Finding the stroller of your dreams is only the first step: you’re going to be pushing that baby in all kinds of weather conditions, with loads of additional items on board. Making your pushing prowess even better with these essential stroller accessories that I recommend to every customer here at Magic Beans. The Mommy Hook: It may look simple, but ... Read More »
We're in Las Vegas September 7-10 at the ABC Kids Expo - see all of the news, announcements and more!
New Bugaboo RUNNER Jogging Stroller Extension Unveiled at ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas!
See's what's new with UPPAbaby from ABC Kids Expo!
The Orbit Baby O2 Stroller will be Orbit’s first jogging stroller!
New Mom Support Groups and Child Development at Magic Beans stores.
Did we mention that Magic Beans is owned and run by parents? Not only is Diane Holmes, a store associate at Magic Beans Norwell, a proud mama, but she’s also a grandmother. And as you’ll see, she knows a LOT about twins! Here’s a few of her tips on shopping for two. As a proud mom of twin boys, ... Read More »
What is Hypnobirthing? An interview with childbirth educator Cynthia Overgard of Hypnobirthing of CT
As part of our wonderful new slate of classes at Magic Beans stores, we’re presenting “Three Things that Will Determine the Outcome of Your Birth,” a talk by childbirth educator and HypnoBirthing instructor Cynthia Overgard, on November 4. HypnoBirthing is just one of many great approaches you can choose for your child’s birth, but we love how respectful and empowering ... Read More »
The phrase “object permanence” was thrown around a lot when I first started working at Magic Beans a year and a half ago – “Oh, this toy? It’s perfect, it helps kids understand object permanence.” Cue puzzled faces! Object permanence is a key early developmental skill that babies typically pick up in their first year – but what does it ... Read More »
Did you know that the odds of rolling ten dice on the same number in one roll is 10,077,697 to 1? That’s the improbable statistic at the heart of the game of Tenzi, one of my top picks for games at Magic Beans. Tenzi is one of the fastest games I have ever played! The package is so small you ... Read More »
Earlier this year, we announced that we’re teaming up with Acelleron to make it easier for our customers to get the free breast pumps provided through the Affordable Care Act. We’re delighted to say that this program has been a great success, and we got our first rave review from one of our staff members, Heather Hills! Here’s what Heather experienced ... Read More »
Sure, it’s a bit early to think about holiday shopping, but we like to plan ahead. Plus, our holiday gift guides are pretty thorough, so we’ve decided to go through our top toys of the year category by category here at Spilling the Beans, so we can explain in detail why these toys are the best! Today, we’re going to ... Read More »
Who doesn’t love Halloween? The kids love the opportunity to play at being a superhero, a princess, or a spooky monster for an evening (not to mention trawling for sugar), and we love how adorable they look in their costumes. The tradition of Halloween dress-up is fun for all ages, and the historical roots of the practice are also fun ... Read More »
We’ve got a new expert writing for the blog! Sam Aleksanyan is a recent bean, having started at the Boston store a little less than two months ago, but he’s clearly picked up the biz pretty quickly – reading this product comparison, you’ll see that this guy knows A LOT about strollers and baby gear. Outside of work, Sam likes ... Read More »
Want to learn more about child development and have fun with your baby? Cecilia’s Galoop classes for babies ages 5-11 months are held every Friday at Magic Beans Brookline! There will be a free demo class on October 24, and a new session will start from October 31-December 12. Learn more about classes and services at Magic Beans here, and ... Read More »