This excellent resource written by Sandra Gordon and the editors of Consumer Reports has a complete A-Z guide to purchasing baby products. Gordon rates the best kid-friendly vehicles, cribs, strollers and even stuffed animals. In today's economy parents want good quality, inexpensive items that will not compromise their child's health and safety. Each chapter provides details about the products to consider complete with pros, cons and safety ratings.
Most infants spend the first few months in a small bassinet or other crib alternative. What is the safest for your baby? Should you place him in a bassinet, Moses basket or a co-sleeper? Consumer Reports Best Baby Products (Paperback) discusses why it is important to chose a bassinet that is JPMA certified and why co-sleepers and Moses baskets can pose a safety hazard to newborns.
Are you shopping for a high chair for your baby? Make sure that the wheels can be locked, watch out for rough edges and that all small parts are properly secured. The best high chairs are also certified for safety.
Considering getting a baby sling? Although Consumer Reports doesn't find them safe, they recommend that you avoid carrying your baby lying down or completely within the carrier. If you are interested in purchasing a baby sling your baby's head should be free and her face and nose not pressed against your body.
What is the difference between a $750 stroller and one for $100? Consumer Reports Best Baby Products (Paperback) will help you take the guesswork out of stroller shopping. All strollers do have safety problems even the expensive ones. Just because it has a high price does not mean it is the best product. This book explains why it may be wise to choose the $150 stroller over the expensive $800 one.
Consumer Reports Best Baby Products (Paperback) also teaches new parents great money saving strategies. These strategies include, where you can get high quality baby products for less, what websites will offer freebies and coupons, what items are okay to purchase used, how to compare prices online and how discount clubs can help you save money.