weeSpring Partners With Uber to Launch weeRides

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weeSpring and Uber Offer Free Rides Home from the Hospital to New Parents and Their Newborn Babies

weeSpring, the leading social review site for baby gear, partners with personal car service Uber to launch weeRides in New York City, giving new parents a different (and better) option for their first ride home from the hospital with their newborn babies. weeSpring and Uber will offer complimentary first rides for a limited number of parents who sign up and rate a car seat on weeSpring.com.

“The parents’ first trip home from the hospital with a newborn can be a white-knuckle experience, especially for parents in New York City who often rely on taxis to get around,” says Ally Downey, co-founder and CEO of weeSpring. “Our goal at weeSpring has always been to make parents’ lives easier, helping them navigate the overwhelming experience of prepping for a baby. The weeRides partnership with Uber takes that support even further, replacing an anxiety-ridden drive with a ride that’s unbelievably convenient and comfortable.”

The weeRides program is BYOC (bring your own car seat) for newborns and part of the larger uberFAMILY launch, which allows parents to order an Uber with a car seat sized for children 12 months and up. In support of the launch of uberFAMILY, Care.com is purchasing the car seats and sharing safety best practices to help families with their care needs.

“Uber is making lives easier for families with the official launch of uberFAMILY, our new offering that allows parents to request a car that’s equipped with a car seat,” says Kate Doyle, community manager at Uber. “We’re also proud to partner with weeSpring to celebrate the launch of uberFAMILY by launching weeRIDES for newborns.”

Even if parents don’t have a hospital ride home in the immediate future, they can register for weeRides for a $30 voucher toward their first Uber ride.

weeRides Sign-Up Process:
1. Visit and sign up at weeSpring.com/uber.
2. Rate a car seat. (If members have previously rated a car seat but still want to be part of weeRides, just email hello(at)weeSpring(dot)com.
3. weeSpring will send the promo code via email to all registrants.

There is a limited quantity of free rides available. A larger quantity of promotional codes is available for $30 off a first Uber ride. Both weeRides and the codes can be used in UberX, BLACK, and SUV cars. Offer and codes expire 7/1/2014. The ride discount is for new users only and excludes the uberT. Valid in US only.

About weeSpring
weeSpring, launched in January 2013, helps new and expecting parents collect advice from their friends about what they need for their baby. Their mission is to make product recommendations from your friends as accessible as Amazon reviews. Founded by parents, for parents, weeSpring is bridging the gap between social networks and e-commerce, making it easy for parents to find the products their friends love.

About Uber
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers.

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