Overview

The essential guide to getting the best baby products at the best price, withinformation on cribs and mattresses, child safety seats, strollers, and more.Charts & Index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780890432037
Publisher: Consumer Reports Books
Publication date: 04/01/1988
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to baby world1
Chapter 1Buying for your baby5
Baby-products trends
Shopping options
A shopping strategy
The basics to have before baby arrives
Chapter 2Furnishing baby's room15
Full-sized cribs
Crib mattresses
Crib alternatives
Bedding needs
Nursery furniture
Baby monitors
Chapter 3Traveling with baby31
Car seats
Plane travel
Chapter 4Getting around41
Strollers
Multiseat strollers
Sports strollers
Bicycle trailers
Baby carriers
Chapter 5Sitting pretty61
High chairs
Booster seats
Infant activity seats
Baby swings
Play yards
Chapter 6Diapering and toilet training75
Disposable diapers
Cloth diapers
Diaper pails
Changing tables
Diaper bags
Potties and toilet-seat adapters
Chapter 7Bathing and dressing87
Bathtubs
Baby toiletries
Infant clothes
Toddler clothes
Chapter 8Feeding time97
Breastfeeding
Nursing bras
Breast pumps
Baby formula
Baby bottles
Nipples
Baby food
Chapter 9Playtime gear111
Toys
Playtime options
Walkers
Stationary entertainers Doorway jumpers
Baby gates
Chapter 10Recording baby's first year131
Film cameras
Digital cameras
Camcorders
Reference
Product guide: Prices and details on hundreds of key items of baby gear149
Brand locator: Phone numbers and web addresses for major baby-product companies179
Shopping guide: Stores, catalogs, and web sites that sell baby gear181
Ratings191
Car seats
Travel systems
Play yards
Soft baby carriers
Parenting & health resources: Helpful organizations, publications, and web sites203
Checklists: 10 handy to-do lists for new parents207
Keeping baby safe: Safety basics all around the house, plus a guide to babyproofing217
Pediatric drugs: Facts about the most commonly prescribed drugs for children227
Product recalls: Baby items recalled for safety reasons within the last few years257
Index290

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