Little Coconuts aims to have big impact

Kids playing in a playhouse
Camana Bay’s newest store, Little Coconuts, is not only meant to feature the latest in children’s clothing and accessories but also serve as a place where children can learn and play while parents connect. — Photos: Rhian Campbell

Little Coconuts is Camana Bay's newest retail offering, aimed at catering to the needs of children and families. Situated between Red's Emporium and Pani Indian Kitchen on the Crescent, this boutique is not just a store; it is an experience for the whole family, curated to cater to babies and young children and to bring the family together.

Little Coconuts boasts an eclectic assortment of products ranging from clothing to books, toys and more for newborns to children up to the age of 10. Beyond children’s clothing and essentials, the store offers visitors an array of gifts for parents. The store's selection showcases brands such as BabyBjörn, BÉABA, Ali+Oli, Purebaby, Comotomo, Rylee + Cru, Wonder & Wise, Hunter, SUNNYLiFE, Meri Meri, and minnow swim among others.

Little Coconuts seeks to unite families. The store is thoughtfully designed to invite everyone by featuring seating at the storefront and oversized games that encourage patrons to linger, interact and create meaningful memories with each other.

“We wanted to create a space for parents to be able to bring their children that they could enjoy, too, whether it is to sit outside and have a coffee and a chat whilst the children play, or to drop them on a Friday night and enjoy a date night," Little Coconuts Founder Ella Bergstrom said. "We just want to build a community and hopefully have a positive impact on families living in and visiting Cayman."

Bergstrom envisions a space that transcends the traditional concept of a children’s store. Inspired by her own journey as a parent of two boys, her vision is founded in the idea of providing high-quality products while also creating a space that fosters a sense of community and support.

The store’s back studio will serve as a versatile space for hosting events, building baby registries and bringing in experts to host talks and classes on everything from preparing for a baby to advice on schools and education on island.

“We want Little Coconuts to be a resource for families to enjoy a lovely space, build a community and feel supported in some way, too,” Bergstrom said.

In the coming months, the store will also introduce “Coconut Clubhouse” – a drop-in babysitting service on Friday and Saturday evenings. This innovative offering aims to provide parents with an engaging environment for their children while they enjoy a night out in the town.

Central to the Little Coconuts essence is the concept of it taking a village to raise a child.

“I wanted a space that could enhance that and hopefully the Little Coconuts community can become part of people’s village, too,” Bergstrom said.

This article was originally featured in the September/October 2023 print edition of Camana Bay Times.

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