February 7, 2024

The Best Baby and Kid-Focused Small Businesses in Sioux Falls

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Whether you've been in Sioux Falls your whole life, or you've just moved here, it's helpful to have a list of baby and kid-centered businesses you can rely on for everything your growing family needs, from cloth diapering services and all-natural teething gel, to car-seat covers and bamboo PJs, and everything in between. Here are a few of my favorite Sioux Falls small business that cater to the littles in your life.

Elegant Mommy

The first stop for any SFSD mommy-to-be is Elegant Mommy. They carry all the essentials, from maternity gear thru age seven, and they offer a registry service. My favorite section is the Grands gifts, with gifts for and from the Grands. Also helpful is the gift guide, so every gift you give is sure to be loved.

Your Nurtured Baby

The name of this business tells you everything you need to know: it's all about nurturing your sweet babe. The mom-and-daughter team who own and run this infant wellness studio are passionate about educating caregivers, giving them the tools they need to connect with, soothe, and nurture their littlest family members. They also offer a list of local partners, so your baby's every need is cared for.

Terra Shepherd Apothecary 

There's something for every member of your family at this downtown Sioux Falls must-visit, including, of course, the baby. They offer all-natural solutions to a range of baby woes, including teething gel, booty balm, and a cough drop tincture. My favorite item in the shop right now, though, is the We All Belong onesie or kid's tee, made in the USA of super-soft organic cotton.


This shop boasts the most perfect plush menagerie in all of Sioux Falls, with a soft stuffed friend for every little kid. They also carry puzzles, dolls, dinosaurs, games, and activities, all from brands you know and love, like Fat Brain and Duplo.

Child’s Play Toys

With two Sioux Falls locations, and the option to shop online, there's no reason NOT to shop at Child's Play Toys. The downtown location is my favorite, and aside from all of the wonderful and amazing toys, books, and games, there's something special Child's Play offers that I've never seen anywhere else, and it's brilliant: Birthday baskets! Your child can shop the store, put all their wish-list goodies in a basket, then friends and family can shop their basket right there in the store. What a great idea!

Sioux Falls Food Co-Op

Wednesday nights are Co-Op Dinner nights at our house, and if you haven't tried the Sioux Falls Food Co-Op's Wednesday Night Community Dinner, you're missing out! They also offer a range of prepared, fresh, and packaged foods, a wellness section, and more, with a focus on eating and living well for the whole family, including your littlest ones.

The Great Outdoor Store

This isn't just the perfect place to purchase gear for your next outdoor adventure — The Great Outdoor Store also provides education and access to the Great Outdoors, for people of all ages. Alongside their array of outdoor clothes, shoes and accessories for kids, they offer special events and rentals, fostering a love and care of nature before babies can even walk.

Which of these Sioux Falls shops is your favorite? Is there another local gem I just have to check out?