is there a chowhound type board for babies
- parent Apr 15, 2005 03:56 PM
is there a forum like this where people post about getting good deals on baby stuff, like strollers, diapers, etc
and especially baby food and formula?
I used to lurk often on the IVillage Parenting Place boards. There are about a hundred different message boards on all different baby/child-related topics.
It isn't a board, but the Baby Bargain Book is a fairly decent source for comparisons of various baby products. In addition, the book contains useful lists like "10 least necessary products" and sensible suggestions about how much clothing a newborn actually needs.
The book is more useful if you are several months pre-baby and have not yet purchased big ticket items like a crib or stroller.
They do sponsor a web site, if I remember correctly.
I highly recommend Mothering.com. You want the "discussions" section. Though you wont find any support for formula, as breast milk is the only food your child needs for the first 6-8 month of his/her life. Also studies show that the taste of breast milk changes based on what the mom eats so just think, you are developing the chow pups palate from the start! Formula is overly sweet.
You will learn about making awesome, wholesome and nutritious baby food for when the baby is ready for solids. Also, there are links to many WAHM's websites for great organic products, homemade slings, etc. Plus there are always great discussions about the best and safest car seats, strollers, highchairs and the like.
The moms (and dads) on this site are very "chowhound" and you can always expect to get lots of opinions and ideas!
Good question! I know the one that drives me insane (or rather, makes me feel that I might *just* be sane afterall...) is Urbanbaby.com.