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Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play sleeper: Miracle soother . . . or dangerous crutch?

Last updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2016The Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play sleeper has been on a roll lately, appearing on TLC’s new reality show OutDaughtered. A recent episode featured their five baby girls sleeping in a row of—you guessed it—Fisher Price Rock ‘n Play sleepers:     As a result of this and other publicity, […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, recalls & safety |

baby bargains logo is now free!

Last updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2016Some good news today—we are dropping the pay wall on our web site, as of today! That means our detailed baby product reviews (in the Reviews tab) are now free for all to read. We wanted to give you some background on this decision and how it will affect the […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, book news |

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Exclusive: Good Morning America blurs out flaming toddler shoe to hide Disney cartoon characters; ABC calls it a "mistake"

Last updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016A trending story about a toddler’s light-up shoe catching fire in Texas was covered in an unusual way by ABC’s Good Morning America today. When airing a story on the shoe that caught fire in a Texas family’s minivan, the ABC show intentionally blurred out a picture of the shoe:   […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, recalls & safety |

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Ergo buying Tula carriers, Boba & Beco tie the knot!

Last updated: Monday, May 9, 2016Ergo baby carriers is buying rival Baby Tula carriers for $73.8 million, according to a joint statement issued by the companies today.  Baby Tula is based in San Diego and reportedly sold $24.8 million worth of baby carriers in 2015 (with a profit of $13.1 million in EBITDA). Ergo says […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, Child Carriers |


Medela responds to our story on concerns over their low-end pumps

Last updated: Friday, March 25, 2016Medela has responded to our article that broke the news that the company is dropping a low-end breast pump sold via insurance that prompted complaints and concerns. Medela asked that we correct the article with the following statements. Here are Medela’s points with our comments: “Medela is quietly phasing out the […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, Breast Pumps |


Medela dropping breast pump that prompted complaints, concerns

Last updated: Monday, November 23, 2015 A leading breast pump manufacturer is quietly phasing out a low-end breast pump sold through insurance carriers after complaints surfaced about its effectiveness. Medela, the largest breast pump maker in the U.S, manufactured a special pump (model 57038 or MY57038) for sale through insurance companies that doesn’t pump as […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, Breast Pumps |


Baby Bargains suspends Recaro car seat recommendation

Last updated: Monday, November 9, 2015We have decided to suspend our recommendation of Recaro’s convertible car seats (ProRIDE and PerformanceRIDE) after a report in Consumer Reports has raised safety concerns.  The magazine said in an report last month that the “harness support hardware at the rear of the seat shell . . . broke” during CR’s […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, Car Seats (Blog), Convertible Car Seats, recalls & safety |

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Beco apologizes for "culturally insensitive" baby carriers

Last updated: Friday, March 25, 2016Take a look at this carrier and tell us what you see: If you answered “culturally insensitive appropriation of Native American heritage,” then you’ll agree with the carrier maker’s apology post on their web page: We got it wrong. It was brought to our attention that we hurt some of our […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, carriers |


What's new for baby gear? Follow our new Instagram feed!

Last updated: Friday, October 16, 2015Hi there: We’re off to Las Vegas tomorrow for the annual baby gear show. And we’ve just debuted a new Instagram account: RealBabyBargains.  Follow us on Instagram as we survey what will be coming out in the next few months—new strollers, car seats, cribs and more. We’ll feature some odd […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, book news |

New ebook debuts . . . and Chelsea loves Baby 411!

Last updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2015In a total surprise, we got a shout out from Chelsea Clinton for the Baby 411. Clinton is on a book tour for her new book It’s Your World and sat down with US Weekly for an interview. Asked for her list of favorite books, she said this about Baby 411: […]

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