath & Beyond, which worries me for parents of toddlers. A lot of Bed Bath and Beyond sites are closing lately and if the Princeton Buybuy Baby closing foreshadows that would be a shame.

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It is a clean and well organized store with knowledgeable and helpful staff. When you have a newborn baby and get three hours of sleep every night, you can’t ask for more.

It is planned to close somewhere in december but an exact date has not been announced. This will leave 9 more locations in the state of New Jersey.

It’s more nostalgia to me than anything else because now that my boys are 7 and 5 the only things I would really stop for would be monitors and child safety gates and that’s because my two boys are on the spectrum and need to be watched more than neurotypical children. But for parents of younger ones, I feel bad.

There’s always Babies ‘R’ Us and I’ve been there too. Don’t offend them, but they never seemed to be quite on the same level. Never mind. This happens to so many physical stores. I hope the other locations will remain.

Farewell, Buybuy.

The views expressed in the above post are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Jeff Deminski only.

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