El Cajon Location
721 Arnele Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
About The Baby Exchange and Its Family's Journey
The Baby Exchange
Gina and RC (Baby Exchange Owners) with their most recent addition, Ella.
We are a Christian family owned & operated business. We started our first business in the SDSU area at the young age of 19. It was a college based retail store. When God blessed us with our first child in 1998, we realized that a "Baby Resale store" may be a more appropriate business to be in with our growing family. We purchased Picket Fences Resale shop in Lemon Grove. After our second child was born we purchased Lil' Britches Resale shop on Waring road in SD. With our third child on the way we purchased Conceptions Children's Resale in Santee. Soon after giving birth to our third child we realized that maybe 3 children & 3 locations was a bit much to handle :-)
We decided to sell our original location (Picket Fences) and after having more time to focus on just 2 shops, our business in Santee really started to take off! We had expanded the size of the store and had a difficult time keeping that location stocked. We decided to sell Lil' Britches and put all our energy in to Conceptions.
We had been friends and done business with the owners of The Baby Exchange for several years, so when the original owners told us they were ready to retire, we decided it was the next logical step to purchase The Baby Exchange as it was San Diego's largest and busiest Children's Resale store.
At this time we were expecting our 4th child. With the impossibility of running 2 large stores AND having our 4th child, we decided to sell Conceptions to our friend and loyal employee. Today, we still trade and network with them.
Fast forward to 2016 where we have been blessed to have time to focus on our ministry. Both myself and my husband are Jr. High leaders at Foothills Community Church, which has been both a wonderful opportunity and a blessing in our lives! My husband and I have neen volunteering for over 10 years, and have been thrilled to work with the youth! It has been quite a journey with our resale shop ventures, but we wouldn't trade it for the world! We have met the most wonderful & caring people and have had the chance to share the gospel and good news with many customers :-)
We are looking forward to many more years to come at The Baby Exchange and to meeting you and your little ones!
P.S. -- We are always looking for ways to help families in need within our community. If you, or someone you know, has a true need such as no clothes for your baby or the like then please let us know and we will prayerfully consider your request for assistance. You can contact us through the contact page or by calling the store and asking for Gina - (619)441-1210. God Bless!!