Here's a useful books of advice on how to save money while buying such baby-related items as cribs, strollers, high chairs, toys, and even maternity clothing for the expectant mother...
Baby Bargains: Secrets to Saving 20 Percent to 50 Percent on Baby Furniture, Equipment, Clothes, Toys, Maternity Wear and Much, Much More
by Denise Fields, Alan Fields
One of the little details of having a baby that is sometimes forgotten is the cost. In this comprehensive guide, Denise and Alan Fields show how to keep these costs manageable. This newly revised, updated and illustrated edition covers such topics as how to avoid wasting money with baby clothes, and which brands are best; the truth about strollers, and which are the wisest choices; the ten best baby gifts (along with the five worst); name-brand reviews of toys, monitors, high chairs, latch car seats, and diapers; and much more. Baby Bargains is the best-selling guide to the very best deals on all of baby's needs.
Toddler Bargains: Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on Toddler Furniture, Clothing, Shoes, Travel Gear, Toys and More
by Denise Fields, Alan Fields
In 2004, an estimated 4 million toddlers will take their first steps, say the word "no," and cost their parents in excess of $2,000 in food, clothing, daycare, and other necessities. Toddler Bargains is for people who want the best for their little ones but don't want to pay top dollar. It lists bargains and deals on a wide range of child-related products and services, from bedroom decor to the latest toys to swimming lessons. Parents are given key information in chart form such as ratings of car booster seats, as well as toy, book, and CDROM recommendations by age. In addition, there is advice on kid-friendly destinations for family trips, safety news on a variety of items, and a list of the best bets for eating out with children. This edition has been extensively updated, with new information on websites, outlets, and freebies
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, 2005
by Joanne Oppenheim, Stephanie Oppenheim, James Oppenheim
As featured on NBC's TODAY Show! The experts from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, the independent consumer organization rate the best (and worst) in children's toys, books, videos, music and software. Don't waste any more money on products that are a waste of your money and your child's time. Here's the guide that every parent (and grandparent) should have before they go shopping. Guide includes important child development information, basic gear checklists, product comparisons, best shower and birthday presents for every budget, multicultural products, science toys, educational toys and a full chapter on adapting ordinary products for kids with special needs.
Consumer Reports Best Baby Products, 8th Edition
by Editors of Consumer Reports, Sandra Gordon
Consumer Reports Guide to Baby Products is your personal baby shopping consultant. Over the years, this invaluable guide has helped thousands of new parents navigate the sea of complex and sophisticated baby merchandise, pointing them to the best products, and steering them away from the less-than-the-best. Consumer Reports allows buyers to streamline the selection process, avoid shopping pitfalls, and help keep the baby budget in balance.
Girlfriends' Guide to Baby Gear
by Vicki Iovine, Peg Rosen
Vicki Iovine and her passel of friends tell mothers-to-be when to skimp and when to splurge, and which hand-me-downs are safe and which are sorry. Readers will get advice on...
- Where to get what you need
- Crib and car seat dos and don'ts
- Wardrobe musts and misses-for mother and child
- Stocking the nursery and the rest of the house
- What every new mom should have on hand for herself
- Which brand names are the best
- The Master Shopping List-don't leave home without it