While buying items for a new baby is an exciting experience, it can cost parents dear, particularly if the items are unsuitable or even unsafe. With the plethora of products on the market, it can be hard to buy wisely, particularly if time is limited. But now help is at hand. In their new, updated and illustrated guide, two professionals with encyclopaedic knowledge of what's on the market - having tried and tested hundreds of products - help you navigate your way through a seemingly impenetrable jungle of baby equipment and clothing so that you come away with just the items you need without spending more than you have to.
Liat Hughes Joshi is a London-based freelance journalist and author.
She has contributed to a range of national newspapers and magazines including The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and Mother & Baby and specialises in writing about parenting and family issues.
Reviews of Liat's first book, What to Buy for Your Baby:
"This handy guide will save you time, money and stress." (Pregnancy and Birth Magazine)
"A must-read for new parents" (The Baby Directory)
"The authors know what they are talking about...the book is well written and easy to read....a very useful book"Â (Nursery Online).
"What to Buy for Your Baby by Liat Hughes Joshi and Caroline Cosgrove, is like having a personal shopper right there with you as you negotiate the tempting goodies. All the products listed have been tested by the authors and there are examples to suit all budgets. Well worth splashing out on." (MadeforMums)