Summer Vacation Travel Tips for You and Baby

Traveling with your child is exciting! New experiences, new places, new faces…it can all be a little overwhelming too.

Smart moms know that for a stress free trip with your child you will need some extra planning and preparation.

Here are a few mom-tested tips to make your trip a success:

  • Travelling by Air? Try to arrange your departure flight for a time of day when child likes to nap. The odds will be in your favour that your little one will be quiet and content during the flight if they are drifting off to sleep just as the flight is taking off. Baby Travel

 

  • Decide if you will travel with your Car Seat or rent one at your destination. There are pros and cons to both, but this will need to be planned out in advance. If you are travelling by car, make sure your car seat is installed properly by double checking the seat’s manual and your vehicle’s owners’ manual.infant car seat rentals

 

  • If your little one is on the move, you will need to pack a few supplies to “baby proof” your destination. Outlet covers and cabinet locks don’t take up a lot of room in your suitcase but will prevent you little one from exploring in some of the unsafe areas of a new location.
  • Make sure your sweetie has a safe place to sleep while she is away from home. Don’t assume your destination is decked out like your nursery at home. Most hotels offer compact cribs but a private vacation rental may not. If you are staying with relatives, their idea of a safe place for baby to sleep might be a bit outdated.
  • Plan ahead and arrange for baby equipment rentals (full size cribs, strollers, car seats, etc.) at your destination. Most major cities have companies that will supply you with all the comforts of home for baby while you are away. These companies are often run by moms just like you which means the equipment is up to date and meticulously cleaned.
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  • Have a favourite brand of diapers you don’t want to be without? You can arrange for a Baby Supply delivery right to your destination. Go online, place your order and have everything you need waiting for you upon arrival.
  • Busy tourist areas can be tough with a toddler. Keep a current photo of your child in your purse or diaper bag. In the event that your child gets ‘lost’ you can instantly show people who to look for. A picture is worth a thousand words- especially when you are in a panic! Don’t let the trials of traveling with your baby stop that adventurous spirit that you had before baby was in your life. Most importantly, try to relax and go with the flow.
  • Getting there is supposed to be half the fun, so…above all enjoy the journey!
  • Make the most of your little one’s inquisitive nature. Show them the sights and sounds of a new destination while keeping them safe and comfortable!

Baby’s First Visit: Preparing you and your home for a visit from Grandchildren

Expecting a visit from your new grandchild soon? Baby’s first visit to Grandma and grandpa’s house is a very exciting event. This may be their first visit to your new place or just a long time since you had a “little visitor” in your home. You can prepare for the arrival of your grandchild with a little planning and preparation.

 

If this is their first trip Mom and Dad are going to welcome all the help they can get. First, find out from them what equipment the baby will need when they stay with you. A Crib, Car Seat, High Chair? These items can easily be rented from a local Baby Equipment Rental company or purchased at a specialty shop. Crib Rentals

 

Be sure the equipment you get meets all the current safety standards and hasn’t been recalled. Be careful when borrowing equipment from friends. Safety standards are constantly changing and a piece of equipment that looks good, may not meet current standards. Health Canada posts a list of all children’s product recalls online.

 

A Child’s Car Seat is a crucial piece of equipment these days. If you are installing a car seat into your vehicle, read the owner’s manual to know where the safest location is for the seat and the location of any child seat anchors. By law, it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that passengers are buckled up correctly. Mom and Dad will have some experience in installing their own car seat too. Allow some extra time at the airport for them to check it over if you have already installed the seat in your vehicle. Britax Car Seat Rentals

A few days before their arrival you will need to take a look around your home for hazards. Baby-proofing your home requires looking from a baby’s vantage point.

Some of the hot spots in Grandparent’s homes are bed side tables that have medications in them. An easily accessible bed side table with dangerous medications will need to be relocated. Also, have a look in your closet for any dry-cleaning bags that can pose a suffocation hazard. Any small objects that can become a choking hazard should also be moved (marbles, decorative beads, coins, etc.)

safety gate rentalsSafety gates can be installed at doorways or stairways to prevent fall hazards. Baby Proofers and safety experts operate in most major cities and can provide some excellent advice on how to prepare your home for a visit.

 

Consider taking a basic first aid or CPR course. A lot of the techniques have changed in treating emergencies like a child who is choking. Whether you are taking your first course or a refresher course, you will definitely feel more confident looking after a little one if mom and dad want to sneak out for a night alone.

 

Travel can be stressful for families with a new baby. By preparing for their visit, you can help to make the visit an enjoyable time for everyone!

 

 

Medela Freestyle Sale

Medela Freestyle breastpumps are on sale in Calgary! They are available for sale medela freestyle $439.

If you are interested in the best personal use breastpump on the market, this is the one. Portable enough to make travelling with your baby a breeze. The battery pack and hands free pumping attachments are genius!

The new packaging includes samples of the Pump n Save milk storage bags, Medela’s tendercare lanolin and their disposable breast pads.

We provide FREE delivery with all MEDELA Freestyle orders in Calgary. Call now while quantities last! 403-510-2005

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Calgary Stampede Stroller Rentals

Calgary loves welcoming visitors to the city for the Calgary Stampede.

We get lots of inquiries this year about Stroller Rentals. With all the great activities happening in the city, it can be a lot for ‘little legs’ to keep up with.

We’ve got a full inventory of Stroller rentals including light weight COSATTO strollers, jogging stroller like the VALCO and full size strollers like the PEG PEREGO Uno. These are great options if you want a stroller to get you to and from Stampede.

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Want to rent a stroller for just a few hours? The Stampede grounds offer hourly stroller rentals too! The Olympic & Erlton Entries have them as well as just south of Weadickville at Guest Services.

Call us and we can deliver right to your Hotel or Grandma’s house 403-510-2005