If you have a baby on the way, and aren’t quite sure what equipment you will or won’t need, or have friends with babies and children visiting Perth, why not hire instead of buy? With hire services, you no longer have to feel pushed into buying items you may or may not need (I'm looking at you, bottle warmer!) It gives you the freedom to test different products and exchange for something else if it doesn’t to what it is supposed to. Perth has a number of services dedicated to hiring prams, car seats, cots and everything you could ever need for your little one. Here are some hire places in Perth.
Portacots are great for travel.
Perth Baby Hire (Osborne Park - Fremantle store opening soon) Phone: 0419 300 761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Perth Baby Hire stock a huge range of baby and children’s equipment for hire, including play pens, high chairs and prams – they can even hire the adapters for different prams if you decide to opt for a car capsule. They also hire a range of travel items such as portacots and bed safety rails.
Hire For Baby (City Beach, Fremantle and Perth Airport) Phone: 1300 363 755
If you’re a breastfeeding mum and want to invest in a breast pump, the choice can be overwhelming and not every pump will work like a dream for every mum. Hire For Baby offer Medela pumps for hire, so you can see if it suits you before you commit to buy. Along with popular items such as cots, high chairs and prams, Hire For Baby also provide fetal dopplers and TENS machines, plus booster seats and glider chairs. They can fit your car seat for you, and also have a ‘hire to buy’ program, in which you can hire for six months and then buy.
Baby Goodie 4 Hire offer baby and children’s equipment to hire from just $1 a day when you commit to hiring for four weeks, plus free car seat fittings if you hire a seat for more than a week. Whether you need an item for a couple of days or a couple of months, they have short to long-term hiring options on their range of stock, which includes car seats, capsules, prams, strollers, portacots, playpens and much more.
Having one newborn baby brings a lot to think about, so spare a thought for parents with twins, triplets, or more! Kidz Quip offer discounted rates on equipment hire for Perth and Districts Multiple Birth Association members, helping parents of multiples stress that little bit less. As well as the masses of single stock items they offer for hire, you can also take advantage of one of their hire packages, including holiday packages, which consists of a car seat, stroller, travel cot and high chair. If that’s not enough, they also hire out bouncing castles.
Twins….you may need one of these (Image: Valco website.)
Bali Baby Hire (Bali) Phone: 62 8980706460 or email email@example.com
It's pretty obvious why Bali Baby Hire makes the list. With so many Perth families travelling to the Indonesian island every year, chances are they will need to hire something whilst holidaying, including car seats, prams, safety bed rails - even toys - Bali Baby Hire has it all. They can also arrange babysitters, airport transfers and car seat fittings. Contact Bali Baby Hire if you need pool fences for a villa.
Don’t feel pressured to buy. Hiring equipment could be the perfect alternative to buying upfront and a great way to get your hands on some much-needed travel equipment for those well deserved family holidays away.