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Where to buy Baby, Kids and Maternity Gear on Maui

Update: March 2015 Finally adding the Lahaina-based baby store Lavish Baby Boutique, which opened in December 2014 – see complete listing below!  OH!  And Target opens today!!! Get your baby gear ON! 

Update: November 2014 – ErgoBaby carriers are now sold out of the Pukalani office, 3390 Old Haleakala Hwy, 9am – 3pm, but its recommended that you call first.  572-6953.  Also check out Designing Wahine in Makawao and Lahaina :

  • Designing Wahine Emporium
  • 180 Lahainaluna Road, Suite 111
  • Lahaina, HI 96761
  • Phone: 808 661 4802
  • Designing Wahine
  • 3640 Baldwin Avenue
  • Makawao, HI 96768
  • Phone: 808 573 0990

Where to find baby and maternity gear on Maui?  I’ll do my best to keep this updated, but please add comments below with news. Please note: this may not be 100% accurate.  Listed by store, in no particular order (yet)


Brick and Mortar Shops:

Lavish Baby Boutique:   Carries nursery furniture, baby clothes, baby gear and more!  Lavish Baby Boutique offers everything parents need from design services, custom design and orders, to baby basics, party planning and more. To see what they have in the shop (or soon to arrive!), check out their Facebook page:  Follow Lavish Baby on Facebook  808-868-0395.  Located at 40 Kupuohi Street Unit 103 Lahaina, HI 96761

(Updated April 2015) Droplets –  Children’s Consignment and Curated Gift Boutique
Location: 1169 Makawao Ave (between Maui Hands and Jewels of the White Tara)
Hours: Tuesday – Friday – 10am – 5:30pm, Saturday – 10:30am – 5:00pm, CLOSED Sunday & Monday
Phone: 808.205.1751
Consign: Droplets. accepts new and gently used, children clothing for boys and girls, ages newborn to 7 years old. There’s even some items for mama. Click here for consignment details.
More Details: Droplets. also carries various toys, books and Made In Hawaii charms because supporting locally is sustainable. Stop in for mama, shower, new baby, and birthday gifts. Gift Registry and Certificates are also available. How can you beat FREE Gift Wrapping and the possibility of finding a parking space just out front a children’s boutique! Follow Droplets. on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the latest treasures and events!

Target: I’m just posting this on Target’s opening day, March 4, 2015, so I have NO IDEA what they have in stock (or what they may be out of in a matter of days) – but I’m guessing they have all the baby basics, probably some organic options, and maybe some furniture and gear!  Target is located in Kahului/Puunene, just behind the Walmart.

Carters:  Opened in late 2013 at The Outlets of Maui in Lahaina .  According to the website, “Carter’s is the leading brand of children’s clothing, gifts and accessories in America.” – Maui Made Note: Unfortunately, as a national brand, when I visited just before Christmas, the clothes were mostly ‘seasonal’ – thick winter pajamas and long sleeves, the only bathing suits were for babies (I was looking for girls). 

Macy’s:  I forgot about this store in the original post, but the children’s Macy’s in Queen Kaahumanu Center has decent children’s clothes and a couple miscellaneous gift items – They seem to do a better job of carrying Hawaii appropriate clothing. but I don’t believe they have shoes. Luckily there are lots of shoe stores in the Mall, including Payless Shoe Source and Parade of Shoes.

Walmart – pretty much has everything here for baby:  Cribs, strollers, car seats, clothes, food, etc.  I’m pretty sure they stock nursing bras, but don’t recall if they had maternity clothes there.

Costco – Ofter have baby and kids clothes, you can usually find some cute PJ and romper sets by Carters, and swimwear.  Best place to get diapers – also carry formula.  Occasionally have things like car seats.

Sears – This is another place to check for cribs, strollers, nursery items (things like monitors, etc), baby and kids clothes.

Ross – Good place to get baby and kids clothes, though you’ll probably have to go often if you are looking for something in particular.  Seemingly always carry essentials like blankets and towels (good place to go for baby shower gifts- you can fill a whole basket and not break the bank!) They sometime carry random things (its Ross) – today they had breast pumps.  I’ve also seen car seats, umbrella strollers, etc.  Usually have a decent selection of baby and kids toys.  Also has a small isle for maternity clothes.

Old Navy – Also has a small selection of maternity clothes.   (best online shopping hint: if you buy it online from and it doesn’t fit, you can return it to the store!) Always has baby and kids clothes, and great sales.

Gap  – The Gap at the Shops at Wailea  carries Gap (women’s), Gapbody, and Baby Gap.  NEW 2014 Update: Kids clothes seen at The Outlets of Maui (Lahaina) Gap.

Blue Ginger–  colorful batik ‘resortwear’ – with lots of kids and baby clothes and blankets – your best bet to find cute (and comfortable) mommy and me/whole family matching outfits… if that’s really what you are looking for… numerous locations around the island.

Maui Ocean Center Store  – (Update: Now the store has an ONLINE shop!) The gift shop at the aquarium (FREE entry to store – just check in at front gate) has a large section just for kids, with all kinds of educational games and toys (not just marine-related), a whole kids book section with lots of Hawaii-themed books, and of course aquarium-related t-shirts and stuffed animals.  Last time I was there, they also had lots of really high-quality baby toys as well.  And the perennial children’s favorite – the glow in the dark cave!  with all kinds of glow in the dark and light up toys.  They also have a big selection of locally made soaps, lotions and body products, like reef-safe sunscreen.  It’s also one of the few places on island to find the ‘i-play’ kids sunshirts and suits, rash guards, and reusable swim diapers and hats.  There’s discounts for Kama’aina and members.

Perfection Bra Fitting – in Wailuku. Nursing bras.  Get sized by appointment.  Its worth it.  And you’ll want to go back after your are done breastfeeding since your boobs will just never be the same…

Valley Isle Childbirth Education – Nancy (who also does childbirth and childcare classes) sells Medela breastpumps, parts and supplies, plus a ton of awesome other stuff, and she’ll even show you how to use them. I’m not sure if this is still the case, but she even delivered to my house after my daughter was born.

And, for more ‘baby shower’ and just plain cute baby stuff, you can head upcountry to Makawao and check out Designing Wahine and Oh, Baby!, and head to Paia and peruse Nuage Bleu for cute clothes, and Lilikoi Beauty (baby lotions/swaddlers, etc at last check!)

Keiki Collections: Looking for quality wood children’s furniture on Maui? Keiki Collections has a workshop/storefront on Wili Pa Loop in Wailuku and you can see lots of great examples (they do custom orders!) online!

And Maui-based Online Stores:

cloth diapers made on maui hawaii

Locally made, one-size-fits-all cloth diapers

Do you know about Maui Diapers and Lilia Designs?  Lilia Designs is made up of two main lines, Maui Diaper, a unique, one-size-fits-all cloth diaper, and Go With The Flo, reusable cloth menstrual pads for women. Each product is hand-crafted using primarily natural fiber and organic fabrics such as bamboo, hemp and organic cotton and wool. Hand-dyed items are dyed with non-toxic dyes, and no harsh chemicals or pollutants are used during the dying process.   In addition to the main lines, Lilia Designs also makes nursing pads, theDiva Panty (period underwear!) infinity scarves and multi-purpose wet-bags. You can find them at Mana Foods or online here –  Use coupon code AF13LS for a 15% discount on online orders!

Momma Love Baby – For a local source of Chewbeads and Teething Bling!

OK – I know i’m missing a lot of great kids, baby and mommy shopping – please add suggestions in the comments and I’ll keep this page growing!

Maui Made Baby

Congratulations on your recent addition!  As you’ve probably noticed, babies don’t travel lightly.  The baby gear is now probably filling out of the nursery and into your whole house.   But, the good thing is, a lot of baby gear, some essential, and some just for fun, is now being made on Maui, or by Maui-based companies.  These would all make great baby shower gifts as well!

Let’s start with the cute stuff…

First, your kid is going to need clothes.  Might as ‘whale’ buy baby something cute, and buy local!  How about the Maui Whale Onezee by Maui Thing?

a whale of a onesie by maui thing

a whale of a onesie by maui thing

Next, you are really going to want this darling Mommy and Daughter matching shell bangle set by Maui Ocean Jewelry!  (if this set sells, click here for the main shop page)

mom and me matching bangles

matching outfits? maybe not, matching bangles? YES, PLEASE


Then, if you haven’t already figured it out, babies spit up.  A lot.  While you are holding them.  If you want to protect yourself and your clothes (and dignity) in style, you should buy some totally adorable burp cloth set, handmade by Bitty Bambu!  (again, link to Bitty Bambu page if this item sells out)

handmade burp cloth on maui

Elephants and Chevron handmade Burp Clothes by Bitty Bambu

And babies are heavy. I could go on and on about the Ergobaby carrier, which was designed on Maui. Just buy it.  If you want to know more – just add a comment below and I’ll tell you why I think the ergo is the best.  They’ve also just designed a swaddler, which I’ve not been able to try, since I have no baby at the moment, but I’d love to hear anyone else’s experience.  Judging from the success of the ergo, I’m sure its great.

You’ll probably want some balm.  Cheshire’s Herbals makes a BELLY~BUM~BALM for use on pregnant bellies, babies bums, stretch marks and all over the body for some yummy loving!

prenatal rub made on maui diaper cream

Just check out the list of ingredients, I bet it smells amazing!

And finally, we’ve saved the essentials for last. (pretty much because if I started with this, some squeamish dad or unsuspecting blog-hopper may be not quite ready for the grand finale… )

LIlia Designs makes some eco-friendly options for mom and baby –

Starting with baby – Check out these Cloth Diapers – one size fits all!  They also make organic bamboo wipes!  Great for babies with sensitive bums! (Use coupon code AF13LS for a 15% discount on online orders!)

cloth diaper one size fits all

One size fits all – the cloth diaper revolution – made on Maui!

And for mom, postpartum pads and nursing pads, in super fun (as fun as postpartum bleeding can be) colors!  WHY did i not know about any of these things before I had kids… (Use coupon code AF13LS for a 15% discount on online orders!)

And finally, a little bee told us that Queen Bee Productions is currently working on a line of baby products – so stay tuned for those! We’ll keep you posted!

What’s your favorite made on Maui baby product?

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