We are so fortunate that we made Bellini Baby our first stop when starting to prepare for our baby. Bellini Baby had been highly recommended to us by a wide variety of friends, and it seemed like it was “the place” in Atlanta for baby needs.My wife and I are both Type-A people, and we quickly got overwhelmed with information as we dove into researching what we’d need, what was best, safest, etc. Thank goodness for Bellini Baby; they’ve done the research, they know all the details, and they help you cut right through the fog to see the important facts of every product. At no time will you ever feel any pressure or get a “sales” vibe -- Larry, Maureen, and Justin are on hand to help, or educate, if you want them to.Having Justin help us decide on furniture for the nursery was incredible. He helped us see or understand differences that we totally would have missed but greatly influenced our choices.An example of his depth of knowledge on just about every product in the store: I asked if something was made of real wood, and was it solid. His answer wasn’t “yes,” it was, “Yes. It’s solid poplar. And you may reflexively think you may not want poplar, since it’s known to be a softer wood. However, this is made of poplar grown in the Italian Alps, which has a much colder climate which makes it grow slower. See the wood grain? The grain lines are much tighter than American poplars showing the slow growth and making the wood much more dense. So this is a really strong wood that will hold up for years.” Mind. Blown.Shockingly, he knows even more about car seats than he does about the furniture, as Justin’s an actual car seat specialist. I didn’t know that was a thing until recently, but once I got the rundown on all the options and designs, I see why a specialist certification is a necessary thing. Not only did Justin patiently walk us through every brand and comparison, but once we purchased the car seat and stroller set, we had a tutorial session with him where he helped us practice installing the car seat in both our cars to figure out the safest, best approach. At first we didn’t think we’d need a whole tutorial session, but it turned out to be the most beneficial hour of prep we’ve done.Although Justin is an absolute pleasure to work with, he can’t take all the credit. Maureen also helped make our experience magical. Where Justin handled more of the technical, equipment, and safety decisions, Maureen helps from the softer, more decorative angle. She helped us plan the esthetic features for the nursery including designing custom sheets, crib bumpers, and various other touches that have helped make his room perfect. When COVID interrupted supply chains and caused delays, she was our advocate with the chair manufacturer and handled all of the normal headaches of dealing with delivery logistics and delays.Speaking of deliveries, the furniture delivery company that Bellini Baby uses to deliver and set up the furniture is the best I’ve ever seen. We had two deliveries, but the experience was the same both times. The team was: promptly on time; they worked lightning fast but with perfect caution; they were polite, tidy, and delivered each piece without a scratch. I couldn’t ask for more.Although we worked primarily with Justin and Maureen, Larry was also fantastic. He and Maureen have been in the business for 30 years, so he was great at talking us through the various brands with in-depth knowledge of their history, research, and quality which helped us zero-in on what we wanted.All this being said, the bottom line is you should start at Bellini Baby, because you’ll find that you really don’t need to go anywhere else. Bellini only offers products that are at the highest standards, so you’re safe picking things on your own, but if you want white-glove, sommelier-level assistance in making choices or understanding features, Larry, Maureen, and Justin are ready and able to give you the best baby-shopping experience you could have.