We understand that being a mom can be tough. That’s why we want to be there for every step of the way. At The Bump & Beyond, we offer a space for families to shop, interact and learn. Don’t have time to grab a babysitter? That’s no problem. Our store is mother and child-friendly. We aim to provide a fun and casual shopping atmosphere where moms can browse and mingle, while their children play in the “Kids Only” space.

You won’t have to worry about swimming through a sea of products to find something reliable for you or your family. Our entire inventory is chosen with our own kids in mind. The value is evident in our carefully curated collection of trustworthy brands, such as Lille Baby, Momzelle, Nested Bean, LaLecheLeague Bras, Aden & Anais, PLAE, Earth Mamma and Angel Baby, Bravado!, Little Unicorn, Cake Maternity, Ingrid & Isabel, ErgoBaby, Baby Bjorn, Zoli, ThinkBaby, Chewbeads, Grovia, Applebottoms,  Badger Balm, Plan Toys, MILK Nursingwear, and so many more!

In addition to shopping these great brands, The Bump & Beyond offers a robust class schedule in the store. We know that motherhood can be overwhelming, so providing helpful resources for our customers is a top priority  From lactation support and birth classes to sibling preparedness, we’ll have a class that fits your needs.

Review our Class Schedule for more details!

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Stephanie Luther

Owner, The Bump & Beyond

The Bump & Beyond, which opened in October 2015, sells baby, toddler, and maternity/nursing items. But from the beginning, owner Stephanie Luther envisioned something much larger for the retail spot, and growth has followed.

The store hosts classes like parenting and newborn education and postpartum care to Mama&Me Yoga, Baby Sign Language, and Baby Wearing 101. Any given day, moms might be gathering at the store for a meetup, babies and parents twirling to music in a babywearing dance class, or Cape Fear Area Doulas members kicking off their monthly meeting.

“I was tired of hearing mamas searching for support, complaining how there wasn’t a location that was breastfeeding friendly, kid friendly, and sold unique items for the modern natural minded family that moms could have a stress free experience. Families had nowhere to turn for support as well as education,” Luther says.

Luther, a licensed nurse, also is a trained birth and postpartum doula. This, however, is her first foray into being a small business owner.

“I have never owned a business; no one in my family has,” she says. “I felt so passionate about wanting to make a difference I just couldn’t make excuses anymore. It takes a village to raise a child; that is not something that should be taken lightly. So many relationships have blossomed because of this vision, and I wake up every day striving to help more.”

Luther is working towards her IBCLC certification (international board certified lactation consultant) and eventually become a midwife after her two young sons are in school.

“I would love to be able to combine all of that into a larger more dynamic retail and health center with a whole bunch of providers involved – who knows maybe eventually a birthing center,” she says. “But that is in the distant future for sure.”

If you had a personal motto as a businessperson, what would it be?
“You have to do what you love, and I love what I do! … Nothing worth it comes easy, this is the hardest I have ever worked in my life but as Steve Job said, ‘Your work is going to fill up a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.’ And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. I truly love what I do!”

EASY RETURNS

We understand that not all purchases work out. BUT in order to keep our prices down and allow for everyone to enjoy shopping locally we offer a STORE CREDIT OR EXCHANGE within 30 days of your purchase. This is so long as long as the product is in its original packaging, with tags, and has not been worn, washed, altered or used in anyway. Damages must be reported within 3 days of purchase or cannot be returned.

The following items may not be returned:

  • Jewelry (Amber, Chewbeads)
  • Scarves, hair accessories or hats
  • Undergarments (bras, socks, cloth diapers)
  • Gift Certificates
  • Care essentials (W.S. Badger & Co, Carefree Organics, Poofy Organics, Earth Mama Angel Baby, etc.)
  • Teethers

We inspect ALL returns/ exchanges and reserve the right to deny or refuse a full refund based on the returned condition. Items that do not meet our criteria are subject to denial or store credit.

 

***All Baby Carriers MUST be exchanged within 3 days of purchase UNWORN and with original tags still attached***