goBaby Launches the Airbnb for Baby-Gear-on-the-Go

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Allows parents to travel light by renting baby equipment from community marketplace of trusted parents

goBaby today launched their baby equipment rental marketplace and on demand app to help parents take the stress out of traveling by leaving their cumbersome child gear at home. The app offers mothers and fathers, as well as grandparents and caregivers, an easy way to rent strollers, car seats and other items they need for their children during trips. Users simply select the category of equipment they’re interested in and the dates for delivery or pickup and dropoff, and can browse a selection of nearby baby equipment available for rent from goBaby’s community of parents.

goBaby was founded by Natalie Kaminski, a NYC-based mother of two, after some of the best trips of her life - with her young children - were made stressful by trying to pack, carry and unload cumbersome baby gear. Following a trip to Chicago where she was able to borrow a car from a friend, but couldn’t find a way to rent a car seat, she launched the idea of goBaby. The community marketplace is launching initially in New York City. Over 10 million U.S. families visit New York City annually and more than 14 million parents in the U.S. have a child between the ages of zero and three years old.

“Packing and carrying the equipment you need for your kids can add a lot of physical and mental work to family vacations,” said Kaminski. “Bringing strollers, rockers and bouncers with you to your destination just isn't feasible. We created goBaby to take the pain out of traveling. Thanks to the trusted community of parents that make up the goBaby marketplace, our equipment is available at a fraction of the cost of buying equipment or even renting from traditional providers. In addition, items on goBaby are thoroughly rated and reviewed by our community to ensure quality, cleanliness and safety.”

"goBaby is one of those products that you wonder why it hasn't been around forever!," said Sandy Pelland, Founder of MomLife TV. "Every mom and parent has experienced the frustration of traveling with baby equipment. goBaby eliminates that frustration by allowing parents to easily find and rent what they need when they need it, period."

For equipment renters:

  • Search available items by location, dates, item category, and delivery/pickup information.
  • Select an item and submit a booking request.
  • Get the item from the owner by either getting it delivered to you or picking it up.
  • Return the item back to the owner by either delivering it or getting it picked up by the owner.
  • Pay.

For the approximately 360K-500K families that have at least one child under age 3 in the greater New York City area, goBaby is a simple way to make some additional cash by renting unused equipment. goBaby makes it free and efficient to list this equipment, and it seamlessly facilitates the booking and financial transaction for the baby equipment owner.

“When we had our first kid three-years ago we bought a brand new car seat, several strollers, a high chair, a bouncy seat, and a Pack 'n Play,” said Ksenia Bolobine, owner on goBaby. That’s just the start of the list, you name it, we probably bought it and often the best-in-class! We’re still planning to have another child, but currently a lot of this well regarded equipment is sitting around unused. goBaby has enabled us to easily make some extra income on the side with it by providing parents like us a service they really need and an overall better vacation experience.”

For equipment owners:

  • Take a photo of the item you want to rent out. Provide brief description and set pricing.
  • Choose delivery method: delivery or be pickup by the renter.
  • Give the item to the renter.
  • Get your item back: pickup or delivery by the renter
  • Get paid

Download goBaby today for free on iTunes at: http://bit.ly/goBaby

About goBaby

goBaby is a baby equipment rental marketplace and on demand app that helps parents take the stress out of traveling by leaving their cumbersome child gear at home. goBaby offers mothers and fathers, as well as grandparents and caregivers, an easy way to rent strollers, car seats and other items they need for their children during their travels. Equipment is available to rent thanks trusted community of parents that make up the goBaby marketplace, who can make extra income by freely listing currently unused equipment they have around their house. goBaby is currently live in the New York City market. For more information, visit: http://www.gobaby.co.

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