Best Reviews TopConsumerReviews.com Best Baby Stores Best Reviews
Best Reviews
      March 29, 2020

Home  >  Baby Stores  >  Bambi Baby vs Albee Baby

Best

Baby Stores

  1. Buy Buy Baby
  2. Baby Cubby
  3. Bambi Baby
  4. A Baby
  5. Albee Baby

Your Information Is Secure
Balance Your Life: Work and Family Newsletter

Compare Products

  • Select any 2 companies in our reviews to compare them head-to-head!
  • Compare

Latest Reviews

Auto Warranties

Bad Credit Loans

Batteries

Cheesecake Clubs

Creatine

Credit Monitoring

Diabetes Supplements

iPhone Repair

Popcorn Clubs

Prenuptial Agreements

 

Individual Reviews

Baby Earth

Buy Buy Baby

Baby Cubby

Bambi Baby

A Baby

Albee Baby

 

Our professional reviewers evaluate products and services independently, but Top Consumer Reviews may earn money when you click on the links on our pages. Learn more.

Better Business Bureau Reliability Seal

Bambi Baby vs Albee Baby

To help you find the Best Baby Stores, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth comparison of Bambi Baby and Albee Baby.

To see ALL of our reviews for the Best Baby Stores, please Click Here

Buy Your Baby Supplies at Baby Earth Today! Baby Stores are used by thousands of people every day. Whether you're eagerly anticipating your first child or grandchild, celebrating your friend's adoption, or contributing a gift to the office baby shower for a coworker, you know that babies need many things to be safe, warm, and comfortable.

From small items like pacifiers and onesies, to big-ticket items like convertible car seats and cribs, the possibilities are nearly endless! Shopping for baby products at local stores, however, can be time-consuming and expensive, particularly if you have a specific item in mind. Nearby stores may not carry what you're looking for, and if they do, you're at their mercy with respect to pricing.

Continue reading below reviews

Best Reviews

2020

Baby Stores Reviews

3.5 stars
Bambi Baby

BAMBI BABY

Visit Site

Bambi Baby has a long history as a family owned-and-operated Baby Store in the greater New York area, having opened its first retail location in 1976. Customers will find many of today's hottest brands of baby gear, such as Dolce Babi, Natart, Britax, and more.

In order to compare Baby Stores, we chose a popular nursery furniture set - DaVinci's Kalani 4-in-1 crib and combo dresser in a cherry finish - to determine availability and pricing with each retailer. Bambi Baby is one of two stores in our review that did not carry either of these items. However, they do carry a wide range of convertible cribs by other manufacturers such as Roma and Maximo; shoppers should be aware that much of what Bambi Baby carries is distinctly higher-end and thus might not be the preferred retailer for customers with more modest budgets. Fortunately, the site offers a 5% discount off any purchase for signing up for Bambi Baby's mailing list.

You also won't find some of the most common baby items at Bambi Baby. If your shopping list includes diapers, feeding accessories such as spoons and dishes, or basic clothing, you'll need to look elsewhere. Bambi Baby does have some items that aren't easily found using the navigation categories; for example, we didn't find baby monitors listed under Gear or any other category, but one did turn up after using the search function.

Customers will receive free shipping for orders of more than $100. Bambi Baby also has options that include delivery to the room of your choice ($349) or white glove delivery plus assembly ($399). Unfortunately, shoppers outside of the 48 contiguous United States are not currently served by Bambi Baby (sorry, Alaska and Hawaii!).

Bambi Baby is the only store in our review whose return policy specifically mentions replacements for incorrect orders, damaged products, or items that arrive with pieces missing. Customers only need to contact the company at the toll-free number listed on the order receipt, and the customer service team will take care of the appropriate arrangements. For returns on unopened, unused products, shoppers have 30 days from the date of purchase to get a refund or exchange. Given that baby items are often purchased well in advance - as a baby shower gift months before the little one arrives, for example - this may not meet some shopper's needs, especially compared with several other retailers in our review who allow returns for up to a year.

Overall, Bambi Baby is ideal if you're looking for higher-end strollers, car seats, and furniture and you plan to use it right away.

Visit Site
2.5 stars
Albee Baby

ALBEE BABY

Visit Site

Albee Baby is a family-owned retailer of baby products, based in the New York metro area and with more than 100 years in the industry. Customers looking for car seats, nursery furniture, toys, strollers and more will find more than 100 brands to choose from, including well-known names like Avent and Bumbo.

Compared with other retailers in our review, Albee Baby tends to come out on the expensive side. For example, in the DaVinci Kalani series we used as a basis for comparison, the combo dresser in cherry retails for $409; other stores carry it for as low as $249. Also, the matching 4-in-1 crib was not listed on Albee Baby's site, so a shopper looking for both items would need to shop elsewhere.

We found Albee Baby's selection to be somewhat limited overall. Looking at a common baby item, diapers, we saw none of the familiar brands one would expect: Pampers, Luvs, Huggies, and so forth. And, in the brands they do carry - Bambino Mio and The Honest Company - several sizes were out of stock at the time of our review.

Shipping costs are one of the best we've seen: free for all orders of $49+, and a flat rate of $4.95 for all other orders. However, shoppers should be aware that Albee Baby has a considerable list of locations to which they do not ship, including PO Box addresses, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Similarly, while the return policy looks customer-friendly on the surface - full refund if merchandise is returned within 60 days of receipt - Albee Baby does charge a 30% restocking fee on most furniture items, and there's a long list of products that can't be returned under any circumstances (such as feeding and diapering accessories, potty seats, changing pad covers, and so on).

Albee Baby has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau, which would indicate that they are handling customer concerns well. On the other hand, numerous reviews tell a different story. We found more than a few customers who ordered items, only to be told days or weeks later that it was out of stock. Given the nature of baby products, often ordered to line up with a due date, it's easy to see why shoppers would be angry. And, many other reviews describe problems with impolite customer service representatives when customers have contacted Albee Baby to try and resolve problems with late shipments or items damaged in shipping.

On a positive note, a unique feature Albee Baby offers is a rewards program. Customers can earn points for purchases, product reviews, and referring friends; these points can be exchanged for savings on future orders.

Because of their higher prices, out-of-stock items, and significant issues with customer satisfaction, we give Albee Baby lower marks.

Visit Site

Continued from above

Fortunately, online baby stores make it easy, efficient, and affordable to find everything you need for the little one without ever leaving home. With just a click of a mouse, you can have infant and toddler products - diapers, wipes, themed nursery bedding and decor, and much more - delivered right to your doorstep.

As you consider shopping at online baby stores, you should keep the following criteria in mind:

  • Prices. How do the prices at the retailer compare to its competitors, especially for commonly-sold items like diapers and nursery bedding?
  • Selection. Does the store offer a wide variety of baby items to choose from?
  • Customer Service. If you have a question or concern, are you likely to get a helpful response?
  • Return policy. What is the retailer's policy if your baby items don't meet your needs and you'd like a refund?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Baby Stores available today. We hope these reviews help you find all of the baby products you need at the best possible price!

Coronavirus (COVID-19): No baby formula at the store? Here's what to do

Few things are more frightening than not having enough food for your baby. Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) swept into the United States, many parents have felt panicked by the sight of empty formula ...

Published:  Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:52:00 GMT



America Stress-Bought All the Baby Chickens

Spring is in the air for people shaking off long winters spent watching Netflix under a blanket who had hoped to emerge into a world of budding flowers, green grass and baby animals. While spring ...

Published:  Sat, 28 Mar 2020 02:08:00 GMT



Column: The uncertainties of having a baby during a pandemic: "That's all part of her birth story now'

What mattered this week was that she'd delivered a healthy baby during a pandemic ... They are the ones on the front lines - working in the grocery stores, helping do the Prime and Instacart ...

Published:  Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:52:00 GMT



Baby Yoda Life-Size Hot Toys Action Figure May Be the Ultimate Star Wars Collectible

So expect to see this, and a whole lot of other Baby Yoda merchandise, hit stores in the fall. Be sure to check out some of the images of the collectible for yourself. Those interested in learning ...

Published:  Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:58:00 GMT



Stacy Graham-Hunt: Grocery store trip takes on new meaning

I used Instacart, a grocery delivery service. The service made my life so much easier as a working mom of a toddler and a baby. I didn't have to load them up and snap them into their car seats and ...

Published:  Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:00:00 GMT



Will Coronavirus Lead to Baby Boom? Stores Experience Condom Shortages as Couples Stock in Quarantine

Condom sales have reportedly been increasing all across the globe since coronavirus cases have risen. It was in China where people stocked condoms to use it as gloves as the rumored reports suggested ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Mar 2020 19:55:00 GMT



Great Animal Crossing, Baby Yoda Deals In This Huge Merch Sale

but what if you spend your money on Baby Yoda merch that can store your money? BoxLunch has multiple predictably cute Baby Yoda wallets. The zippered "Protect, Attack, Snack" wallet shown above costs ...

Published:  Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:55:00 GMT



Police: Men rob woman while baby was in getaway vehicle

Two men were taking care of a baby when they robbed a woman who was using an ATM at a Florida convenience store, authorities said. Jefferson Feliciano, 19, and Kevin Serrano, 18, were arrested earlier ...

Published:  Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:16:00 GMT



Men had baby with them when they robbed woman at Wawa ATM, deputies say

Two men face robbery, theft and child-neglect charges for attacking a woman inside a Wawa store near Kissimmee while she used the ATM, the Osceola County Sheriff's Office said. The victim flagged down ...

Published:  Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:01:00 GMT



SEE IT: Heartbreaking TikTok shows mom crying in store because there are no diapers left for her baby

If you're seeing long lines and bare shelves at your local store, you're not alone. Panic buying is happening everywhere as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow globally. You've probably already ...

Published:  Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:29:00 GMT



Share Us!   

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure