Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Sneak Peek Behind Baby Cargo Design on Pinterest

See what inspires our amazingly talented team of designers to create Baby Cargo products through our "Behind the Design" board on Pinterest. Just for fun this morning, here is a color inspiration board from our designer Mindy:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Tips for Planning for a Hotel Stay with Family from The Peninsula Hotel New York

Here are a few tips to help when planning a hotel stay for young families courtesy of The Peninsula Hotel:

  • Sleeping Arrangements
Before you travel, contact your hotel’s guest relations department to determine what items they have in-house to ensure a restful night’s sleep for your baby (and you!). Most hotels will provide a portable crib or pack-and-play, along with coordinating linens. The Peninsula New York provides full-size cribs and toddler beds complete with specialty linens. Baby monitors, soothing sleep sounds devices and baby reading books are also available upon request.
  • Baby Gear Essentials – Lighten Your Load
Reduce the amount of gear you pack for your child by making use the hotel’s baby amenities! Most hotels will offer an array of items, from bottle warmers to full-size strollers – the important point is to call ahead and find out what’s available and reserve for your stay. At The Peninsula New York, guests have baby gear at their disposal including:
  1. Strollers and car seats
  2. Crib with all bumpers, bed rails
  3. Baby tubs, hypoallergenic baby bath products, hooded towel
  • Keep Your Baby Well Fed On The Road
Be sure to bring enough formula or food to get you to the hotel and back home. Contact the concierge at the hotel in advance of your visit and ask them to find out which pharmacies or grocery stores carry your formula – that way you can buy what you need once you arrive rather than packing. The Peninsula can even arrange for one of our Page’s to run to the store and purchase what you need in advance of your stay.
  • Keep Your Hotel Informed!
The most important step you can take to ensure a smooth hotel stay with your baby is to inform the hotel in advance. At The Peninsula New York, baby proofing your hotel room is a complimentary amenity that can be accomplished before your family checks in. Also, inform the hotel of any allergies your baby/child may have so the kitchen can make proper adjustments. While the hotel cannot dispense medicine, The Peninsula New York does have access to 24-hour pharmacies and a Page can be sent to pick up any drug store order 24 hours a day.
  • Utilize the Concierge
The concierge can be a traveling family’s best friend! Let the concierge team customize a special itinerary for children, from kid-friendly parks and playgrounds to fun restaurants, concierges truly are the key to a successful visit to any city. In addition, they're able to share insider knowledge on the best babysitters, local boutiques, children’s museums and shows.