Infant sleep safety & HALO

Bill Schmid founder of HALO with baby
Founder of HALO, Bill Schmid

When HALO’s founder, Bill Schmid lost his daughter, Haley, to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), it became his mission to create innovative products that make safe sleep easier for parents and more comfortable for babies. HALO is committed to safety, which is one of the reasons why they are The #1 Trusted Choice of so many hospitals.

The most significant risk in a baby’s sleep environment is loose bedding. Bedding can accidentally cover a baby’s face and interfere with breathing. With this risk in mind, Bill founded HALO Innovations and created the HALO SleepSack Wearable Blanket, which eliminates the likelihood that a baby can get entangled in clothing or loose bedding during sleep. The SleepSack is sleeveless and is worn over a sleeper or pyjamas. Since its launch, the HALO SleepSack has become a bestseller and is widely used by hospitals.

In investigating the SIDS problem, Bill also came to the conclusion that education on safe sleep was not adequately reaching all parents.  Research has demonstrated that modeling proper safe sleep guidelines is the most critical factor in changing parents’ behaviour. Recognizing this, Bill launched an education program called the “HALO Safer Way to Sleep Hospital Modeling Program” which provides free HALO SleepSack wearable blankets, educational tools and training. To date, the HALO SleepSack Swaddle is used in over 1500 hospitals.

In addition, Halo Innovations donates a portion of all purchases of HALO products to leading infant health and safety organizations to facilitate educating parents about infant safety.  To date, more than $5.4 million has been donated in HALO’s mission to help fight Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

For more information on infant sleep safety guidelines, check out the HALO website:


Canadian Infant Safe Sleep:

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One Tiny Suitcase(Calgary) is pleased to be adding the HALO Bassinest Glide Sleeper to our rental inventory.  It glides smoothly across carpet or any other floor surface. Your little one can sleep close to you, while resting safely in his or her own separate sleep area.

HALO Bassinet with sleeping baby and parents

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Our Baby is turning 10!

Calgary, Alberta (May 1, 2016) – One Tiny Suitcase, announces their 10-year anniversary.

In May of 2016, local baby equipment rental company, One Tiny Suitcase will celebrate ten years of successful business in Alberta. Launched in 2006, One Tiny Suitcase has come a long way since their start and humble beginnings in a NW Calgary basement. Started by a mother of twins, this unique rental service has experienced notable growth, doubling in size from one location to two.

One Tiny Suitcase specializes in short term rentals of equipment for babies and families. Their most popular items include the BRITAX Marathon car seats for families visiting Alberta. MEDELA Breast Pumps are available for new mothers as well. Their rental items take parents from birth and beyond with convenient rentals of key items.

As a proud member of Tourism Calgary, One Tiny Suitcase has partnered with key members of the business community to provide rentals to charity events, community gatherings and visitors to world class events like the Calgary Stampede.

One Tiny Suitcase’s head office is located in Calgary, Alberta and is headed by founder, Stacey Corbett. Corbett speaks on behalf of her passionate and dedicated team saying, “At One Tiny Suitcase, we continuously strive to serve our clients’ needs by offering the latest equipment rentals with a high level of service.” Corbett notes that she is extremely proud to see how far the company has evolved and is thankful for the support of her team, family, friends, clients, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Alberta community, which have each contributed to One Tiny Suitcase’s growth and success.

To learn more about One Tiny Suitcase’s 10-year journey, visit their website at

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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Calgary Baby Gear Rentals

I’m loving all the cool video applications out there on the web these days. Videos are a great way to show our customers what our company is all about.

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It features pics of some of our best equipment like the ZOOPER jogging strollers, GULLIVER full size cribs and our line up of BRITAX car seat rentals. As Calgary’s premier baby equipment rental company we pride  ourselves on providing premium baby equipment to our customers.

Our line up of baby gear is safety checked and cleaned according to the Calgary Health Region’s guidelines for cleaning children’s equipment.

As the owner of the company, I have worked as a Health and Safety Officer and have experience working with safety in Children’s products for 10 years. All of us at One Tiny Suitcase are Moms with experience selecting and using this equipment.

Feel confident renting from One Tiny Suitcase. Check out our guarantee

Travel Swing Rentals

Here is the Fisher Price Aquarium Travel Swing that we carry at One Tiny Suitcase ( Now, I know this piece of equipment might not be as essential as a car seat or stroller but it is definitely a nice to have (especially if your baby likes to be ‘rocked’ to sleep). It is full of features and folds flat!

In the news, in my kitchen

This was a great week for One Tiny Suitcase ( Great in part because we were asked to participate in a news story about women in business. Part of the process involved a photographer in my kitchen taking pictures of me ‘at work’.


It always stresses me out a bit when people come to the house to see ‘my office’. As a home based business person my office is often filled with kid’s toys, coffee cups and the odd load of laundry. 

For this shoot the photographer decided he wanted to start in the Kitchen.  Just after applying some much needed lipstick I made sure the dirty dish towels over my shoulder were out of site. I am sure you won’t be able to see the sink full of dirty dishes right next to where I was standing either.

Hopefully it will be a good shot of some of the equipment we carry (The Rock Star Baby Stroller, BRITAX Roundabout car seat, FISHER PRICE healthy care booster seat and PEG PEREGO Prima Pappa High Chair). I’ll link to the article once it comes out!

Peg Perego High Chairs

I was lucky enough to find two very well used Peg Perego high chairs when my twins were little. The peghighchairorangehigh chairs had obviously been used for several children ( I found them at a garage sale). I think one of them was actually 8 years old. They didn’t recline, there was a lot of shiny metal and old plastic but they had lockable wheels, removable trays and were height adjustable.

I fell in love with Peg Perego after using those high chairs.

When I opened my business ( I knew I wanted to carry these chairs…the modern versions and they only improved on an already great chair.

 Here is a video of the Peg Perego Prima Pappa High Chairs we carry in our inventory. As you can see they are full of features!

Double Stroller by Peg Perego

This week we will be highlighting some of the products we carry at One Tiny Suitcase ( , Calgary’s premier baby equipment rental company.

The Peg Perego Aria Twin stroller is packed with features to make your travels easier. Here is a video to show you some of those features and a bit about why we chose this particular stroller as part of our inventory.


Calgary Car Seat Rentals

I’m home, back on solid ground. Hawaii was wonderful, but it is time to get back to business!

To support all of those other parents out there who are travelling with kids this November we are offering a special discount on our EDDIE BAUER convertible car seat rentals. We have discounted these rentals to just $35/week. Compare that to the $10/day your Car Rental Agency will charge you for aeddiebauercarseatn ‘no name seat’.

Our Car Seat Rentals are just like the ones you use at home:

  • Rear-facing 5-30 lbs , between 19-32” and under 1 year
  • Forward facing 22-40 lbs, between 29-40”, and over 1 year
  • Easy adjusting 4-position headrest and seat recline
  • 5 point harness
  • UAS/LATCH equipped 1-877 ONE TINY