Since Danielle is expecting numero dos and I’m well on my way to having my first, I thought I would share the first helpful baby book I read–Baby Bargains. This book is really popular with girls on The Bump and I wanted to see what the fuss was about.
It’s a massive book–608 pages! But, it’s not a very wide book. The pages are narrow…there’s just lots of them. There is SO MUCH information but it was easy to process once you dived in. I think what I liked most about the book was the general knowledge stuff that I had NO idea about. How many diapers would you need in a year? How much does it cost to breast feed versus formula? What do you need in a diaper bag? They estimate it will cost $7,000 for a baby in its first year…. Yikes.
Since I’m the first person I really know to get pregnant and go through this process, I didn’t have many people to ask these kinds of questions to. It will REALLY help when I’m ready to make a registry or make purchases myself. I can use its reviews as a guideline to see what products in my price range are recommended. They always list “cheaper” versions of expensive and popular products. I really liked that section.
The only thing I didn’t like was my crib was rated an F in the last edition….this new edition (they reprint every 2 years with more info!) bumped it up to a B-. Well, that makes me feel better.
They even have a website where you can download a sample chapter and join their community for more reviews of products.
Buy it on Amazon for $11. It’s worth it if you’re totally clueless like I am and can’t seem to navigate the thousands of baby products out there that all seem so similar!