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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,)
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,)
""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.""
The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Baby Sleep Longer
"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."
Maclaren Techno XLR Buggy Stroller Charcoal and Burnt Orange (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Maclaren Techno XLR Buggy Stroller Charcoal and Burnt Orange (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"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."
Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair - Tan
Fisher-Price Space Saver High Chair - Tan
"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."
The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program: Follow Your Child's Natural Sleep Rhythms for Better Nights and Naps
The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program: Follow Your Child's Natural Sleep Rhythms for Better Nights and Naps
"We wanted everyone in the family to sleep. :) This really helped us the first few months to ensure that the baby got enough rest."
LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table
LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table
"One of the best toys we have. We actually have to take it with us in the car when we're out visiting family and friends because it keeps her entertained so well. I have the version with pink legs."
Vulli Sophie giraffe in Natural Rubber
Vulli Sophie giraffe in Natural Rubber
"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."
Tomy Lamaze Play andGrowTake Along Toy, Jacques the Peacock
Tomy Lamaze Play andGrowTake Along Toy, Jacques the Peacock
"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."
The First Years Infant To Toddler Tub with Sling, Blue
The First Years Infant To Toddler Tub with Sling, Blue
"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."
Booginhead Pacifier Holder, Orange Grey Stripe
Booginhead Pacifier Holder, Orange Grey Stripe
"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."
Born Free Twin Pack Wide Neck Bottles, 9-Ounce (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Born Free Twin Pack Wide Neck Bottles, 9-Ounce (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"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."
Skip Hop Pronto Diaper Changing Station, Black
Skip Hop Pronto Diaper Changing Station, Black
"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."
Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment, Diaper Rash and Dry Skin Protectant, 3 Ounce (Pack of 3)
Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment, Diaper Rash and Dry Skin Protectant, 3 Ounce (Pack of 3)
"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."
Arm's Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet - Natural
Arm's Reach Mini Co-Sleeper Bassinet - Natural
"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."
Skip Hop Studio Diaper Tote Bag - Slate (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Skip Hop Studio Diaper Tote Bag - Slate (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"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."
Philips AVENT BPA Free Formula Dispenser/Snack Cup
Philips AVENT BPA Free Formula Dispenser/Snack Cup
"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."
Tiny Love Lights and Music Gymini Activity Gym, Super Deluxe Lights and Music
Tiny Love Lights and Music Gymini Activity Gym, Super Deluxe Lights and Music
"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."
Summer Infant Ultimate Crib Sheet, 52" x 28"
Summer Infant Ultimate Crib Sheet, 52" x 28"
"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."
I Love You Through And Through
I Love You Through And Through
"It is a staple at bedtime/naptime. The book is nice and big (but not too big) and the pictures are colorful but simple. Any book reaffirming our love for our children is a plus in my mind."
Sony 900 MHz BabyCall Nursery Monitor with Receivers (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Sony 900 MHz BabyCall Nursery Monitor with Receivers (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Being in a two-story house we deemed it necessary to have two receivers. It is secure (with a large number of channels) and has no interference."
Apple iPod touch 32 GB 3rd Generation  (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Apple iPod touch 32 GB 3rd Generation (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"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."
Graco Modern Pack 'N Play Playard with Bassinet and Changer, Zurich (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Graco Modern Pack 'N Play Playard with Bassinet and Changer, Zurich (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"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."
BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Original, Black, Cotton
BABYBJORN Baby Carrier Original, Black, Cotton
"When we wanted to be hands free or were in an area where there was not much room, then this was a great option."
Bumkins 3 Pack Waterproof SuperBib ,Green Eggs/ Yellow Fish/ Cat in the Hat
Bumkins 3 Pack Waterproof SuperBib ,Green Eggs/ Yellow Fish/ Cat in the Hat
"These were easy to wear and wash and the little pocket caught any little drips of food that fell from her mouth. They have held up through many feedings and still look brand new."
The First Years Newborn Pacifiers - 2 Pack (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
The First Years Newborn Pacifiers - 2 Pack (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Great pacifiers. These are the ones that many hospitals give to newborns."
Medela Freestyle Breast Pump
Medela Freestyle Breast Pump
"I loved this pump because it was hands-free. I could do my work on the computer while pumping and so I was more efficient during the day."
The First Years Spin Stack Drying Rack
The First Years Spin Stack Drying Rack
"Kept all of our bottles (and parts) neatly on the kitchen counter."
Sassy Baby's First Rattle and Teether 5 Piece Gift Set (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Sassy Baby's First Rattle and Teether 5 Piece Gift Set (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Baby loved to teeth on these."
Playtex Diaper Genie Elite Diaper Disposal Pail, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Playtex Diaper Genie Elite Diaper Disposal Pail, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"The only pail that we have used that has effectively kept the stench contained."
Philips AVENT BPA Free Bottle Brush, Blue
Philips AVENT BPA Free Bottle Brush, Blue
"Cleaned bottles very well and I could position the bristles away from me in the sink so that I wasn't sprayed with soap/milk when pulling it out of the bottle."
Fisher-Price Precious Planet Happy Giraffe Bouncer (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Fisher-Price Precious Planet Happy Giraffe Bouncer (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"We had two bouncers in the house - one for each floor. The bouncer is very bright and colorful. It vibrates when baby wanted it."
Philips AVENT Express Microwave Sterilizer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Philips AVENT Express Microwave Sterilizer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"This fit all my Born Free bottles and their parts nicely."
Baby 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year (Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year)
Baby 411: Clear Answers & Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year (Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby's First Year)
"We loved this book because it was a great go-to book for quick answers."
Cloud b Twilight Constellation Night Light, Lady Bug
Cloud b Twilight Constellation Night Light, Lady Bug
"The whole room was filled with stars. What a great way to fall asleep. We hope to use this well into the toddler years."
The Going-To-Bed Book
The Going-To-Bed Book
"We read this to our little one right before her naps/bedtime. It goes well with "Goodnight Moon". Our baby loves to look at the pictures as I read to her."
Fisher-Price Newborn-to-Toddler Portable Rocker
Fisher-Price Newborn-to-Toddler Portable Rocker
"We have the "Animal Fun" version and our baby likes to sit in it. It's good that this rocker can transition in use as our baby gets older."
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