Becoming a parent can be overwhelming. Making decisions for a brand new human being can mean hours and hours of research about car seats, mattresses, diapers and more. Who has the time for that? Lucky for us, Sprout has done all the research for us. From organic baby clothes to toys free of toxic chemicals, Sprout has everything you need to outfit your nursery or buy a gift for that little one in your life. They just opened a new store in Palo Alto and we stopped by to check it out. Read on to learn why you should make a stop there as well.

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The Newest Addition to the Sprout Family
Sprout first sprouted in San Francisco and was followed by outposts in Mill Valley, Chicago and Brooklyn. The newest Palo Alto store opened earlier this fall in Town & Country Village in Palo Alto. This shopping mecca is a great place to stop (and shop) as it has tons of stores in an outdoor shopping plaza, restaurants and even CVS and Trader Joe’s. Expectant moms will also enjoy Sprout’s close proximity to Mom’s the Word (a maternity and beyond clothing store) and Prana (active wear and lounge wear galore).

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High Standards
Step into Sprout and you can feel the calming vibe. That might be because Sprout’s founder is meticulous when choosing the products for all of the Sprout stores. Products sold at Sprout must be made of natural/organic materials and they cannot have any toxic chemicals. All products are tested and deemed to be cute and stylish for modern families. Knowing that all the products there have met these criteria let’s you breathe a sigh of relief when selecting items for your little one.

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The store’s small footprint doesn’t put it at a disadvantage as every display area is carefully organized and there’s still room to maneuver your stroller. Make sure you take a peek at the all-natural baby shampoos and lotions as you may want to switch your own shower scent to one of these great products. A number of cribs and strollers are available so that you can check out the goods before making the big purchase. You’ll even find lunchboxes and food containers for school-aged kids looking to bring a no-waste lunch.

Gift givers will be happy to know that their gift purchased from Sprout will be unique and useful for new parents. Pick up one of the personalized organic pillows and have the new arrival’s birth stats added for a truly one-of-a-kind gift.

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A Place to Shop and Learn
The store recently hosted a sleep training workshop for new parents and they plan to host more events in the future. You can keep up-to-date with store events via their online calendar. And if you just can’t get enough of Sprout, then head to their San Francisco and Mill Valley locations to check out the scene there.

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Sprout Palo Alto
Town & Country Village
855 El Camino Real #11
Palo Alto, Ca
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sundays and holidays 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Online: sproutsanfrancisco.com

Have you stopped by the newest Sprout location? Let us know what you love about it in the comments!

–Kate Loweth

All photos by the author.