For expectant mothers who haven't a clue what they've gotten themselves into (you know who you are), please go get Baby Bargains ($12). I took this book with me every time I left the house to buy something for my baby-to-be. It's the most genius book for first time mothers. Divided up into sections on cribs, gliders, strollers, car seats, bedding, etc., the book rates each manufacturer on an A to F scale.
When you're standing among five cribs wondering which one won't collapse in the middle of the night, all you have to do is pull out Baby Bargains and see who got the best grade. The only downside is that you might discover that the one that looks the prettiest doesn't get an A+.
With so many choices to make, it's nice to have "someone" there to tell you what's best for baby.