All parents know the problem: almost as soon as you’ve bought your child something, they have already grown out of it. But what if there was an alternative to buying? A more sustainable option? Nomadi has the answer: toys and children’s furniture for rental. Driven by the belief that a minimalist lifestyle still applies during parenthood, Berliners Kristina and Manuel launched their hire service in March 2021. The idea is simple: you select a toy or piece of furniture online, choose a rental period (three, six or 12 months) and the item will be delivered to your door. And when your youngster grows too big or gets bored with the item, you can just send it back. If they fall in love with it, you can pay off the remaining amount and the toy or furniture piece is yours forever. It’s as straightforward – and as sustainable – as that.
As well as reducing your consumption of new products, renting saves you the expense of buying good quality children’s items – which as all parents know soon add up. Upon return, the items are cleaned and restored, meaning they are always in good shape when the next renter receives them. The selection is curated with care, with beautiful pieces such as the balance board sets, an indoor play pavilion made from pine and cotton, and the high chair meets “learning tower”, which can be configured as a hightop seat, a stool or even a daybed/lounger. And there’s more: Nomadi plans to expand the range with travel goods, from bicycle seats and buggies to car seats – in short, everything you need to kit out your little one!
Text: Lottie Mac / Photos: Nomadi