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Relieving the burden of baby travel

Jillian De Lallo
Jim Grant / Tahoe Daily Tribune Tracy and Gary Saunders of Away Wee Go Rentals display a few of the items available for rent. Pictured with the Saunders are their children Jacob, 3, and Brooklyn, 13-months.
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Preparing for family vacations can be stressful and tiring, especially if you have young ones. Not only do you have to bring them along, but also their toys, stroller and the Pack and Play.

Tracy Saunders’ Away Wee Go Rentals is hoping to alleviate the extra stress and headache traveling can cause.

The Lake Tahoe baby equipment rental company offers anything from toys to full-sized cribs for parents with children visiting the area.

Saunders, the mother of two, got the idea for her business after using similar rentals while vacationing in Florida and New York with her husband and children.

The 42-year-old started business planning in September and had it up and running before Christmas.

“I thought it would be a great idea for Tahoe, ” Saunders said.

Away Wee Go Rentals delivers, assembles and picks up all rentals for a flat fee of $30. Deliveries are made around the lake, Carson City and Reno. This is her first business venture and she is the sole employee. She makes all deliveries herself. She worked as a sales manager for the Embassy Suites for six and a half years. “I’ve managed employees and I never want to do that again, ever,” Saunders said.

The items most rented are: full-sized cribs, buckets of toys and highchairs. Saunders said jogging strollers are pretty popular as well.

“All the equipment I buy is stuff I would feel comfortable using for my own kids,” she said. “(Children’s) safety is our No. 1 concern.”

If parents ask for something Saunders doesn’t carry, she will go out and buy it. “That’s how our inventory grows,” she said.

Away Wee Go Rentals is based out of her home, but she hopes to find a storage place for all her equipment by winter.

“Our goal is to help the parents out and make Lake Tahoe a wonderful family experience,” Saunders said. “With the right equipment, it can be a good experience.”

Saunders’ ultimate goal is to make people’s vacations more enjoyable, but she would like to be financially successful as well. She hopes to use the money for her one-year-old Brooklyn and 3-year-old Jacob’s futures.

For more information call: (800)305-1088 or (775) 690-3379, or go to http://www.awayweegorentals.com.


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