Terra Tots

This weekend the family hit up a new natural parenting store here in Fayetteville. Our friends Olivia and her (8 month old) Calliope were in from out of town and we were anxious to check it out! I was very impressed with the shop, a very clean, inviting space... good place for Bean to run around and check things out, complete with toy shelves low enough for little hands, and some neat little wood play tables. They even had a baby cushion (which husband-pants swore was a dog bed) that I've just got to get for the house. Bean bounced around on it for quite a while.

Husband-pants was wowed by the awesome selection of organic cotton (Speeses) onesies with stellar designs (that were 40% off!) while Liv and I checked out the Moby Wraps, since we have matching ones and love them dearly... as I was contemplating grabbing a Moby-D I remembered that now that she can walk, the little one resists wrapping in a pretty serious way, so we decided against it.

I was able to check out some cloth diapers, which is good since we're still planning on moving more to cloth in the coming months. They had an example of all of the diapers they sell, plus little info sheets explaining what kind of diapers they were, so that you could examine them right. I was glad! I'll be the first one to admit I don't know nearly as much as I'd like to about cloth diapering, so it was nice to be able to explore like that. Husband-pants seemed to dig them, so maybe it won't be too hard to convince him to check them out at some point!!!

We even got to hear some lovely live tunes as we shopped, which of course set Bean-girl to dancing... really, she's a sucker for an acoustic guitar.

I found a cool local video showcasing the store and their organic cotton clothing... this shows their awesome diaper display, the wooden toy play sets, Moby wraps, as well as the shop and the owner, Bernice, who was super friendly when we stopped in.

Overall we were definitely impressed. Its not only nice to see a natural parenting store in the area, its excellent that their prices weren't outrageous and that they are selling really good quality stuff, while providing a kid-friendly environment. We (unfortunately) got out without buying anything this time but we'll definitely be going back soon... if you're in the area, you should check it out.

Terra Tots

21 W Mountain, Suite 227, Fayetteville AR


March 24, 2008 at 4:20 AM Rebecca said...

Did they have many things for older toddlers? That sounds soooo cool! She should open a branch in Conway.

Hey, do you mind if I syndicate the feed to this blog back to LiveJournal? That way I don't have to remember to check both sites. I'll wait for your answer before I do it.

March 24, 2008 at 5:35 AM mama-lama-ding-dong said...

Yeah, you guys should definitely check it out next time... they had stuff for older toddlers as well as for adults!

I'd love that!! Thank you!!

March 24, 2008 at 1:14 PM Autumn said...

First of all I am so jealous that you have a cool store like that near you. Second, cloth diapers are so addicting! lol. If you aren't already a member of diaperswappers you should be. That is where I learned about all the different systems and brands. And of course that is where the cloth diaper addiction started!

Autumn Beck