Travel Value

Child watching plane - Baby Travel Tips

These days, most of us are trying hard to get good bang for our buck when we splurge on a vacation.  Calgary and Edmonton offer great value to the 15 million people who visit every year. 

The good deals start at Calgary and Edmonton International Airports, where the luggage carts are FREE.  There’s no need to struggle to find the right change in the right currency. 

Both cities offer value to visitors in terms of transportation.  In Edmonton, kids under 13 ride Transit for FREE when accompanied by a fare-paying adult.  Meanwhile, Calgary Transit has a FREE fare zone.  If your hotel is at one end of downtown and you want to shop at the other end of downtown, just jump on the C-train – for FREE.

Edmonton offers FREE rides on its glass funicular – a glass walled elevator that moves on a rail up and down the steep hill that separates downtown Edmonton from the North Saskatchewan River Valley.  A beautiful and accessible ride!

You can savour some culture for FREE in Calgary.  Check out the Esker Foundation contemporary art gallery or if it’s the first Thursday of the month, you can visit the Glenbow museum for FREE from 5 to 9 pm.

And come summer, you can always count on FREE pancake breakfasts during the Calgary Stampede or during Edmonton’s K-Days. 

At One Tiny Suitcase, we look forward to helping our customers find extra value when they’re travelling.  Some of our baby equipment rent for just $5/day (like baby gates, toy packages, exersaucers, swings, booster seats).    We also provide FREE linens and set-up for our full-size cribs. 

And don’t forget:  You can have a FREE Fisher Price booster seat when you order other baby gear from us. 

We look forward to being of service to you.

Contact us today!

Calgary:  403-510-2005 or info@OneTinySuitcase.ca

Edmonton:  587-784-0212 or Edmonton@OneTinySuitcase.ca

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Happy travels!

Car Seat Rentals in Calgary #yyc

At One Tiny Suitcase Baby Equipment Rentals, we carry the largest inventory of premium Car Seat Rentals for visitors in Calgary. Our car seats are purchased brand new and retired years before expiry so that our clients get seats in ‘Like New’ condition.

Diono, Britax, Peg Perego and more!

Rentals start at just $8/day per day. Pick up from our NW Calgary location or use our convenient Calgary Airport or Home Delivery service. Open 7 days a week!

Our car seats are premium brands that are meticulously maintained and checked for safety. Manufacturer’s instructions are included with all seats. Our inventory is regularly checked for recalls and updates.

Visit us at www.OneTinySuitcase.ca or call 403-510-2005

Car Seat Rentals in Calgary #yyc Edmonton #yeg

At One Tiny Suitcase Baby Equipment Rentals, we carry the largest inventory of premium Car Seat Rentals for visitors in Calgary & Edmonton.

Diono, Britax, Peg Perego car seats and more!

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Rentals start at just $8/day per day. Pick up or use our convenient Home Delivery service. Open 7 days a week!

Our car seats rentals are premium brands that are meticulously maintained and checked for safety. Manufacturer’s instructions are included with all seats. Our inventory is regularly checked for recalls and updates.

Visit us at www.OneTinySuitcase.ca

call/text us at 403-510-2005 (Calgary) 587-784-0212 (Edmonton)

Car Seat Rentals in Calgary #yyc

At One Tiny Suitcase Baby Equipment Rentals, we carry the largest inventory of premium Car Seat Rentals for visitors in Calgary.

Diono, Britax, Peg Perego and more!

Rentals start at just $8/day per day. Pick up from our NW Calgary location or use our convenient Calgary Airport or Home Delivery service. Open 7 days a week!

Our car seats are premium brands that are meticulously maintained and checked for safety. Manufacturer’s instructions are included with all seats. Our inventory is regularly checked for recalls and updates.

Visit us at www.OneTinySuitcase.ca or call 403-510-2005

Calgary Car Seat Rentals

We carry several different models of the most popular car seats on the market. Calgary Car Seat Rentals start at $8/day!

Visit our website at www.OneTinySuitcase.ca or call us at 403-510-2005

Britax  Car Seat Rentals- infant to toddler from 4-65lbs

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Britax seats are renowned for safety with safecell technology to reduce the forces of a crash as well as an energy absorbing versa-tether. Britax car seats have integrated steel bars for further stability. Our Britax car seat rentals are also some of the most comfortable seats available with extra padding, high density foam, and adjustable harness.

Diono car seat rentals- Rear or Forward facing

 

 

Diono car seats are known for their premium fabrics, steel alloy frame and aluminum reinforced side walls. These car seat rentals can also fold to make them compact when needed!

 

DIONO Car Seat Rentals- Just added!

Diono2Diono is a world leader in Car Seat Safety and technology. Long time favorite of parents who love to travel, the Diono brand of car seats are perfect for families on the go.

These car seat rentals can be used rear facing from 5-45 lbs. Forward facing from 22-65lbs. Booster seat usage up to 110lbs.

We think the Diono car seats are some of the easiest to install and with their slim design, they accommodate narrow back seats when used forward facing.

Here is a link to the Diono installation videos: http://ca.diono.com/en/video

These are brand new and only available starting July 2016. Contact us to reserve one today!

 

Traveling with a Breastpump- How to!

I have been giving this one a lot of thought…My twins were always with me when I travelled. I was a devoted MEDELA breastpump user so I could express milk anywhere I went. I even carried two mini-electric Medela pumps with me to go on hikes and trips to the Mountains. I would just spend a little extra time in the car before we started on our hike to make sure that I kept up my pumping schedule even away from home.

There can definitely be some logistical challenges when it comes to pumping your breastmilk at the airport or even on a long haul flight. Vehicle adapters, battery packs, cooler bags- it can be a lot of gear!

I have talked to other moms though who travel without their children and bring a breastpump with them to keep up their supply or to store the milk and bring it home with them (what a great gift to bring home from your travels!)

Here is a great article on the subject of Breastpumping and Travel. Check it out http://lactationmatters.org/2013/05/01/traveling-as-a-pumping-mother/

I also love the idea of wearing the Easy Expression nursing bra under your shirt so you can be ‘hands free’ if you need to be! http://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/products/579/easy-expression-bustier

Love your Symphony (hospital grade) breast pump and don’t want to compromise while you are away? The Medela  Symphony breastpump can be fitted with a car vehicle lighter adaptor so that you never have to worry about a power source wherever you choose to pump. Medela Breastpump Accessories

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.
  • Porta Crib Rentals
  • 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!

Fabulous Customer Email

Britax Car Seat Rentals

I’m always pleased to hear that client’s travels with their little ones have gone well.

This Australian Dad, who had recently spent the week in Canmore, Ablerta with his wife and two children, took the time to send me this email,
“We were so grateful for the car seats, the whole process was so easy and stress free. Thank you!”

We delivered two BRITAX Marathon car seats to the Calgary Airport for this family. Sounds like they got some good use out of them!

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