momownedbusinessdire

The Pittsburgh MOB Directory is an ongoing effort to collect information on all of the mom-owned businesses in the city.  It is my hope that this project will inspire us all to support the hard work of fellow Pittsburgh mothers!

If you are a Pittsburgh mother and would like to enter your own business, please click “Submit a Listing” below.  Note, your listing will need to be approved by an administrator before it will appear in full.

If you are looking for a product or service offered by a Pittsburgh mother, you have several choices.  You can click “View Listings” to get the complete listing of ALL Pittsburgh mom-owned businesses I have collected so far.  You can also click “Directory” to view listings by category.  Or you can input a search term to find something more specific.

Baby & Maternity

A Mother’s Boutique
A Mother’s Boutique

A Mother’s Boutique is focused on helping new mothers breastfeed by providing all of the tools that new mothers need in one convenient location. From maternity clothing to nursing tops to bathing suits to nursing bras and breast pumps - A Mother’s Boutique carries everything that a new mother needs.

A Mother’s Boutique is a Mom owned and operated business. We are the only independently owned store of our kind in the greater Pittsburgh area!

My son was born in July 2005. After a 4-month maternity leave, I went back to work and survived for nearly 1 year working in corporate America before I decided that the long hours in the office and the out-of-town travel associated with my job were too much for me. In October 2006, I quit my corporate job to stay home with my son.

After a few months of being at home, I decided that I wanted to help other new mothers to breastfeed. Breastfeeding isn't always as easy as one might expect - and I wanted to help as many new mothers as possible to be successful in their efforts to breastfeed their babies.

When I was a new mother, I had a difficult time finding quality nursing clothing and products that would enable me to be successful at breastfeeding. I realized that this "unmet need" that I felt was also something that many other mothers also experienced. Coming from a business background, I decided this was something that I could use my corporate skills to develop a solution for. I realized that I would be able to meet my personal goals of spending more time with my son, while achieving professional goals of helping other new mothers succeed with breastfeeding. This led me to start up A Mother's Boutique.

A Mother’s Boutique is focused on helping new mothers breastfeed by providing all of the tools that new mothers need in one convenient location. From maternity clothing to nursing tops to bathing suits to nursing bras and breast pumps - A Mother’s Boutique carries everything that a new mother needs. I have selected the highest quality and most functional items (as well as many of my own personal favorites!) from several different designers to make sure that mothers shopping here get the best selection available. Based on my experience as a working mother, a stay-at-home mother, a work-at-home mother and now a one-woman-retail-and-internet-store-operation, I have chosen items that will work for different kinds of mothers who are in different personal and professional parts of motherhood. I have chosen stylish business wear for the mother who is pumping at work or meeting her baby at lunch for nursing as well as comfortable casual wear for mothers who are on the go. I have also made sure to include stylish casual and dress wear for all types of occasions - for dressing up and dressing down.

In October of 2008, I started a blog as a way of supporting all of the moms out there having babies. My blog, Mommy News and Views (blog.mothersboutique.com), has great parenting and breastfeeding advice. And even a section where you can write in with your own breastfeeding questions. In 2010 - I opened a retail store in Wexford, PA in the North Hills of Pittsburgh - Please stop by to visit! Hours and information about the store can be found here (http://www.mothersboutique.com/retailstore.html). You can also find me on twitter (@MommyNews), Pinterest (@MommyNews) and on facebook(AMothersBoutique)! Please stop by and say "hi" if you are on twitter, pinterest or facebook.

I ran this company all by myself for years and years - and it has grown into such a beautiful venture. I am blessed to have a great team to work with now who help me to make A Mother’s Boutique what it is.

A Mother's Boutique
7249348795
7249654085
Babee Talk
Babee Talk

Babee Talk offers organic and eco-friendly crib bedding and plush toys.

Babee Talk is a mom-owned business that designs and manufactures modern and healthy crib bedding and plush toys. Patent-pending and mom-invented, the products are made with safe materials that give parents peace of mind. As a mother of three, I only offer products I would give to my own children. Chew-friendly and drool-friendly, our products help to ensure a healthy start in life for babies.

http://www.babeetalk.com
888-365-5954
Changin’ Time
Changin’ Time

Organic Cloth Diaper Service and Laundry Service (Free Delivery!)

Begun in 2011 by 4 local women, we strive to make sustainability as easy as possible for your family. We provide organic cloth diaper service on a weekly basis for just $25 a month. That includes everything you will need to cloth diaper your little one! Our laundry service offers the option of using eco-friendly, phosphate-free, dye-free, scent-free soaps and reuseable dryer balls. Let us help your family meet the triple bottom line: make a healthy choice that is great for the environment, and completely affordable!

Changin' Time Laundry Services
412-445-4552
Dandelion Wishes
Dandelion Wishes

Special handmade gifts for precious little ones

I have always loved to create things with my hands and began my crafting with card making and papercrafting. Once I tried my hand at sewing I was hooked. My sewing studio now bursts at the seams with fabric. My studio also brims with things that I love and inspire me.....a pencil sketch of my son and dad drawn by my husband, a vintage framed chalk drawing of a basket of roses ,baby crib springs that display photos of my family, a shelf of vintage fisher price toys, a banner made by a friend reminding me to "DREAM", my collection of "chick flicks" to watch as I sew, a vintage tiara, and vintage childrens books.

As I create each doll, I imagine how she will be loved by her new friend-- the tea parties she will attend--how she will swing to the clouds on the backyard tire swing, how she will wait on the neatly made bed for her friend to return home from school, and all the night time stories she will hear before being tucked into bed. When her new friend grows to big to play with dolls, she will wait patiently to meet her friend's little girl and for the adventures to begin once again.

www.dandelionwishesmimi.etsy.com
412 260 6889
FabricBunches
FabricBunches

Fabric Innovations for the Home and Baby: Items for Greener Living

I sell cloth diapering accessories such as diaper pail liners and cloth wipes. I also sell items such as cloth paper towels, also known as un-paper towels, to create a more environmentally and economically friendly household.

FabricBunches on Etsy
Green Cheeks Diaper Service

Green Cheeks is a local, family owned company offering weekly laundering, pickup and delivery of organic cotton prefold diapers and accessories to the greater Pittsburgh area. We provide everything you need to cloth diaper successfully without all of the hassle!

As parents, we have a lot of choices to make about what products we are going to use on our children. While the conventional choice for many is to use disposable diapers, there are a growing number of parents taking notice of the health, environmental and financial benefits of using cloth diapers. Green Cheeks wants most of all to raise awareness of the benefits of using cloth diapers. Environmentally, by choosing organic cotton diapers, you are saving resources and eliminating the use of the myriad of chemicals used to manufacture disposables, as well as the pesticides used to grow conventional cotton. There are also many health benefits to using cloth, such as fewer incidents of diaper rash and reduced exposure to chemicals.

Financially, the best option is to launder your own diapers at home. However, we know that there are many parents out there who just don't have the time, or for whom the 'yuck' factor is too much, and that is where we come in! Green Cheeks Diaper Service will deliver fresh, clean organic cotton diapers to your home each week and pick up the soiled diapers, cleaning them using energy efficient machines and only eco-friendly, non-toxic cleansers, all for a price similar to the cost of using conventional disposable diapers. We are proud to use Charlie’s Laundry Soap to clean your diapers. The same diapers are returned to each customer each week, reducing the risk of cross-contamination and eliminating the need to use caustic chemicals. We hope to be a helpful resource for your family! We also offer gift certificates which are a great way to help new moms, and offer a gift registry through our store, Happy Baby Company, located in Bellevue.

http://www.greencheeksdiaperservice.com
412-818-7185
Happy Baby Company
Happy Baby Company

Happy Baby Company is Pittsburgh's natural parenting store! We are an independent local retailer specializing in cloth diapers and accessories as well as baby carriers, natural and wooden toys, high end car seats and more! We are located at 558 Lincoln Avenue in Bellevue (15202) and also ship all online orders over $35 free anywhere in the continental US!

Happy Baby Company is your best local resource for cloth diapering and babywearing! We offer cloth diapering '101' classes a minimum of twice monthly and will help you learn all of the basics. Using cloth diapers is a great way to save money and help the environment, not to mention being healthier for your baby and of course extra cute! We carry many brands, including bumGenius!, Blueberry, Tots Bots, Bummis, Kissaluvs, Sweet Pea, Moraki and Smart Bottoms (just to name a few). We also carry Ju-Ju-Be diaper bags!

Happy Baby Company is also the proud home of Green Cheeks Diaper Service - a great way to gain the benefits of using cloth diapers without having to do the laundry yourself! We provide everything you'll need to cloth diaper and will pick up your dirty diapers weekly and drop off a bag of fresh, clean organic cotton prefold diapers. See our separate listing for more details or visit www.greencheeksdiaperservice.com.

We also offer several brands and types of ergonomic baby carriers. Many people don't realize that there are health risks involved for their babies' hips when using the carriers most commonly sold in big box stores. We carry Beco, Boba and Ergobaby soft structured carriers (backpack style), the Moby Wrap and Boba Wrap (soft wraps great for newborns), the Sakura Bloom ring sling, and we also often have a rotating stock of woven wraps which can be used into toddlerhood! We're happy to help you choose the carrier that is best for you and teach you how to use it.

Happy Baby Company has a great selection of natural, eco-friendly and wooden toys and teethers from companies such as HABA, Manhattan Toy, Calisson (Sophie the Giraffe) and a great locally made option in Bandy Toys.

We also carry Diono and clek car seats, which are two of the highest rated seats on the market. They have models which can rear face to 45-50 pounds, which is in line with the safer European standards for carseat safety.

Many natural health items for baby and mom can also be found at Happy Baby Company. We carry EarthMamaAngelBaby products for baby and mom, CJ's BUTTer (which is great for diaper rash as well as eczema and other skin ailments), Episencial sunscreen and bath products, Bella B products for mom and baby and many more! We're also looking at adding more general natural health products to our offerings.

We are adding more great items all the time! We have the hushamok baby hammock on the way and are also hoping to add other high end nursery items as well as clothing/layette.

We are open from 10-8 on Tuesdays, 10-6 Wednesday through Friday and 10-2 on Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

558 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
412-734-1354

http://www.happybabycompany.com
412-734-1354
Pittsburgh Family Development

If you are pregnant and need help, please contact me. Pittsburgh Family Development offers support throughout your pregnancy and until the baby's 1st birthday. Along the way, you can earn FREE baby gear. Car seats, cribs, strollers, high chairs, pack n plays, diapers, diapers, wipes, etc. ALL BRAND NEW!!! I am currently meeting in the Monroeville, Turtle Creek, Penn Hills, Plum, Murrysville, and Pittsburgh. I work out of my house so we will meet at public places such as the library, restaurant, mall, anywhere public really. You can reach me best by my email sbaker326@hotmail.com or my number is 412-856-1736 if you would like more info or would like to set up an appointment.

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swiggydiggydoo
swiggydiggydoo

Swiggydiggydoo is a monthly subscription box for babies and toddlers that features eco-conscious, organic and modern products.

Can you swiggydiggydoo?

can you swiggydiggydoo?
we all love getting packages in the mail. a swiggydiggydoo box is the best kind of package - it'll make both you and your kid happy! in each monthly subscription box, you will receive 3-5 items for ages 0-3, including a custom designed, limited edition shirt. we focus on organic, eco-conscious and modern baby/toddler items. we've spent a lot of time searching for safe, eath friendly products made by responsible companies that you and your kid will love. clever & fun & responsibly done

http://www.swiggydiggydoo.com
Wear Your Little One
Wear Your Little One

Pittsburgh's first professional babywearing education service!

Wear Your Little One provides professional education about safe use of wraps, slings and other baby carriers to the greater Pittsburgh area. Laura McCarthy, the owner and principal teacher, has been babywearing for 8 years. As a licensed social worker and certified babywearing educator, Laura provides information and support in a gentle and relaxed style. Group classes, speaking engagements and private lessons are available.

http://www.wearyourlittleone.com
412.721.7291
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Nadine Champsi

Nadine Champsi

I am a doctor turned write-at-home-mom who runs the Pittsburgh Mommy Blog and is editor of Kidsburgh. I have two wonderful young children and am happily married. My interests include cooking, green-living, gardening, being in the outdoors, listening to great music, checking out the city's cool art, coming up with creative things to do with my kids, and having as many adventures as I can!
Nadine Champsi