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BabyQuip Quality Providers have made over 420,000 Buckled-Up Vacation Miles Possible
Whether we met you at the airport with a car seat or brought one to your accommodation, chances are you got safely out and around your vacation destination with your baby happily sitting in a squeaky clean, quality seat. That’s the point, right? See the world (safely) with your little ones!
Seat Pricing: Infant Car Seats, Convertible Car Seats, Booster Seats, and more.
BabyQuip Independent Quality Providers offer safe and insured car seats for traveling families, and local grandparents hosting grandchildren, in hundreds of locations across the US & Canada. From infant car seats to convertible car seats and boosters, prices reasonably range from $6 - $14 per day.
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Types of Car Seats
The American Association of Pediatrics recommends following the guidelines outlined below for the different stages of a child’s growth.
Infants and babies should be in rear-facing car seats as long as possible or until the child is within 1 inch of the top of the seat. In fact, the AAP recommends that all infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat, as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height limit allowed by their car seat manufacturers.
Children must be at least 2 years old or have reached the maximum height or weight capacity of the car seat to warrant a ride in a front-facing seat. Refer to the instruction manual for more information or ask your QP which seat would be best for your child and situation!
Big kids get the booster seats! Don't rush to move your child to a belt-positioning booster seat before they are officially big enough. Children are typically ready for a booster seat when they are between 40 and 65 pounds or have outgrown the weights and heights requirements for their previous car seat.
Clean, Safe & Insured Baby Equipment:
Quality Providers are required to complete extensive training on equipment safety before they begin renting travel systems. They are taught how to properly clean items to ensure every family is able to experience safe and spotless items. Unlike most baby gear rental companies, BabyQuip carries insurance covering your entire rental experience making us the safest choice for you and your little one. Whether you are renting front or rear-facing car safety seats, our providers have got you covered.
Things to Consider When Renting a Car Safety Seat
When traveling with babies, toddlers and/or children, attempt to rent a car seat or booster seat that is most similar to the one you already own. Keep the following things in mind to ensure you choose the safest and most appropriate seat for your little one.
Be aware of how much space you have - If you are reserving a rental car at your destination location make sure there is enough room in the back seat to install the car seat you plan to rent. A large base may not fit in the back seat of a small car.
You will need to install the car seat yourself - All Quality Providers are required to provide customers with a seat manual that includes installation instructions but are not allowed to install a safety seat for a customer. Basic instructions are also typically printed on the car seat itself as a reminder/guide. Please always refer to the user manual to make sure the seat you are renting is properly installed. Ensure that the vehicle seat belt fits properly. You can find a Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) at NHTSA or TotSquad should you choose to have someone double check your installation. (Check your email for a discount code for a TotSquad virtual installation after your reserve your car seat!!)
Make sure you choose the correct size seat - Choosing the correct seat for baby’s height and age can get a bit confusing. Below we outline the three main types of safety seats and when they should be used. Please also refer to your state (or the state you are traveling to) for laws and guidelines. Safe Ride 4 Kids is a great resource.
CAR SEAT SAFETY TIPS: for babies, toddlers & big kids
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Car Seat Safety: Frequently Asked Questions
Are car seats that Quality Providers rent new?
All QPs are required to purchase car seats new or rent ones that have been purchased new for their own children that have not been dropped or involved in an automobile accident. All car safety seats have an expiration date and are not allowed to be rented (and are discarded) after the date has passed or if it has been involved in one or more car crashes.
Are car seats cleaned before and after they are rented?
Yes! We require that all QPs meticulously clean all of their baby equipment, including car seats. Babies' immune systems are still developing and we understand that you as parents or grandparents rightfully expect clean and sanitized products. Car seats are inspected and cleaned after every pickup and then inspected and lightly cleaned again before the next delivery. All cleaners used are organic or non-toxic.
Is one car seat safer than another?
All U.S. car seats are required to meet and pass crash tests under U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, so inexpensive safety seats actually meet the same standards as more expensive seats. One drawback to inexpensive car seats is comfort. A little extra money for the plush seat could make or break your sanity if you plan to do a lot of driving. Most QPs have more than one option for car seats!
What are the car seat laws in the US?
The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recommends keeping your child in the car seat for as long as possible, as long as the child fits within the manufacturer’s height and weight requirements. Please use the NHTSA car seat recommendations for children by age: Car Seat Recommendations for Children
When can a child sit in the front seat?
Children under 13 years of age should be properly buckled and ride in the back seat. Never place a rear-facing car seat in the front seat or in front of an airbag. Airbags can severely injure or kill young children riding in the front seat.
We know you have several brands to choose from when it comes to a car safety seat for your infants and toddlers. Here are some seat manufacturers to take a look at:
Baby Trend Baby Trend has distinguished itself among the worldwide leading manufacturers of juvenile products. Over the years, Baby Trend's Infant Car Seats have continually ranked in the top percentile in the industry in terms of safety, value, and ease of usage.
Britax Leading the way in child safety technology for more than 70 years, Britax is always innovating, always focusing on what's best for the child and always going beyond 'good enough'.
Chicco Chicco has become a household name for parents across the United States thanks to products like the #1-rated KeyFit® Infant Car Seat. Chicco is always innovating and working towards the next "big thing" that's going to revolutionize parenting for the next generation.
Clek The founders at Clek went ahead and built a car seat that they would buy—with the best of everything. Yes, it meant making a more expensive seat, but it also meant making a seat that’s built without compromise.
Dorel (Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Maxi-Cosi, Quinny) Established in 1999, Diono offers safety and smiles for the biggest and most exciting journey in life. Available in 54 countries across the globe, Diono is a worldwide name in providing you with everything you need - from a a big day out or a little trip around the corner, they’ve thought of all the things you’ll need.
Evenflo Dorel Juvenile is the world's leading juvenile products company. Dorel is home to all of the brands you love - Safety 1st, Cosco, Eddie Bauer, Maxi-Cosi, Quinny, and more. Dorel is helping families live carefree lives by providing them with juvenile products that rank highest in consumer reviews. That's what sets Dorel products apart; they are durable, helpful and caring.
Graco For nearly 100 years it has been Evenflo’s mission to find and provide products that help you throughout your journey as a parent. Evenflo designs and manufactures a complete line of child safety seats.
Nuna Nuna’s adventures in parenthood have shown us that practical and beautiful is the perfect balance when it comes to gear. There’s nothing they appreciate more than clever design and thoughtful solutions that bring parents a sense of joy.