Spotlight: Lil Chameleon, your new playdate, class, and shopping spot in Tuckahoe


It’s here! And just in time for the cooler weather. Lil Chameleon is a kids resale store, a mommy-and-me lounge, and your new venue for all kinds of kid (and some kidfree) classes. We recently visited and were super-impressed by how much there is to do in a space that feels open, friendly, and relaxing.

Interested in a free trial class? Register online to sample some of the classes offered from October 10–19. Click here to view classes and register.


You can go to the larger kids-consignment shops and find lots of clothes. But they can also get overwhelming really quickly, and there’s…just…so…much…STUFF! Lil Chameleon is more of a resale boutique where the collection is curated so you know you’re getting high-quality, adorable items in great condition. You won’t find a “10 onesies for $1” bin here but you will find tons of cute clothes you can’t wait to put them in for under $10.


They’ve got toys and accessories too. We went in and saw loads of gently worn Halloween costumes for less than full-price. Come in to shop or to sell your own stuff. They offer competitive sell/trade deals for your best used kids items. And we couldn’t help but gush over the rack of new bows, headbands, and watches.


Our favorite spot is the kid-friendly self-service café and lounge. Selling both healthy and indulgent snacks for parents and kids, it’s a great spot to take a break and the perfect solution to the problem of where to have those cold or rainy day play dates. On our recent visit my crawler had a blast exploring the toy corner while I relaxed on the couch. It’s like the living room you always wanted: stocked, cozy, and perfect for a mom meetup.

In fact, BabyGotChat is hosting a (free!) mom get together Tuesday, October 17 at 11am. Join us to meet other moms and relax while your kids play together.


Come for the award-winning Baked By Susan treats and other snacks, playtime, and shopping, stay for the classes. Classes are launching soon for all ages. And these aren’t your typical mommy-and-me classes. Lil Chameleon classes range from subjects such as “Spanish Through Music”, “Fertility & Pre-Natal Yoga”, “Toddler & Me Yoga”, to “Make Your Own Gourd Instrument”, “Expectant & New Moms Circle and Stretch” and more.


If it sounds like the space you’ve always wished for, you’re not alone. Lil Chameleon owner CC Benitez moved out of the city at five months’ pregnant and quickly realized she needed a place to meet like-minded mommy friends. When she couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for, she decided to create it herself. She says, “We help mom with life’s lil things. We are style-wise, quality-conscious, earth-considerate, family-centric and community-minded.”

We hope to see you on Tuesday the 17th for our 11am get-together, and don’t forget to register online for free class demos from October 10-19.

And as always, check our website for events and weekly library programs

See you next time!