The Experience — Would I Do It Again?
This is the face of a very happy, stress-free mom! (And a well-rested toddler.) I was thrilled with the whole BabyQuip experience, and I'll absolutely be using the service again. We traveled around Chicago on the train, which made the umbrella stroller a perfect choice, and when we headed to the airport — also by train — it was so, so nice not having to worry about how we'd carry all our luggage plus a travel bed and a car seat.
Generally speaking, I also felt good about having a variety of options that would suit our plans and some of my initial safety concerns. Although it worked out for us to have equipment delivered straight to our Airbnb, delivery locations include anything from private residences to hotels to airports. (Customers can provide airline and flight numbers to coordinate timing with providers based on the airline's reported arrival time.) We were in the rare city where we were able to go straight from the airport to our Airbnb on the train (as in, we didn't need a car seat), but there are plenty of delivery options to suit different situations.
For instance, some providers offer pickup at their own homes, which works for families who don't want to pay a delivery fee, but they can meet customers at whichever locations are convenient and comfortable for them — a detail that left me feeling much better as far as any potential safety concerns. A representative from BabyQuip told me that they see a range of circumstances; sometimes providers work with hotels and vacation rental hosts to have baby gear set up in a family's space so that it's ready for them when they arrive, and other times customers request that gear be left in a safe location outside a home or at hotel's front desk, particularly if they can't be around for the delivery.