We understand that being a mom can be a challenge at times. 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 LilleBaby, Sakura Bloom, MILK Nursingwear, Cake Maternity, Momzelle, Nested Bean, LaLecheLeague Bras, Aden & Anais, PLAE, Earth Mamma, Bravado!, Little Unicorn, Cake Maternity, Ingrid & Isabel, Boba/Beco, Skip Hop, EzPz, Zoli, ThinkBaby, Chewbeads, Badger Balm, Plan Toys, 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 become overwhelming, so providing helpful resources for our customers is a top priority From lactation support and childbirth classes to newborn care and postpartum prepardeness, we’ll have a class that fits your needs.
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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 three 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.”