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Traveling with a baby? Company rents all the gear you need

Posted: 4:30 AM, Oct 27, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-27 07:19:30-04

CINCINNATI -- Lindsey Brown enjoys being mom to 11-month-old Olivia.

Now she's taking that experience and making "all things baby" her business. This summer, Brown became the Cincinnati contact for the baby goods rental company Babierge -- that's "baby" plus "concierge."

"If somebody needs their car seat and all their gear and they want me to meet them at the airport, I meet them as soon as they walk out of the gate," she said. 

Babierge started in May last year with help from the co-founder of Match.com. They're now in more than 100 markets, including Cincinnati. 

"I'm already seeing a pick up," Brown said. "It's getting busy as people start to plan their Thanksgiving and Christmas travel."

The service helps people traveling with a baby have everything they need when they reach their destination. Brown rents out everything from cribs to baby baths to toys and a collapsable high chair that comes with its own travel bag. All the baby gear is cleaned twice before each rental.

The idea is to lighten the load of traveling with a baby, and not worry about all the equipment. 

"That's my job," Brown said.