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The Nesting House for An Eco-Friendly Family Shop


One of the most important parts of having a child is ensuring they have the best future possible. We love our little ones and do everything we can to protect them, whether baby-proofing the furniture or cutting up every grape. This is exactly why so many parents view having children as motivation to be more sustainable. We can decrease our carbon footprint by taking small steps and ensuring we’re leaving our children the same gorgeous planet we’ve come to love. The Nesting House understands this entirely and works to be an ethical option for families. You’ll have the tools to be a little more eco-friendly at this innovative shop. 

About The Nesting House

The Nesting House was opened in 2010 in Mount Airy by mothers Jennifer Kinka and Meredith Jacoby. The two women wanted a space where they could provide quality clothing for families at affordable prices while creating little environmental impact. In 2013, Meredith left, and Jennifer’s husband, Christopher, joined the team. 

Now, a decade later, this family-run shop does what it can for parents trying to help the world around them. Since opening, the shop has expanded its products and opened a second location. Regardless of how much the shop grows, the commitment to doing good remains at its core!

A teenager sits on a couch while holding her newborn baby brother while her toddler sister kisses the newborn's head the nesting house


The Nesting House has a vast selection of gently used children’s clothes. They have a program for buying and reselling quality pieces, so those 3-month onesies actually last much longer than a fraction of a year. The store cares deeply about health and safety. It will generally not buy items that might no longer be a reliable option for families. 

You can find a huge variety of natural and sustainable items when you shop. You can find different carriers for baby wearing. Their cloth diapers provide an eco-friendly solution for those early years. You can also purchase gear that makes feeding your little one a whole lot easier. 

At The Nesting House, every new product is bought from brands that prioritize sustainable practices and ethical labor conditions. The store aims to create an affordable space with guilt-free options for every family. 

A newborn baby boy sits on a beige chair with a stuffed football toy while making a silly face the nesting house


The Nesting House wants to be a space you’ll love using even before your little one is born. The shop gives you the option to build a registry and provides a guide for what to put on the list. The staff is knowledgeable about topics such as babywearing and cloth diapering. 

They’ll work with you to find the best products to put on your registry. If you prefer to rely on their used gear, you can add a gift card to the registry to purchase them when the time is right. 

The Nesting House

The Nesting House is here to make parenting sustainable. With premium products offered at affordable prices, you’ll have everything you need for those early years!

As a mother myself, I know how important it is to savor this season of parenthood. I’m here to make your life a little easier, whether I’m taking photos you’ll treasure forever or providing recommendations for some of my favorite spots. I love taking pictures where I get to capture all the beautiful emotions of your family. If you’ve been considering booking family photos, we should connect! Contact me today to find out more.

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