CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) December 13, 2006
After 9 long months of planning (really!), we are thrilled to announce the arrival of BabyGizmo.com, the Web's most comprehensive product resource site dedicated exclusively to baby gear. Featuring editor reviews, everyday mom reviews, top 5 picks, price comparisons, message boards, video clips, audio samples and industry news, BabyGizmo.com aims to be the best baby product site on the planet.
Highlights of the site include:
- Web's Biggest Baby-Only Price Comparison Engine
The only baby product-only price comparison engine on the Web, BabyGizmo.com features photos, descriptions, real-time pricing, shipping and in-stock information for over 25,000 products from the biggest children's retailers, including Babies R Us, Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, BabyCenter, BabyUniverse, eToys and more!
- Buying Guides
Featuring Top 5 picks, definitions, product history, key features to look for, how most moms use or don't use it, and advice on whether you really need it, when you should buy it and how long your baby will enjoy it.
- Editor Reviews
In-depth reviews by our in-house experts include audio and streaming video clips. Written by moms for moms, our editors employ their world-class, real-world testing on products using our own stroller obstacle course, dozens of age-appropriate test subjects and extensive interviews with product manufacturers.
- Mom Reviews
To give a complete picture of a how a product fares across the nation, thousands of moms have logged on and shared their knowledge in comprehensive reviews.
- Comparison Charts
BabyGizmo.com is chock full of useful comparison charts that show moms at a glance the important dimensions of popular products, like which infant car seat carrier is compatible with which stroller, which seats have true side impact protection, how much items actually weigh and how it feels to carry them!
- What We Are Not
BabyGizmo.com is not a blog, a retail store, a magazine/webzine, or an online community. Nor do we want to be. (We have enough to do as it is!)
In celebration of its launch, BabyGizmo.com is giving away a Mom Vacation Day to one lucky mama. The $500 prize package will be custom designed by the winner to include their choice of luxury relaxation, romance and of course shopping.
Founded by sisters Heather Maclean and Hollie Schultz in 2005, The Baby Gizmo Company has grown into a product testing and research coalition of moms, pediatricians and child development experts. "We leave the crash testing and safety ratings to the government and consumer organizations like Consumer Reports," says Heather, "but while we love their information, we found their reviews didn't speak to other important issues, like if the music is annoying or you'll ever get dried green beans out of the cracks. Our product testing is real-world testing. We built a stroller obstacle course. We weigh products. We throw food on them. We run through parking lots carrying them, two other kids and our diaper bags."
Heather and Hollie are seasoned entrepreneurs and quickly becoming nationally renowned for their baby gear expertise. They are frequent expert contributors to the Toy Industry Association's publication, The Toy Directory. Beginning next month, they will become regular correspondents for Chicago's #1-rated morning news program ABC7 News This Morning. Their first book, The Baby Gizmo Baby Gear Buying Guide, will be published by Rutledge Hill in Spring 2007.
Mom of three, Heather Maclean is also the founder of the award-winning children's media company, Little Laureate Inc., whose debut DVD title was named Parenting magazine Video of the Year and voted #3 of the Best Videos for Babies of All Time by readers of Parents magazine. Heather was recently chosen as one of the "16 Best Entrepreneurs in America" by
Sir Richard Branson and invited to accompany him on a 50,000-mile trip around the world.
Their journey, titled "The Rebel Billionaire," was televised on Fox TV in 2004/2005.
Currently expecting her second baby, Hollie Schultz previously founded a successful gourmet cookie company that became a favorite of Hollywood studios and celebrity moms.
Owned and operated entirely by the sisters and their national network of mom editors, BabyGizmo.com can present uniquely unbiased reviews because they are a true independent third party. To keep from compromising the site's editorial opinions, BabyGizmo.com does not accept advertising or sponsorship from any product manufacturer. They also don't accept paid product placement or featured listings. Additionally, the site is free to members, and does not require a log-in for any part of the site.
BabyGizmo.com covers all types of products for all types of moms from all types of stores. From modern to common, trendy to kitsch, from Wal-Mart to PoshTots, BabyGizmo.com gives you the straight poop on everyday items as well as luxe purchases. The site covers
$6 diaper baggies and $600 diaper bags democratically.
"We love baby gear," Hollie says. "If they made an adult-sized Baby Papasan swing, we'd live in it. We love spending money on our kids. What we don't love is spending money on the wrong item."
BabyGizmo.com celebrates the fun of picking and purchasing baby gear. "Because the way we look at it," Heather says, "God gave us shopping to make up for stretch marks."
About the Baby Gizmo Company
The Baby Gizmo Company was founded in 2005 by sisters and seasoned entrepreneurs Heather Maclean and Hollie Schultz. A product testing and research coalition of moms, pediatricians and child development experts, The Baby Gizmo Company publishes BabyGizmo.com, the Web's only baby product resource site featuring third party, in-depth expert reviews and a price comparison engine with over 25,000 products. The company is based in Chicago, Illinois.
The Baby Gizmo Company
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