""After reading this book we realized that we didn't need to buy everything labeled "baby". This book helped us decide what we would absolutely need and find the best bargain to boot! I highly recommend this as a gift for a new parent.""
"Although the book was great the DVD was even better since both my husband and I were visual learners. Dr. Karp's techniques really helped us feel like we could soothe our baby and have some peace in the house."
"This Maclaren model is light and easy to use and doubled as both a travel system and an umbrella stroller. I pull it in and out of the car and set it up within seconds. It's very easy to maneuver in small areas (many people in NYC have these strollers I have noticed).The XLR is compatible with the Graco Snugride carseat."
"We had the room for a regular old high chair but we opted for less clutter. Having a baby around the house means A LOT of clutter so why add more to the mess? Our baby sat down with us for Christmas dinner at the table when she was only a few weeks old. She finds it comfortable and it's easy to clean."
"Some people say that this toy is a glorified dog toy but we didn't care. :) Our little one loved Sophie. The head, neck, and legs were great to chew on when she was teething and she giggled with glee when the toy squeaked. It provided her with hours of entertainment."
"We gave this when our baby was just born. The backside has black/white patterns which works well for newborns. There are many different colors and textures and our one always loves to examine "Jacques" in depth."
"This tub fits over the kitchen sink so it was the perfect height for us to bathe our baby. We used the infant side up till she was 5 months old and have now transitioned to the toddler end. So far this tub has been great."
"This fits the Soothie pacifiers that we received from the hospital. After our baby was weaned off the pacifier we started using these on her toys so that they would never get lost when she rode in her stroller. So far all her toys are still accounted for."
"We got these bottles after Avent was an utter failure for us. The baby ingested way too much air and the bottles leaked (even after following the directions closely). I suggest getting ONLY the 9-ounce Born Free bottles because it will have a longer lifetime than those that hold 5-ounces. This way I never needed to buy bottles twice and spend the extra money."
"This changing pad has been great for those on-the-go changes. It has helped me with "blowouts" on way too many occasions and it has held up extremely well. It holds about 3-4 diapers max (maybe 5 if you're ok with the bulky look) and a lot of wipes in the case."
"This vaseline-type ointment has prevented diaper rash and has kept our baby's skin nice and soft. This was far better than Desitin. That was more of a white cream that would just wipe off inside the diaper. There was no point putting it on if it just wiped off a minute later. Aquaphor was there till the next diaper change."
"We wanted a bassinet in the room but I couldn't find one that I felt was sturdy enough (i.e. safe enough for MY child). :) Then I came across this. We kept it away from our bed so that it acted as a bassinet. Best of all it's portable. We have taken this to many hotels and it has worked nicely. Not heavy to carry."
"I LOVE this bag. It doesn't look too much like a diaper bag. There is plenty of space. I used it as an overnight bag for the baby on many many occasions. I love the fact that there are so many pockets to stash things in."
"Making a bottle is much faster now with a container that holds pre-portioned formula powder. What I like about this is that it doubles as a snack cup so I can use this well after our one has moved on to the sippy cup."
"Great product - after the baby started to roll over and lay on her tummy, the bars were taken down and the hanging toys were pulled off and put on the ground. The mat itself is very colorful and has different textures/sounds as well as music to go along with it."
"We put this on top of the fitted crib sheet. Whenever there was a stain it was much easier to remove this and wash it than to fight with the fitted sheet. We have two so that there is always one in rotation."
"For those late nights when I was afraid I was going to fall asleep with the baby in my arms. With all those apps and access to the internet, it definitely kept my mind busy. It also doubled as my traveling baby boombox (lullabies, sing-alongs, etc). Works well for both baby and parent."
"We kept this downstairs for our newborn to nap in and to change her diapers on. As she got older she used the bottom part to sit and play in (safely) when I had to dash to another room for a brief moment."