If having a crib, baby swing, child safety gate, or an exersaucer at your destination could make the difference between a happy holiday or a ho-ho-horrible one, don’t chance it. Reserve the gear you need in advance with a local rental agency. While some agencies carry just the basics: portacribs or play yards, strollers, car seats; others provide just about any and everything you can imagine you might need for your stay: breast pumps, baby bath tubs, books and toys, DVD players and movies, bouncers, bassinets, high chairs, childproofing products, and then some. A few companies will even meet you at the airport with a car seat. For help finding a baby gear rental agency at your destination, check out my online directory.
Shelly Rivoli, author of Travels with Baby
The Ultimate Guide for Planning Trips with Babies, Toddlers, and Preschool-Age Children