Survey: Have You Used a Baby Gear Rental Service?

Survey: Have You Used a Baby Gear Rental Service?

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Carrie McBride
Jul 16, 2009

So far the only traveling we've done with our infant son has been in a car and we're always amazed at how much stuff we feel like we need to bring with us - portable crib, portable high chair, stroller, toys, etc. If you're traveling by plane, train or boat - what do you use when you get to where you're going? Specifically, we're wondering if you've tried a baby gear rental service. Weigh in below the jump...

Sometimes borrowing from friends and family on the other end is an option and you can usually use a hotel crib or arrange a car seat from your car rental company, but sometimes these aren't options. With over 60 locations Baby's Away seems to be the largest rental service in the U.S. and they rent the basics like cribs and strollers as well as exersaucers, baby gates and bouncer chairs. We found this state-by-state list of similar companies and we know there are some companies in Europe (like this one in Spain).

A rental service sounds like a great idea (and seems affordable too), but we'd love to hear your first-hand experiences or other ideas you have for finding and using baby gear items without lugging them across the country or across the globe?

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