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This Crib Will Be A Lifesaver!

I love the little snippet below from an email I received, recently, from a Ciao Baby customer who will be flying up from the Gulf Coast in Florida to vacation on the southern Maine seacoast this summer.  "I was thrilled to discover your company.  We are big travelers and it has certainly become more cumbersome with [...]

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"Very Thankful for Our Bin of Toys!"

Let me start off by stating the obvious that this is one incredibly adorable little girl!  We love this photo of two-year old Kendall enjoying her Ciao Baby Bin of Fun - our super popular age-appropriate bin of rental toys - while on her beach vacation in southern Maine!   Check out what Kendall's mom, Heather, [...]

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NEW! Ciao Baby's Linen Rental Service for Guests of Vacation Rental Properties from Kennebunkport & Ogunquit, Maine, to Rye & Seabrook, NH!

Kennebunkport, Wells, Ogunquit, Rye, and Seabrook beach rental guests, this one's for you! No more packing all your sheets, bath towels, and beach towels on your beach vacation, or EVEN WORSE packing all the dirty, damp and sandy linen back home! We are so excited about our new linen rental service that we are offering primarily [...]

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Making the Most of a Rainy Vacation!

Last week featured rain, rain and more rain throughout the northeast, and the weather at the beautiful southern Maine seacoast was no exception!  Chris had to work, but the girls and I escaped for a few mid-week days of oceanside relaxation.  My sister, nephews and my parents joined us for this mini-break--this opportunity to enjoy [...]

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Dear Portsmouth, You're PERFECT! Love, Chicago

A couple days ago, a fantastic article was published in the Chicago Tribune about how Portsmouth, NH, is practically perfect in every way (to quote Mary Poppins, not the article).  It's a great story, not just because I live in, and base my business in, Portsmouth, but also because it's a really well-written tribute to [...]

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Delivering Full-Size Rental Baby Cribs & Rental Linen to Maine in STYLE!

Check out Ciao Baby's brand new t-shirts and custom-made canvas tote bags!  The t-shirts were printed at Black Sheep Design Company in downtown Portsmouth, and the tote bags were made specifically for us to use with our new linen rental service by Back Channel Canvas in downtown Kittery's Badger Island! Tried to take a fancy [...]

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Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend

A few safety tips to remember for families traveling with young children over this long Memorial Day weekend! Hope your holiday's Ciao-tastic!  :D Travel Safely This Holiday Season By Kate CarrPresident and CEOSafe Kids Worldwide If your family is anything like mine, holiday time usually includes traveling. Whether your holiday adventures are on the road, in the air, [...]

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Cutest Craft for Kids

How adorable is this fuzzy little guy?  Little 3- and 5-year old Ciao Baby customers (brothers) learned how to make this creative craft at the Seacoast Science Center and, with mom's help, gathered all the necessary supplies at their home in Rye to assemble the cutest Chia Pet-Type creation I've ever seen.  They stuffed a [...]

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Custom Ciao Baby Linen Rental Bags--Bought LOCAL!

I'm thrilled to present our brand-new canvas tote bags made especially for Ciao Baby Equipment Rentals' new linen rental service that we are offering this summer!  They are huge and beautiful and crafted especially for us by Jessi at Back Channel Canvas Shop on Badger's Island in Kittery! THANK YOU, Jessi! I loooooooove it and [...]

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Ciao Cousins Take On Plimoth Plantation

Last week, during New Hampshire's April vacation school break, the Ciao cousins took a step back in history.  We drove two hours south of Portsmouth to historic Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the Mayflower deposited about 100 Separatists (i.e. Pilgrims) almost 400 years ago. Although I was born in Plymouth, I hadn't been to Plimoth Plantation since [...]

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