Crybaby Comforts rents baby gear
Lisa Cook, owner of Crybaby Comforts, makes a delivery.
PHOTO: JOSHUA HUSTON
Traveling with a baby or toddler is full of adventure. It can also be full of angst. Parents not only have to worry about keeping young ones entertained en route, but about schlepping all the gear they’ll need at their destination, from cribs and car seats to favorite toys and strollers.
For families visiting Seattle or hosting out-of-towners, local outfit Crybaby Comforts offers a solution: It rents out all manner of essentials for babies and kids, including everything from baby gates to high chairs, all sizes of car seats, a range of sleeping options (from Rock ’n Plays to full-size cribs) and even items like mamaRoo swings, bath tubs and toys, and toddler scooters. Pricing is by the day or the week; for example, a BOB jogging stroller rents for $14 a day or $60 a week, while an exersaucer goes for $5.50 a day or $24 a week. Crybaby will either deliver the gear (along with such items as diapers) throughout the Puget Sound region, charging a fee according to distance, or offers a pick-up option in Shoreline.
“Crybaby Comforts can bring you everything you have at home without the hassles of trying to carry it with you,” says founder Lisa Cook. “If you need a car seat at the airport we will meet you there. Want a crib at your hotel or grandma’s house? We can have it waiting for your arrival.”