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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?

thanks

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    Dipsy Apr 18, 2005 07:10 PM

    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.

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      foodiex2 Apr 18, 2005 09:36 AM

      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!

      Link: http://www.mothering.com/

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        PollyG Apr 18, 2005 09:35 AM

        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.

        Link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/...

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          dette Apr 19, 2005 12:31 AM

          Baby Bargains does have a message board where people discuss the best strollers, high chairs, etc.

          Link: http://www.windsorpeak.com/dc/dcboard...

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          K Apr 16, 2005 09:55 PM

          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.

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            becky Apr 15, 2005 11:57 PM

            for the best info on infant nutrition check out: http://www.kellymom.com/

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              Nancy Berry Apr 15, 2005 09:16 PM

              Here's a website that contains all sorts of info, forums, price comparisons, etc.

              Link: http://babyparenting.about.com

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                MidtownCoog Apr 15, 2005 04:38 PM

                My wife enjoyed baby center. We never acutally used the message boards, but they have some neat stuff.

                The montly progress updates via email are cool.

                Link: http://www.babycenter.com/

                Image: http://www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/images...

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                  Kirk Apr 15, 2005 11:21 PM

                  Hey, MidtownCoog. That's a Chowhound in training if I have ever seen one! After a bad meal, of course!!

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