Our brands are carefully selected from all over the world from Australia to the Netherlands.
The softest Organic Baby Knits to Bold Printed leggings, blankets and bedding, Natural toiletries & more.
You can find unique and inspiring gifts and toys perfect for any occasion from Christmas to christenings, in our hidden little room at the back of the store.
We look forward to welcoming you into our world.
Monday – Tuesday 9.30 – 17.00
Wednesday – 10.00 – 14.00
Thursday to Saturday 9.30 – 17.00
Mention Mumbler for 10% off
Owned and run by two mums with five children between us, Expecting Mum & Baby has been based in York for 16 years. In addition to maternity & nursing wear, we now also stock beautiful baby clothes, toys and gifts.
We offer an expert bra-fitting service, and can provide bespoke advice on all aspects of your pregnancy and nursing wardrobe! We carry an extensive range of high quality maternity and nursing bras in a huge variety of sizes, including the bestselling Anita underwired nursing bras, available up to a J cup.
Our baby and toddler range includes brands such as Piccalilly, Zippy Bibs, Powell Craft, Sock-Ons, Cheeky Chompers (Neckerchews), and of course Blade & Rose’s bright, funky baby leggings and tops.
We also sell a fantastic selection of eco-friendly wooden toys by Hape, and a range of soft toys and comforters suitable from birth.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or your child, or looking for a special present for a new baby, we have everything you need under one roof, including cards and gift wrap! Pop in and see us in our Gillygate shop, or head on over to our Facebook page and say hello. We look forward to seeing you!
Just wanted to sing the praises of Expecting on Gillygate! I went for a bra fitting shortly after having our little boy – so lovely and helpful! Fantastic friendly service going above and beyond – highly recommend.
HK, Aug 16
Its a joy to shop there
SA, Aug 16
Online supplier of child safety and accessories based in York run by 2 mums. We focus on the safety needs of parents and carers through each
of the different ‘firsts’ e.g. ‘first outing’, ‘first swim’, and also focus on first time parents.
We carefully select products from well known manufacturers such as Gro, Diono, Clippasafe, SwimFin and Aqua Sphere.
We sell innovative products like Swimfin, Grobags, Gro clock, Edz Ear Defenders, Delphin Swim discs, Diono dry seat, Aquasphere goggles and many more.
As well as having shops on Ebay and Amazon, we also hold stands and ‘pop-up’ shops at local baby/toddler groups.
Just wanted to share with everyone how helpful Sarah from First Child Safety has been. I couldn’t decide whether to purchase foam arm bands or a swim fin for my little boy. She allowed me collect both the arm bands and the fin from her house to enable us to test them out and decide which suited us best before we bought them. I think this is a great idea to be able to ‘try before you buy’ and wanted to recommend this company to you fellow MUMblers.
RN, July 16
Please email us for a special 10% Mumbler discount (if you pay via a paypal invoice emailed from First Child Safety) at:-
A fantastic range of all baby items including buggies and pushchairs (all of which you can try out in the huge show room) plus accessories, highchairs, nursery items etc. A must visit for any expecting parent.
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday- Saturday inclusive
We’ve just bought our travel system from them and the customer service was brilliant. They show you what’s compatible. They even fitted the seat and base in my car when it arrived.
EL, April 17
I was in Paul stride today asking advice on car seats & they were fantastic, lady was so patient explaining in detail about each seat & showing us how it fit in the car
AM, Feb 17
All Wrapped Up Babies is a small local baby sling shop and consultancy. We stock various slings for sale and special occasion slings for hire. Consultations are £25 for the first hour, £15 ph thereafter – there is no limit on how many parents/ carers attend.
Call Marie on 07984145181
Lovely cards and gifts in this independent shop on Kings Square (next to the chocolate story) Christening and newborn gifts and cards on the first floor. Open 7 days a week
Kings Square, YO1 7LD
01904 638 797
We are specialists in sourcing unique items of ethically produced alpaca products, which are all hand crafted by artisans in Peru. Shop online and in-store for alpaca rugs, alpaca cushions, alpaca slippers, plus a new range of adult clothing!
Today my son had a sword and shield making party at essence of Peru and it was amazing!! Rowen and Terry (staff) were great with the boys. Soo much fun and the narnia room was great. So all parents looking for something different I’d defo rec-ommend this. Great!
KM, July 16
43 Shambles, York, YO1 7LX (Shop)
39a Shambles (entrance from the market side of the Shambles), York, YO1 7LX (Workshop)
To ensure you are walking away with the correct product for your needs I have assembled a trained fitting team who are passionate, committed and enthusiastic about dance. This ethos has quickly resulted in our shop becoming the most popular dancewear shop in the area.
35 Micklegate, York, YO1 6JH
I was incredibly impressed by the quality of the range of shoes available and the kind, intelligent care taken by the staff to find suitable shoes for rather wide feet!!
RC, Sept 15
47 Market Place, Pocklington, York, YO42 2AP
Although not purely a baby / child shop… Frankie & Johnny’s sell some fabulous items, which will encourage your little one in the kitchen. From colourful baking equipment to Aprons and hats. And of course they have the famous cool bags – perfect for the kids packed lunch. Plus they hire out numbered cake tins for the perfect birthday cake!
Frankie and Johnny’s cook shop on Bishopthorpe road are great.
JR, Jan 15
23 Bishopthorpe Road, YO23 1NA
Choice is something that there is plenty of at Hopscotch whether it’s a first pre-walker, party shoe, school shoe, trainer, sandal or boot. And with brands including Start-rite, Lelli Kelly, Geox, Converse, Ricosta, Primigi, Angulus, UGG and Crocs there is something for everyone whether you want an every day shoe at a reasonable price or want to spend a bit more on something special.
hopscotch is fab ! They have a fantastic collection and prices are comparable to Clarks. Perfectly placed on bishy road with a plethera of cafes. Ice cream is always the treat after new shoes for us ! Promise you’ll have a fab day.
SK, Feb 17
I would just like to recommend hopscotch shoes on bishopthorpe road we went this afternoon for our first pair of soft shoes and the women was lovely and a relaxing experience for everyone involved.
EB, Jan 17
31 Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 1NA
A short 10-minute walk over the river from the railway station, we are perfectly located for a day out shopping or visiting attractions.
* A MESSAGE FROM OUR STORE MANAGER
Our beautiful store has been in the heart of historic York for a few years now and is a popular destination for all your pregnancy, baby and children’s needs. We are surrounded by independent cafes and restaurants with the popular Swinegate just around the corner, or the museum gardens – ideal for a picnic – is a stone’s throw away. Whatever your reason for visiting, there’s always a warm welcome and a friendly team ready to help.
* WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT US We are one of the largest JoJo stores, located in one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. A great city and a wonderful day out.
Professional Bra fitting service
Maternity wear WC and Changing Area
jojo maman bebe is lovely, there’s a little room at the back for feeding baby with comfy chairs, and toilets for changing, I sometimes have my lunch in there sort baby out and carry on shopping
SR, May 17
Jojo mama Bebe amazing always go there staff friendly
JL, May 17
JoJoMamanBebe, 81 Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HY
TEL: 01904 639447
The place to Buy, Sell & Play with Lego
Just collected all our lego cards. The minifigures shop on wigginton road were really helpful. Doing swaps (you swap two duplicates for one you need) and called to let us know when the ones we were missing were in. Great guys.
BS, June 17
Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH
Natures Purest sell beautiful baby blankets, clothing, gifts, toys and essentials made from organically-grown, naturally-coloured cotton. They also supply a range of nursery furniture and mattresses with beautiful matching bedding and Moses baskets.
I love that shop!
AH, May 17
I visited today staff were very friendly and all products were organic with no harmful pesticides, chemicals or dyes used in production, so great for newborns. Would rec-ommend for all expectant mums or people wanting a lovely gift. Plus products are lovely and neutral, a refreshing change from pinks and blues!
SM, Dec 14
32 The Shambles, York, YO1 7LX
Tel: 01904 638429
A gorgeous little traditional sweet shop on the shambles. Take your little ones to choose their sweets from the hundreds of tubs on display.
5 Shambles, YO1 7LZ
Fashion chain selling clothes and accessories for men and women, some with nature-inspired prints.
I went into White Stuff on Stonegate for the first time today with my 9 week old son, and experienced some really excellent customer service 🙂 I was offered help with the clothes I was carrying as I headed to the fitting rooms, and the lady told me about a room upstairs that I was welcome to use if I needed to feed my baby. After I’d made my purchase I mentioned this to the sales assistant who showed me upstairs to a lovely sitting room setup, complete with toys, books & magazines etc. There were even free refreshments available! I was told I was welcome to use the space again if I ever needed somewhere to feed in town. Massive thanks go to the staff at White Stuff
ND, May 17
Absolutely agree! The people working in white stuff are all absolutely lovely! They’re so helpful and child friendly.
VC, May 17
34 Stonegate, City Centre, York YO1 8AS