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Recommendation: Trollby (Schöneberg)


Click to go to Trollby’s website

Trollby is a great secondhand shop near Eisenacher Strasse u-bahn in Schöneberg. I’ve been there a few times, my first time being when I was around 5 or 6 months pregnant. I remember walking in and immediately being impressed by the sheer colourful assortment of clothes and to my surprise, a table set up with jugs of water, biscuits and haribo. This is literally a shop that offers you water and snacks whilst you browse around. Within 5 minutes of arriving, they had offered me a cup of coffee, and were constantly on hand to help me reach things on high shelves and offer advice (I had no idea what to buy at this point).

If you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll receive a €5 voucher, and as the months go buy the newsletter keeps you informed of special offers, Sundays when they open (i.e around bank holidays) and the occasional €5 voucher (I was too slow to act on my May one).

I went there again with Peter and LG last Friday, and they were just as nice and helpful as my visit as a pregnant lady. They encouraged us to ask questions and not only set up the changing table for us to change LG before we left, but also directed me to a small room at the back with a ‘comfy chair’ (quote) to breastfeed him. The shop assistant even gave me a glass of water to drink whilst I fed him!

There is a good selection of clothes (mostly secondhand C&A), toys (for all ages), maternity wear, along with practical baby things e.g baby baths, breastfeeding pumps, changing mats etc. Reasonable prices, but it depends what you buy – the secondhand ErgoBaby carriers are still very pricey, even secondhand (around €60+).

Can’t recommend this place enough, happy shopping!

Mama M x

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Tip #2: Public transportation

Total game changer

Never ever take your pram somewhere that requires public transportation without typing the start/destination into and selecting Barrierefreie Verbindung. Now all the results will show you stations where there’s a lift, or if that’s not possible, a feasible bus route.

You’re welcome!

Mama M x

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Berlin tip #1

I was probably more excited than I should’ve been when I discovered this.
DM at Hackescher Markt has a changing table and play area in their store with free nappies, wipes, cream etc.

DM at Hackescher Markt, Mitte

….. How great is that?! Now I know not to panic when I’m in that area – quiet, judgement free place to breastfeed? Check. Somewhere to change the baby? Check. Stock up on nappies and toiletries? Check, check.

Thank you, DM. Thank you.

Mama M x