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The Value of Walking With Nature

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder … he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson, “The Sense of Wonder”  We love hiking as a family.  I was fortunate [...]

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Car Seat Laws in Maine--This Might Surprise You!

Whether you're visiting Wells, Ogunquit, or York on a beach vacation with your kids, or if you're just passing through, you will want to know Maine's fairly strict laws regarding car seats, booster seats, and kids riding in the front seat.  Besides the obvious matter of child safety, the fines for failing to observe these [...]

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One Happy Little Girl In Kennebunkport, Maine!

Okay, allow me to blog-brag (brog? blag?) for a moment about our customers. They are the nicest people ever! Who actually takes the time to send a complimentary email thanking their crib rental company on the FIRST morning of their beach vacation? Our customer, Heather, and her sweet little girl, Kendall, that's who! Check out [...]

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New Member Of Baby Equipment Rentals Association!

We're proud to announce we are a brand new member of Baby Travel Pros, an international association of independent baby equipment rentals companies!  All Baby Travel Pros members are committed to cleanliness, quality and safety for our customers, so it's a great fit for us!  We could only be listed under one state on the [...]

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Portsmouth Hotel Gives Ciao Baby Thumbs-Up!

Good news travels fast! Check out what Portsmouth's Fairfield Inn wrote about us on our Facebook page: "Great Feed back about this much needed business for Family Visitors in the Seacoast. Would recommend to any hotel guests!" Thank you, Fairfield Inn Portsmouth! We appreciate the comment, and look forward to helping your guests with children travel LIGHTLY [...]

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Customer testimonial from Paul, May 2012 "We rented the Joovy high chair for our 1 year-old grandson during his recent visit. We also rented a Joovy Playard/Pack'N Play and some infant toys. All of the items delivered were BRAND NEW. Even better, the owners personally drove to our home (about 20 minutes from Portsmouth) and set up [...]

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Portsmouth, NH, Featured in MSNBC's & CNN's Travel Article

Wow! Ciao Baby's hometown, Portsmouth, NH, is featured in both CNN's & MSNBC's Budget Travel article, "12 Great Memorial Day Getaways!" Our historic port city is ranked right up there with Washington D.C. (obviously!), Palm Springs, Calif., Las Vegas, and Austin, Texas!  "Portsmouth, New Hampshire keeps popping up on lists of cool, small towns...," the caption under [...]

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A Rental Crib Can Save You Money!

Driving to your vacation destination this summer? This blog’s for you. A big benefit of renting bulky child equipment instead of jam-packing everything into your car to drive to your vacation destination is being able to simply pile your kids and clothes into your commuter car instead of the gas-guzzling SUV. Strollers, baby joggers, pack'n plays, [...]

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Hotel Praises Ciao Baby's Customer Service

Last Friday evening, we received a phone call from a beautiful, guest-centric hotel in Ogunquit, Maine. A guest had just checked in, and wanted a full size crib for her baby. This location does not carry full size cribs; in fact, the vast majority of hotels don't. This hotel called us in Portsmouth, NH, at [...]

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Ciao Baby's "Green Cleaning" Consultant In the News!

We're proud of our friend, Lindsey Carmichael, for recently making headlines regarding the release of the latest version of her iPhone app, "Greening Your Family." Lindsey also happens to be Ciao Baby's brilliant "green cleaning" consultant, guiding us toward products that are not only healthy for kids, pets, AND the environment, but also actually WORK [...]

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