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What’s the safest place in the car to install your car seat?

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We’re sure you already know that kids shouldn’t ride up front, due to the presence of the air bag, and you’ve probably also heard that the center of the back seat is the safest for car seat installation. And it’s technically true: a correctly installed car seat in the center will protect your baby better than in any other position. ... Read More »

A new look for Magic Beans Wellesley

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Sometimes, smaller is better, and that’s always been the case for Magic Beans: we’ve found that the cozier feel and ultra-curated selection of our smaller stores has won a ton of fans. So we’re trimming one of our bigger stores down to size, and we think you’ll like how it turns out! Here are a few questions you’ll probably have ... Read More »

How do you fit a car seat in a BMW? Watch our video!

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BMW is the world’s most popular luxury car brand, with over 100 models to choose from in the US. And while sports cars are central to many luxury brands, that’s not what the average customer is necessarily looking for: if you’re reading this blog, your BMW is probably a family car. Today’s family car needs to accommodate car seats, so ... Read More »

Hexbugs: a Magic Beans top toy pick! Nanos, Aquabots, and more

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While imagination doesn’t run on batteries, it doesn’t follow at all that a toy that runs on batteries can’t stimulate creativity. Take, for instance, the basic Hexbug Nano V2 Robot: in many ways, this little guy functions like a very small and simple family pet (minus the need to feed it or clean up after it). The cleverly designed motor ... Read More »

How to hold a baby, plus newborn soothing techniques

Every new baby has exactly the same basic needs for food, comfort, cleanliness, and attention, but babies are also wonderfully complex little individuals, with moods and preferences. While you’re not going to know exactly what those preferences are until you meet the little guy or gal (and isn’t that going to be awesome when it happens?), it pays to review ... Read More »

New baby toys and baby gifts at Magic Beans

  Playing is learning for children, and begins with your baby’s first grab for her first rattle. As she explores her baby toys (and your lap, and your face, and the living room floor), the world slowly but steadily comes into focus: sights and sounds begin to coalesce into meaning, sensory information becomes coherent, and she begins to understand how ... Read More »