Wee Travel Baby Equipment Rentals (Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto) is now renting the BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light. The great alternative to a pack n play and crib is super light, sets up in seconds in one quick motion. It has a very supportive mattress and is designed with inward sloping sides to make your child feel cozy and secure. Rent it today for $9/day or $54/week.
April 30th, 2011
One of the biggest challenges when traveling with kids is getting them to sleep in a new environment. Although pack n plays are easy to transport, not all kids will sleep in them. That’s why Wee Travel rents folding cribs…no screwdriver required! These cribs just unfold and are ready for sleeping. They come with a regular 4″ innerspring crib mattress and a fitted sheet. All our cribs are purchased in Canada so you can be assured that they meet the stringent Canadian standards.
June 20th, 2010
Airplane seats and car seats come in different sizes. While the trend towards carseats with special safety features continues to grow, so too does the width of the carseats. Unfortunately, the width of airplane seats is not following this same trend, and many travelers are finding their carseats are wider than the airplane seat. One of the narrowest and lightest seats around is the Cosco Scenera. This convertible car seat can be used rear-facing from 5-30 lbs, and forward facing from 22-40 lbs. Weighing in at around 10 lbs, this seat is lightweight and bulk-free. With a width of 17.5 inches, it fits nicely into the average airplane seat (the narrowest Air Canada seat is 17.83”). Don’t have a Cosco Scenera? You can rent them from Wee Travel Baby Equipment Rentals (Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria) for just $35/week.
June 13th, 2010
If you’re traveling with kids or are have babies coming to visit, and are wondering what brand of carseat to rent, read on. We’ve installed hundreds of seats at Wee Travel Baby Equipment Rentals (Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria) and can offer you this advice: the Britax Roundabout carseats are one of the easiest seats to install tightly because the LATCH connectors on both sides of the seat can be tightened individually. A tight installation is very important as it limits movement of the child seat and therefore limits movement of your child during a crash. You can read more about the Britax LATCH connectors here.
June 9th, 2010
Whether this is your first family vacation and you don’t know what to expect, or you’ve done this before and it’s memorable for all the wrong reasons, we’re sure you’ll find these travel tips useful. After 6 years in the baby equipment rental business and contact with thousands of families, we’ve come up with some tips that address the questions we’re most often asked.
- How can I change a diaper in that teeny weeny not-so-clean airplane bathroom?
We’re sure you’ve thought about using the big clean airport bathroom before you board. While on the airplane, try using the Business Class bathrooms. They are generally bigger and cleaner as they are used by fewer people. Not only will you get sympathy smiles instead of the glares you might otherwise encounter if you tried sneaking in solo, but you can also use this bathroom yourself!. If you plan to travel a lot, you might want to invest in a diaper bag that also functions as a changing station. There are a number of them out on the market, such as the gr8x Baby Traveller Deluxe Diaper Bag.
- I really don’t want to bring my carseat on the airplane, but how else can I keep my two year old safe (and contained?) Airplane seat belts are designed for adults, but we’ve got good news. Consider purchasing or renting a CARES Aviation Restraint for your trip. CARES is a device that attaches to the airplane seatbelt, turning it into a 5-point harness. It is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use on all planes, weighs less than 1 lb, and is designed for children 22-44 lbs. Best of all you can fit it in your purse!
- I’m afraid my baby will cry for the entire flight! This is a common concern. But worry not. Most babies do not cry for the ENTIRE flight! Give your baby a soother or something to drink during take-off and landing so their ears won’t get plugged. If your baby cries during the flight, go for a walk, or even let them watch TV. Sometimes the colours and movement will mesmerize babies. You could also be plan ahead and stock up on a few dozen sets of earplugs. Pass them out to nearby passengers. It’s a great ice breaker and they’ll appreciate your sense of humour!
- How will I keep my toddler entertained during the flight? Bring a small DVD player with a new DVD. Although most planes now have personal screen in the seats, you can’t always find a show that will interest your child. Colouring books, Lego, puzzles and books are
also life savers…so is the red-eye flight!
- My baby has just started sleeping through the night. Is the time change going to mean a big step back?Try taking an evening flight, or overlap the flight with your child’s nap time. Your kids will sleep better if it’s their natural circadian rhythm…and you won’t have to worry about entertaining them.
- I’m traveling on my own with my baby. How am I going to manage a carseat, stroller, pack n play, luggage,
carry-on and my baby?There is no need to haul your nursery along for the trip. Most cities have baby equipment rental companies
where you will be able to get top-of-the-line baby gear delivered right to your door, all safety checked and sanitized. This will also save you from having to pay the excess baggage fees that most airlines have implemented.
- Do a stroller and car seat count towards my baggage allowance? Different airlines have different policies. Generally each paying flyer is allowed 2 pieces of baggage. Some flights will let you take a carseat or stroller on in addition to this at no cost. Visit your airlines’ website well before your flight and search for the section on traveling with children. It will tell you stroller restrictions, weight limits and special seat bookings. Most airlines allow you to take your stroller right to the airplane gate, which makes getting around the airport easier.
- We have a two hour stop-over. How do I entertain my child? It’s not easy to entertain a child. But get your child a boredom busting Trunki and they’ll stop asking you “how much longer?”. The Trunki Ride-On Suitcase is just that - a suitcase that your child can ride on, pull, and pack with all their own special things. They can ride it around the airport while you’re waiting for the plane or sit on it to rest their tired legs. It comes with a handy strap so you can pull them too (if they’re lucky). You can also bring a balloon for entertainment- let them bat it around and chase after it. it will give them a focus for their running and tire them out for the next leg of your journey!
- It’s a long flight for a small child. I just know he’s going to get bored and cranky. Bring snacks! It’s amazing how much latitude you can get by presenting your child with his or her favourite treat! Make sure they drink lots. Planes are dehydrating and a dehydrated child is often a cranky child. When booking your flight, check to make sure it has seat back televisions. This is one time when you can treat them by letting them watch as long as they like.
- I’m traveling alone. What do I do with my baby when I need to go to the bathroom?Ask a flight attendant to watch your child. Better yet, hope Barbara Walters is on your flight. She recently commented that she always loves to hold babies when she is on the plane! If your child doesn’t want to let you out of their site, just bring them with you…but make sure they don’t play with the door handle…we’ve learned from experience!
May 30th, 2010
The Modage, a beautiful 1300 square foot townhouse in Kitsilano, is offering a summer special. Book your summer vacation by May 31, 2010, and you will receive a 5% discount on your stay during June, July or August.The Modage offers a fabulous combination of style and comfort. Spread over 2 floors, this Vancouver vacation rental features vivid colours, gallery-quality art and an eclectic mix of funky modern and vintage furniture. With 2 bedrooms, a den and 2.5 bathrooms, this Vancouver vacation home can easily sleep five to six guests. If you are traveling to Vancouver with kids, The Modage offers a full line of baby equipment at very reasonable rates through its affiliate, Wee Travel Baby Equipment Rentals.
March 26th, 2010
So we think our Wee Travel Baby Equipment Rentals is a good concept (and so do our customers). Now here’s a company that’s taken the rent it concept one step further. Rentittoday.com is, if you will, the ebay of the rental world. Want to rent something anywhere in North America? Just go to rentittoday.com, enter the item you need and the city you need it in, and chances are, you’ll find it. Like beach towels in North Carolina, or dirt bikes in Yuma. With categories like real estate, sports and leisure, events, family, vehicles, electronics and tools, renting has never been this simple!
February 11th, 2010
Wee Travel Baby Equipment Rentals is proud to announce two new partnerships that make it easier and less stressful for families to fly to Vancouver with small children
Over the years Wee Travel has sought out new products and innovative ways to make it safer, easier and less stressful for families to fly with small children. With the following two developments, the company really has become a one-stop shop for families visiting Vancouver:
1. Wee Travel has partnered with The Modage, a beautiful furnished vacation rental in Kitsilano. After hearing their customers remark over and over again how difficult it is to stay in hotels with small children, Wee Travel decided a vacation rental property was the solution. Naturally, a full range of baby gear can be provided for a minimal cost.
2. Wee Travel has partnered with CDS baggage services at the Vancouver International Airport. With all the road closures during the Olympics, there will be lots of traffic and therefore long cab rides to and from the airport and expensive cab fares. While the Canada Line (Vancouver’s rapid rail service) makes it really quick, easy and inexpensive for travelers to get between the airport and downtown, it’s not such an attractive option when you have a few kids in tow and more than a few suitcases to manage. With its partnership with CDS, anyone renting travel gear from Wee Travel or staying at The Modage, will have the option of dropping off their luggage at a CDS baggage desk upon arrival. CDS will deliver the luggage to their accommodation later in the day for a minimal fee ($15 for 4 bags). This will enable people to take the Canada Line with little more than a purse or diaper bag in hand. CDS will also pick up luggage from people and bring it back to the airport, enabling visitors to easily take the Canada Line back to the airport for departure.
January 5th, 2010
Over the years Wee Travel has sought out new products and innovative ways to make it safer, easier and less stressful for families to fly with small children. Over and over again we’ve heard from our customers how difficult it is to stay in hotels with small children, due to the lack of amenities. As such we are very excited to tell you about our latest acquisition – a stunning rental accommodation in Vancouver called The Modage.
We converted this 1300 sq foot townhouse to a furnished vacation rental in August 2009. It’s fully equipped with top quality furnishings and amenities, and we welcome kids and pets! It comes complete with a crib and highchair if required, and a full range of baby gear can be provided for minimal cost. With 2 bedrooms, a den and 2.5 bathrooms, The Modage can easily accommodate six guests. Best of all, it’s located right in the heart of Kitsilano, one of the most desirable areas ofVancouver.
If you or your friends are planning to come to Vancouver in December 2009 or January 2010 and would like to stay at The Modage, please mention this offer and we will discount the rate by 15%.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season,
Shana, Lesley and Jennifer
November 25th, 2009
We love the Trunki. You’ll love the Trunki and your kids will most definately love the Trunki. The Trunki is the world’s first ride-on suitcase. Your kids can pack it, sit on and ride it around the airport. Never again will you hear “my feet hurt, carry me”.
Specifically designed for kids 3-6 years old, this suitcase is made from the same durable plastic as adult suitcases. It’s roomy (18″x 7.9″ x 12″) and light, weighing under 4 lbs (sans toys, games and treats). It has an 18 litre capacity and easily stores in the overhead luggage compartment, or under the seat making it ideal hand-luggage for kids.
Wee Travel Baby Equipment Rentals (Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria) is one of the few Canadian retailers of the Trunki, carrying the original Trunki in Pink and the new upgraded version in blue, green, cow and tiger print.
Wee Travel will ship anywhere in Canada. Price: $70
November 24th, 2009