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Parenting, Inc. : how we are sold on $800 strollers, fetal education, baby sign language, sleeping coaches, toddler couture, and diaper wipe warmers-- and what it means for our children

From deluxe car seats to the booming supply of baby consultants charging hundreds of dollars, parents are assaulted by marketing hype, social pressure, and celebrity expertise. The author's behind-the-scenes examination helps parents find their own way. She interviews educators, psychologists, doctors, and parents to reveal the developmental effects of excessive nursery gear, toys, structured activities, and luxury labels.