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New for fall: classes at Magic Beans Wellesley!

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In the earliest months of your baby’s life, classes are more about you than your child: not only can you learn key skills that will help you feel confident about this whole brand-new business of parenting, but it also helps you combat new-mommy cabin fever. And perhaps most importantly of all: it’s the perfect way to meet other new parents who ... Read More »

The Drool Baby Expo in Connecticut / Westchester is TODAY!!!

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DROOL BABY EXPO CONNECTICUT/WESTCHESTER AUGUST 27, 2015, 4-9PM HYATT REGENCY, GREENWICH CT GET YOUR TICKETS HERE  Connecticut and New York readers: are you ready for the ULTIMATE shopping event for expectant parents? Hopefully you’ve already got your tickets and have already done all the prep you need to have a great time shopping at our extraordinary baby expo. But in ... Read More »

The inside scoop on baby poop

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Prior to having a baby, you probably didn’t have much to say about poop. However, poop is an obvious obsession for new parents: a newborn may leave you with a little present with every diaper in his first six weeks, so you’re engaging with the subject far more than you ever have in your life (unless, of course, you’ve worked at a ... Read More »

Meet our 5 most popular baby strollers

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What makes a baby stroller popular? Judging from the five bestsellers in today’s video, it’s versatility: the ability to carry kids from birth up through preschool, the ability to handle multiple terrains, and, in the case of the Vista, the ability to transform to carry multiple kids. Watch Eli’s demo below, and then check out our links to learn even ... Read More »

Drool Connecticut/Westchester highlight: local vendors in the Sun Court

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DROOL BABY EXPO CONNECTICUT/WESTCHESTER AUGUST 27, 2015, 4-9PM HYATT REGENCY, GREENWICH CT GET YOUR TICKETS HERE   At Magic Beans, our specialty is baby gear – but that’s only one portion of the panoply of goods and services you’ll need with a new baby on the way (or newly arrived in your life). Childbirth services, lactation consultants, skincare, nutrition, baby ... Read More »

Some tips for managing visitors after your baby is born

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The first weeks after your baby is born are a time of contradictory emotions, for some very good reasons: You just had a BABY! How cool is that? How amazing are her little hands and feet and her smell and her teeny face? This is definitely the best thing that has ever happened to you. On the other hand, you ... Read More »

The endless battle: how do you regulate kids and sweets?

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When blogger Melissa Langsam Braunstein was a child in an Upper West Side playgroup, one child earned an unfortunate nickname: Rice Cake. Whenever a hosting mom offered cookies around, the poor kid’s mother gave him a rice cake. Braunstein writes: “I too pitied Rice Cake. His mother always sounded like a health food extremist. After all, why can’t a kid ... Read More »

Gift Guide:  8 great birthday presents for a fourth birthday

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By age four, there’s one very easy shortcut to finding the perfect gift for your kid: just ask her! At this age, kids are pretty clear on what they like, whether it’s princesses, dinosaurs, superheroes, or baseball. Granted, your child may ask for something you’re not quite willing to give them (say, a pony or an iPad), but you can ... Read More »