A mother of two girls has created a company that sells an assortment of children’s outfits and other supplies useful to parents.
Amy Jo Begley opened 4Ever Growing Kids, in downtown Camas, in November 2013.
“I wanted a business that I could bring my children to work with me,” she said.
Begley previously provided program sales and administrative/bookkeeping services for a traveling children’s entertainment company for more than 12 years.
“I was just inspired to bring a great quality consignment shop with great customer service, and I enjoy what I do,” she said.
The store’s inventory includes strollers, shoes, clothing sizes preemie to 10, toys, books, tableware, diaper pails and washable “Pee-pee Teepees.”
Some of the items are new, some are gently used.
Equipment includes bouncy seats, cribs, travel bassinets, pack and plays, high chairs and baby swings.
4Ever Growing Kids sells bedding for cribs, and bath and automotive accessories such as mirrors and head supports.
There are locally handmade doll dresses, pacifier clips, headbands, bibs and burp cloths.
Brand names include “Green Eats” recycled tableware, as well as “Constructive Eating” utensils and lunch sacks with construction and garden fairy themes. The store has “Under the Nile” Egyptian organic cotton clothing.
Maternity clothing is available, along with breast pumps and supplies.
A breast feeding support group meets at the store on the second Tuesday of each month, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
“It is helping mothers with the challenges of breast feeding,” Begley said. “I struggled with it a lot.”
Olivia Allen, of Camas, suggested the meetings. She is a consignor at 4Ever Growing Kids.
The group, led by five mothers, includes information, discussions and social opportunities.
A play area for children includes assorted toys and a flat screen TV with a DVD player.
“It allows mom to shop and not to worry,” Begley said.
Some of the toys are available to purchase.
The play room also includes a rocking chair where mothers can sit to nurse and a changing table.
“It’s for any moms or dads or grandparents,” Begley said. “They don’t have to shop.”