Diapers, Car Seats and More

From diapers to car seats, Allegheny County has you covered. The following services are available to families:

A Safe Place for Baby to Sleep

Cribs for Kids is a national organization that focuses on making sure that babies are safe when they sleep. The organization provides education about safe sleep and portable cribs that you can get in the hospital after giving birth if you do not have a safe place for you newborn to sleep. In Allegheny County, you can participate in the Cribs for Kids program by talking to your nurse about Safe Sleep when you deliver.

Diapers at No Cost

Do you need help keeping your baby safe, dry and healthy? The Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank provides diapers to income-eligible families at more than 20 locations throughout Allegheny County.

Car Seat Loan Program

Can’t afford a car seat? The Pennsylvania Traffic Injury Prevention Project’s Car Seat Loan Program  provides free car seats at locations throughout the County.

More Baby Essentials

Genesis of Pittsburgh is a social service agency providing programs and services to pregnant women, children and adoptive families.

Genesis Learning Center, located in Bellevue, offers free classes to learn about pregnancy, childbirth and parenting in a supportive environment. By attending classes pregnant women and their partners can earn Baby Bucks that can be used to buy baby equipment and supplies.

Genesis Distribution Centers provide programs and services to women and families in need. The centers distribute maternity and children’s clothing, baby equipment and essentials such as formula, diapers and baby wipes. Centers also provide free pregnancy testing and counseling. All programs and services are free and confidential.

Genesis House is a residential and future-planning center for women who are pregnant, over the age of 18 and in need of shelter.  The goal of the program is to provide a self-help, home-like environment aimed at fostering a sense of responsibility and independence.