The Baby Loft is a baby equipment hire company, specialising in equipment used for just a few months. Founded in 2009, The Baby Loft story began when Denise (former owner) had a baby. She was astounded at the amount of “stuff” that a baby needs, and that the amount of stuff was only used for 8-12 weeks only to gather dust in the loft for months afterwards. Not only that, but she noticed that family and friends were also filling up their lofts with baby gear for when her baby arrived, which meant that there was a ton of equipment going unused. Denise then had the idea to found The Baby Loft – a baby equipment hire company that allows mums, dads, family, friends and businesses to hire everything that a baby could possibly want or need instead of buying it.
Making a Hire
Making a hire is simple. On the home page, there are a number of categories – just have a look through to see which categories are available, then click through to have a good look through the items available. Once you find an item that you want to hire, click on it, then decide how long you want to hire for. Click on the length of time you want to hire – 3 days, 5 days or longer, and the item will be added to your cart. From there, you can then decide upon hire dates. If the items aren’t available when you want them, you can opt for an alternative item or look for alternative dates.
The Baby Loft’s delivery policy is different to any other hire company that we’ve come across. You can either collect the items that you’re hiring, or have them delivered. But they also offer something called “personalised delivery”, whereby they can put together the items as much or as little as you’d like them to. That means that you could ask for the items to be completed, so you get them ready to go and ready to use, or half completed so that you can easily travel with them – for example, you might want to travel with a high chair but not be able to fit the full chair into your car. You can also ask for the goods to be giftwrapped or delivered as a gift, which is the perfect way to welcome a new member of the family – just be sure to let the new mum and dad know what you’re planning to hire so that you don’t hire something that they’ve already bought!