This book outlines the different items you should purchase for your new baby, as well as lets you know which are optional and which can be skipped altogether. This book saved me a ton of money in preparing for our first child! Great resource!
Anneke V. (annekevdbroek) reviewed Baby Bargains: Secrets to Saving 20% to 50% on Baby Furniture, Equipment, Clothes, Toys, Maternity Wear and Much, Much More! on
Fantastically useful book - information on specific brands of baby gear. Additionally the authors tell the reader how to evaluate quality in baby furniture, carriers, clothing, etc. A list of needed items, recommendations, etc.. Wonderful for first time parents!
At first I thought there was no point in reading this because I already do so much to save money on baby stuff: using ebay, freecycle, coupons, garage sales/secondhand stores, plus not buying unnecessary items. But I learned A LOT from this book, enough to even justify buying it new--which I didn't! :) Do get an edition from the last few years to get up to date safety info on various prodcuts.