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Baby's Away International Inc.

Taking the hassle out of road trips for busy parents and their kids

This story appears in the June 2002 issue of

Summer means hitting the road with the kids, driving across several states to reach the ocean or an amusement park or to visit relatives. For some, along with the joyous hours in the car, there's also the pleasure of packing the stroller, high chair, playpen, toys and other baby must-haves into the car and schlepping them from car to hotel to car again.

As Ann Brickman discovered, however, not everyone likes the idea of cramming half the inventory of a local baby store into the back of a minivan. For five years now, Brickman has been renting equipment like strollers and cribs to families visiting the San Diego area through her Baby's Away franchise.

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