Travel Value

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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!

World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day:  November 17 2019

First celebrated in 2011, World Prematurity Day is observed each year to raise awareness about the complex issues faced by premature babies and their families. 

According to Alberta Health, 3590 babies were born preterm in 2016.  As of 2018, Alberta has a higher rate of preterm births than any other province. 

Preemie babies are more vulnerable to infections and illnesses and may spend weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where they are hooked up to intravenous lines and feeding tubes.

Many families find that a breast pump reduces some of their stress during this challenging time.  Both parents, as well as other family members and nursing staff can participate in providing the baby with mother’s breast milk.  This is a great comfort when mom can’t be at baby’s side 24 hours a day. 

Breast milk is easier for baby to digest and it contains protective agents that can help protect baby from certain illnesses and infections. 

Medela has been supporting breast-feeding moms and babies for more than 50 years.  No wonder they are the #1 recommended brand.

Call One Tiny Suitcase now!  Calgary:  403-510-2005   or   Edmonton:  587-784-0212

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  • Rent a Symphony Breast Pump from One Tiny Suitcase and have it delivered to your home.
  • Get the same great technology you’ve been using in the hospital, at home.
  • Initiate, build and maintain your breast milk supply with this hospital grade breast pump.

Take advantage of our Year End Special:  Just $89 / month. 

Medela brand breast pump
Medela Symphony Breast Pump

Little visitors

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Infant and convertible car seats

Three little visitors are arriving in Calgary tomorrow.  They’ll be safe and comfy in car seats rented from One Tiny Suitcase.  We make travelling so much easier for Mom and Dad.  Do you have a little visitor coming soon?  Contact us.  403-510-2005.

 

13 YEARS!

In May of 2019, baby equipment rental company, One Tiny Suitcase celebrates 13 years of successful business in Alberta. Launched in 2006, One Tiny Suitcase has come a long way since the humble beginnings in a NW Calgary basement. Started by Stacey Corbett, a mother of twins, this unique rental service has experienced notable growth, expanding to include an office in Edmonton in addition to our original Calgary location. In May 2018, Murray, Odette and Danielle became the new owners of this fabulous business. They have enjoyed meeting new and returning customers and look forward to the years to come.

We specialize in short term rentals of equipment for babies and families visiting Alberta. Find the baby gear you need with us! Our most popular items include Britax, Diono and Peg Perego car seats, for infants to toddlers to your big kids too. In addition, new Calgary mothers are pleased to be able to rent our hospital grade Medela Breast Pumps. They receive them where they need it, in a timely manner with no delivery charge.

As a proud member of Tourism Calgary, we have partnered with key members of the business community to provide rentals to charity events, the hospitality industry, community gatherings and visitors to world class events like the Calgary Stampede.

We continuously strives to serve our clients’ needs by offering the latest equipment rentals with a high level of service.  We appreciate the support that our customers and community partners have demonstrated over the years. They have played a big role in our growth and success. THANK YOU!

Car Seats – Which do I NEED?

Have you ever found yourself wondering which car seat should I use for my newborn? Which for my toddler? Do I even need one for my 8 year old?

There’s a wonderful resource out there that has many dedicated people working on the most current and best practices: Car Seats For The Littles. They are staffed by Child Passenger Safety Technicians.

They have SO much information on Canadian, American and the EU.

Shopping for a rear facing only car seat and feeling overwhelmed? They’ve done a bunch of comparisons already to make sorting through information easier. And they’ve done this for convertible seats, combination seats, high back boosters and backless boosters!

To compare Canadian seats click here:

Rear Facing Only Seats

Convertible Car Seats

Combination Car Seats

High Back Booster Seats

Backless Booster Seats

Our Folding Cribs are easy to transport and set up in seconds!

A customer visiting her sister from New York this week was very impressed with the Full Size Folding Crib we delivered to her. These full size cribs are new to our inventory but have been a hit!

Folding Crib RentalsThese Crib rentals are unique because they fold very compactly making it easy to get them in and around tight spaces. Once they are set up they include a 3 inch spring mattress, waterproof mattress pad and 100% cotton fitted sheet. Another unique feature of this full size folding crib is that it is the only 2 position folding crib available. It is a stationary (non drop side) rail design which provides the utmost in safety. It has dual safety, hooded locking wheels, beautiful non toxic finish and is made of Pinewood.

Folding Crib RentalsWe offer full service delivery for our baby equipment rentals but you are also welcome to schedule a pick up and transport the cribs yourself. They fold flat and are super easy to assemble once you get it home. The crib weighs approximately 50lbs.

We also carry folding porta-cribs. These steel cribs are very similar to what you would see in a hotel or day care setting. They also fold for ease of movement and are the perfect size to tuck in next to your bed or in a spare room.

Looking for something even more compact but still comfy? We have soft sided pack n play rentals that can include a bassinet, change table and tent covering.

baby bed rentalsOur portable baby bed rentals include a 100% cotton fitted sheet and set up in seconds. The mattress has two positions and the accessories can be removed when it is time for bed.

All of our baby equipment rental orders also include a FREE Fisher Price booster seat rental. This versatile, portable high chair will make it easy for your little one to join everyone at the table. It is height adjustable, has a removable tray and a 3 point harness. It folds up and has a carry strap to take it with you when you need to.

FREE Booster Seat Rentals

FREE with the rental of any other item

Make sure EVERYONE gets some sleep this holiday season. Rent a crib! Call us in Calgary & Edmonton to reserve one today.

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Edmonton Car Seat Rentals

We recently added some new premium Britax Marathon car seat rentals into our Edmonton inventory of Baby Equipment Rentals.  This Britax car seat, like every Britax carseat we carry comes equipped with Side Impact Protection, easy to use lower anchors, an impact absorbing base and steel frame. The tangle-free 5 point harness is one of the best available. It has an anti-slip, contoured base for easy and secure installations.

Britax car seats are highly rated for safety and known worldwide as one of the top car seats available on the market. Not all car seats are created equal and the steel frame on this seat feels like a solid seat. This Britax car seat just won an award from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for overall safety.

It can be installed rear facing for children who are between 5-40lbs. The seat can then be used forward facing for children 22-65 lbs.

Our convertible Britax car seat rentals start at $10/day or $50/week.

 

If you are planning a trip to Edmonton and don’t want to lug your car seat through the airport or risk having it damaged in transport, call us to reserve your Car Seat Rental. Edmonton office 587-784-0212

We have a full range of Baby Equipment Rentals including these car seat rentals, crib rentals, stroller rentals and more. Visit our website at www.OneTinySuitcase.ca

Renting a Medela Breast Pump in Calgary

Thinking about using a Breast Pump when your baby arrives? The Medela Symphony is the premium Breast Pump on the market. Save time, money and frustration by renting this top of the line piece of Baby Equipment.

calma-dad-feeding-baby_jpg_2015-08-25-23-11-46We offer FREE delivery and pick up on the MEDELA Symphony hospital grade breast pump rentals usually within 24 hours of your request.

In Business in Calgary for the last 12 years, we have the experience and expertise to help you get your Breastfeeding journey started off right.

Medela breast pumping

Our friendly staff make it easy to order and receive your Breast Pump Rental. You can ask your partner or a family member to call in the order and make the arrangements for you.

Rentals are only $99/month. We provide more value by hand delivering the pump to your door and showing you how to set it up and get started. Payment is by credit card at the time of delivery and there is no deposit put against your card. You don’t have to commit to a specific rental time period beyond the initial first month either. Go month to month after that or use our daily rate of $5.

We also carry the Double Pumping starter kit for the Medela Symphony Pumps. The kit has everything you need to get started breastpumping. It includes bottles, breastshields, a Micro Steam Cleaning bag, pump n save bags, nursing pads and even the popular Calma feeding nipple. Kits are $79 and we can bring one out with your rental.

Breast Pump Rental Edmonton CalgaryYour hospital grade breastpump rental may also be covered under your Employer Health Benefits. Ask us how to get coverage and be reimbursed back for the cost of your rental. Many plans are starting to cover the cost of a Breastpump, you just need to ask!

If you have a child in the NICU or with special medical need you will likely be able to get a Hospital Grade Breast Pump Rental covered under your health insurance. Medela surveyed the major insurance providers and 77 % of them provide coverage in this type of situation but you may need pre-authorization or a prescription.

For those moms who plan to pump exclusively, save time by using the most efficient double breast pump on the market. Double pumping with a hospital grade pump can be done in as little as 15 minutes per session.

Check out our client testimonials to see more details about our Baby Equipment Rental Service.

Call our Calgary office 403-510-2005

Edmonton Medela Symphony Breastpump Rentals

Edmonton #yeg Moms!

Thinking about using a Breast Pump when your baby arrives? We carry the MEDELA Symphony hospital grade breast pump rentals in Edmonton

 

Hospital grade breast pump

The Medela Symphony (hospital grade) breast pump is best suited for moms with a baby in the hospital, medical issues after birth or for those who simply want the best, most efficient pump available.

The Symphony (hospital grade pump) is designed to help build and maintain a milk supply. This is especially important if breastfeeding does not go well right away. Protect your supply by pumping on a regular basis until you and baby have figured things out. For those moms who plan to pump exclusively, save time by using the most efficient double breast pump on the market. Double pumping with a hospital grade pump can be done in as little as 15 minutes per session.

Breast Pump Rental

Rentals are only $99/month (compare to your local pharmacy like Shoppers Drug Mart at $120/month) and offer more value by delivering the pump to your door and showing you how to set it up and get started.

Payment is simple, we take your credit card details at the time of delivery. Go month to month after that or use our daily rate of $5.

We also carry the Double Pumping starter kit for the Medela Symphony Pumps. It includes bottles, breastshields, a Micro Steam Cleaning bag, pump n save bags, nursing pads and even the popular Calma feeding nipple. Kits are $79 and we can bring one out with your rental.

medela double pumping kitYour hospital grade breastpump rental may also be covered under your Employer Health Benefits. Ask us how to get coverage and be reimbursed back for the cost of your rental. Many plans are starting to cover the cost of a Breastpump, you just need to ask!

If you have a child in the NICU or with special medical needs you will often have coverage for a Hospital Grade Breast Pump Rental with your health insurance. Medela surveyed the major insurance providers and 77 % of them provide coverage in this type of situation but you may need pre-authorization or a prescription.

Here is what customers are saying about our service:
“Rented a breast pump from them and they were amazing to deal with! Fantastic service and they even dropped it off and picked it up from my house!”

Call our Edmonton office 587-784-0212 edmonton@onetinysuitcase.ca

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Full Size Folding Crib Rentals in Calgary & Edmonton

We have finally found some fabulous full size folding Crib Rentals to add to our baby equipment rental inventory just in time for the holidays!

Folding Crib Rentals

These Full Size Crib rentals include a 3 inch spring mattress, waterproof mattress pad and 100% cotton fitted sheet. This full size folding crib is the only full size, 2 position folding crib available. The patented design makes folding easy for flat, convenient storage when not in use. It features a stationary (non drop side) rail design which provides the utmost in product safety. It has dual safety, hooded locking wheels, beautiful non toxic finish and is made of Pinewood.

Customers love this unique crib rental. Here are some online reviews:

“This crib is high quality. The wood is very sturdy and has a beautiful finish. It’s easy to assemble and folds up easily.”

” It is sturdy and roomy. I am very pleased with the look and construction. It looks just like the picture!”

“Easy to assemble and very solid. Works great for when grandkids visit and can be easily moved from room to to room”
(source: Walmart.com)

Folding Crib RentalsWe offer full service delivery for our baby equipment rentals but you are also welcome to schedule a pick up and transport the cribs yourself. They fold flat and are super easy to assemble once you get it home. The crib weighs approximately 50lbs.

Our inventory also includes folding porta-cribs. These steel cribs are very similar to what you would see in a hotel or day care setting. They also fold for ease of movement and are the perfect size to tuck in next to your bed or in a spare room.

Here is what one of our customers had to say about baby equipment rentals with One Tiny Suitcase:

“I just wanted to thank you for your service over the holidays. It was very convenient and took a lot of the stress out of this trip. I was very happy with the quality and cleanliness of the items and very impressed with your customer service. We will be using you again!” Allison (Ontario) December 2014

Looking for something even more compact but still comfy? We have soft sided pack n play rentals that can include a bassinet, change table and tent covering.

baby bed rentalsOur portable baby bed rentals include a 100% cotton fitted sheet and set up in seconds. The mattress has two positions and the accessories can be removed when it is time for bed.

All of our baby equipment rental orders also include a FREE Fisher Price booster seat rental. This versatile, portable high chair will make it easy for your little one to join everyone at the table. It is height adjustable, has a removable tray and a 3 point harness. It folds up and has a carry strap to take it with you when you need to.

FREE Booster Seat Rentals

FREE with the rental of any other item

Make sure EVERYONE gets some sleep this holiday season. Rent a crib! Call us in Calgary & Edmonton to reserve yours.

www.OneTinySuitcase.ca