Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rent-A-Toy

Last two weeks, I've rented a toy for Joel... It was my first time and I think it's practical! I didn't know what Joel likes, cos he still very young to appreciate toys and infant toys are not cheap... One simple toy can costs more than S$50!! What if, he doesn't like to play, then it will be a waste... Then, storing the toys is also a challenge...

In S'pore, I've found 3 sites doing toy renting service. I've chosen rent-a-toy.com. From what I know, they have been around for quite sometime and they have varieties of good toys... Besides that, their pricing is pretty reasonable too.

For a start, I've rented this educational toy: Little Tikes 5-in-1 Adjustable Gym.

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There are hanging toys and a motion activated "kick pad".

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Joel loves to kick cos there are sound and lights. But after awhile, he'll get bored and he'll kick the whole toy away...

Renting it @ S$22.80 per month. Pretty reasonable, right?

3 comments:

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Julie, first time I read about renting toys. Good idea.
Kids tend to get over a new toy very fast, and especially if doting parents keep buying and giving.
I just did a posting, "two young girls, two different lives' few days ago...about parents who spoil their kids rotten.

IYou are going about things the right way. Wayyyyy to go, Juliw.
Have a nice day, best regards, Lee.
ps, love your kid, real cute too.

Jullie Teo said...

Thanks Uncle Lee...

Momwithahook said...

Never heard of Renting toys. Bounce houses yes but toys??? Sounds good and I questioned about hygiene but when I visited their site I read they cleaned them via steam sterilization.

Some of the toys seem very practical to rent - the kitchen, bouce house - etc..

It's probably better for the environment too because less 'stuff' goes into the dumps.