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4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource overall, but replete with errors, January 11, 2010
This review is from: Baby Bargains, 8th Edition: Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on Baby Furniture, Gear, Clothes, Toys, Maternity Wear and Much, Much More! (Baby Bargains: ... on Baby Furniture, Equipment, Clothes, Toys,) (Paperback)
Overall, this is an invaluable resource for new (or even not-new) parents, and I highly recommend it. I love the fact that this book tells you what features to look for in every type of baby product imaginable; independently reviews hundreds of individual baby products without influence from outside advertisers or the companies themselves; and actually makes specific product recommendations for every kind of baby product. It made baby product shopping so much easier for me!

Only a couple of complaints:

1. The book is absolutely replete with errors and typos. Considering how otherwise valuable the resource has been, I can overlook the typos (we all make them). However, one error actually cost me money, instead of saving it: the book specifically mentioned the Beco Baby Carrier as being one that can be used in the front-facing position. It was not until after I bought it, opened the box, and looked at the owner's manual that I realized that this is not the case - like the Ergo Carrier, it can only be used facing inward (toward mom). Luckily Amazon is letting me return the carrier; otherwise, this would have been a $139 typo. (And yes I know that the error was corrected on the Baby Bargains blog. But let's get real, no one knows to check that before they buy anything recommended in the book. Kind of like the erratum printed on the lower left hand corner of page 52 of the newspaper in tiny print.)

2. The tone of the book is often a little bit - I don't know the word - flippant? Snide? Sarcastic? Anyway, it put me off when I first started reading the book; but the book has otherwise proved its value, so that I can forgive the tone.
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