“Best Baby Products”- Review

Best Baby Products, 9th Ed. Best Baby Products, 9th Ed.
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Overview:  One of the first things I thought when I found out I was going to be a new dad was, "Oh crap, we're going to have to buy a bunch of stuff!"  If you don't know already you're going to find out really quick that there is almost no end to the amount of baby products out there.  Sorting through all the different products and brands can seem like an insurmountable task.  Enter Best Baby Products, 9th Ed.; a true life raft in the endless sea of baby gear.

While registering for our baby shower, I just happened to have picked this book up at the front of the store.  I literally carried this book with me and used it as a reference guide while we added stuff to our registry.  If it wasn't for Best Baby Products, 9th Ed. I would have gone with my usual "This looks good" shopping method.

Best Baby Products, 9th Ed. is a complete and thorough guide to all things baby and should be a must read by any new dad or parent looking for the best quality and value in their baby products.  Consumer Reports is known for their unbiased and impartial testing of products in all industries.  They don't even accept advertising in their magazines to remain completely objective.  So you know you're getting the best possible reviews with this book. 

It's 37 sections are alphabetically listed for easy reference.  They cover every possible baby related product category you could think of (and even some you wouldn't).  Some of the most helpful are:

Baby Bottles and Nipples

Baby Food

Bouncer Seats

Cribs

Diapers

Formula

Gates

Strollers

Swings

Besides the main feature of reviews, the book comes chalked full of extras.  Stuff like "The Baby Basics" checklist, "Keeping Baby Safe" and "Guide to Pediatric Drugs" really are just icing on this already awesome cake. 

What I liked:  Consumer Reports does a great job of scientifically and objectively breaking down products.  Their reviews keep you from buying something that "looks good enough" or has "cute colors".  For most products they provide a chart that breaks down essential factors (saftey, durability, comfort etc) and gives "poor" to "very good" ratings.  They also give a numerical rating so you can compare between different brands and models.

What I didn't like: For some products they only provide a "recommendations" section instead of break down by model.  Car Seats and Breast Pumps are both like this.  Then for other products they only have limited review charts.  For example the Cribs section only tells the price and if the crib meets basic safety standards.  So it's harder to compare between brands and models.

My Opinion: While the formatting for the reviews is not completely uniform, this book is a must have!  I paid $16.95 for it at the store and it was worth every penny.  I couldn't believe that it was going for only $5.99 @ Amazon.com That is an insane deal!  If you don't own this book, do yourself a favor and get it today.

Comments

9 Responses to ““Best Baby Products”- Review”
  1. Sandra Gordon says:

    Thanks for reviewing my book! If you have any baby product questions, feel free to send them my way.

    Best,

    Sandra Gordon

  2. Adam says:

    Thanks for the comment Sandra! I love the book! Please let me know if you’re writing anything new, I’d love to read and review it.

  3. Bestbabybabyproducts says:

    I am amazed with it. It is a good thing for my research. Thanks. ^_^

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