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Cleanliness: Coronavirus Concerns

Clean Baby Gear - Rockabye Baby Rentals

In light of the worldwide rapid spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), we felt we would be remiss in not addressing this issue. During our 14-years in business this is now the 9th unusual viral health crisis we have dealt with. In addition to the standard annual Flu concerns, were the outbreaks of Swine Flu, SARS, MERS, Ebola, Chicken Pox, Mumps, and Measles. Rockabye is not only aware, but proactively implementing steps to assure the cleanliness and sanitary condition of the baby gear you order. As of the date of this post, there are no known cases of Coronavirus in any of our service cities.

Here are links to best practices regarding the Coronavirus

Cleaning Process

Our cleaning process remains the same. All items are stripped of removable fabrics which are then laundered using dye-free, fragrance free detergent. Hard items and gear that cannot be laundered are scrubbed with a hospital grade cleanser which kills bacteria, virus, fungus, and blood born pathogens. Items are rinsed, then steam sanitized at 170-degrees to remove any residue and kill any additional bacteria, virus, or infestation that may remain in hard to reach cracks and crevasses. Items are then placed in a sanitary dry room to completely dry before being reassembled and bagged or covered to remain dust free while in our warehouses.

This cleaning process was developed in our first year in business out of concern for providing sanitary baby gear, and products that reduce instances of skin sensitivities for young children. That’s why we are confident in saying our baby rentals are the cleanest available baby rentals. We have in excess of 150,000 s.f. of warehouse space in our four warehouse locations. In all locations, every item is bagged when possible, with oversized items covered while in our commercial warehouses. Our baby gear is never stored in a residential home, garage or backyard shed.

Extra Safety Measures

Our staff carries sanitary antibacterial wipes when making deliveries and pick ups. You may see them, on occasion, wiping down items they have touched during the set up of baby gear. Some of our staff may use gloves when handling items as an added precaution. Also, don’t be alarmed if a staff member wears a face mask while at your property. It seems the Coronavirus is spreading at a time when seasonal Spring allergies are an issue. We don’t want our customers to be concerned about contamination of their property, should our staff be suffering seasonal allergies, and sneeze or cough while delivering. Therefore, some are choosing to use nose/mouth masks to avoid any concerns. Rockabye also has made it known that if a staff member is ill, they should report it to headquarters and plan to stay home and another staff member will take over the route.

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Insurance & Responsibility

Rockabye Baby Rentals is fully insured. However, some consumers may not understand how insurance works with rental services. In the rental industry insurance covers liability for our equipment, our vehicles and our staff on both our property and on other properties while the equipment is in our possession. Responsibility transfers to the renter at the moment possession is taken by a renter or their agent.

What is an agent?

An agent would be the person or entity the renter arranges to accept delivery. Thus, an agent my be a family member, your housekeeper, a nanny, a hotel concierge or front desk, a building doorman, an airbnb host, etc. Any person other than yourself that you wish to have items left with.

Why Does Responsibility Transfer?

Once our staff departs a location, we do not have oversight of the items. We do not know how the equipment is being used. We have no idea if cribs are moved and set up again properly. We have no idea if an adult is using a stroller as a temporary seat, or if harness straps are being used. Insurance companies do not offer coverage for items once possession is transferred. Thus, it is the responsibility of the renter to use equipment properly and care for it during the rental.

My Building Requires an Insurance Certificate

Rockabye offers a standard and current Certificate of Insurance at no charge to renters with confirmed orders to provide to their Condo building as may be required. However, if your building or facility requires a Certificate of Insurance with a Named Certificate Holder – you must allow 5-buisiness days advance notice and there is a fee of $40 which is the cost we are charged by our insurance broker. In instances that an additional insured entity is required, 5-days advance notice is required, and a fee of $75 will apply. Renter is responsible for providing exact information for Certificate Holder and/or Additional Insured information.

Hold Harmless

Rockabye Baby Rentals is not responsible for accidents or injuries caused directly or indirectly in the use of the rented items. Responsible adult supervision is required at all times when using any rented item. By confirming and renting items from Rockabye Baby Rentals, the renter hereby agrees for myself, all of my family and all heirs to hold harmless, waive, release and discharge Rockabye Baby Rentals, their rental agents, servants, employees, agents, officers, directors, or representatives for any and all liability for any property damage, loss, personal injury, loss of life and/or other casualty which may occur during the course of this rental agreement and the use of the items. It is further understood and agreed that this waiver, release and assumption of risk is to be binding on my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators, and assigns in the event of any death or injury.

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Rent Strollers for Rodeo Houston

Visiting Houston with children and need strollers for Rodeo Houston? Rockabye has all the baby gear parents need for their visit. Not only baby gear, but we rent mobility devices for those who need assistance managing the rodeo grounds. The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo plus the carnival grounds means lots of walking. Renting a stroller, wheelchair, or mobility scooter can make the experience enjoyable.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo logo

Rockabye delivers all baby rentals and mobility rentals to private residences, short-term rentals like Airbnbs, and hotels throughout Houston. No matter where you are staying, Rockabye delivers strollers for Rodeo Houston visitors. Delivery includes pick up at the end of your stay. Items are fully cleaned prior to delivery to assure it’s ready to go. We have a location for Self Pick-up & Self Return in West Houston, and we offer Delivery & Pick-up throughout the Houston area.

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Concert Schedule

Tuesday, March 3 Midland
Wednesday, March 4 – Armed Forces Appreciation DayWillie Nelson
Thursday, March 5Becky G
Friday, March 6To be announced Feb. 4
Saturday, March 7Maren Morris
Sunday, March 8 – Go Tejano DayRamon Ayala
Monday, March 9 – First Responders DayChris Young
Tuesday, March 10NCT 127
Wednesday, March 11Kane Brown
Thursday, March 12Cody Johnson
Friday, March 13 – Black Heritage DayTo be announced Feb. 4
Saturday, March 14Jon Pardi
Sunday, March 15 – RODEOHOUSTON Super Shootout®Dierks Bentley
Monday, March 16Keith Urban
Tuesday, March 17Gwen Stefani
Wednesday, March 18Khalid
Thursday, March 19Chris Stapleton
Friday, March 20To be announced Feb. 4
Saturday, March 21Brad Paisley
Sunday, March 22 – RODEOHOUSTON Super Series® ChampionshipLuke Bryan

Strollers for Rodeo Houston

Whether you have an injury, recovering from a surgery, are elderly or pregnant – renting mobility gear helps to get around Rodeo Houston easily and enjoy spending the time with friends and family. Don’t feel left out because you can’t keep up; wheelchairs and scooters are the answer.

Mobility Rentals for Rodeo Houston

Rockabye has the largest inventory of baby gear available in the Houston area. We have everything from Cribs, pack N plays, car seats, strollers, highchairs, toys, baby entertainers, baby gear and mobility devices. Call us or book online for your family. Check out all our rentals here

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Vacation Planning with Children

Travel light – Rent from Rockabye for Vacation

Planning a family vacation can be overwhelming, especially when you have young children. Rockabye Baby Rentals offers a great solution for busy parents. Rent the crib, highchair, stroller, toys and more! We deliver to hotels, vacation rentals and private residences, so everything is waiting for you to use when you arrive. Renting is affordable and eases the stress of traveling with young children.

We serve Houston and Galveston TX, New Orleans LA, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Palm Beach FL. Fully cleaned and sanitized crib rentals, highchairs, strollers, swings, toys and more. So, whether your vacation takes you to the beach, the city, or to grandma’s house; Rockabye Baby Rentals provides everything baby needs for only when you need it.

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Where to rent carseats

Where to Rent Car Seats?

Baby Equipment rental services a great choice when considering where to rent car seats. These companies are where to rent car seatslocated throughout the US. There is a misconception that only car rental agencies offer car seats to rent, that is not the case. These local baby gear rental companies tend to provide more selection at better rates. They offer car seats for children of all ages, from babies to big kids. In addition, most have both budget and high-end carseat options to cater to all families. Thus, allowing the customer the ability to choose. Safety is not only important for car travel, it’s the law. It’s important that your child is secured in an appropriate safety seat in any vehicle when traveling. So, know that you have options when asking, “Where to rent car seats”. Continue reading for actual rental options.

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Crib Safety Standards Today

Crib Talk – Crib Safety Standards Today

We are often asked about cribs. Rockabye is fully compliant with US Crib Safety Standards and maintains Certificates of Compliance for every crib in our inventory. In this post we will discuss everything from dimensions, to crib types, and how the current regulations became law. We hope you will find this post informative and helpful, whether planning for a rental or looking to purchase a baby crib. If you have questions, the CPSC offers much information.Crib Safety Standards

Crib History

Who knew cribs and baby beds could be political? Most people aren’t aware that baby goods manufacturers, just like most other industries, have lobbyists in Washington, DC who advocate for the manufacturers when the government is deciding laws and regulations. In the past decade we have seen sweeping changes regarding cribs in the US. Yes, the good old drop side crib has been banished. The drop side design itself is not the problem. Drop side cribs were the standard in the US since the 1940’s and it was common that cribs were handed down from one generation to the next. Just like cars, changes are necessary to keep people safe. Continue reading Crib Safety Standards Today

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Independent Baby Rental Companies

Independent Baby Equipment Rental Companies

Here is a listing of Independent  Equipment Rental Companies by State. The companies below are reputable independent local businesses. We highly recommend these companies over brokers and individuals operating on gig platforms. What’s the difference? Independent companies register in their cities, so maintain a business license and tax permit to operate as a business. Thus, these companies comply with regular inspection to assure compliance with Federal and State requirements, as well as necessary local Health Department practices for cleanliness.

We personally know all these owners.  We only include legitimate full time businesses in our list of providers we recommend.

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Toddler Tuesdays – Discovery Green

toddler tuesdays

Toddler Tuesday’s at Discovery Green

Toddler Tuesdays, presented by Discovery Green and Houston Public Library, is at Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston. April 10 to May 29, 2018. Every Tuesday at 10:30am, parents and kids enjoy a free story time and activities with their favorite characters. Grab your little ones and head to the park for a morning of fun at these free events!

Story time begins promptly at 10:30 AM, so arrive early. Help us promote literacy and the love of reading by being a part of our book exchange each week. Bring a new or gently used book, and trade it for another great story! Continue reading Toddler Tuesdays – Discovery Green

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Drop Side Cribs Illegal

Drop Side Cribs Illegal

The Law in the USA

Drop side cribs illegal to manufacture, sell, or even donate in the US. All cribs sold in the US—new or used—are now subject to the most stringent safety standards in the world. That’s the goal of the new crib safety standards put in place on June 28, 2010, by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Continue reading Drop Side Cribs Illegal