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

Travelling with your baby to Calgary, Edmonton or the Rocky Mountains? 

Rent car seats, strollers, travel beds and other top quality baby gear at the best prices!

Call or text us today! 

Calgary:  403-510-2005. 

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Edmonton:  587-784-0212.

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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

Edmonton:  587-784-0212 or

Happy travels!

Top 3 Spring Baby Equipment Rentals

Spring has finally arrived in Canada and we are taking advantage of the milder temperatures. Families are traveling and we are outfitting their destinations with Car Seats, Strollers, Cribs and more!

Here are the Top 3 Rentals for Spring 2018 in Edmonton & Calgary, Alberta

Edmonton Calgary Car Seat Rentals

BRITAX Car Seat Rentals: $10/day $55/week

infant travel system rentals

BRITAX Travel Systems: $12/day $60/week

full fold

DREAM ON ME Full Size Folding Cribs: $14/night $72/week

Free baby gear rental offerAll of our Baby Equipment Rentals come with a FREE Fisher Price booster seat rental.

This portable high chair makes it easy to keep baby safe and clean during meal time.

Height adjustable, removable tray and 3 point safety harness.

Make sure you add this FREE rental to your order!

Edmonton 587-784-0212

Calgary 403-510-2005

Special Needs Car Seat Rentals- 4lbs infants

Bringing home a 4lbs infant can be daunting. When my own twins arrived early and were discharged at 4 and 5lbs each, I wasn’t sure what their first trip in the car would be like.

Many parents buy an infant car seat before baby arrives so that they are prepared. Unfortunately, many infant car seats on the market start from 5lbs and up. We specifically carry the GRACO Snugride  and PEG PEREGO Primo Viaggio infant car seats in our rental inventorybecause they can accommodate infants from 4lbs up.

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This link has a great list of carseats suitable for preemies:

We offer short term car seat rentals in Calgary & Edmonton! 403-510-2005 or 587-784-0212

International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day and we are celebrating the amazing achievements of the women we work with at One Tiny Suitcase.

Our customer base is primarily women. Our breast pumprental service women who are pregnant and who have welcomed new babies into their lives.

One Tiny SuitcaseI personally deliver several breast pumps each week to brand new moms in their homes. I am always amazed to see how truly amazing these moms are doing only days after giving birth.

One Tiny Suitcase has always been a business for women started by women and it continues to operate that way today. Cheers to all my fellow female entrepreneurs doing business to serve other women!

Happy Anniversary

I am very proud to say that our One Tiny Suitcase Edmonton location has now been open for 1 year!

We have been busy building the One Tiny Suitcase brand in the Edmonton area since June 2009. Helping families travelling to the area, new moms and expectant families, we have connected with a lot of great customers.

One Tiny Suitcase on BT Edmonton

I started the business when my twins were 2 years old and juggled the responsibilities of running a business and a household.

We are both very excited to embark on Year #2 of One Tiny Suitcase Edmonton!

One Tiny Suitcase Edmonton

2009 was a busy year for One Tiny Suitcase. In addition to meeting many travelling families in Calgary, we expanded the business to include a location in Edmonton.

Our Edmonton office has been busy ever since July 2009, getting the word out about our Baby Equipment Rental services in the Capital City!

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Edmonton Tourism has included us on their site: “Originally started in Calgary, this successful baby gear rental company expanded in 2009 to provide service to families visiting the Edmonton area.”

We recently received feedback from a Mom who used our service in Edmonton too: “I just wanted to thank you for the extremely convenient and smooth equipment rental transaction. Everything was in great shape, extremely clean and it made our trip so much easier. Thank you!” Angie (Vancouver) February 2010

Mom Entrepreneurs Feature

As the owner of One Tiny Suitcase I am always looking for new ways to get the word out about my Baby Equipment Rental company.

Baby Equipment Rentals at One Tiny Suitcase

When Jill Salzman asked if she could feature the One Tiny Suitcase story on her Momtrepreneur Maven website- I jumped at the chance to connect with other like minded women.

Have a look at this feature and learn what the best (and worst) parts of running One Tiny Suitcase are. Read how excited I am to now have two locations to serve my customers in Alberta and what’s on the horizon for this growing business.

Crib Rentals & Child Safety

This week Health Canada and US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a major Crib recall. Many Simplicity drop side cribs are being recalled due to the suffocation hazard posed by the drop sides.

At One Tiny Suitcase, I often have customers asking detailed questions about the type of crib rentals we carry. I’m happy to report that none of the affected cribs from this recall are part of our inventory. In fact, none of the Crib Rentals we carry have drop sides.

Crib Rentals in Calgary & Edmonton

Our Gulliver Cribs have 4 solid sides (not a folding crib) and include a 4 inch mattress and fitted sheet. All of our sheets are laundered using Ivory Snow detergent and are 100% cotton.

When customers rent a crib from us we usually deliver and assemble it at their accommodations.

We want your child to sleep just as well as she does at home and that is why we only rent Full Size Wooden Cribs for your comfort and safety.

SIP Primo Viaggio Car Seat Rental

We’ve just added some new Peg Perego SIP Primo Viaggio infant car seats to our Baby Equipment Rental inventory in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. We carry the full line up of Peg Perego products and the SIP is their newest seat.

With Side Impact Protection, one hand seat belt adjustment, indicator level on the side of the base for easy installs and stylish Microfiber fabric- this seat is one of the best on the market. These quick videos from Peg Perego show how easy this car seat is to use

Many of our customers are looking for Car Seat Rentals that are the same as what they use at home. The Peg Perego infant seat provides a safe (and stylish) ride!