Buy Buy Baby Open at Patton Creek

There’s nothing subtle about a retail store with a name beginning in “Buy Buy” – we get the hint. It would be difficult not to find something to buy in the new Buy Buy Baby superstore that opened in Patton Creek (behind the Hoover Galleria) this week, the first store in the chain to open in Alabama.

There is over 40,000 square feet of space stacked to the ceiling in baby gear from infant sizes to 3T. If you love the possibilities that confront you at Bed, Bath & Beyond, you’ll be equally at home with the range of choices at Buy Buy Baby. Coupon mavens: You can use your Bed, Bath & Beyond coupons at Buy Buy Baby as long as they’re unexpired (normal exclusions apply). They will also honor competitors’ coupons as long as the item is for the identical product.

Here’s a preview:

Strollers and Car Seats – the store carries mass-market brands as well as the European versions with the latest gizmos (we’ve moved so far beyond cupholders, haven’t we?)

Beach section – The front of the store has the seasonal displays, and it’s all about the beach right now. You can find sand chairs, sun hats, and towels in every color (coordinated, of course).   A word to BirminghamMoms taking youngsters to the beach for their first trip: Personal estimates are that one in five kids under two actually like the sand, unless they’re used to it from your backyard or preschool sandbox. Better go with a few extra beach towels and an umbrella if you don’t want to have a velcro monkey stuck to you.

Delivery and assembly – available for a nominal charge so you can get your nursery up without relying on your butter knife to assemble it.

Knowledgeable Salespeople – Okay, so the associates are all new, but word is that they have been trained extensively so that you can ask questions, much as you would at an electronics store. This should be better than having to line up boxes to compare the features and benefits of each product.

It’s good to see a new store opening. They certainly hit the nail on the head with the name, since ”buy, buy” is all you do once you enter parenthood…

Also, check out the For Baby section in the Birmingham Mom directory for additional local resources.