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

Dad’s Road Trip

I’m married to Superman. No, not Clark Kent- but close.

He’s handsome, he’s always there in a crisis and he just gave me 4 days to myself while he took our twins on a cross country Canadian adventure.superman

Easter weekend came up really fast and originally we didn’t have any plans. My husband learned that he didn’t have to work for 4 days and decided to go back home to Manitoba to visit his parents. The kids were excited about a trip to the farm but I was unable to go due to too many One Tiny Suitcase (www.onetinysuitcase.ca) bookings for the long weekend.

A 14 hour drive across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (one-way) with two 4 year old twins, one mid-sized SUV, a DVD player, an IPOD loaded with Doodlebops songs and lots of snacks. They made it in one piece!

My husband had realistic expectations about how long the kids could go before getting a break. There were some restaurant stops, treats from the local gas station and lots of singing. We’re thinking about a sequel to this adventure later in the summer!

I on the other hand had 4 days in a big house that was very quiet. My boxer Pippen and I spent the weekend watching trashy TV, going for long walks together and getting 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night!

Kids and Winding Roads

My kids got used to taking road trips when they were only a few months old. My mom and I used to take the babies (twins) hiking in Banff when they were around 3 months old. It was a great way to get away! Luckily in my neck of the woods there aren’t too many windy roads to worry about.

When the kids were 18 months we found ourselves on a winding road in Kaui (Hawaii). The road wound up the mountain and back down. About half way down my son starting throwing up in the backseat from motion sickness. Luckily my mom was there and she could sense something was about to ‘come up’ and was able to minimize the mess with a well placed plastic bag!

I’ve heard that the Road to Hana (Maui, Hawaii) is known for lots of twists and turns. That is one road that will be a little less travelled when we are there in a few weeks. It got me thinking though- there must be some home remedies or tricks to cure motion sickness for kids.
Check out these great resources:

http://www.havebabywilltravel.ca/links%26articles/carsickness.html

http://www.momsminivan.com/article-barf.html