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Houston Art Car Parade

Houston Art Car Parade – Things to do

You know it’s Spring when the Houston Art Cars roll! Houston is the home of the first Houston Art Car Parade 1and largest of it’s kind. With entries from all over the Country, it attracts an audience 300,000.

What is the Houston Art Car Parade?

Houston Art Car Parade 4The Houston Art Car Parade, presented by The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, is the world’s biggest celebration of Art Cars and the largest free public art event in the city of Houston. Now in its 31st year, the parade attracts over 250 cars and other entries from 23 states including Canada and Mexico and an audience of 300,000 spectators eager to see the weird and wild vehicular creations. The parade is celebrating its 31st year and is bigger than ever!

Wait, what is an Art Car?

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Art cars or art mobiles usually begin their lives as an older or used vehicle (car, truck, van, bus, jeep, golf cart, etc). The owner of the car decided they want to alter their automobile, not necessarily converting what’s under the hood, but instead transforming the exterior/interior of the car. Some artists approach the alteration of their cars cautiously and tentatively, opting to use materials of a temporary nature such as paper or tape, while others decide to radically change the original structure of the vehicle so that it in effect becomes a moving sculpture.

When and where is it held?Houston Art Car Parade 5

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018 we roll from 2pm – 4pm. The parade route opens at 11am for a perfect opportunity to see the entries up close and stationary – meet the artists!

Where: The Houston Art Car parade route will start and end on Allen Parkway, winding its way east into Downtown Houston, taking a left onto Smith Street, taking another left onto Walker Street, another left onto Bagby Street, and then a right onto Dallas Street, heading back down west onto Allen Parkway, dispersing around Waugh Drive.

Is there a cost to attend?

No, the parade is free to the public!

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Hotel Monteleone – New Orleans Hotel Spotlight

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Hotel Monteleone – New Orleans Hotel Spotlight

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Rockabye Baby Rentals delivers regularly to the Hotel Monteleone. Whether you require a full size crib with linens for your child, a stroller, or toys to keep your little one happy. This hotel is the pinnacle of luxury and history, a New Orleans favorite with travelers and locals alike. Offering the ultimate in luxury, this property boasts over-sized sleeping rooms. Thus, rooms allow sufficient of space for cribs and the baby rental gear you require. Additionally, the Concierge staff is terrific to work with and can assist with baby equipment needs. Once you book your stay, either speak to the Concierge about contacting Rockabye to coordinate baby rental needs. Or  simply notify them that you have made arrangements with us directly to deliver your items.

Hotel Monteleone  |  214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130  |   Phone: 504-523-3341 Continue reading Hotel Monteleone – New Orleans Hotel Spotlight

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Four Seasons – Houston Hotel Spotlight

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Four Seasons – Houston Hotel Spotlight

four seasons houston lobby The Four Seasons Houston is a favorite of Rockabye customers. Need a full size crib for your toddler or a stroller to get around the city, we have the gear.  This jewel of Houston’s downtown is an elegant retreat in the heart of the city. The Four Season’s is luxury whether your travel is for business or pleasure. Additionally, the Concierge staff will assure your comfort. They are happy to assist with arrangements for your baby equipment rental needs. Once you book your stay, either speak to the Concierge about contacting Rockabye to coordinate baby rental needs. Also, you can contact Rockabye directly and notify the concierge that you have made arrangements with us directly to deliver your items.

Four Seasons Houston  |  1300 Lamar Street, Houston, Texas 77010  |  Phone 713.650.1300 Continue reading Four Seasons – Houston Hotel Spotlight

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Windsor Court Hotel – New Orleans Hotel Spotlight

Windsor Court Hotel

The Windsor Court Hotel – New Orleans Hotel Spotlight

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Rockabye Baby Rentals delivers regularly to The Windsor Court Hotel. Whether you require a full size crib with linens for your child, a stroller, or toys to keep your little one happy. This hotel is New Orleans favorite with travelers and locals alike. Offering the ultimate in luxury, this property boasts over-sized sleeping rooms. Thus, rooms allow sufficient of space for cribs and the baby rental gear you require. Additionally, the Concierge staff is one of the friendliest in the city. Windsor Court concierge has the experience to assist with arrangements for your baby equipment rental needs. Once you book your stay, either speak to the Concierge about contacting Rockabye to coordinate baby rental needs. Or  simply notify them that you have made arrangements with us directly to deliver your items.

The Windsor Court Hotel  |  300 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70130  |   Phone: 504-523-6000 Phone: 800-262-2662 Continue reading Windsor Court Hotel – New Orleans Hotel Spotlight

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The Houstonian Hotel -Houston Hotel Spotlight

The Houstonian Hotel

The Houstonian Hotel – Houston Hotel Spotlight

The HoustonianRockabye Baby Rentals delivers regularly to The Houstonian Hotel. Whether you require a full size crib with linens for your child, a stroller, or toys to keep your little one happy. This hotel is Houston favorite with travelers and locals alike. Offering the ultimate in luxury, this property boasts over-sized sleeping rooms. Thus, rooms allow sufficient of space for cribs and the baby rental gear you require. Additionally, the Concierge staff is one of the friendliest in the city. Houstonian concierge has the experience to assist with arrangements for your baby equipment rental needs. Once you book your stay, either speak to the Concierge about contacting Rockabye to coordinate baby rental needs. Or  simply notify them that you have made arrangements with us directly to deliver your items.

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa  |  111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, Texas 77024  |  Phone 713.680.2626 Continue reading The Houstonian Hotel -Houston Hotel Spotlight

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Car Seat Safety Fit Test

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Car Seat Safety Fit Test for Children

Rockabye often is asked questions about car seats, boosters. Particularly, at what age can children ride without a safety seat. We always check various sources on a constant basis, since safety is essential to our business, to assure we are up to date on car safety. Unfortunately, car safety laws and regulations vary from State to State. Thus, this causes confusion so parents must remain vigilant when planning road trips. It’s best to follow the recommendations outlined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This federal agency’s guidelines are either equal or more stringent than individual State requirements.

Check out this excellent video about car safety for kids. The Car Seat Safety Fit Test is the ideal measure to keep kids safe. Continue reading Car Seat Safety Fit Test

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Mardi Gras with Kids

Mardi Gras with Kids

We’ve all heard the stories of questionable antics and outlandish behavior. However, parents shouldn’t worry. Having kids doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the fun and excitment of Mardi Gras anymore. In truth, experiencing Mardi Gras with kids can be a family experience that allows you to view the festivities from a different perspective.

Of course, kids can absolutely have a fun and safe experience enjoying Mardi Gras parades. Here’s the scoop to Mardi Gras with kids.

The Best Parades for Kids

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Our Cleaning Process

Clean Baby Gear

Rockabye Baby Rentals believes that clean baby gear is one of the keys to our success. Many of the most common questions we asked have to do with cleaning. We are one of the few baby equipment rental services that fully complies with, and even exceed, local health department standards.

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Clean baby gear in Houston & Galveston, TX – New Orleans, LA – Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, FL

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Houston Medical Treatment Travel

Rent Baby Equipment for Houston Medical Travel

When people come for diagnosis and extended treatment at the Texas Medical Center, often they have to stay for extended periods of time. That means friends and family need to secure accommodations for their families. Rockabye Baby Rentals regularly provides safe and fully sanitized cribs and baby gear for Houston Medical Travel. In addition to car seats, strollers, and other baby gear that families need to care for their children while away from home. Therefore, we deliver to corporate housing locations, AirBNB properties, private residences, apartments and hotels. Families traveling for medical treatment should call one of our representatives to discuss rental needs and potential medical discounts. 


The Texas Medical Center

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is the largest life sciences destination in the world. With 106,000 employees, 54 institutions, and thousands of volunteers and patient visits, over 160,000 people visit Texas Medical Center each day. Over the course of the year welcomes more than 7.2 million visitors.

People come from across the country and all over the world to receive care at the Texas Medical Center. Incredible breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment happen at the eight different academic and research institutions, in addition to the 21 different hospitals. When traveling with small children to the TMC, rent baby equipment from Rockabye Baby Rentals for Houston medical travel.

The TMC is home to the renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the No. 1 cancer hospital in the world. As well as these major institutions Texas Children’s Hospital, the No. 4 children’s hospital in the nation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s Health, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, The Texas Heart Institute and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, to name a few. Did you know that more heart surgeries are performed in the TMC than anywhere else on the globe?

Pioneering medical discoveries and procedures in cardiac care and organ transplants, space medicine, spinal cord surgery and decoding the human DNA genome; which is leading to a new era of personalized medicine all occurred in Houston. It is little wonder that more than 18,000 international patients come to our city for care each year.

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Hotel Cribs & Baby Gear

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Rockabye carries a full inventory of bed time items from pack n plays, to cribs and toddler beds. We deliver cribs to residences and hotel cribs. All bed time items are supplied with freshly laundered linens. Crib bumpers, both cloth and breathable are available upon request. Our Full Size and Compact cribs are JPMA approved and fully compliant with  U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)  16CFR 1219 and 16CFR1220 crib safety standards.

Don’t all hotels have hotel cribs?

No, not all hotels have full size hotel cribs. Some will offer a Mini/Compact Crib , while others only offer a Pack N Play. Continue reading Hotel Cribs & Baby Gear