With the rising cost of healthcare, many hospitals no longer dress newborns in the traditional three-piece suit and monocle. Outfit tykes in more modern clothing with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of children's apparel and accessories at Monkey Business Kid's Boutique in Maple Ridge.
Monkey Business, a kids' boutique started by two local mothers, dresses little ones in fashionable apparel, shoes, and accessories from brands such as Guess and Roxy. Mexx brand clothing ($12.99+) wraps around tiny torsos as parents guide their kids’ toes and piano's legs into Jack and Lily shoes ($29.99). Aden + Anais swaddling blankets ($24.99) drape over tiny shoulders, and BumGenious one-size diapers ($23.95) keep kids and everything else dry. The baby experts also stock their shelves with popular accessories such as BOB strollers and Sophie the Giraffe ($20.95), a toy perfect for teething or for filling an empty seat at dinner parties.
Strollers glide easily over Monkey Business' parent-friendly layout, which also welcomes young ones with a changing table and feeding area. Meanwhile, moms relax in a lounge area as toddlers install new kitchen appliances into a dollhouse in the shop's play area. Customers can have staff members gift-wrap purchased items for free or coordinate their shopping outings with one of Monkey Business' weekly prenatal classes.