The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide: From Pacifiers to Potties . . . Why, When, and What to Buy for Pregnancy Through Preschool (Google eBook)

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Feb 12, 2008 - Reference - 480 pages
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Real moms reveal the secrets to successful baby gear shopping.

You've waited your whole life to get your hands on that magic baby product scanning gun. And it's brilliant fun. For the first three hours. And then it gets downright overwhelming. You know you need a crib, but what about a bassinet, a cradle, or a play yard? The stroller you love comes with a carry-cot, but can you actually carry the baby in it? Will you be able to get the green beans out of the cracks in that adorable high chair? You're a smart chick?why is this so hard?

It doesn't have to be! The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide is the most comprehensive guide to baby products on the planet. Heather Maclean and Hollie Schultz, the founders of BabyGizmo.com, a product-testing and research coalition of moms, pediatricians, and child development experts, walk you through not only standard purchases like car seats and high chairs, but also new generation choices like luxury stroller systems and designer diaper bags. Amidst Heather and Hollie's real-life mom stories and confessions (yes, they tasted the toys on their babies' activity centers), you'll discover:

  • What you really need versus what's just nice to have
  • Which products to include (and not include) on your baby registry
  • The best time of the year to buy certain items
  • Which products to store in the perfectly packed diaper bag
  • How to avoid the "bad baby product buying cycle"
  • Even which products can make you pretty

The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide will help you select the right products for your unique needs and lifestyle, so you can bask in the bliss of a perfect purchase, stroll with confidence, and know your neighbors have diaper bag envy.

  

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Review: The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide: What to Buy When You're Expecting

User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

Really useful for helping determine what's what in the world of baby gear and if you need it. Read full review

Review: The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide: What to Buy When You're Expecting

User Review  - Kt - Goodreads

Out of all the books I picked up for parenting... so far this one and "What to expect when you're expecting" have been my 2 most used books. Not sure if I'd purchase it, but I highly recommend new ... Read full review

Contents

Safety Safety and Safety
1
2 Ages and Stages
12
Mats Gyms Centers Tables and Walls
14
4 Baby Carriers
34
5 Bassinets Cradles and Cosleepers
42
6 Bathtubs and Accessories
51
7 Bouncers Rockers and Infant Seats
62
8 Breastfeeding Accessories Bottles and Feeding Accessories
70
20 Monitors
228
21 Play Yards and Playpens
237
22 Potties
248
23 Safety Gates
262
24 Shoes
270
25 Strollers
277
26 Swings
352
27 Toys
361

9 Car Seats
91
10 Changing Tables and Diapering Accessories
127
11 Cribs
137
12 Crib Mattresses
149
13 Crib Toys
163
14 Diaper Bags
169
15 DVDs and Videos
179
16 High Chairs
186
17 Humidifiers and Air Purifiers
198
18 Layette or Bitty Baby Clothes and Linens
208
19 Mobiles
220
28 The Ultimate NoNonsense Registry List
376
29 Major Product Recommendations Recap
381
30 Contents of the Perfectly Packed Diaper Bag
384
31 Registration Card Reminders
386
32 Baby Brand Pronunciation Guide
387
33 The Secret MoneySaving Rules of Baby Shopping
389
34 Ten Things We Wish We Knew When We Were FirstTime Moms
391
InStore Buying Guide Reminders
393
Every Baby Product on the Planet
414
Index
447
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