About Us 2017-05-30T20:59:26+00:00

About Us

About Kangaroo KidsFor almost 25 years, Kangaroo Kids has been St. Louis’ one-stop shop for all things maternity, baby, and nursing. The current owner, Sierra Cortazzo, a mom and Certified Lactation Counselor, has been at the helm since 2005.

When her first son, Enzo, was born in 2003, Sierra Cortazzo was surprised by the intensity of caring for a newborn. She found compassion and guidance at a breastfeeding support group led by Tanya Griffin, the founder and then owner of Kangaroo Kids. She and Tanya quickly became friends, and Sierra occasionally helped Tanya at the store. So, when Tanya announced she was moving in 2004, it was natural for her to turn to Sierra and her husband, Eric, about assuming ownership of Kangaroo Kids. Coincidentally, Sierra and Eric learned they were expecting their second son, Lucca, that same day!

Since then, Sierra, a full-time mother, lactation specialist, and entrepreneur, has built upon Kangaroo Kids’ success creating a thriving business and empowering mothers to meet their babies’ needs for nourishment and nurturance. She is passionate about offering her customers this unique opportunity to shop her resale inventory for the latest styles from top labels, sell their own gently loved treasures and baby gear, and learn everything there is to know about breastfeeding and being a mom—all under one roof.

SHOP our boutique for adorable, top brand, gently loved clothing and footwear for growing kids, newborn to size 12, and chic, sophisticated maternity styles for “growing” moms to be.

We know that feeling good often starts with looking great, so we fill our boutique with only the best from top designers. For the kiddos, you’ll find name brand labels such as Zutano, babyGap, GapKids, Hanna Andersson, Gymboree, Kicky Pants, Kissy Kissy, Ralph Lauren, and Mini Boden. For our moms to be, we stock our shelves and racks with sought after brands like Motherhood, Mimi, Olian, Japanese Weekend, and Michael Stars.

You’ll also find a good assortment of gently loved baby gear, including strollers, ExerSaucers, swings, bouncy seats, cribs, toys, and books!

We are a baby boutique carrying lots of new retail brands like Made in the USA Amber Monkey teething necklaces, locally-made Cuteypie Clips hair bows and accessories, Made in the USA Green Toys and Green Eats: awesome toys and dishes made from 100% recycled milk jugs, Motherlove Herbals supplements and creams, reuseable snack bags, chew teething necklaces, cute bandana bibs, and more.

SELL your gently loved maternity and kids’ clothing and baby gear to Kangaroo Kids! We will go through your items while you shop and pay you cash or give you store credit right away—no waiting to see if something sells. If that doesn’t work for you, you can drop off your items and a member of our staff will be in touch! Our boutique not only makes it easy and affordable for you and your kids to stay on trend but help others to do the same. So, start cleaning out those closets today and bring us your treasures!

LEARN everything you need to know about nursing at Kangaroo Kids. As St. Louis’ only full-service breastfeeding support center, our lactation counselors are certified through the Center for Breastfeeding and The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP) and provide private lactation counseling, group classes, and free weekly support groups for nursing moms.

An authorized Medela and Ameda retailer, we also offer hospital-grade breast pump rentals, sales, and accessories and professional nursing bra fittings by our certified bra fitters. No appointment needed! Choose from numerous styles in nursing bras and accessories from Bravado Designs, Medela, Ameda, Pump Ease Hands-Free Pumping Bras, Cake Lingerie, Glamourmom, and Royce. 

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