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Baby Bargains: Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on baby furniture, gear, clothes, strollers, maternity wear and much, much more! Paperback – April 18, 2013


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Product Details

  • Series: Baby Bargains
  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Windsor Peak Press; Tenth Edition, Revised edition (April 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1889392448
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889392448
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (366 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The bible for new parents," New York Times.

From the Back Cover

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 $7000 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!

About the authors

Authors Denise and Alan Fields are consumer advocates who've been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America and Dateline NBC. Their books include the best-selling paperbacks Bridal Bargains, Baby 411 and Toddler 411. Learn more about their books at BabyBargains.com. The Fields live in Boulder, CO with their sons, Ben and Jackson.


More About the Author

DENISE AND ALAN FIELDS have been dubbed the "wedding watchdogs" for their efforts as consumer advocates for engaged couples. But how do two seemingly normal people end up writing consumer books for a living?

The Fields met while attending the University of Colorado at Boulder. Denise was a history major specializing in Elizabethan England; Alan was in the business school, studying the marketing of products to Albania. We wish there was some fairy-tale story about how the couple met, but it is actually quite boring--they ran into each other in a dormitory during the infamous Bronco Blizzard.

Denise and Alan became writers because they couldn't find any other gainful employment. After college, Denise realized that the unemployment rate for Elizabethan England scholars was 132%. Alan's career as a college newspaper columnist and disc jockey fizzled out as well. Since they had a lot of free time, they authored a small book called Austin Weddings, about their travails planning their own wedding in the capital of Texas (where they had moved after graduating from CU).

Then something clicked. The Fields' consumer advice was a hit with brides and the book became a local best-seller. Realizing they had perhaps found a way to make a living without having to get real jobs, Denise and Alan turned out wedding guides to Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, San Diego and Denver.

By this time, the Fields recognized something most other so-called wedding experts refused to admit. Forget all this fancy etiquette stuff--what brides and grooms really wanted to know was how to get a good deal on the items for their wedding. Following that theme, the Fields wrote their first national book on weddings, Bridal Bargains.

To say the book was unpopular among members of the "wedding industry" was an understatement. The Fields were banned from attending bridal shows; an editor from a major bridal magazine lambasted the Fields in a letter to the Wall Street Journal. Fortunately, the Fields did have one fan in the media--a talk show host by the name of Oprah Winfrey. Oprah told her viewers to buy the book. 400,000 copies later, the book is the Fields best-selling title to date.

After Oprah, the Fields embarked on their next greatest adventure. They built a new home. And like everything they would do in their lives, the experience inspired a book of its own: Your New House, was picked as one of the top 10 real estate books in 1993 by the San Francisco Examiner. "This book is, by far, the best book available on how to buy or build a new home," raved syndicated columnist Robert Bruss, imploring his readers to buy the book. Your New House was revised for a second edition in 1996, and again in 1999 for a third edition.

Baby Bargains, the Fields' third book, was inspired by the birth of their son, Benjamin in 1993. The book (which debuted in 1994) was also featured on Oprah, the Today Show and in Child Magazine. The Fields scoured the country for the best deals on cribs, bedding, maternity clothes and more. Next, they interviewed more than 100 first-time parents across the country, who provided insights into which baby products were best buys-and which were wastes of money. Baby Bargains' editor's panel of juvenile products retailers provided crucial safety and technical background for the book's extensive list of recommended brands and products. The birth of the Fields second son (Jack) in November 1996 inspired the release of the 2nd edition of this book in March 1997. The 3rd edition of Baby Bargains was released in March 1999, with updated material, new bargains and more.

The Fields' latest book is Baby 411, co-authored by Dr. Ari Brown. Baby 411 is the ultimate FAQ for new parents. Written in an easy-to-read question and answer format, Baby 411 explores infant health from a fresh and non-judgemental approach.

If you liked Baby 411, you'll love Toddler 411---the sequel! All your questions on toddlers, answered!

The Bridal Bargains Wedding Planner, a companion wedding planner to Bridal Bargains, is the Fields most recent project. The Bridal Passport is the first FINANCIAL wedding planner, helping couples save on their wedding with detailed worksheets, checklists and advice.

The Fields currently live in Boulder, CO with their sons Ben and Jack.

Customer Reviews

Very informational and helpful book!
Kagaudio
This is a REALLY great book for new parents who are feeling overwhelmed with all the choices and brands of baby stuff out there.
J. Day
I highly recommend this book for other expectant parents.
Amy Rainey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

84 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Kristy on May 25, 2013
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VERY DISAPPOINTED. I would not have bought the kindle version if I had known all the pictures and charts were missing from it. I have a previous print version and these were invaluable to me at times. Can't believe this is even allowed. The publishers of the ebook say on the front page that you can access the website for 30 days free to get the missing pics/charts (btw, year membership to website is over twice the price of the book), but seriously, who wants to do the tedious task of downloading (and then later matching up with the book) every-time I want to see a pic later on.

They should not be allowed to sell this without VERY PROMINENTLY displaying that all of this will be missing (not at the bottom of the description page where you have to expand the description to even see this!) I have a previous print version and the reason I bought this was to make sure I have the latest updated information. Now I feel like I got a bait-and-switch.

Worst e-book experience I have ever had. Shame since the print version is so good. I would have bought the print version if I had known this. For a book that is suppose to save me money and time it has done the opposite - wasted my money and my time.

UPDATE: I have tried to use the kindle/30 day free website and it's just too big of a pain. Kindle I can carry anywhere and have in an instant - website I have to be connected to at home. So I can't look things up on a whim when it occurs to me or I see it in a store (which is the norm). I don't even have the pics to take with me to go put things on my baby registry, which would be way easier than hunting down names of stuff. "Look! Here's a pic, which one of these items look like it - check name - add to baby registry." Nope.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Turkey Jerky on June 21, 2013
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I think this book is quite useful, but I recommend it with a few caveats:

1. This book is definitely aimed at middle class and upper middle class parents, singing the praises of mainly high end brands. In a previous edition I owned, this did not seem to be quite as much the case. Sure, they attack the Bugaboo stroller for being overpriced, but they highly recommend the only slightly cheaper Uppababy Vista. The authors do state at the beginning of the book that they want you to get good value for your money and so they don't just recommend the cheapest items. I understand that and I happen agree with that, but they don't seem to weigh cost as a terribly important factor in their ratings for individual products, which is odd for a book named "Baby Bargains." At the end of the of the book they provide an overall comparison budget to show you how much you save by going with their recommendations - but those savings are not for the products they rave about throughout the book, that's only if you go for their "good" choices, vs. "better" or "best." This book is really about shopping smarter, not necessarily about spending less. (They did tell me not to buy a diaper stacker - no problem, I won't.)

2. There are many other minor issues with reviews besides price, mainly due to inconsistent updating. For one example, in their picks for audio baby monitors, they state, "Here are our picks for audio baby monitors, with one BIG caveat: how well a monitor will work in your home depends on interference sources" - and then they go on to say that they will only recommend newer DECT monitors which don't cause interference. This seems like a small thing, but it goes on throughout the book and this sloppy updating really got on my nerves after a while.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 30, 2013
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Ridiculous, no pictures in Kindle version. Put that at the TOP of the product description! I won't be buying a subscription to your website on principle.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. Singer on March 24, 2013
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We now have twin toddlers age 3 as of Feb 2013. An older edition of this book was the best purchase I made while getting ready for babies! My book looked like a college textbook with highlights and tags everywhere. We probably saved a ton of money and we didn't purchase one thing we didn't use multiple times. I've loaned it out several times already (I have no idea who has it now), but everyone loved it as well and found it most helpful. You will not be disappointed! BTW - this is the first review I've ever done on all of the Amazon purchases I've made over the years. The book is that good!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Yolanda Perez on April 10, 2013
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The book itself is informative and helpful. However, I bought this book on Kindle and it was way too hard to follow. If you are purchasing buy the book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ksue on July 29, 2013
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Has a lot of info in it for the 1st time parent. Nice to be able to read the different reviews on baby items before buying them. I would recommend it for the 1st time mom for sure!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Basboosa on September 20, 2013
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This book is a must have for new, often overwhelmed, expectant parents. The product reviews and comparison charts are extremely helpful in navigating the large world of baby products. My only criticism is that the book seems to be geared toward upper middle class parents with a decent amount of expendable income. While quality and cost are both factored into the assessments, there is little information about must haves vs. nice to haves. It seems the authors could to more to steer new parents toward true cost savings.
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