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Catbird Baby opens its first shop
Beth Leistensnider knows her way around a baby carrier. As owner of Catbird Baby, the Chicago mom wants to show other parents how it's done. Her new shop in Lincoln Square (Catbird's first) is open by appointment only and stocks her full collection of carriers. Parents (and expecting parents) can book time for a personalized 60- to 90-minute consultation with Leistensnider, who walks clients through the whole process of baby wearing and helps them choose a carrier they're most comfortable with. Consults are $40, which can be used toward a purchase in the store. Catbird carriers range in cost from $89 to $129; the shop also carries slings from Babylonia and Sakura Bloom, plus toys and accessories like this awesome winter carrier blanket ($49).
4822 N. Damen Ave., Lincoln Square