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Hello

We are travelling to Calgary shortly to stay with friends and they have offered us their second car for day trips.

Does anyone know of a business we can hire children's car seats from for a short stay - 10 days?

thank you

Aussie family

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1. Re: Car seat hire for young children - anyone know how to...

The car rental companies provide children's car seats upon request. However, I don't know if they would rent the children's car seats to you if you aren't renting a car from them.

You could ask your Calgary friends to buy car seats for you through the Calgary Bargain Finder, a weekly publication in which people advertise secondhand goods for sale. I looked at the Bargain Finder's web site, and found a few children's car seats starting at 25 CAD.

When you've finished with them, perhaps your friends would be kind enough to re-sell them through the Bargain Finder again.

Calgary also has secondhand stores. Value Village is a large thrift store that has all kinds of stuff -- clothing, camping gear, kitchen equipment, you name it. You may be able to find something there.

There are three branches of Value Village:

104 - 58th Avenue SE

Tel (403) 255-5501

3405 - 34th Street NE

Tel (403) 291-3323

240 Midpark Way SE

Tel (403) 201-5350

Here are some secondhand stores that are specifically for children's clothing and gear:

Kids Around

Vista Landing

(beside Marlborough Mall)

920-36 Street NE

Tel (403)204-3392

Kids on the Grow Konsignment

Village Square

2640 - 52 Street NE

Tel (403) 590-1536

Lollipop Children's Fashions

(not sure if this place sells gear or just clothing)

763 Northmount Drive NW

Tel (403) 220-0154

Carousel Consignment

(not sure if this places sells gear or just clothing)

3501- 18 Street SW

Tel (403) 287-8043

Hope that helps.

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2. Re: Car seat hire for young children - anyone know how to...

Postscript. Since you'll be coming to Calgary "shortly," I guess you'll be coming in winter. If your kids don't have adequate outdoor clothing for cold weather, I guess the above mentioned list might be helpful in sourcing that kind of gear as well. :-)

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There is a company in Calgary called Radar's Rentals where you can rent just about anything, including car seats.

Their website is www.radarsrentals.com

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4. Re: Car seat hire for young children - anyone know how to...

Chucklebelly, that is a great link! Thanks for the tip.

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5. Re: Car seat hire for young children - anyone know how to...

To chucklebelly and Judy

Thank you both. Have organised through Radar Rentals - $20 per week for a kid's car seat. Problem solved - now looking forward to getting there.

thanks again

Aussie family