When traveling with a young child, you are tempted to pack everything with you so you have what you need at your destination – books, toys, stroller, travel high chair, pack & play, etc.. Now, with all of the airlines charging extra for baggage, parents need a better option. We discovered a viable solution when we flew to Florida last winter – Family Rentals in South Florida. This company provides the opportunity to rent a wide range of safe & sanitized baby equipment including full size cribs, car seats, high chairs, strollers, toys, bikes, and more. You can rent the stuff for just one day or for a whole week like we did. More importantly, I found their costs to be very affordable as well. Instead of paying $100 to lug our own pack & play onto the plane, I was able to rent a full size crib with sheets, bumper, and mattress for about half the price. Plus they pick-up and deliver the stuff for free!
Before we packed up our stuff for our recent venture to Phoenix, Arizona, I did an online search to find a similar company to rent our baby equipment. Lucky again, to have found Anything For Baby, inc. in Scottsdale. Our Peg Prego high chair was brand new out of the box! So, before you plan to pack up the kitchen sink for your child – check out to see if your destination has a baby equipment rental place. Thank me later!
While I am on my parent travel soapbox, here is one more helpful tip for you airport travelers who own a car. Instead of paying a car service to bring us to Newark Airport, and worrying about whether they have a car seat…we brought our own car, and used Avistar Parking. They are inexpensive, shuttle you to the airport, and (if you call them when you are getting your bags) have your car running when you pick it up! We arrived home last Saturday night during the snow – so we found it be a valuable asset to have our car running with the heat & defroster pumping so we could get on our way ASAP.