Baby Equipment Hire in the Lake District
Published: Monday 17th Oct 2011
Written by: Natalie Barker
Prior to running The Good Life Cottage Co, Heather & I had a small business called ‘The Lakeland Baby Co’. We specialized in the hire of All Terrain Push-chairs, Back-carriers, Cots, Highchairs & Stair-gates along with other bits & pieces associated with young children. We started the venture after a family trip to Cornwall resulted in the kids being crushed into the car around so much stuff that they could barely move.
We realized that it would be much easier to just hire what we need when we arrived. After a lot of searching we actually found that very few companies offered this service & absolutely no-one in The Lake District so we decided to do it ourselves, (which was no solution our holiday problems but did help other people). However when we started ‘The Good Life’ the equipment hire took a back seat before finally being amalgamated into our current set up.
We still hire our equipment & not just to our own guests. Recently we have begun to replace our old stock of Push-chairs with bright new shiny ones from Out & About, the brand new ‘Nipper Sport’. The old ones had served us well & taken children on a range of walks from easy by the river strolls, to one enthusiastic soul pushing his young son over Wansfell (a bit too much effort for my taste).
The back-carriers have also been replaced with new ‘Bushbaby’ back-carriers during the last 6 months so hopefully we’ll have a few more years of kids traveling in style while their wonderful parents do all the work.