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Dr. Ari Brown is the author of BABY 411 & TODDLER 411. Denise & Alan Fields are the author of BABY BARGAINS.
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Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] esme submitted a comment to Confusion, chaos reigns as crib makers race to meet June 28 deadline Well, your crib will meet CURRENT safety standards. But the new enhanced rules take effect June 28, so it is unclear if something shipping TODAY would meet those rules. Most likely yes, but you can ask Target.
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] Amy Simpkins submitted a comment to New edition of BABY BARGAINS to debut April 1! Thanks Amy! The next edition of BABY 411 will be out in September! Alan Denise
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] Jill J submitted a comment to RECALL: Strollers Recalled to Repair by philteds USA Due to Amputation and Laceration Hazards Hi Jill: Thanks for reading our book, BABY BARGAINS! Glad you found it helpful. Bad news there: since Ragazzi is out of business, there are no kits available to make those crib rails static. As far as I know, there is no way of making a crib rail non-movable on your own. You are correct that the Ragazzi cribs were not subject to the most recent round of recalls. However, both the US and Canada are forbidding the resale of ALL drop-side cribs. Wish we had better news, Alan Denise authors
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] Meghan submitted a comment to Government bans drop-side cribs Meghan, Thanks for your post. Yes, we are updating our book for a new edition coming out in April and well be revising information in Shopping Tips section of the book where drop sides are mentioned. The good news: our recommendations in the 8th edition of Baby Bargains remain the same. For example, the Graco Lauren or Graco Sarah which are recommended as Good options (see page 93) are available now as static side cribs. And the same brands that we recommend in our book no longer sell drop side cribs but you the rating of their static side cribs will still be the same as their drop sides. Hope that helps, Alan and Denise Fields
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] Dena submitted a comment to And the award for biggest lie on a strollers weight goes to . . . The new 9th edition of BABY BARGAINS will be released in April 2011! Thanks! Alan Denise authors
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] Marian Morton submitted a comment to Bonavita crib drawer has mold problem I hear your frustration Marian---good points. We will warn folks in our next book that if you buy a convertible crib, you should always order the conversion kit at the same time. It is true: crib styles are discontinued and replaced all the time, that is the nature of the nursery business. In Bonavitas defense, however, we should point out that all major crib makers basically do the same thing. Once they discontinue a crib style, the conversion kit may be difficult if not impossible to buy later. Alan Denise Fields Authors, BABY BARGAINS
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Posted Oct 15, 2010 at Books
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Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] ckj submitted a comment to Drop-side cribs to be banned by end of 2010 Just to clarify: the government has not recalled ALL drop-side cribs (although they have recalled quite a few). The government is banning the sale of NEW drop-side cribs. I would make sure your crib has not been recalled. If not, I would suggest contacting the store you purchased it from and asking if they have a trade-in program.
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] Catherine Hooker submitted a comment to Britax to launch revamped car seat line in August Yes, they should be shortly! alan
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] Dave submitted a comment to Drop-side cribs to be banned by end of 2010 Hi Dave: I think you misread that---the government is only banning DROP-SIDE cribs, not all cribs! alan
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] JD submitted a comment to Britax to launch revamped car seat line in August Hard to say---I would guess not, since the seats will be brand new! Alan Denise Fields Authors, BABY BARGAINS
Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Now where do you turn for the best advice? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those women who came before you—and combine it with the solid medical advice from a renowned Beverly Hills OB/GYN and a nationally-known pediatrician? Expecting 411 is the answer! Inside,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Books
You are having a baby! Congratulations! Now, the reality hits you—what the heck am I doing? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those parents who’ve come before you . . . and mix it with the solid medical advice from an nationally-renowned pediatrician? Baby 411 is the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Books
You’ve made it! Your baby has turned one! Now the real fun begins. From temper tantrums to toilet training, raising a toddler brings its own set of challenges and questions — and Toddler 411 has the answers. Following on the heels of the best-seller Baby 411, Toddler 411 bottles the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Books
Baby Bargains is the bible for baby gear, with detailed ratings and reviews of cribs, strollers, car seats, high chairs and much more. Here's a quick overview: Wow! A baby book that actually answers the big question about having a baby: How am I going to afford all this? With... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at Books
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Mar 15, 2010
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] Philly Mom submitted a comment to Updated: Top 21 best baby stores in America for 2010 Thanks for your feedback on our list. Were happy to hear any dissenting opinions about the stores we put on our Top 21 list. Feel free to email us---go to and click on the contact us button. Were happy to hear the good, bad or ugly experiences. Thanks again for taking the time to share this.
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] ecope submitted a comment to New 8th edition of BABY BARGAINS now available! Thanks for your interest in our book! The 9th edition of our book wont be released until 2011. Meanwhile, we have updated the book with a updated printing (8.1), now available in book form from our web site and Amazon. The Kindle edition of 8.1 is coming shortly!
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] tara submitted a comment to RECALL: Maxi Cosi Mico infant car seats This is a different recall, covering seats made AFTER the first recall. It is for the same problem, however. If your seat was repaired in the first recall, you should be fine---but contact Dorel to double check!
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] Kelley submitted a comment to Reader: KozyPal shopping cart cover maker took money, never shipped product I would agree Kelly. First, the company should have put a notice on its web site about delayed shipments. THEN, they should stop taking new orders or charging consumers credit cards until they resolve the backlog. And if you want still take orders, you have to return folk emails! Alan Denise authors
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] Meredith submitted a comment to RECALL: Infant Suffocation Deaths Prompt Recall of Amby Baby Motion Beds/Hammocks Hi Meredith: Thanks for reading our book, BABY BARGAINS. We agree: this is troubling and frustrating. We recommended the Amby after noting glowing reader reviews of the product, plus it received JPMA safety certification and endorsements of pediatricians like Dr. Bob Sears. We also examined the product in person and did not see any safety issue that are now obvious in retrospect. It is our goal to only recommend the safest and best quality baby gear. Do we make mistakes? Yes, we do. We try to learn from these situations, make fixes and hope to prevent this in the future. One obvious correction: we will no longer put any stock in JPMA certification that a product meets minimum safety standards. Meanwhile, we urge all readers to stop using the Amby until they receive the repair kit.
Re: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] Marie submitted a comment to Babys Nightmare? Crib maker, green group in spat over formaldehyde Hi Marie: Thanks for reading our book and blog. Well, we have expanded our coverage of green tech like organic mattresses over the last couple of years. Yes, we are skeptical of product claims---but not just green products. When a baby product makes a health claim---green or not---we expect to see some science to back that up. Too often what we see in the baby business is green washing. Or unfounded claims (such as conventional mattresses cause SIDS) clearly made to scare parents and sell organic alternatives. So if we have any bias, it is for proof and accuracy, not hype and scare tactics! Thanks again, Alan Denise Authors, BABY BARGAINS
My guess is yes, but I would call Maclaren on the recall hotline to double check!
Joi, Yes, this is the first weve heard of a problem with the Maclaren strollers. Alan and Denise Fields Authors, Baby Bargains From: Reply-To: Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 05:45:13 -0800 To: Subject: [Baby Bargains Book Blog] Joi submitted a comment to RECALL: Massive Maclaren stroller recall coming this Tuesday Nov. 10. NEW! More options for replying to comments via email: * To reply privately to the commenter, click on the commenters email address below. * To reply publicly on your blog, reply to this email. A new comment from ³Joi² was received on the post ³RECALL: Massive Maclaren stroller recall coming this Tuesday Nov. 10 ² of the blog ³Baby Bargains Book Blog ². Comment: We purchased a Maclaren stroller 2 years ago based on the high recommendation from Baby Bargains. Is this the first time Baby Bargains editors/publisher have heard of problems with this stroller? * Commenter name: Joi * Commenter email: * IP address: * Authentication: None Enjoy!