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Easing parent-to-be overload

Professional baby planners find a ready market

Salesperson Mara Beier (right) helped Stacey Lightbody as she tried on a baby sling at Magic Beans in Brookline. Salesperson Mara Beier (right) helped Stacey Lightbody as she tried on a baby sling at Magic Beans in Brookline. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
By Sarah Schweitzer
Globe Staff / August 25, 2008

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When Meredith White was expecting her first son, nothing terrified her quite like a visit to Babies "R" Us. Aisle after dizzying aisle of baby paraphernalia beckoned, with dozens of varieties of bottles, nipples, wipes (and their warmers), pacifiers, cribs, strollers, and bibs. She did not want to buy anything without first assessing safety, usefulness, and developmental appropriateness. The analysis ... (Full article: 1006 words)

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