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

Medela 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 Personal Double pump (model 57038) […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, Breast Pumps |


Medela dropping breast pump that prompted complaints, concerns

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 much milk as the company’s retail […]

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Baby Bargains suspends Recaro car seat recommendation

We 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 crash performance tests. This failure […]

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

Beco carrier

Beco apologies for "culturally insensitive" baby carriers

Take 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 babywearing family. For that we […]

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

Hi 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 and quirky baby products, as […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, book news |

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

In 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: So big thanks to Chelsea […]

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Pre-order a copy of Baby 411 and save 48%

How would you like to save 48% off the price of our book Baby 411? We’ve got a brand new edition of Baby 411 set to debut in August! As always, we’ve updated, revised and expanded the new book—new advice on starting solid foods, the baby-led weaning trend and more! Here’s the best deal: Amazon […]

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Baby Bargains now available as an ebook for Kindle, Android, Apple, Nook

Yes, it is finally here—the ebook version of BABY BARGAINS 11th edition, released 2015! Order from your favorite ebook providers:    Amazon Kindle Barnes & Noble Nook.   Apple iBooks.  Google eBook.     Order an ebook copy so you can always have BABY BARGAINS with you when you shop, even if your print book is at […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, book news |


Pottery Barn Kids' Lullaby Mattresses, not made by Lullaby Earth

Kristi, a reader of the Baby Bargains book, sent along this question: “Can you advise whether the Lullaby Earth mattresses mentioned above and the Lullaby Mattress sold at Pottery Barn Kids are the same thing, or from the same manufacturer?  I’m inclined to think they’re separate companies and completely unrelated but I wanted to make […]

| | Posted in Baby Bargains Blog, nursery furniture |


Nest debuts new baby monitor cam, the Nest Cam

The Dropcam is dead. Viva la Nest Cam! About a year ago, Nest (the smart thermostat folks) purchased Dropcam, the maker of our top pick for streaming nursery cams. Now Nest is rebranding Dropcam as (…wait for it) the Nest Cam. (Nest is owned by Google . . . no, you can’t escape them. Now […]

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