Baby Bargains: Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on Baby Furniture, Gear, Clothes, Toys, Maternity Wear and Much, Much More!

Baby Bargains: Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on Baby Furniture, Gear, Clothes, Toys, Maternity Wear and Much, Much More!

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by Denise Fields
     
 

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Wow! A baby book that actually answers the big question about having a baby: How am I going to afford all this?

With the average cost of a baby topping $7,000 for just the first year alone, you need creative solutions and innovative ideas to navigate the consumer maze that confronts all parents-to-be. Baby Bargains is the answer! 

Inside, you’ll

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Wow! A baby book that actually answers the big question about having a baby: How am I going to afford all this?

With the average cost of a baby topping $7,000 for just the first year alone, you need creative solutions and innovative ideas to navigate the consumer maze that confronts all parents-to-be. Baby Bargains is the answer! 

Inside, you’ll discover:

    • The best WEB SITES that offer the biggest discounts!

    • NAME BRAND REVIEWS of car seats, bedding, strollers, high chairs, diapers and more!

    • FIVE wastes of money with baby clothes and the best outlet bargains.

    • NINE tips to saving money on cribs, plus in-depth reviews of crib brands.

    • THE TRUTH ABOUT STROLLERS—and which brands work best in the real world.

    • The SEVEN MOST RIDICULOUS BABY PRODUCTS.

    • DOZENS of safety tips to affordably baby proof your home.

    • DETAILED CHARTS that compare brands of cribs, strollers,  car seats and more!
 

This new 9th edition adds the latest tips and advice on getting bargains on baby gear, including: 

1. How to use social media, "groupons," and deal-of-the-day sites for baby bargains.

2. The latest brand reviews on the hottest strollers.

3. Crib safety: what to buy now and what to avoid, given the new safety rules.

4. Organic baby gear: worth it? Or just hype?

5. And as always, the most up-to-date reviews of car seats, baby monitors, nursery furniture and more!

 And there's much more in the new 9th edition of BABY BARGAINS! Download a free sample chapter at http://www.babybargains.com

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The bible for new parents," New York Times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781889392332
Publisher:
Windsor Peak Press
Publication date:
06/25/2009
Edition description:
8th ed.
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author


Denise Fields and Alan Fields write a monthly column for Baby Talk magazine. They have written several best-selling books, including Baby Bargains and Bridal Bargains. They live in Boulder, CO.

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Baby Bargains 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 98 reviews.
toddst More than 1 year ago
Who made this husband and wife experts in this field?!? My wife's experience with this book was very poor. These reviews, and much better ones, can be found elsewhere on the web for FREE!
steverogersSR More than 1 year ago
Don't buy, the publishers think they are rock stars. Their reviews are no different than your friends reviews. I know the industry well, I've met the publishers, I know their game. Its not in their best interest to disparage the large players in the industry. Stick with a professional publishing group, like consumer reports.
NewMommy2010 More than 1 year ago
A coworker of mine told me about this book and how great it was for giving guidance on how to buy specific baby items and rates the products on the market. As I was checking out at B&N, the cashier said "My best friend just loves this book! It's like her baby gear bible!" She wasn't lying! This book not only rates products like strollers, high chairs and pack & plays, but it also helps you choose mattresses, pumps, toys and play mats etc. What I liked about it is that it didn't just say "this one is good, this one is bad..." It actually went into great detail about each product and explained what the differences were. It helped me make decisions based on their research. This book really saved my husband and I a lot of time - instead of shopping around and talking to a few associates at baby stores, we referred to our Baby Bargains book and took it from there. When debating what's important to you in a stroller (or whatever you're researching,) I would still recommend you check other review websites - like amazon.com or something, so you can read other parents reviews. The few times I did that, the reviews on amazon had the same concerns as the book had. I just followed the advice of the book and chose what worked best for my family and lifestyle. You'll have a fantastic background knowledge about the product by reading the Baby Bargain's review - it helped me open my eyes to things I never would have thought would have been a problem. I would recommend this book to any new parent, or parents that are expecting their second, third, fourth child. A lot of helpful, practical, and useful information in here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband and I completely relied on Baby Bargains when I was pregnant with our first child. It reviews almost all baby products from carseats to shopping cart covers. The reviews are based on safety, reliability, cost, as well as parent recommendations. Each section reviews and compares major brands and gives each a rating. What I especially like is that the writers give their top picks at the end of each section in "good," "better," and "best" categories. The book aims to help you save money, but it also discusses areas in which you should not scrimp (usually for safety reasons or because it will cost you more in the long run). Now that our daughter is nine months, we are using the updated version to make decisions about a new carseat and an umbrella stroller. This book has been a lifesaver, and it is a must-have for new parents!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was essential for me to navigate my way through the overwhelming amount of baby gear! I found I generally agreed with the author's recommendations and loved the insight into why they recommended certain items over others. A must-have.
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The only complaint I have seen onthis book bought through nook store is that it did not include charts. Ijustpurchased it and am partway through it, but so far mine has had all thecharts it is supposed to. Love this book! Veryinformative
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mrsinserra More than 1 year ago
There are no pictures or charts in ebook version.  This really upset me.  This problem, unlike what a previous reviewer stated, is not a B&N problem, it is a problem with the actual book publisher, the Kindle version also does not have pics or charts.   I would recommend this book, but i highly suggest you get the paper copy. The ebook copy is really bad and at the time i bought it NO ONE on either site had reviewed the ebook version, so I had no warning- you do- so buyer beware!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 BUYER BEWARE! I would give this zero stars if I could.  The Nookbook does NOT contain any charts, graphs, or pictures even though Barnes & Noble website indicates "DETAILED CHARTS that compare brands of cribs, strollers, car seats and more!" This is FALSE advertising!  Don't be fooled, the Nookbook only has text.  BN refuses to give me a refund for this and claimed that “Because this file is provided by the publisher, pictures and other graphic content will be decided by that person.”  I will NEVER buy a Nookbook again because the content description provided by Barnes & Noble can not be trusted. 
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Shecaleca More than 1 year ago
I will preface this with I did not own this version, but I did own the 7th edition when my daughter was born.  It had the best information about what to look for in buying anything baby and ratings based on different guidelines.  Honestly, I bought so many things by recommendations in the 7th edition (and double checking the researched) and we LOVED everything we bought.  And to-date, absolutely NO recalls or returns on any of them.  That says a lot.  Highly recommend books from this series.
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hlbrauer More than 1 year ago
There are so many things a person needs to prepare for their babies arrival. Baby Bargains takes some of the guessing out of what is truly necessary and which products are the best deal. It is a large book with some information that was unnecessary for me, but overall I felt it quite helpful in choosing items for the baby. Recommend!
Frostyblue More than 1 year ago
Wonderful resources for first time parents as they navigate through the maze of baby products!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has been so helpful for us navigating through the crazy world of baby stuff! This is our first child and it's all been overwhelming trying to figure out what's a good brand for safety, cost, and reliability. This book answers those questions and more. I'm not sure what we would have made such informed or smart choices without this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every mother or expectant mother should have this book. An amazing resource with practical tips.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good overall tips on what to look for when buying products, things to keep in mind as your baby grows (i.e. you're shopping for a 9 month old who will be crawling all over & pulling on things, not just a newborn who sleeps all day) and super helpful in wading through what's a waste of time and not. Brand by brand reviews haven't been as helpful b/c not all stores available to me carry the ones they describe to be able to comparison shop between them - but overall, would recommend this to anyone who's facing shopping for their first baby. A friend recommended it to me, and I'm glad she did!