Top 5 Holiday Baby Equipment Rentals

We’re on the holiday travel countdown. December is one of the busiest month’s for travel and our Baby Equipment Rental business in Calgary & Edmonton, Alberta is ready for another busy holiday season.Folding Crib Rentals

With so many people travelling to see family this December we often sell out of our most popular Baby Equipment Rental items. Here is a list of the Top 5 Baby Equipment Rentals this holiday season:

1. DREAM ON ME full size folding crib rentals– our full size cribs will deck out your holiday home just like baby’s nursery. These sturdy folding cribs make transport easy by folding and being able to fit into your vehicle. Complete with a 4 inch spring mattress and 100% cotton fitted sheet makes this our most popular rental item.britax roundabout

2. BRITAX Marathon car seat rentals– part of our premium car seat rental line up, the BRITAX Marathon includes all of the fabulous safety, quality and comfort features parents have come to expect from a BRITAX seat. Ask about the availability of accessories like the anti-rebound bar for easy rear facing installation or the new Click Tight from Britax for seamless installations with a vehicle seat belt.

3. PEG PEREGO high chair rentals– hate the idea of balancing a toddler on your lap during holiday dinners. Our PHigh Chair Rentalseg Perego Zero high chairs are full of convenient features like a full 5 point harness, recline, 7 different height positions and super comfy padded seats. It folds flat for easy storage.

4. First Years Everywhere extendable gate rentals– We offer safety gates that are pressure mounted and require no hardware for installation. Perfect for grandma’s house that might not be baby-proofed.
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5. FISHER PRICE healthy care booster seat– Our compact booster seats are perfect for those customers who are coming to Calgary or Edmonton but have many different houses to visit during their say. The Fisher Price booster seat folds flat, cFREE Booster Seat Rentalsomes with a removable tray, 3 point harness and some even include a toy bar!

Visit our website www.OneTinySuitcase.ca for the full line up of Baby Equipment Rentals!

Peg Perego Travel System Rentals

I prepped and delivered this Peg Perego travel system for a client arriving at the Calgary Airport this week.

We have always been big fans of the Peg Perego baby equipment and the brand has been in our inventory since day one back in 2006.

This client chose a combination of the new Peg Perego primo viaggio 30/30 infant car seat and the Peg Perego Vela stroller. The Vela stroller is a very cool item. It is a light weight stroller that still has all the features of a much bulkier stroller. It easily accommodate the infant car seat, offers a nearly full recline, can be steered with one hand and folds flat and easily to fit in the back of a trunk.

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We also offer the Peg Perego Uno stroller as part of a Travel System. It is an awesome stroller too, just a little heavier and bulkier. pram for hire

All Peg Perego travel systems in our inventory are only $60/week. www.OneTinySuitcase.ca

Christmas in Alberta?

December is typically our busiest month of the year and 2014 is no exception. Family and friends visiting Calgary & Edmonton have already started reserving their Baby Equipment Rentals. We are booking Crib rentals, strollers, car seats, baby swing rentals and more.

Remember we are open 7 days a week and offer full service delivery/pick up. Want the items ready when you arrive? That’s easy, just let us know where you want everything set up and we take care of the rest.

We just added some new BRITAX Marathon and PEG PEREGO car seat rentals to our inventory. These seats are plush, comfortable and feature all the latest safety features.

 

Visit our website www.OneTinySuitcase.cacar seat rentals in Edmonton and CalgaryPeg Perego infant car seat rentals

Child Car Seat Expiration Dates

The Government of Canada has launched a new program to educate parents about the need to have current car seats for their children. Manufacturers have always recommended a 5 year expiration date on car seats.

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At One Tiny Suitcase, part of our process for safety checking seats before they are rented out is verifying that the car seat has not exceeded the 5 year date.

We carry premium brands of children’s car seats including BRITAX, PEG PEREGO and GRACO.

Our customers often leave comments on how much they enjoyed the Car Seat Rentals that we offer, “Thanks so much again! After using the Britax on our trip, my husband and I have decided to purchase one for our son, we liked it so much!” Julie (Michigan) January 2008

Travelling to Winnipeg, Edmonton or Calgary? Visit us at www.OneTinySuitcase.ca

Calgary Wedding Rentals

One Tiny Suitcase has the largest inventory of High Chair Rentals in Calgary. We carry a variety of high chaiwedding chair rentalsrs for weddings, parties, Calgary Stampede events, Children’s parties  and more.

After planning my own wedding and trying to accommodate child seats at the venue, I realized that most high chairs and booster seats were a total eyesore. Big, bulky, wacky colors, they just didn’t coordinate with the rest of my decor.

 Slipcovered wedding chair rentalsSo, we created our Wedding High Chair rentals. We’ve take the award-winning Peg Perego Prima Pappa high chair and custom slip-covered it in white satin. It comes with your choice of ribbon color to coordinate with your event.

Now, not only are your little guests safe and comfortable at the dinner table your venue looks sleek and modern.

Rentals start at $15 and we provide full service delivery and pick up 7 days a week.

Car Rentals and Car Seat Rentals

This is the busiest weekend for travel of the year. I wanted to revisit the issue of child seat rentals with your car rental agency. gracobooster1

The problem has always been that although car rental agencies will supply seats, it was on a first come, first served basis. Many customers thought their child seat reservation was guaranteed with the car reservation, only to be stranded at the car rental agency waiting for a child seat to be returned by another customer.

I’ve been seeing some positive signs of change though. Alamo updated their website to include this information:

“Alamo offers Child Safety seats for rental at an additional per day charge (approx. $10/day). These child seats are safety-approved for infants and toddlers that weigh up to 40 lbs.
Availability and daily rental rates are guaranteed when you reserve the child safety seat with your Alamo vehicle for pick-ups at airport-serving locations in the United States and Canada. This product is subject to availability outside of the US.
Child safety seats must be requested at the time of reservation, at this time the child’s age may be requested.”

A new initiative in the UK (http://www.dft.gov.uk/think/) is reminding parents of the car seat laws that are in place. It even goes so far as to remind visitors to make arrangements for car seats prior to their arrival. sip1

“Visitors to the UK from abroad must also use the correct child restraint for their children – there are no exceptions for them.  Family and friends expecting visitors should make sure that their visitors understand the rules. They may need to help them make arrangements so that children use the correct child restraint at all times.”

Wherever you are travelling this weekend, please make sure to check with your Car Rental Agency  prior to your arrival to see if they guarantee a child safety seat with your reservation.

Alternatively, renting one from a Baby Equipment Rental Agency like ours (www.onetinysuitcase.ca ) will guarantee your reservation of a specific make and model of car seat (http://www.onetinysuitcase.ca/britaxcarseat.htm).

BRITAX, first class travel for children

As you can see from one of my previous posts (Peg Perego),I am learning more about Side Impact Protection (SIP). My favorite seats are the BRITAX seats that I carry in my business (www.onetinysuitcas.ca) and that I used for my own children.

I was recently on BRITAX’s website to try and better understand the benefits of the new FRONTIER and DIPLOMAT seats they have started carrying. I have had some customers ask me to add those to my inventory. These new seats seemed like a bit of overkill when I first looked at them (so much extra padding and wide wings of fabric). crumpled-sign

After watching the videos on the BRITAX website (www.britax.com)- I get it. A few startling facts they shared on the videos:

– Side Impact Collisions are the most severe type of car crash
– Car Accidents are the #1 killer of American children

Just watch the videos (http://www.britaxusa.com/side-impact-protection/physics-101.aspx). I look at buckling my kids into their seats in a whole new light now.

Peg Perego SIP- Safety, Innovation, Purpose?

We just added the new PEG PEREGO SIP Primo Viaggio (longest car seat name ever) infant car seats to our baby equipment rental inventory (www.onetinysuitcase.ca). With my former career in Health and Safety, I am always on the lookout for products that meet and exceed today’s safety standards.primoviaggiosip

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of PEG PEREGO’s products (their strollers, high chairs and infant car seats got me through the infancy of my twins) but I was very interested when I saw the new SIP infant car seats.  SIP actually stands for Side Impact Protection, or extra padding around baby’s head. The seat is a bit heavier than I remember the old Primo Viaggios, but it is worth it for an extra level of protection.

Peg’s website says, “This premium car seat exceeds the most stringent Side Impact Protection safety test in the world”. Sounds good to me. I wonder if my Mini-van has that level of protection?

So, if you are headed out on to the road this holiday season make sure everyone is buckled in safely.