The first IKEA store I saw was near Chicago. I was curious as to what the enormous royal blue building was, so we checked it out. I was hooked!
We regularly visit the IKEA Paramus store. They have a good little baby-care room where I can nurse my baby and change diapers, etc., a cafe that serves a small selection of cheap, good meals (and they have baby food), and TONS of home furnishings. The prices are very affordable and the furniture is nice-looking.