Friday, April 5, 2013


Yes, that is right, Hope Maine is now the home to two super fabulous retired circus elephants.

The elephants, Rosie and Opal, arrived in November.  We have been very excited to see them and this past week we finally did.  I can not say enough wonderful things about our time at Hope Elephants.  We had a blast and the kids were in awe.

If you live in Maine or will be visiting Maine, our family highly recommends putting this on your list of things to do.

You can tell by the smiles on their faces how much they enjoyed it.

To visit Hope Elephants, all visitors must sign-up in advance for a scheduled presentation.  You can schedule your visit by calling 207-619-4801 (must include area code when calling, even if located in Maine) or emailing the center at  They are very prompt at responding.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Strawberry Picking in Maine

Maine has some wonderful "Pick your own" seasons. 

Late June / early July is Strawberry Picking in Maine! 

Picking strawberries, apples, pumpkins, raspberries are all great family adventures.  Oh and don't forget about picking out your own Christmas tree and cutting it down as well. 

You can find a list of Pick your own location for all seasons and fruits here:

My girls and I picked Strawberries at Ravens Strawberry Farm in Thorndike Maine and had a great time.

The girls ate about 4 quarts of yummy Maine Strawberries and we also made 11 jars of strawberry jam. 


Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Baby Bjorn Travel Crib

We are excited to share we have added BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib to our inventory. 

The BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light may be rented for a day, week, or month for newborns and up until the age of three.

                          BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib vs. Graco Pack n Play

    Bjorn Travel Crib                                       Graco Pack n Play
Mattress: 24 x 41 x 1.6 in.                        Mattress: 28.5 x 40 x .75 in.
Height: 32 in.                                                 Height 33.2 in.
Ages: Newborn to 3 years                        Ages: Newborn to 3 years
Weight Max: 30 pounds                           Weight Limit: 31 pounds

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Press Release - Drop Rail Cribs

Local Company Act on Crib Recall

Mid-Coast Maine, June 25. 2010

Over the past five years the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled over 9 million cribs due to strangulation, entrapment issues or injuries. On June 24th another very large crib recall of over 2.2 million cribs was announced. There have been reports of 27 babies using drop rail cribs that have become entrapped and even suffocate, prompting this massive recall. These cribs were manufactured by seven different companies.

Mid-Coast Family Rentals, LLC (MCFR) recently replace all of their drop-rail cribs with non-drop rail cribs in anticipation of this recall. It was a costly expense purchasing all new cribs, but there is no dollar amount you can put on a child's safety. MCFR checks recall lists daily to keep ahead of any safety recalls on their baby equipment. MCRF suggests that if you are currently using a drop rail crib that is listed in this recall, STOP USING IT IMMEDIATELY until you have contacted the manufacture and received the free repair kit to immobilize the drop-sides. If you own a business that uses drop rail cribs for your guests of if you sell used baby equipment, please discontinue using/selling these products.

Please contact Jill at MCRF, 207-342-2147 if you need assistance getting these free repair kits or if you have any questions. For more details on this crib recall visit the CPSC's website: .

Business Info: MCFR offers high quality, name brand baby equipment rentals to families traveling to Mid-Coast Maine. MCFR services Belfast, Camden, Rockland, Rockport, Warren, Cushing, Owls Head, Tenants Harbor, Searsport, Saint George and all surrounding towns


Contact info:

Jill Lepow, Mid-Coast Family Rentals, LLC, –

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Full Size Cribs

We at Mid-Coast Family Rentals are very excited to announce we have purchased all new non-drop side cribs this year.  The decision to purchase brand new non-drop side cribs came as a result of the drop side crib recalls.
We pride ourselves in providing our customers with premium, brand name baby gear.  We rent the same brands and products to our customers that we use with our own 2 young daughters.  Our 2 daughters cribs are not drop side and with all of the products recalls related to drop side cribs we would not use with our children.  That being said, we decided to purchase new cribs for safety and piece of mind.   

After extensive market research on all stationary side cribs available, we choose to purchase a couple different brands to try them out and see which we liked best.  All of our new cribs are JPMA and ASTM certified.

Please feel free to contact us via email or phone with any questions you have regarding Maine baby gear rentals.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Compact Cribs have arrived!

We are happy to have found some great quality compact cribs to add to our inventory. They arrived yesterday and are beautiful. The cribs are quality, solid construction
Unlike most cribs on the market today and other baby products, our new cribs are commerical tested. Built to withstand the set up and breakdown over a long period of time.

If are you considering a crib rental and feel a full size is too big for your vacation home but want something a little more than a pack n play, we highly recommend our new compact crib.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Years - 2010!

Mid-Coast Family Rentals wants to wish you a Happy New Year.

May 2010 bring everyone good health and happiness.