What’s the most challenging thing about travelling with kids? I’d say, hands down, that it’s all the stuff that you have to bring with you. It’s easier when the kids are a bit older but it really does seem that the smaller the child, the more travel gear they require.
We’re big fans of anything that makes travelling with kids easier, which is why we’re delighted to partner with goBaby, a recently launched app aimed to take all the stress out of travelling with cumbersome kids’ gear.
goBaby was launched in November 2016 by Natalie Kaminski, a NYC-based mother of two, who wanted to find an easy way for parents (as well as grandparents, or other kind people who have offered to look after your kids!) to rent strollers, car seats, cribs and more.
Natalie came up with the idea after a trip to Chicago, where she was able to borrow a car from a friend but couldn’t find a way to rent a car seat. With a background in tech, Natalie decided to launch the “Airbnb for Baby-Gear-on-the-Go”. Parents with extra baby gear lying around the house can place their items for rent on goBaby (and earn some extra $$ in the process) and families travelling can look online and hire their baby equipment rather than haul it across state.
goBaby launched in November 2016 and since they already have items across 26 states in the U.S., most on the east and west coasts, and they have plans to go global (they’ve already got listings in Australia!). The most popular categories are those that are used the most such as strollers and car seats but they also have high chairs, bath items, scooters and bikes on their inventory. They even have a camping and hiking section.
Like with Airbnb, items on goBaby are thoroughly rated and reviewed by the goBaby community to ensure quality, cleanliness and safety.
We are delighted to partner goBaby and they are offering one lucky globetotting family one iPad Mini 4. Entering the giveaway is simple, all you have to do is the following:
- Go to goBaby and download the app on your phone or tablet
- Click on ‘don’t have an account’ and enter your details
- Click on the ‘profile’ tab
- And enter the promo code: GlobeTotting
- Wait until April 28 to see if you have won!
- Open to US residents only
- There will be only one winner
- Winner will be chosen at random
- Ends on Friday April 28 at 11:59pm PST
Photo credit: All photos are used with permission from goBaby. Feature image of the luggage via Pixabay.com.