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Author Archives: Dana

7 ways to entertain a sick child this flu season

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Nobody likes being sick at any age, and a sick, cranky kid can be a real challenge. It can be tricky to keep them relatively happy and ensure that they get enough rest and drink enough fluids, and while some TV is ok, you don’t want it to become an all-day activity: Dr. Lisa M. Asta at the AAP warns ... Read More »

#playwithyourtoys on Instagram to win!

As we know from the basics of child development, “Play is the work of the child”: kids pick up all of their physical, social, intellectual, and emotional skills by playing, and toys are the tools. But that sounds a little dreary, doesn’t it? Play shouldn’t feel like work, and the best kind of work, even if you’re an adult, is play! ... Read More »

Vote for Magic Beans in the Cribsie Awards!

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Awards, accolades, glowing reviews: we’ve won them all over the years, including oodles of Best of Boston awards, Boston A-list awards, and more. We’ve had that “you like us, you really like us!” moment again and again, and it never stops being awesome. We’re just so honored every time we hear that someone appreciates what we do! The ultimate reviewers ... Read More »

Car Seat Installation: Some Basics for Parenting Newbies

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While we can’t install your car seat for you (we used to, but ran into some insurance issues), making every aspect of your journey as a new parent easier is our number one priority. So, here are a few resources and tips we hope will help! Before we get started, the most important thing to remember is that CORRECT INSTALLATION ... Read More »

New Years’ Resolutions for Parents?

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As we flip to the next page of the calendar once again, it’s natural to do a bit of reflection and think about what you might want to change in your life. The tradition of making major or minor changes at the opening of a new year is an ancient one, and is common in cultures all over the world, ... Read More »

Updates from UPPAbaby: 2015 Vista in stock, Legacy canceled!

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As we’ve already written, 2015 is going to be an exciting year for UPPAbaby: the 2015 Vista has a game-changing new second seat, the upcoming G-Link will double the capacity of the popular G-Luxe umbrella stroller, and there are exciting new updates coming up for the Cruz and other UPPA models. With all of these exciting new developments, and some minor manufacturing ... Read More »