Oh how I Wonder!


With 135,000 square feet of baby and kids clothing, toys, furniture and MORE Wonder! offers the Chicagoland parent a one stop shop that is artfully designed and seemingly well organized. Despite it’s sheer size, you won’t feel dizzied by the selection.
They have most of the products a Toys R Us would have, but also a wide range of organic and higher end items that could be found at Galt or other baby boutiques.


The store is very mom and child friendly. There is a plush nursing lounge with Stokke changing tables. Hand sanitizer can be found in just about every aisle and the aisles are wide. You won’t bump your cart, strolled or your just-had-a-baby ass into anyone here as the store is extra spacious.





I was eager to head north to Deerfield to go on one of our day ventures. Atticus had received countless bouncers, swings, slings and other movement contraptions from friends, but none of which had kept his interest very well. From the time of conception I was madly in love with the 4moms Mamaroo, but didn’t want to shell out the nearly $250 on one without at least seeing if Atticus enjoyed it.



This is where Wonder! excelled in my opinion. Not only did they have the item on display, they plugged it in for us and we shortly thereafter found out Atticus LOVED it!


So why did we leave the store with only a book and CD? Well, the store only had the older model available and not the newer Plush model we were looking for. It’s a shame they didn’t have it, because I wanted to bring it home SO bad.

The store gets 5 stars for overall design, manageability, staff and product selection. They get docked a star for not having the product we came to buy in stock. While nothing at this store was a screaming deal, the prices were standard for the products they carry.

 Located at 250 S. Waukegan Road Deerfield, IL 60015



About the author

Xza Louise Higgins is the founder of MommyCon, creator of The Mommy Dialogues, and punk rock mom to two year old Atticus in the great city of Chicago, IL. She is incredibly passionate about birth options, human rights, and promoting gentle parenting practices.

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  1. Kelli -  December 29, 2011 - 6:37 pm

    Gah, I’m so jealous of great stores like this! Thank goodness for the Internet I guess. 😉

  2. Jessica Baum -  January 2, 2012 - 7:29 am

    I am super jealous. I keep telling John that we need to live “near” a large city just for reasons like this. 🙂

  3. Liz Sanrio -  January 16, 2012 - 11:53 pm

    Aw ur so lucky that he loved the mommaroo I was so in love with it I bought 2 one for upstairs one down downstairs and my son HATES it I had to go to babies r us and grab a fisher price swing one night cause he wouldn’t stop crying in the mommaroo

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