The end of an era - Goodbye, Toys R Us
"I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid"- how much nostalgia does that jingle bring up for all of us? With Toys R Us officially closing it's doors today, it's the end of an era - and we're not going to lie, we're having some feels about it here at the Bebe Au Lait HQ!
These days, kids have unprecedented access to toys - YouTube unboxing, Amazon, and expanded toy aisles at Target and Wal Mart mean that kids can see an ever-expanding variety of brand new dolls, trucks, stuffed animals, action figures and more.
But when most of us parents were growing up, all we had was Toys R Us - and it was so magical! I fondly remember my grandparents taking us once a year as a special treat. We were allowed to pick out one toy - anything we wanted! Just being surrounded by so many toys was like being in fantasy land for a kid in the 80's and 90's.
The closing of Toys R Us has sparked so many conversations - almost everyone has a fond memory to share. One of my friends reminisced about about how her children had the route to the local Toys R Us memorized from the age of 3, and another friend shared about how they stood in line for the Spice Girls dolls at 6 am! From getting video games for the Atari (wow, we're old!) to picking up board games for family night, generations of Americans have a special place in their hearts for this iconic retailer.
Bebe Au Lait has been so proud to be a part of the Toys R Us legacy - nursing moms have been able to rely on finding our premium nursing covers and nursing scarves at Babies R Us locations around the country.
Not to worry, however - our best selling nursing products, as well as our line of beautiful muslin baby blankets, swaddles, crib sheets, sleepers and more are all carried right here on our online store!
In addition to the ease of shopping online, many brick and mortar retailers carry Bebe Au Lait! So if you're looking for our beautiful, 100% cotton muslin products, check out any one of these local retailers.
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Even though this is a bittersweet goodby to Toys R Us - just remember that you'll have so many opportunities to create cherished memories with your own family - although they won't be centered around this haven of childhood, they will be equally meaningful and nostalgic!
So long, Toys R Us - even though we're grown up now, we're still Toys R Us kids.