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Celebrate the Sox: Red Sox gear at Magic Beans!

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While the ritual of playing catch with your kids is pretty universal in America, Boston takes baseball to a whole other level. The Red Sox are far more than just a team to local devotees: seeing a game with your family is something akin to a religious experience, the best sort of bonding for fans of all ages. Naturally, parents ... Read More »

The science is in: early bedtimes are better!

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: both our personal experience and loads of research show that early bedtimes are better for babies and kids. So we’re definitely fans of this article from Melinda Wenner Moyer at Slate, who is a strict adherent to early bedtimes. A summary of Moyer’s arguments: Her kids seem to be getting more ... Read More »

Summer is almost here! Our guide to gearing up for day camp

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Think of day camp as training wheels for sleepaway camp: it gives kids the same opportunities to make new friends and learn new skills, and gives structure to long, lazy summer days. But they also get the security of going home every night, eating dinner with their parents, and sleeping in their own bed. Kids are generally ready to take that ... Read More »

Are magnets safe for babies?

2016 has been an amazing year for innovation in the baby gear world, from the Cybex Cloud Q Infant Car Seat to the BabyZen YoYo+. Among our favorite innovative products are those that use magnets, most notably the 4Moms High Chair, which uses magnets to easily glide the tray onto the tracks (and hold magnetic dishes and utensils in place, ... Read More »

Sun safety basics for babies

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It’s a little yucky to think of the human skin as an organ, but it’s true: our largest organ performs a ton of functions that are necessary for human health, forming our “first line of defense” against any outside force that might harm the body. It’s a protective barrier against bacteria and viruses; it regulates our body temperature; it helps us ... Read More »