Having traveled with my baby so many times I discovered a matter: Traveling with newborns and infants is tiring and stressing because we parents need to carry or find baby gear to keep our babies safe and comfortable during our vacation.
The difficult part is not having a baby, but organizing baby’s things!
Yes, you can carry your stroller from a continent to another, but we know it is tiresome! Moreover, if you check in a super-expensive stroller, you risk finding it broken at your destination.
Of course, you can ask for a crib while booking your hotel, but there is no guarantee of availability. I remember once I could not book a hotel which I liked very much just because that one did not provide cribs for babies. Even if you find them, you sometimes have to pay ridiculous rates per night.
What about the car seats of rent-a-cars? Terrible experience every time! I don’t trust that those poor quality car seats can secure the safety of my baby. I don’t even talk about hygiene! God knows how those car seats are kept somewhere at the airport parking lot. Besides, every time we rent a car we have to lose time to read the user manual to mount it correctly to the back seat of the car simply because we see that product for the first time in our lives. Nobody from car rental companies helps you in order not to take any responsibility for the security of the baby. That is precisely what happened to us when we traveled to Seville last year. We spent more than half-an-hour to install the car seat in a dark, closed parking area full of exhaust odor. I remember how stressful it was to keep my baby girl in those conditions.
Another experience of mine in the Dolomites last summer. My husband and I spent an entire morning searching for a baby carrier for hiking by visiting the local shops. We went there only for three days and spent more than 15% of our time in looking baby carrier. This is crazy!
After all, I thought that why it has to be that much difficult going for a vacation with little ones. Why should we carry the stuff with us? Why can’t we book all the baby gear we need from local providers at our destination with just a few clicks? There are actually local baby gear rental initiatives at touristic locations. It is just a matter of putting all of them into one well-functioning platform. Like we can book a flight, a hotel or a car, we should be able to book baby gear at our holiday destination from a booking platform. There is Skyscanner.com to book flights, booking.com to book hotels, rentalcars.com to rent cars and babonbo.com to rent baby gear! That is the idea behind Babonbo!
And we are finally online! Now you can rent baby gear for your visits to Milan, Napoli, Ostuni, Brindisi and soon many more cities in Italy on www.babonbo.com. Follow us on our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay updated!