What: BabyQuip helps you to start a business renting out baby gear — cribs, strollers, toys, books, bottles, etc.

Expected pay: Averages $600 per month

Husl$core: $$$$

Where: Most major cities nationwide

Commissions and fees: 20%, plus a one-time $200 set-up charge

Requirements: A crib. Other baby equipment can be purchased as you go

Review:

BabyQuip, previously known as Babierge, operates on the idea that traveling with your baby shouldn’t require schlepping around 100 pounds of gear. Thus, the site connects traveling parents, who need car seats, cribs and strollers while on vacation with local parents, who are willing to rent it out.

In addition to renting out cribs and toys, many BabyQuip contractors also offer to deliver other “consumables,” such as diapers, formula, and wipes.

The site now also offers a baby-equipment cleaning option that pays well for stuff you’re doing as a BabyQuip provider anyway — cleaning and sanitizing car seats, cribs, high chairs and other gear. This service requires training, but can be well worth the time you’ll spend watching cleaning tutorials and learning about baby-safe products.

For parents who already have a lot of baby equipment, this is a nice way to get repaid for your “investment” in junior. But, if you have to buy everything, your profit margins may be slim at first.

That said, people who have used the platform maintain they can make good money with rentals during high seasons. That’s mainly summer travel season and holidays. The cleaning business works well year-round and pays even better, with some side hustlers saying they earn $75 to $100 an hour once they’ve gotten into the swing of scouring.

What their users say: (From Glassdoor)

Great community to share tips and ideas. Trusted Partners are not employees, so they have the independence of running their own business. But with the platform, they get training and support of corporate. Nice side gig. The company is growing quickly. Generally it’s not going to be a full-time income.

*Updated 2/12/2021