1,000 Best Baby Bargains

1,000 Best Baby Bargains

by Kimberly Danger

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Expert Kimberly Danger shows you:

-Insider secrets about baby gear--what you need, what you don't and how to save
-Online coupons and resources that save you a bundle
-Dozens of freebies for your baby
-Fun toys you can make at home for free
-Brand-name baby clothes for less
-Bargain friendly advice on maternity wear
-Shopping strategies: when and where to find the best deals
-Dozens of safety tips to protect your baby
-The truth about financial planning, budgets, college, wills and insurance

Cut costs without cutting corners!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402231360
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Series: 1000 Best
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kimberly Danger holds a degree in marketing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is the owner and creator of Mommysavers.com, an online resource for parents interested in saving time and money. Kimberly lives in southern Minnesota with her husband and two kids. Her hobbies include reading, scrapbooks, photography, and, of course, finding bargains.

Table of Contents


Part One: Before Your Baby Arrives
Chapter 1: The Maternity Months
Things to Think about Now
Have a Baby Shower
When the Big Day Comes
Chapter 2: Clothing Tips for Mom-to-Be
The Skinny (or Not-So-Skinny) On Maternity
Buying Your Maternity Clothes Online
Getting the Most out of Your Regular Clothing
Chapter 3: Bargains for Multiple Bundles
Twins, Triplets, and More
Freebies for Multiples

Part Two: Feeding Your Newborn baby
Chapter 4: Breast-Feeding
Your Own Milk is Healthy--and Free
Nursing Apparel
Breast Milk Storage, Pumps, and Accessories
Chapter 5: Formula, Milk, and Bottles
If You Choose Formula
Moving on to Milk
Best Bets on Baby Bottles
Chapter 6: Open Wide, Baby
Feeding Baby Isn't a Dinner Party
Supermarket Baby Clubs
Baby Food--Homemade or Parent-Made
Online Coupons for Baby Food
Fancy Bibs Get Dirty, Too

Part Three: Baby's Health and Hygiene
Chapter 7: Diapering Your New Bundle
Disposable Diapers
Cloth Diapers
Washing Cloth Diapers
Diaper Accessories
Diaper Rash
Chapter 8: Under-the-Weather Baby
Tips for a Sick Baby
Stomach Illness and Colic
Skin Conditions
Spending Time in the Sun
Chapter 9: Baby in the Bath
Saving Money at Bathtime
Bath Toys
Fun Stuff
Cutting Baby's Hair

Part Four: Getting Baby Dressed
Chapter 10: Bargains on Your Baby's Clothes
Used Clothing
New Clothing
Socks and Shoes
Winter Gear
Getting the Most out of Baby's Clothes
Chapter 11: Where to Shop and When
Baby Clothing Retailers
Old Navy
Outlet Shopping
Buying Online
Tips for Online Auctions
Resale Shopping and Garage Sales
Chapter 12: Laundry and Cleaning Up
Caring for Baby's Clothing
Stain Removal
Cleaning Other Items

Part Five: The Newest Room in the House
Chapter 13: Bedding and Furniture in Baby's Room
Chapter 14: Jazzing Up Walls and Windows in Baby's Room
Wall Decorations
Window Treatments
Chapter 15: Accessories and Storage in Baby's Room
Storage and Organization

Part Six: The Wide World of Baby Gear
Chapter 16: Buying Baby Gear
Gear Up or Gear Down?
Shopping Online
Safety Gear and Accessories
Play Yards
Baby Monitors
Baby Blankets
Diaper Bags
Chapter 17: Getting Around
Car Seats
Carriers and Slings
Bouncers, Swings, Jumpers, and Walkers
Chapter 18: Baby Furniture
Rocking Chairs and Gliders
Bassinets and Cradles
High Chairs
Changing Tables

Part Seven: Keeping Baby Busy
Chapter 19: Toys
Expensive Toys Aren't Always Better Toys
Homemade Toys
Chapter 20: Media for Your Baby--and for You
Books, Videos, DVDs--and Free Magazines
Chapter 21: Entertainment and Education
From the Circus to the Library

Part Eight: Money--Keeping More and Spending Less
Chapter 22: Family Finances
A Little BIt Goes aLong Way
Chapter 23: Work, Hire a Sitter, or Something In-Between?
Child Care
Staying Home
Chapter 24: Clipping Coupons, Saving Money
Coupon Basics
Online Couponing and Resources

Part Nine: Remembering Your Baby for Years to Come
Chapter 25: Keepsakes and Birth Announcements
Birth Announcements
Chapter 26: Recording Memories of Your Baby
Taking Photos at Home
Professional Photographs
Going Digital
Chapter 27: Special Occasions
First Birthday
Tips for Traveling with Baby

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1,000 Best Baby Bargains 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great if you are a mom who needs to pinch pennies. It tells you when the stores like Old Navy and Gymboree do their markdowns, so you can get great stuff at rock-bottom prices. There are easy suggestions for making things at home, and websites that give you coupons for free baby stuff. All of these tips would be easy to implement. A great for first-time moms and experienced moms alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book b/c I everyone told me I HAD to by the 'Baby Bargains' Book. Well, after skimming through this book and talking to my friends, I realized I must have bought the wrong book! This book is great if you have all the time in the world to sew your baby's bibs out of old t-shirts, make all of your own baby food, oh, and stitch together your own breast pads. REALLY??? This is the real world, and I not only do not have the time for these 'crafts' but I don't want my baby (or my breasts) wearing rags either. I bought this book hoping that I could actually get valuable tips on the best products to shop for at the most economical prices. There may be some other Baby Bargains book out there that does that--but I assure you this is not the one.