Summer will be here before we know it and summer usually means family vacations. Thinking about traveling with small children can be very daunting. Last summer, we took our then 4 yr old and 6 month old on a road trip (yes, we drove) from Texas to New York. The trip turned out to be not so bad as we stopped along the way at interesting places like The Crayola Factory and anywhere we could find a park around meal time.
One of the hardest tasks in getting ready for the trip was figuring out what to bring! We had a car, so we were able to bring toys, a pack n play, lots of diapers, snacks, etc. But what if we had been on an airplane? Did we really want to haul a stroller, crib, toys, etc.? It’s hard enough juggling two kids through an airport as it is! And car seats! I’ve heard horror stories about ones from rental companies.
What is the solution? A baby gear rental company. There are quite a few springing up lately. I’ve not personally had a chance to use one but the rates are reasonable and the items are guaranteed to be clean, up to date, recall free and age appropriate. Some companies do have a minimal rental amount of about $50 which could just be low enough to save you from a headache. The items appear at the hotel waiting for you in most cases.
Travel BaBees is nation wide.
Baby’s Away is now in 30 states and more than 70 cities.
Ciao Baby, a very new company, serves the seacoast of Maine.
Tampa Bay Bay Rentals is just in Tampa Bay and surrounding cities.
These are just a few of the companies that will help your summer travels seems less stressful and make them more relaxing like they should be.