Your baby screaming on a crowded plane. Your 5-year-old asking repeatedly, "Are we there yet?" Your tweens and teens fighting in the backseat. Not to mention lugging multiple suitcases, bottles of milk, toys, snacks, strollers and more through an airport, train station or hotel.
This is a vacation?
Every parent knows how painful packing for a family getaway can be, especially with infants and toddlers in tow. Two moms from Long Island may have found a solution for those planning an East End getaway or renting a house for the summer.
Hamptons Baby Gear, located in Riverhead, is a baby-equipment rental service that will deliver, set up and pick up everything from cribs and high chairs to car seats, strollers, beach tents and more in Nassau and Suffolk. Some brands they provide include Bugaboo, B.O.B., Stokke, Britax, Graco, Fisher Price, Safety First and Little Tykes.
The company also offers VIP packages for a price. Starting at $495, parents can rent such new items as cribs, mattresses or linens. These items are assembled via white glove delivery and include tickets to nearby attractions and more.
Gear rentals begin at $12 per night, depending on the product. Delivery fee is $25 anywhere on Long Island. Shelter Island deliveries carry an additional ferry fee. The service is not available on Fire Island.
For more information, visit hamptonsbabygear.com.