Family Trip Planning and Packing

Budget Travel magazine ( a staple for families) published an article recently that gave families tips on how to plan and pack for their next vacation.

Budget Travel Magazine

They suggest letting children start packing their own mini suitcase at the age of 3 or 4, the abundance of anti-bacterial wipes needed, and they also recommended using a Baby Equipment Rental Service while on your trip for all that bulky baby gear.


I’m always happy to see Travel Publications promoting services like ours. Just this weekend I was contacted by a frantic mother at the Calgary Airport who arrived at the Rental Car counter to get the car she had reserved only to find out that they did not have a Car Seat available for her 6 month old child. She had requested a Car Seat at the time of her reservation but this Car Rental company (like all the others) will not guarantee you a child’s car seat when you arrive. Many parents don’t know that and then get stuck at the airport waiting for another family to return a car with a Car Seat in it. What a way to start off your vacation?

We were able to help that mother find a Car Seat rental and I made sure to let her know that renting from a Baby Equipment Rental company like ours, ( would guarantee her Car Seat reservation.

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