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Magic Beans Fun Size Picks: Top Five Musical Toys

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Hey everyone – it’s Kelsey again, with the scoop from Magic Beans Fun Size, in NYC! As you may remember from my last blog, our store is located in the lobby at Kidville in the Upper East Side, and we sell a handpicked selection of the best-of-the-best toys for ages 0-5. As with any other Magic Beans store, along with our amazing selection, ... Read More »

Just for fun: this baby has the most fascinating friends!

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Julia and Jason Heckathorn of Fauquier County, Virginia, already had a kangaroo named Boomeroo and an anteater named Captain Noche Cuervo, when their family simultaneously gained two new members! Their pet sloth, Daisy, arrived on the scene only days after their daughter Alia was born, and the two are now the best of pals, snuggling and playing together (and often ... Read More »

New Britax Frontier Clicktight Colors this April! Plus: see Britax at Drool!

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Britax will be at the Drool Baby Expo on May 15! Learn more here and get your tickets today!  We love Britax Clicktight car seats – and apparently, so do you, since they’ve been selling like hotcakes! The reviewers at CarSeatBlog.com are also big fans, and they really love the Britax Frontier Clicktight Harness-2-Booster. They recognize the importance of keeping kids riding ... Read More »

Ever notice that the ABC Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

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This fairly obvious fact didn’t occur to me until this morning, I was mulling over the origin of the “ABC Song,” and found numerous articles pointing out that the melody is the same! In the Telegraph, writer Sebastian Doggart reports that “Baa-Baa Black Sheep” and “What A Wonderful World” follow the same pattern, and that he annoyed his three-year-old son by ... Read More »

Mocktails to DROOL over! Try Mocktails at the Drool Baby Expo

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Buy your Drool tickets today – don’t wait, they’re going fast!  One of the many luxurious treats we offer at every Drool Baby Expo is mocktails: cocktails that are just as sophisticated and refreshing as the real thing, minus the booze.  Our past offerings have always been delish, but when the folks from the Mocktails company offered to bring in some of ... Read More »

New for 2015: Bugaboo stroller updates!

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2015 is going to be an exciting year for Bugaboo, with the Bugaboo Runner jogging stroller attachment and the Bugaboo Stand on the way! Plus, Bugaboo’s commitment to superior design means that they’re constantly improving their current stable of models as well, and so small tweaks have been made to the Cameleon 3, the Donkey, and the Buffalo. The prices will be ... Read More »

Is your child ready for potty training? Look out for these signs!

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By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development Expert and Stacey Jackson Flammia, MLA, Adult Learning and Development Specialist.  Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses     The million-dollar question: how do I know when my child is ready to use the potty? Do I go by her ... Read More »