HelloBaby is the nation’s first (and only) free standing, free of charge drop in play space for babies, toddlers and their caregivers.

We Support, Empower and Inspire families raising young children, in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.

Always, free of charge Open play everyday from 9:00am - 4:00pm. Last play visit at 3:00pm.

Always, free of charge. Open play everyday from 9:00am - 4:00pm.


Stages Chicago Every Friday

Join us at HelloBaby every Friday, with our friends from Stages Chicago as they present an interactive story hour.

Upcoming Classes & Programs


Aug 30, 2023 Updated: Aug 30, 2023 Susan Andrews Oct 2, 2023 10:45 am

The Doctor is in the first Monday of every month.  “Kulea” means nurture in Swahili.  Little ones can enjoy facilitated play with our staff while…



Sep 14, 2023 Updated: Sep 14, 2023 Susan Andrews Oct 3, 2023 10:30 am

University of Chicago Lab school teacher Ted Ratliff (1st grade and N-2 faculty chair) launched this program which is led by our own superstar volunteer…



Sep 14, 2023 Updated: Sep 14, 2023 Susan Andrews Oct 4, 2023 10:00 am

Get all your wiggles out in this fun and energetic dance class with My Art House Studio founder, Morgan Dixon. Each week students will learn…



Aug 30, 2023 Updated: Aug 30, 2023 Susan Andrews Oct 5, 2023 1:00 pm

This is the perfect first music class for broadway babies and their adults.   Connect with other new parents and caregivers, Chat with a licensed developmental therapist, Brought…


To send diapers our way click on link above. We thank you for supporting our families!

Meet Dr. Damian McGee, ask her questions on line or in person first Monday of every month.

Dr. McGee is a board certified pediatrician who has been caring for children of all ages since 2005. Dr. McGee enjoys creating an environment where patients and parents feel safe, heard, and respected.

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Additional Support Services

Home to DCFS supervised visitations and pediatric early intervention visits.

Filling gaps left by public aid programs with gifts of clothing, equipment, books, diapers, wipes, hygiene products, cleaning supplies and enrichment materials.

Free books available through Laura's library during open hours and anytime from our Little Free Library out front.

Many thanks to Kroeschell & Porter Pipe for their continued support. We are fortunate to have such good friends.

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“She was born during the pandemic. She’s never been around other kids before. I didn’t know how she would do. She’s so happy!”

Help us continue our work

“HelloBaby has helped our family so much.

Help families in underserved neighborhoods