Book Review and Giveaway! The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide

By Kristie Turck •  Published 03/19/08 •  3 min read

Last updated on March 28th, 2008 at 02:03 pm

bgbg-coverEnough of all this dioxane talk for a minute and let’s discuss something a little more fun… and let’s give away some free gifts! I recently had the opportunity to check out The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide written by Heather Maclean and Hollie Schultz, the creators of This is a hefty book, packed to the gills with tips and buying advice on everything baby related from the basic needs with a newborn to outfitting your preschooler with a potty. They cover the grounds from soup to nuts.

I’ll admit I was a little skeptical when I first got it in my hands. I thought, “Gee another baby gear book… whoopie.” However I soon discovered it’s value over a glass of wine and a quick scour of it’s contents. They really cover a lot of ground without becoming too wordy or opinionated. They guide you towards how to shop most efficiently for your new arrival so you’re not breaking the bank on every baby gadget in the universe. They give you the low-down on what you really need versus what is just an extra perk. From help with buying car seats, strollers, high chairs and more, these gals really give you the insiders edge on buying for your baby.

This book works great as a reference and what I found wonderful was they even covered “safe bottles” and toy safety, and using the CPSC, which as we all know are topics close to my non-toxic heart. They do it all without telling you what exact products to buy, rather they give you the information you need in your back pocket so you can make the best decisions for yourself and your kids.

This book is the perfect gift for a new mom, or even a rookie who is still learning the ropes. I’m no expert with a 2 year old and I already learned a thing or two about what kind of potty to look for. Double thumbs up from this Mom.

Giveaway Time! I’ve got 6 shiny new copies of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide ready for your reading pleasure.

How to win it: Leave a comment on this entry by5:00pm EST on Thursday March 27, 2008 and you’ll be entered to win your copy. Duplicate comments will disqualify you from the giveaway. For an extra chance to win, send an email to safemama @ with the subject “I Need the Baby Gizmo Buying Guide!” and you’ll get an extra entry.

Winners will be announced on Friday March 28th!

Congratulations to Karin, Margaret Cambric, cairomama, Christy, Ester and Melissa Dessaint!  You have all won a copy of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide.  Thank you to all who entered!