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The Girlfriends' Guide to Baby Gear: What to Buy, What to Borrow, and What to Blow Off! (Girlfriends' Guides) Paperback – January 7, 2003
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“Vicki Iovine makes me feel like none of my worries are ridiculous and, in some circles, might even be considered normal.”—Jane magazine
About the Author
Vicki Iovine, mother of four, is also the author of The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy, The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy Daily Diary, The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood, The Girlfriends' Guide to Toddlers, and The Girlfriends' Guide to Getting Your Groove Back. Visit Vicki Iovine online at girlfriendsguide.com.
Peg Rosen, a former editor of Child magazine, writes about parenting and child safety issues for numerous national publications.
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I didn't agree with everything they said in the book - specifically about hand me downs. The authors seem to think that you should never under any circumstances get a car seat from a friend - but I think if you know the person well and know the history of the seat, there is no reason why you shouldn't accept one from a friend. I got mine from someone I knew well who took great care of hers. I had the police department check it over and install it, and they said it looked fine as well.
Most of the information in the book was very useful to me when I was putting together my baby registry. It's very overwhelming trying to figure out what all you need and the book helped narrow it down quite a bit. I was able to get most of the things I needed without wasting people's time and money on unnecessary items.
The book is also very easy to read. The author has a laid back style that is goes over the information in a fun and light-hearted way, making it easy to understand and comprehend. I highly recommend this book - it was definitely useful for me!
I loved the tone the book was written in and I also very much appreciated the list in the back of all the things you should get done around the house before the baby gets here - most of the list mentioned things I hadn't even thought of. I also appreciated that the book gave more general recommendations about equipment rather than "buy THIS model of stroller" because model numbers and features change so quickly.
The only gripe I have about the book is that it makes the assumption, in many places, that a person will be having more than one child. We are not going to have more than one, so there was certain advice in the book that didn't apply to us at all, but it was easy to skip over those parts.
All in all, this is a great book and if you are like me, intimidated at the thought of trying to walk into Babies R Us and pick out the right gear, it's a must-have.