2008 edition. You're itching to start buying things for the new baby. It's so exciting, after all, and you want to be ready when the baby arrives. But it's an expensive business and you can't afford to waste your money. Your friends are full of advice, of course, and lots of it helpful. But you're different people with different lives, and you can't be sure that what works for them will work for you. So how on earth are you supposed to know what you need and what you don't? And if you do need something, how you do you choose which one to buy, when there are so many different types and brands on offer? Buggies, car seats, nappies, clothes, bedding... where do you start? That's where Caroline Cosgrove, a professional personal shopper for baby equipment, and parenting journalist Liat Hughes Joshi step in. Between them, they have tested and tried hundreds of products, and are here to guide you through them all. They have no vested interest, and pass on impartial advice about: What products are available; The pros and cons of each; Which will suit you personally; Which represent good value for money; What not to waste your money on; Tips for twins and eco-friendly choices. What to Buy for Your Baby is a chatty and informative guide which will help you come away with the equipment you want without spending more than you need 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)