RentalEquipment1When you travel with a toddler, let’s face it, there’s just no easy way to travel light. Or maybe you’re a grandparent who is having a little one stay with you for a few days but you don’t have the things in your home to make them feel comfortable.

It’s either we pack up all the bags, gear, and equipment for our little one … or we hope and pray that the resort or destination will have the things we need to borrow for the nights we’re there. When my first son was a toddler, my husband had to fly to St. Louis for a business trip. Mid-air, I realized I had forgotten our toddler’s booster seat and stroller and the car agency would be at the airport to greet us as soon as we landed.

That’s when a friendly passenger told us that we should check into a baby/toddler-gear rental agency. It totally made sense. Now, we consider checking into a rental agency every time we travel with our toddler. We’ve found that in a lot of cases, it can be easier and more cost effective to rent baby travel gear at the location, rather than lugging it with us.

Here are a few rental companies worth checking into the next time you’re traveling with your toddler:
(NOTE: I feel that if the company is parent owned and operated – they tend to understand how important certain items are to other parents and children)

My TRentalEquipment2ots Travel
Making travel with kids just a little bit easier
My Tots Travel is dedicated to making your trips with children better. Why frustrate ourselves with the various airline rules on baggage? Leave the bulky stuff behind and rent it from them or simply shop on their site and let them ship the package to the travel destination so that the baby supplies are waiting for us when we arrive. From baby equipment to cloth diapers and green products, diapers to travel bundles, they have it all! My Tots Travel gives you the peace of mind so they not only ship your packages but also make sure they have arrived and are in good condition. If not, they’ll ship a replacement on them!

Baby’s Away
A baby equipmRentalEquipment3ent rental service that makes traveling with children easier
Baby’s Away is the largest baby and child equipment rental service with over 60 locations throughout the USA. Babys Away have been providing quality baby equipment rentals for over twenty years with a location in most major resort and metropolitan locations. They carry a full line of baby gear for your rental needs when you are traveling away from home. Baby’s Away is operated by local parents and grandparents who want you and your children to enjoy your visit. Their local Baby’s Away operator will deliver the baby gear to your destination and pick up the equipment after you leave giving you more time to enjoy your visit. For your peace of mind, all baby gear is safety checked and thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before each use. All locations are insured, professionally staffed and only use baby equipment certified by the Juvenile Product Manufacturer’s Association.

Babies Travel Lite
RentalEquipment5Dedicated to making traveling with a baby easier and more enjoyable
Forget packing and carrying the diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, food, bathing supplies, and countless other items your baby will need while on your family vacation. Let BabiesTravelLite.com deliver your baby travel supplies to your travel destination. Babies Travel Lite offer hundreds of your favorite products at competitive prices, and are even happy to cater to any special needs you might have by fulfilling Special Requests. With BabiesTravelLite.com you can shop online for all your infant travel supplies for your family vacation long before it’s time to leave the house. As a special service to their customers they maintain a Travel Guide. The travel guide is intended to be a resource for parents taking a vacation with a toddler. Whether you are taking your little one on vacation to Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, a five-star golf resort or grandma’s house, their hope is that the travel guide will help answer questions and provide helpful travel tips and suggestions about family travel.

Just because you have a little one, doesn’t mean you have to limit your vacation. If you love to travel, do it. Travel as much as possible and share the love of the world with your children. Stop lugging all that gear around if you don’t have to. Check into a toddler/baby gear rental agency before you depart for your destination. Let somebody else take the hassle out of lugging unnecessary luggage around with an affordable solution. If your little one is more comfortable while you are traveling … then you will be too!

Need some international toddler/baby gear rental agencies?  Email me!  Or if you have used one in the past, let us know about it!

Amanda is a freelance writer and blog owner of: “The Procrastinating Mommy” – a PR friendly family blog. You can also follow her on Twitter at: @Amanda_aka_Mom.