Westjet’s Fall Fair

We’re lucky to be located in the same city as the Head Office of Westjet. Westjet is everyone’s favorite airline, especially for family travel. The staff are friendly, the flights are entertaining and they have a great stroller gate check policy!

Westjet, a family friendly airline

Westjet’s Fall Fair is an opportunity for Westjetters, friends, family and Westjet enthusiasts to visit product and service exhibitors displaying their wares at the new Head Office (22 Aerial Place NE, Calgary, Alberta).

We were thrilled when we were asked to be a part of the Fall Fair this year. One Tiny Suitcase will have a booth set up displaying our Baby Equipment Rentals service offered in Calgary and Edmonton.

Stop by if you are in the area or follow me on Twitter for updates and pictures from the show!

Baby Travel During H1N1

We have a few friends getting ready to embark on family holidays. With the H1N1 being in the news every time you turn it on, it is hard not to think about how that will or will not affect your family vacation.

Baby Travel H1N1

Back in May 2009 when the Swine Flu was all everyone was talking about, my family was getting ready for our first trip to Disneyland. This was during the time when people were on planes coming out of Mexico with masks on, quarantines, etc.

My parents (the kid’s Granny and Grandpa) were nervous about us flying from Calgary to California under these circumstances. I felt confident that an organization like Disney would have measures in place to deal with such an outbreak. Just in case, we talked to the kids before we left about the fact that they might see some people in the airport wearing masks and what that was all about.  

In the end, our flight was pretty uneventful. We two people at LAX wearing masks and the kids didn’t really seem to bothered by it.

When we arrived at the Disneyland Park I was sure we would see some upgraded measures. Wrong. There were no signs up, no hand sanitizing stations, nobody wearing masks, etc. I was surprised, but reassured for some reason. Disneyland felt so safe and secure that I didn’t really think about the Swine Flu at all while we were there. That may have been a false sense of security, but we had a wonderful time and none of us fell ill.

One of my friends was insistent on getting the H1N1 vaccine for her boys before they left for Hawaii. My other friend has decided not to vaccinate her 5-year-old and is headed down to California next week. Hopefully, they all enjoy a safe and fabulous family vacation!

Zooper Hook in Calgary’s Child

Last month’s Calgary’s Child Magazine included a product review we did on the ZOOPER Hook Chair. Check out page 4 of the September/October magazine to see this stylish, sturdy, must have travel item.

We rent them out as part of our Baby Equipment Rental Inventory at One Tiny Suitcase.

 zooper's hook

You can also take a closer look at the Zooper Hook Chair with our instructional video on You Tube!

SIP Primo Viaggio Car Seat Rental

We’ve just added some new Peg Perego SIP Primo Viaggio infant car seats to our Baby Equipment Rental inventory in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. We carry the full line up of Peg Perego products and the SIP is their newest seat.

With Side Impact Protection, one hand seat belt adjustment, indicator level on the side of the base for easy installs and stylish Microfiber fabric- this seat is one of the best on the market. These quick videos from Peg Perego show how easy this car seat is to use http://primoviaggio.pegperegousa.com/viaggio-sip.html

Many of our customers are looking for Car Seat Rentals that are the same as what they use at home. The Peg Perego infant seat provides a safe (and stylish) ride!

FREE Baby Equipment Rental Offer

We only have a couple of weeks left on our FREE Booster Seat Rental offer. With the rental of any other item, you will receive a Free Fisher Price Healthy Care booster seat rental with your order.

As you can see from the video, this booster seat can be used at Grandma’s house, taken out to a restaurant or used with the toy bar (available on some models) to keep your little one busy while you prepare a meal!

View our entire inventory of Baby Equipment Rental items at One Tiny Suitcase for travel in Calgary & Edmonton, Alberta. We offer full service delivery 7 days a week and have a convenient airport pick up and drop off location. Call today to reserve your rentals.

MEC backpack carrier rentals

Looking for a way to see the sights? Want to go places a stroller could never go? The MEC backpack carrier is a great part of our baby equipment rental line up at One Tiny Suitcase. Call today to place an order for your next trip!


Home Sweet Hollywood- Tori & Dean

This week’s episode of Tori & Dean’s Home Sweet Hollywood included a special cameo appearance…by several of the One Tiny Suitcase (baby equipment rental) inventory pieces.

Tori & Dean Home Sweet Hollywood

Tori & Dean Home Sweet Hollywood

Watch this week’s episode to see baby Stella playing in one of our Exersaucers, Liam eating in a Peg Perego Prima  pre=”Prima “>Pappa High Chair, touring the city in one of our Peg Perego Aria strollers or heading out to the mountains in a One Tiny Suitcase Britax Roundabout car seat!

We were happy to outfit their hotel room with these (and more) baby equipment rental items.

Tori and her family were wonderful customers and we were happy to be a part of her visit to Calgary.

New Parents Guide

There is a very cool website for parents that has always included the most comprehensive listing of Baby Equipment Rental companies around the world.

Whenever I get a call from someone looking for Baby Equipment Rentals in another city, state or country- I always direct people to The New Parents Guide.


I was recently asked to write a guest post on The New Parents Guide blog. Check out my entry about Eco-friendly family travel.

If you are looking to rent Baby Car Seats, Cribs, Strollers and more, you can find a great listing of Baby Equipment Rental companies in the Cook Islands, Singapore, Kauai or anywhere in the world you can travel with kids.

Also, have a look at their packing checklists!

Thank you Calgary Baby Show Attendees

The Calgary Baby Show was another great success this year! With a record turn out of expectant and new parents, we met a lot of bellies and babies this weekend. It doesn’t look like there is any end in sight to Calgary’s baby boom.

Thank you to everyone who visited the One Tiny Suitcase, baby equipment rentals booth at the show.

We were happy to talk to parents about our Medela Breast Pump rental service. Moms-to-be were surprised to hear that we deliver Breast Pumps to their door, 7 days a week. Just call us when you are leaving the hospital and we can have a pump to you within 24 hours.

Also on display were some of our Baby Equipment Rentals for families travelling to Calgary. The Rock Star Baby stroller was a hit, as were the Britax Roundabout car seat and Peg Perego travel system. I can’t say enough good things about the Primo Viaggio and Aria travel system…indestructable!

Calgary Baby Show 2009 2

Calgary Baby Show & Breakfast TV

The countdown is on to this weekend’s Calgary Baby Show (October 3 & 4)!

BT Calgary

Calgary’s Breakfast Television asked Mompreneur Magazine’s Kathryn Bechtold to join them on Wednesday morning to talk about the upcoming show and showcase some of the new and innovative products that will be at this year’s show.

When selecting products for this segment, Kathryn called us at One Tiny Suitcase.

Medela breast pump

At the show we will also be showcasing our Medela Breast Pump rentals. Not only do we carry the Medela Symphony hospital grade breast pumps (best in the biz) but we deliver them right to your door, 7 days a week. Our prices are often better than the Pharmacies and we also have a reservation system to guarantee you a pump is available when the baby arrives.

Come and visit us at the One Tiny Suitcase booth for coupons, samples and demos!