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Why has Babylist changed its name to Anita's House?

Our clients have repeatedly asked us to continue looking after them with the same care and attention, not just around kit but also baby and toddler related services.  We have a wealth of knowledge about the best of the best in every category, so it seemed fitting to change our name to reflect our expanding offer. For example, we have Baby List at Anita's House for our consultations and first baby preparations, photography at Anita's House, schools advice at Anita's House, maternity nurses at Anita's House etc.  Anita's House covers everything you need for your baby and your growing family under one roof.



What exactly is a Baby List?

It’s a list of everything you'll need for your new baby (or babies – we have a specialist twins service). We help you choose specific items against that list based on your lifestyle and personal preferences.

 

Why choose an Anita’s House Baby List?

There's no better way to shop for your baby. Where else can you find independent advice you can trust, with everything sold at recommended retail price and a personal shopping experience which is thoroughly enjoyable? Our clients love our service – most come to us because friends and family have recommended us.

 

What do you mean by independent advice?

Department stores and websites will tend to recommend what they have in stock. At Anita’s House we have a showroom full of samples from tried, tested and trusted suppliers, and we don't have a warehouse full of stock. Instead, we order everything individually for you, and recognise that the best for you and your baby does not necessarily mean the most expensive. That's why we can say we are truly independent.

 

When should I come for a consultation?

Between five and six months through pregnancy (roughly between weeks 21 and 26) is the ideal time to come and see us but we also help new parents throughout pregnancy and afterwards. We also love to see you as your family grows and help you shop for your toddlers, second and third babies!  Our home is your home and you are always welcome to call or visit us.

 

How do I book a consultation?

Call us on +44 (0)207 371 5145 or click {here} and fill out our online booking form.

 

How long will my consultation be?

Consultations take about two hours. However, if you need longer that’s no problem, we’ll give you all the time you need.

 

Who are the Baby List Nursery Consultants?

Anita and her wonderful team of Nursery Consultants have helped more than 4,000 parents over the past 21 years. Their knowledge is unparalleled, and they know which products work and which don’t; each one is an experienced mother with in-depth knowledge of the very latest and most reliable kit on the market. Supremely discreet and non-judgmental, they always make time to listen to you and your questions. All of the Baby List Nursery Consultants are acutely aware that every client’s needs are different and are very much there to listen and help in any way they can.

 

Do I need to come and see you to place an order?

No. We can place an order by phone, email or FaceTime. One of our consultants can come to your house or hospital bed if you are on bed rest for your consultation.

 

Do I pay more for items if I shop this way?

No. Everything on your Baby List is offered at the manufacturers' Recommended Retail Price.

 

Will I buy things I don't need?

Not from us. We need to look you in the eye a year and more after your little one arrives and know that you have used – and loved - everything you have bought from us.

 

What about delivery?

We deliver within time slots of three hours or less. We also have a range of delivery services in which we can assemble your furniture and buggy, fit your car seat and even put your clothes away and make up your baby’s bed. You can also collect your order from our Chelsea showroom. Just let us know – we would be delighted to help!

 

How do I get there?

Click here for map and directions

 

Is there parking?

Yes. There is plenty of parking outside Anita’s House, but you do need to bring lots of £1 and 50p coins for the parking meters (£3.50 per hour) as there is no option to pay by phone. There is also an LCP car park 3 minutes walk away on Edith Grove, which does accept credit card payments.  The resident’s bays are within the Kensington and Chelsea Residents Parking Zone.  Drivers and security are always welcome to wait inside our warm and separate reception room.

 
How can I pay for my Baby Lists?

PayPal, any credit card or bank transfer would be wonderful.

 

Do you ship overseas?

Yes. We ship to anywhere in the world.
 

Can other people buy items from my list as gifts?

You can use part of your list or all of your list as a Wish List.  Friends and family can buy you a beautifully presented gift certificate of any value which is valid up to a year from the date of purchase; these can be used as a contribution towards your list or to the value of a specific item like a pram, cot or toy.

"It’s the most extraordinarily brilliant company. Hysterical and increasingly bewildered and confused about what on earth a baby needs and terrified of standing sweatily in a department store just chucking money at the problem, several friends took me to one side and told me the Baby List secret. You go and see them in their calm and reassuring showroom, they bring you cups of tea, tell you exactly what you need (and what you don’t), don’t charge you a penny more for it than anyone else, deliver everything, assemble it all AND take away all the packaging."

Kate Reardon, Editor of Tatler

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We are the same Babylist, we just have a new name to reflect our growing range of services - everything you need for your new baby
- all under one roof, Anita's House.

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