A few weeks ago my family and I went on our yearly vacation to Ocean City, NJ and had a great time. We have stayed at the same place the last few years and it is really great because we always know exactly what to expect and my older kids love it. Whenever you have a two year old though you always have to prepare for every possible scenario especially since she is a constant whirl of movement and energy and I needed a safe and comfortable place for her to sleep. Luckily, she has always been a pretty good sleeper, but she has never been one to lay down with me and fall asleep, it is almost as if she needs to physically be in the crib in order to slow down transition to sleep.
Last year my husband googled crib rentals Ocean City New Jersey and found Coastal Baby Rental in OCNJ and I just knew that I was going to rent their products again this year to make our vacation as stress-free as possible. Coastal Baby Rentals offers a wide range of items for rent, including bath items, beach toys, car seats, activity centers, toys and more. This year I rented the full sized crib and crib mattress and the Britax Jogging Stroller. I actually own this exact stroller that I rented but didn’t have room for it in the car so I knew I would love that for our walks on the beach and the boardwalk. We reserved everything for delivery on our arrival date on Saturday and then, at the last minute the house we were renting became available earlier and we headed down down early on Friday. Well, let me tell you I was so happy to see that stroller arrive on Saturday. Friday night my 2 year old would not go to sleep and and would not go to sleep until my husband ended up taking her for a car ride at 1 a.m.
Once that crib was set up and we used it Saturday night she slipped right back into her typically bedtime routine and slept great for the entire duration of our trip–she needed that crib to feel comfortable and I needed that crib so that I could get some sleep as well!!
As far as the stroller, well I knew exactly what I was getting and it met all of my expectations! It was brand new, impeccably clean and easy to navigate even on rough terrain. It seems so minor but having a great stroller really does make life easier when traveling.
All of the items they offers are brand names and are:
- Certified by Juvenile Product Manufacturer’s Association (JPMA)
- Meet all American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards
- Thoroughly sanitized using Seventh Generation® Green cleaning products
Making it even easier, all the items were delivered directly to the rental house, the crib was set up for me and at the end of the week it was picked up.
I would highly recommend Coastal Baby Rentals to any moms traveling to the Jersey Shore. Make sure to check out their website before your next trip to the shore and check them out on Facebook as well. Tell them Megan from NEPA MOM sent you!
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Disclosure: I was provided items from Coastal Baby Rental to facilitate my review.