915 W. 36th St., (410) 446-4525, softandcozybaby.com
Soft and Cozy Baby is more than just a store. Sure, it offers just about everything you need to care for your little one, from diapering essentials to toys. But what makes this store the best is the know-how of the women who work there. They won't just sell you a cloth diaper, they'll discuss the pros and cons of different brands and provide laundering suggestions. They won't just sell you a carrier or wrap, they'll teach you how to wear them and encourage you to try them on in the store. Soft and Cozy also hosts classes, on everything from infant CPR to baby-wearing, as well as a mothers support group. Soft and Cozy is the village it takes to raise a child in one convenient location.