Keep your child safe, healthy, comfortable, and happy-without spending a fortune, or cluttering up your home.
While you do need all manner of safe and cozy furniture, equipment, and clothing for your child to sit, eat, sleep, ride, venture out, and play in, there's also plenty of stuff that you don't need. This incredibly useful, fully illustrated guide simplifies the process of outfitting your home by explaining:
-What you must own at each stage of your child's development
-Which safety and practical features you should look for
-When hand-me-downs will work-and when newer is better
Helpful checklists throughout the book tell you what to keep in a diaper bag, or changing table, and safety concerns are highlighted in "Parents Alerts." There is also a wealth of advice for parents of multiples or several young children. A handy gift-giving guide offers age-appropriate favorites for every budget. And a resource section lists reliable on-line and catalogue vendors.
Whether you're outfitting a nursery or choosing a stroller, shipping for a layette or childproofing your home, Baby Gear will make the job easier, faster, and worry-free.
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