Lauren Hise is a mom, an experienced nanny and corporate saleswoman, and the founder and owner of Baby Love Consignment Store and Gift Boutique.
Lauren’s twelve years of experience as a nanny made her an expert on baby clothes and gear long before she had her son Gabriel. But after spending years in sales and graduating business school, it was the birth of her son that inspired her to pursue her long-time dream of opening a children’s consignment store.
In 2010, Grant Park was home to a thriving parent’s network, but there were few local parenting resources: no baby clothing store, no maternity clothing store, and few educational opportunities for parents and children. With Baby Love, Lauren wanted to fill those gaps, creating a unique one-stop resource for parents in the community. “I want to give other parents the opportunity to learn about all the resources I didn’t know about when I was pregnant,” Lauren says. “Here at Baby Love, you can get the answers to any parenting question, from how to breastfeed successfully to recommendations for the best brand of baby shoes.”
Today, Lauren loves being an integral part of the Grant Park community. But the best part for her is when a first-time mom comes into the store. “I love to help a new parent discover the world of babies,” she says. “The options can be overwhelming. I love to take the time to walk through the store and help educate you about what you really need. For me, there’s no greater satisfaction than helping you prepare for the happiest time in your life.”