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Soft little photo book for baby - no chemical smell
on February 27, 2010
I was trying to make a photo book for my nephew, and could not figure out which one to purchase on amazon bc I was getting conflicting input from all of the different reviews of these little books. My two primary criteria for the book are: 1) safe for baby (soft, no edges, no plastic chemical smell) and 2) number of pages to hold ACTUAL photos.
I actually ended up going out to stores (Walmart and Babies R Us) to look at the product because I couldn't tell what was true online. I compared two. One is a product by "Bright Starts" from Walmart which is identical to the Baby Einstein Photo Book sold on Amazon.com. The second is this one by Sassy that I'm reviewing, which is sold on Amazon. This book, the Sassy brand, is the hands-down winner from the two.
The Sassy book has no chemical smell, the plastic is very soft (and I wouldn't think twice if my nephew sucked on it), and there are seven 4x6 pockets with one wallet size pocket on the cover. The book isn't stiff or crinkly (it's made of very soft, smooth, matte plastic) when you bend it, so I think it will hold the pictures nicely inside for the ultimate tough baby test... The other product - similar to the Baby Einstein, has the same handle and a similar cover as the B.E. book. It has a VERY strong, toxic plastic smell, the plastic edges are a little sharp and could feasibly cut soft baby skin, and there is only space for five 4x6 photos and one wallet on the cover. The book is stiff and made of shiny, sticky plastic which seems to stick together quite easily. I think that's why it comes with paper between the pages, where the Sassy one does not.
I have not given the book to my nephew yet, that will be the ultimate test. But with regards to the actual product from a consumer point of view, buy this product over the other photo books. I think it's a better product.