I've talked a lot about smart parenting solutions for parents. Things like making baby food pouches, playing with purpose, stocking up on clothes and identifying your healthcare champions. That last one seems to have struck a chord, with quite a few of you emailing specific concerns about your child's behavior or wellness. “The parenting forums are freaking me out!” People everywhere are looking for someone (anyone?) to provide reliable support and knowledge without judgment. So we've started working with a really cool resource called Bundoo that offers up an answer at your fingertips.
Many websites gather a wealth of smart parenting knowledge for new and expectant moms and dads who are overwhelmed with concerns, but this is the first I've seen that has successfully developed a one-stop-shop to fit just about any need. Up until now we've had to dig through a mish-mash of resources for every question that crosses our mind. “What should I buy for my baby?” directs us to blogs or Amazon. “What's the average price for a used stroller?” sends us to Craigslist. “What options do I have for spacing out vaccines?” gets us involved in a confusing and sometimes hostile discussion with our pediatrician and “What can I do to make the baby go to sleep at 3am?” leads us to tears.
Bundoo helps with all that. The site offers free topical information so you can stay up-to-date with the latest trends. Also free for anyone to use is a supportive community and a marketplace with detailed pediatrician commentary on products. What makes the site truly unique is the expert knowledge. All writers and community moderators are nutritionists, pediatricians and behavioral health specialists who genuinely know what they're talking about.
Parents wanting in-depth guidance and answers to more personal questions can pay $9.95 per question or a $29.95 monthly subscription fee to have these specialists answer unlimited questions. That could seriously come in handy for overwhelmed parents who haven't found a good pediatrician, or those dealing with health issues such as colic or allergies. Wanting to approach behavior issues with some smart parenting tips? Get a list of tactics that have been proven effective. Tweak your approach with the help of someone who knows what they're doing. With a whole panel of smart parenting experts on hand, you don't have to waste time wading through the murky search engine waters all day.