Last week my family and I headed to Ocean City New Jersey for our annual beach vacation. We were all very excited to go since every year we stay in the same beachfront condo and my kids absolutely love it!
I was a bit worried this year however, because the baby is a year old and while she is a great sleeper she is very picky about where she sleeps. She is not a baby who likes to sleep with me (she likes her space!) and I really didn’t think she would be happy sleeping in a pack-n-play all week long. I also didn’t know how we were going to fit all the “equipment” needed for the baby–like the stroller and high chair — into the car. Between the clothes and the food and everything else, space is at a premium in a minivan with 7 people in it!
My husband did some searching online and found Coastal Baby Rentals and suggested we look into renting some of the items we needed for the week. I will admit, I was a bit skeptical and worried that the quality and cleanliness wouldn’t be up to par. However, once I checked out the website and spoke to Stephanie, the owner, directly all of those fears were put to rest. As a mom of two herself, she started Coastal Baby Rentals when she herself had trouble finding quality items to rent while traveling.
All of the items she 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
Coastal Baby Rentals offers a wide range of items for rent, including bath items, beach toys, car seats, activity centers, toys and more.
I ended up renting for the week a full sized crib, a crib mattress, a Britax jogging stroller and a space saver high chair. The cleanliness of her products was great,everything was spotless and the stroller looked brand new. The stroller–I loved that stroller!! It was such a smooth ride for my baby, was easy to handle on the beach and boardwalk and had a great oversized sun shield so it was a perfect place for the baby to nap out of the sun while we were on the beach. the crib was full sized with a thick, comfy mattress and my baby slept all night long with no issues–it was that comfortable.
Making it even easier, all the items were delivered directly to my condo, 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!
Disclosure: I was provided items from Coastal Baby Rental to facilitate my review.