Would You Hire a Baby Planner?

Would You Hire a Baby Planner?

Julia Cho
Oct 29, 2007

"We take the labor out of your delivery", that's the motto of The Baby Planners, a Los Angeles based consulting company that helps expectant parents prepare for baby- primarily by shopping for baby gear.

We've slinked to an article about them in the past, but we just saw the founders on the Rachel Ray Show the other day and weren't quite sure how we felt about it. The Baby Planners is for birth what a wedding planner is for a wedding. They'll help you make all of those decisions, shop for your registry with you, and tell you their top picks.

Melissa Gould and Ellie Miller, the moms and professionals who founded The Baby Planners, say that they found the experience of trying to research and stay on top of the latest gear overwhelming when they were pregnant and working full time.

Seems like a nice service for people who have at least another $500 to spend- the cost of most of their plans. You'll pay $75 to talk to them for a half hour just to get an introduction to the program. But hopefully their tips will actually save you money in the long run.

The amount of information out there certainly can be overwhelming, but we also find it kind of fun.

What do you think? Is it worth it to hire a baby planner?

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