My husband and I love to travel. We traveled to 16 different countries in 3 years while dating and my Instagram feed was filled with exotic travel photos. When we found out I was pregnant, we knew our baby would be a well-traveled little man. We planned on taking him for his first trip when he was 8 weeks old and bought the tickets while I was pregnant. I was so excited.
The week before the trip I started thinking about the logistics of traveling with a baby and the anxiety began to creep in. We are strictly carry-on-only people - how was I going to pack everything that we needed?? To say I was stressed out is an understatement. I started chatting with (more like freaking out to) a few of my more experienced mom friends and they told me I could rent baby equipment at my destination. Genius! Packing problem solved!! (or so I thought).
I consulted Google and discovered that the rental companies offer a wide range of products. Some of the companies I found had super old equipment that looked like it had been used thousands of times and some of it was new, but there was absolutely no consistency. As a first time mom, I wanted to find products as close to the ones that we used everyday at home to make the transition as seamless as possible but it was challenging to find everything I wanted at one place.
I started doing more research into the rental companies across the US and found more of the same: mostly outdated baby equipment with a few quality items sprinkled in. I ended up bringing our pack n play on his first trip because I could not find anything that looked like it was less than 5 years old. The airport was my definition of a nightmare - we were THOSE people at the ticket counter - bickering while checking too many bags.
This is when FlyBaby was born. I wanted to make travel as easy as possible for new moms. My dream was to build an extensive partner network to empower moms by making extra income and to empower traveling moms by making it more accessible. The ultimate goal for FlyBaby is to become the go to app for families travelling with children. We are passionate about bringing top of the line equipment to you wherever you are. Your life doesn’t stop when you have a baby, it just changes. There are apps for everything these days - why shouldn’t there be one for baby gear on the go?