The Shopaholic's Guide to Buying for Mother and Child Online

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If you’re expecting a baby, or you’ve just had one, then battling through crowds and negotiating high streets and shopping centres with a bump or a pram is not much fun. Thankfully, you can now shop online from wherever you are and find everything from glam maternity clothes and lingerie, car seats and buggies, to toys, gifts, bedding, bouncers and all manner of products - all in just a few stress free clicks.

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Overview

If you’re expecting a baby, or you’ve just had one, then battling through crowds and negotiating high streets and shopping centres with a bump or a pram is not much fun. Thankfully, you can now shop online from wherever you are and find everything from glam maternity clothes and lingerie, car seats and buggies, to toys, gifts, bedding, bouncers and all manner of products - all in just a few stress free clicks.

Shop when your baby is asleep, reclaim your free time to do something for you, find what you are looking for at the best price and get it delivered straight to your door.

All the featured websites have been handpicked and thoroughly researched by online shopping expert Patricia Davidson to bring you the complete lowdown on product and price range, delivery options, gift-wrapping, returns, and site usability.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Prepare for your baby without even leaving the house." (Pregnancy, Baby and You, July 2007)

"If you've only an hour to  spare this is a great little book to help you find what you want from the comfort of your own home." (Canary Wharf Magazine, July 2007)   

"If you love shopping as much as we do then you’d be wise to invest in this new book…. Get yours now." (Pregnancy & Birth, August 2007)

“…Davidson offers invaluable advice…this is a great reference for stress-free shopping.” (Junior Pregnancy & Baby, September 2007)

"…Patricia Davidson has put together a book that gives you all of the websites you will ever need". (The Parents Guide UK , Autumn 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841127804
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/21/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

After twelve years in the international designer fashion mail order, Patricia Davidson started www.thesiteguide.com, an online upmarket fashion, beauty and lifestyle website directory.  Her first book, The Shopaholic's guide to Buying Online, was published by Capstone in October 2006, followed by The Shopaholic's Guide to Buying Fashion and Beauty Online in May 2007. Patricia is a regular contributor to Conde Nast's easylivingmagazine.com and has also been published on online shopping in other women's titles and the national press. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband, three children and two dogs.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

About the Author.

Introduction.

Section 1: Mothers Only.

Chapter 1: Designer Maternity Wear.

Chapter 2: Maternity Boutiques.

Chapter 3: Business Bumps.

Chapter 4: Lingerie and Swimwear.

Chapter 5: Sportswear to Lounge In.

Chapter 6: Bags for Everything.

Chapter 7: The Pamper Place.

Chapter 8: Healthcare and Vitamins.

Chapter 9: Natural Beauty Products.

Chapter 10: Organic Foods.

Chapter 11: Gorgeous Gifts for New Mums.

Chapter 12: Baby Showers.

Section 2: The Baby Book.

Chapter 13: Birth Announcements.

Chapter 14: Baby Equipment.

Chapter 15: Organic and Eco-friendly Baby Products.

Chapter 16: Specially for Twins and Close-in-age Tinies.

Chapter 17: Christening Gowns and Accessories.

Chapter 18: Baby and Pre-school toys.

Chapter 19: Travel Made Easy.

Chapter 20: Baby Clothes up to Two Years.

Chapter 21: Baby Footwear.

Chapter 22: Premature Baby Clothes.

Chapter 23: Perfect Gifts for Babies.

Chapter 24: Nursery Bedding and First Furniture.

Chapter 25: Advice Websites, New Parent Guides and Baby Services.

Section 3: Everything For Kids.

Chapter 26: Clothing and Accessories up to Age 11.

Chapter 27: Children’s Sport and Skiwear.

Chapter 28: Footwear Shop.

Chapter 29: Schoolwear and Accessories.

Chapter 30: Dance, Music, Art and Crafts.

Chapter 31: Activity Toys and Outdoor Equipment.

Chapter 32: Children’s Bookstores.

Chapter 33: General Toy Shops.

Chapter 34: Hobbies, Models and Building Sets.

Chapter 35: Puzzles and Games.

Chapter 36: Dressing Up and Magic Tricks.

Chapter 37: Party Accessories and Birthday Cakes.

Section 4: Useful Information.

Chapter 38: Top Tips for Safe Online Shopping.

Chapter 39: Deliveries and Returns - What to Look For and How to Make Them Easier.

Chapter 40: Price Comparison Websites.

Chapter 41: Help If Something Goes Wrong..

Chapter 42: UK, European and  US Clothing Size Conversions.

Chapter 43: Top 20 Websites for Busy Mums.

Index.

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