We all know that children require a variety of necessities as they develop and grow.  Also, there are so many options these days and it can often get overwhelming to source from a bunch of different stores.  Here in the Comox Valley, I’m thrilled to have the ability to shop at a local Kids store that carries an amazing array of brands and variety!

Here in the beautiful Comox Valley , we are blessed with amazing local restaurants, coffee shops, farmers markets and great local shopping! To hear more about why I love the Comox Valley, click here

Grabbing a coffee, and strolling local shops is something I love to do, and one of my favourite local gems is Kradles.

Kradles Kids Store

A local kids store with 2 locations that carries everything you need from Infant to Teen.  They carry all the modern brands that parents love all in a convenient one stop shopping experience.

They carry everything from Baby Gear, to clothing, accessories and more. Kradles original store is located right in the downtown hub of Courtenay on 5th Street.  This store carries everything from Infant to Teen while their newest location in East Courtenay caters to the Mom and Baby stage.  Items for Mom include maternity and nursing apparel and furthermore all the gear, clothing, and accessories that Baby will need in the first few years.

I’ve been to quite a few baby and kids stores in bigger cities and I’m always proud that our small town store is by far the best one I’ve seen.  Its well laid out, welcoming, aesthetically pleasing, and most of all carries an amazing selection of brands with a great range in prices.

It’s a store that parents can enjoy as well as anyone who might be shopping for a niece or nephew, grandchild, or any little person in your life for that matter.  It’s truly a shopping experience for everyone!

Shopping made easy

Both stores have a little play corner set up so your little ones can enjoy playtime while you shop.  The East Courtenay location even has a mothers room to feed or change your little one because we all know that baby life can be unpredictable:)

They also carry larger gear items that new parents will need in the first few years.  Everything from carseats, to strollers, furniture and more!

Top Quality Customer Service

Recently, when I was sourcing toys for Mila’s new play space, I contacted Suzie, the owner of Kradles.  She helped me find the best items for this space.  Both Suzie and her staff always have a smiling face to greet you as you walk into any of the Kradles locations.  Mila has become very accustomed to her visits here and typically makes herself right at home.  She walks in and right away goes to all of her favourite items, making a bit of a whirlwind of messes as she enjoys her little piece of Heaven.  The staff are all so patient with us and we always feel like were right at home.

Here is a list of top lines they carry.  They all have great reputations, and quality that will carry you through the many stages of parenthood.


Britax | Diono | Lillebaby

Clothing / Shoes

Tea Collection | Stride Rite Shoes | See Kai Run Shoes | Minimoc

Ripe Maternity | Small Rags | Blundstones


Hape | Skip Hop | Janod | Boon


Yum Boxes | Gro Bags | Cloud B | Matraea | Loulu Lollipop

**This is just a portion of the lines they carry, for more info click here

Kradles is a store that I’m proud to support and fits in with my goals of providing Mila with quality over quantity.  I want to be thoughtful and intentional with purchases in general whether it be for household items, my wardrobe, and now Mila’s toys and accessories.  Click here for more details on the play space that I set up with the help of this fantastic local shop!

Exciting News!

Kradles has generously offered to give my readers a discount on my favourite line of Toys that they carry – Hape – . Just mention the code KARINULIVING for 15% off all Hape Toys! I know you’ll love this line of toys and can’t wait to see which one your little ones pick out!  Be sure to tag me on Instagram when you post pictures of your new toys!

Photograpny by my dear friend Bernine Marie

Thanks for reading and enjoy your shopping adventures!