9781889392141

Baby Bargains: Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on Baby Furniture, Equipment, Clothes, Toys, Maternity Wear and Much, Much More : Version 5.2

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    9781889392141

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    1889392146

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-04-01
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

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The bestselling guide to the best deals on all of baby's needs is now revised and updated to cover such topics as how to avoid wasting money with baby clothes, which brands are the best, the ten best baby gifts, reviews on toys, monitors, diapers, and much more. Illustrations. Charts. Tables.

Table of Contents

Introduction
``It's going to change your life''
The Four Truths That No One Tells You About Buying Stuff for Baby
1(1)
What Does a Baby Cost For the First Year?
2(3)
Reality Check: How Much You Can Save
5(1)
What? There's No Advertising in this Book?
6(1)
So, Who Are You Guys?
7(1)
What You Need When
8(1)
First Time Parent 101
9(1)
We Get Questions: Top 5 Q&A
10(3)
What's New in This Edition?
13(2)
Nursery Necessities: Cribs, Dressers & More
The Downside of Waiting Until the Last Minute
15(2)
Cribs
17(70)
The Five Basic Sources
17(2)
Cyberspace: Four sources for bargains/info
19(1)
The Four Essential Parts to a Nursery
20(1)
More Money Buys You
21(1)
The Old Crib Trap and Nine Other Safety Tips
22(4)
Recalls: Where to Find Information
26(2)
``Baby Buying Frenzy'' and 17 More Shopper Tips
28(4)
Convertible Cribs and Three Other Wastes of Money
32(2)
E-mail: Sears vs. JCPenney
34(1)
Ten Money-Saving Secrets
34(4)
Baby Superstores: Good, Bad & Ugly
38(3)
Email: World's Worst Return Policy
41(3)
Specialty Chains
44(1)
Baby Registries Disappoint
44(1)
Eight Outlet Stores
45(2)
Reviews & Ratings of 47 Crib Brands
47(2)
Hotel Cribs: Hazardous at $200 a night
49(3)
Who is Jenny Lind?
52(3)
Rug Burn: Saving on Nursery Rugs
55(1)
Certifications: Do They Really Matter?
56(5)
Why do all Italian cribs look alike?
61(1)
Baby Got Leg Stuck in Slats
62(5)
Co-sleepers & Hi-Tech Cradles
67(4)
Bait & Switch with Floor Samples
71(7)
EBay for Cribs: Three Smart Shopper Tips
78(5)
Our picks: Crib Brand Recommendations
83(1)
Chart: Crib Brands Compared
84(2)
Do it By Mail: The Best Catalogs for Baby Furniture
86(1)
Bassinets/Cradles
87(2)
Mattresses
89(7)
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Soft Bedding
89(1)
``Coil Overkill'' and Two More Smart Shopping Tips
90(2)
SIDS Scare Tactics?
92(2)
Top Picks: Brand Recommendations
94(1)
Is SIDS linked to Second-Hand Mattresses?
94(2)
Dressers & Changing Tables
96(5)
Safe & Sound: Four Tips
98(1)
Our picks: Brand Recommendations
99(2)
Five More Items for the Nursery
101(6)
The Bottom Line: Save $1000 With Our Tips
106(1)
Baby Bedding & Decor
Six Sources for The Best Quality and Prices
107(2)
Cyberspace: Three Great Sites
109(2)
More than Sheets: The Four Basic Bedding Pieces
111(4)
Electric Blanket Warning and Seven More Safety Tips
115(4)
Looking for Mr. Good Bedding: Nine Shopper Tips
119(1)
Diaper Stackers and Six More Wastes of Money
120(2)
Skipping the Quilt and Seven More Money-Saving Secrets
122(3)
Six Outlets For More Savings
125(1)
Reviews & Ratings of 32 Top Bedding Designers
126(3)
License Translator
129(1)
Dangerous Impressions: Marketing of Linens
130(12)
Eight Mail Order Sources Saves 20% to 50% off
142(2)
Chart: Bedding Compared
144(5)
The Bottom Line: Our Budget Saves You $800 to $900
149(2)
The Reality Layette: Little Clothes for Little Prices
When to Start Stocking Up on Clothes & Diapers
151(1)
Ten Basic Sources
152(3)
Baby Clothes
155(31)
Thrift Shop Warning
155(1)
Garage & Yard Sales: Eight Tips for the Best Bargains
156(1)
Cyberspace: Web sources for deals
157(3)
What Is a Layette?
160(1)
E-mail: How Much Laundry?
161(4)
What Does More Money Buy You?
165(1)
Flame Retardant Sleepwear and Three Other Safety Tips
165(2)
Beware of Appliques and 8 Other Smart Shopper Tips
167(1)
One Size Does Not Fit All
168(1)
The Fuzz Factor: Six Wastes of Money
169(3)
Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes
172(2)
Second Hand Bargains and 11 More Money-Saving Tips
174(1)
Email: Second-hand bargains
174(3)
Carter's and Eight Other Clothing Outlets
177(3)
Best Bets: Best, Good and Skip It
180(2)
Eleven Great Mail-Order Clothing Catalogs
182(3)
Our Picks: Brand Recommendations
185(1)
Diapers
186(17)
14 CyberSpace Diaper Sources
189(3)
Who's got the cheapest diapers?
192(1)
Our Picks: Brand Recommendations
193(6)
Which Cloth Diapers Work Best?
199(1)
Buy in Bulk and Eight Other Money-Saving Secrets
200(2)
Mail Order Sources for Cloth Diapers and Supplies
202(1)
The Bottom Line: Slash Your Clothing, Diaper Costs by $300
203(2)
Maternity/Nursing Clothes & Feeding Baby
Maternity & Nursing Clothes
205(13)
Getting Started: When Do You Need Maternity Stuff?
205(1)
Ten Surprising Sources
206(1)
Cyberspace: 20 sites
207(3)
Your Pregnant Wardrobe: How Much Will You Need?
210(2)
Maternity Bras for the Real World
212(4)
Reader Poll: Best Nursing Clothes Brands
216(1)
Battling Your Wacky Thermostat
217(1)
Our Picks: Brand Recommendations--Undergarments
218(1)
Our Picks: Brand Recommendations--Nursing Clothes
219(1)
``Orange You Going To Wear Hose?''
220(2)
Plus Size & Ten Other Money-Saving Tips
222(2)
E-Mail: Two Thumbs Up for Eddie Bauer
224(2)
Two Outlets for Maternity Clothes
226(1)
Reviews of Maternity Chain Stores
226(2)
Watch Out for Return Policies
228(1)
Do it By Mail: Three Mail Order Catalogs
228(2)
Stay Fit: Pregnancy Workout Videos
230(4)
Feeding: Breastfeeding, Bottles, High Chairs
Breastfeeding
234(13)
Breastfeed and save $500
234(1)
Seven Sources for Help
235(2)
Eight Web Sites that Sell Pumps
237(2)
The Best and Worst Breast Pumps
239(1)
Chart: Which Pump Works Best?
240(2)
Safe & Sound: Is a Used Pump Safe?
242(1)
Smart Shopper Tips: Pumps
243(1)
Breastfeeding in Public: Four Tips and Advice
244(2)
Three Money Saving Tips
246(1)
Our Picks: Brand Recommendations
246(1)
Formula
247(6)
Organic Formula and other Options
248(1)
Confusing Cans Confront Soy Users
249(1)
Seven Money Saving Tips
250(3)
Bottles/Nipples
253(3)
Bottle Warmers & Sterilizes
256(1)
Baby Food
256(8)
Taste Tests and Four Other Safety Hints
257(3)
Heinz and Five More Money-Saving Tips
260(1)
Email: Making your own baby food
260(1)
Reviews & Ratings of Four Brands
261(2)
Toddler Foods: Waste of Money?
263(1)
High Chairs
264(17)
Strap Me In and Five Other Safety Tips
265(1)
Smart Shopper Tips: Basic Features and More
266(3)
Reviews & Ratings of Ten Brands
269(8)
Our Picks: Brand Recommendations
277(1)
Chart: High Chairs Compared
278(3)
Around the House: Baby Monitors, Toys, Bath, & Swings
Getting Started: What You Need, When
281(1)
Bath-time Necessities
282(1)
Six More Items for the Baby's Room
283(2)
The Best Diaper Pails
285(4)
Humidifiers: Tips & Advice
289(2)
Toys: Eight Classics & Top Five Best Bets for Infants
291(4)
Avoid Walkers and Eight Other Toy Safety Tips
295(3)
Fancy Burp Pads and Four Other Wastes of Money
298(1)
Tummy-time Toys
299(1)
Eight Money Saving Tips
300(1)
Coupon Sites Cut Online Shopping Costs
301(2)
Eleven Toy Catalogs
303(3)
Monitors
306(11)
Bugging Your House and Three Other Shopping Tips
306(4)
Reviews & Ratings of Ten Brands
310(2)
Chart: Fisher Price Monitors
312(3)
Our Picks: Brand Recommendations
315(2)
Swings: Godsend or Neglect-o-matic?
317(3)
Baby Tenda: Anatomy of a Hard Sell
320(2)
Playpens: The Best Bets
322(1)
The Bottom Line
323(2)
Car Seats
Getting Started & Four Sources to Find Car Seats
325(1)
Cyberspace: Eight Great Sites
326(1)
One Size Does NOT Fit All and 15 More Smart Tips
327(5)
Which Flavor of LATCH is best?
332(11)
Nine Car Seat Safety Tips
343(1)
How Big Is Normal?
344(3)
How to Find Recall Info
347(1)
Four Money Saving Secrets
348(1)
Reviews & Ratings of Nine Top Brands
349(3)
What is the Lightest Infant Car Seat Carrier?
352(2)
NYC Taxi Dilemma
354(2)
Model by Model Reviews
356(6)
Chocolate Donuts with Sprinkles?
362(9)
Our Picks: Brand Recommendations
371(1)
Chart: Infant Car Seats Compared
372(2)
Chart: Convertible Car Seats Compared
374(2)
Flying the Unfriendly Skies
376(3)
Strollers, Diaper Bags, Carriers and other To Go Gear
Strollers
379(57)
Strollers in Cyberspace
380(2)
Six Types of Strollers
382(3)
Untrustworthy Brakes and More Safety Advice
385(3)
What Features Do You Really Need?
388(5)
Silly Stroller Accessories & Other Wastes of Money
393(1)
Stroller Overkill and Nine Other Money-Saving Secrets
394(3)
Reviews & Ratings: The 21 Best & Worst Brands
397(2)
Who's Who: Stroller Alias Translator
399(7)
Stroller with Height Adjustable Handles
406(15)
Our Picks: Brand Recommendations by Lifestyle
421(3)
Chart: Stroller Round-up
424(4)
Chart: Sport/Jogging Strollers Compared
428(3)
Three Mistakes to Avoid with Joggers
431(3)
Discount Mail Order Source
434(1)
Top Six Tips for Traveling with Baby
434(2)
Bike Trailers & Seats
436(2)
The Well-Stocked Diaper Bag
438(5)
Top Nine Items for a Well Stocked Diaper Bag
439(2)
Our Picks: Brand Recommendations
441(2)
Carriers
443(5)
The Bottom Line: Saving on To Go Gear
448(1)
Affordable Baby Proofing
Murphy's Law of Baby Proofing
449(1)
General: Covering the Outlets and Mini-Blind Cords
450(1)
Chart: The Most Dangerous Baby Products
451(1)
Gate Picks
452(4)
Bathroom: Toilet Locks, Tub Spouts & Medicines
456(1)
Kitchen: Dishwasher as Toyland and Stove Guards
457(1)
Living Rooms: Plants, VCRs & Coffee Table Bumpers
458(2)
Bedrooms: Clearing the Dresser Table
460(1)
Three Money-Saving Tips
460(1)
Three Mail-Order Catalogs for Baby Proofing Products
461(2)
How Safe is Safety 1st?
463(1)
The Baby First Aid Kit: Fourteen Key Items
464(1)
Top Ten Safety ``Must-Haves''
465(1)
The Bottom Line
466(1)
Etc: Announcements, Catalogs, Child Care & More
Announcements
467(7)
Cyberspace: Web Sources
467(3)
Seven Money Saving Secrets
470(1)
Reviews & Ratings of Six Top Brands
471(2)
Do it By Mail
473(1)
Adoption Announcements
473(1)
15 Tips for Smart Mail Order Shopping
474(2)
Dot-Com Good vs. Evil
476(3)
General Baby Products Catalogs
479(1)
Top Five Things to Do with the Web
479(5)
Child Care
484(5)
The Three Basic Options for Child Care
484(1)
Dependent Care Accounts & Three More Money-Savers
485(1)
Ten Question to Ask a Child Care Provider
486(2)
Does your Nanny Have a Past?
488(1)
Conclusion: What Does It All Mean?
Baby's First Year: Average Costs vs. Our Baby Bargains Budget
489(1)
Our Parting Advice
489(1)
Appendix A: Canadian Sources & Bargains 490(7)
Appendix B: Sample Gift Registry 497(4)
Appendix C: Multiples Advice: Twins and more 501(4)
Appendix D: Phone/Web Directory 505(10)
Index 515(18)
Our Other Books 533
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