This book is an good resource for rating the various brands of cribs, nursery furniture, baby clothing, maternity clothing, monitors, toys, bedding, etc... While I wouldn't exactly call it a "bargain" book, it does have information that is useful when on the hunt for baby goods. Then again, you don't really want to buy the bargain baby furniture to compromise your baby's safety, it's just common sense to forgo the $1000 plus cribs that are out there and purchase something more reasonable. This book will help you determine what you deem to be reasonable for your indicated budget. It's nice in that it features all price ranges from high to low. Again, as one would expect, those that are highly recommended are in the mid to higher price range. How high you want to go is entirely up to you. There are some very obvious suggestions in how to save money, such as going to outlet stores for clothing. Overall, it contains good information nicely packed into one book. Be sure to have the most current edition!