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Meet Mimo: A Q&A on a very unique baby monitor!

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Checking and rechecking to make sure your baby is still breathing is a time-honored anxious habit of new parents – it’s completely normal, but nobody likes being anxious (and Mom, you need some sleep!). The Mimo Baby Monitor is a high-tech shortcut that lets you do all of that checking and rechecking through your iPhone, iPad, or Android. We asked ... Read More »

Get your free breast pump with Acelleron and Magic Beans!

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With the passing of the Affordable Care Act, most new or expectant moms are eligible for free breast pumps. Sounds great, right? Except that you can’t get your free pump directly from a baby store: it can mean dealing with your insurance company, which means long waits on the phone, heaps of paperwork, and other headaches you’d rather skip. Get ... Read More »

New from Bugaboo: The Bugaboo Bee3 Stroller, coming in September!

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Winging through the city with your bouncing babe will “bee” even easier with the September 2014 release of the brand new Bugaboo Bee3! This update on the bee-loved Bugaboo lightweight stroller will make it even easier to flutter and flit through city streets, down into subway stations, up flights of stairs, and all around your town. The Bugaboo Bee3 has ... Read More »

Meet the Clek Fllo! A Q&A with Clek

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The brand-new Clek Fllo Convertible Car Seat is an update on the Foonf, with a few changes that adapt the Foonf’s world-class safety features and iconic automotive design for a different group of families. Here to explain the changes for you is Chris Lumley, founder of Clek (and father of two). Q: We’re so excited to hear more about the ... Read More »

5 Baby shower gift shopping tips for beginners

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Here at Magic Beans, we usually focus on the needs of parents, but we have another important audience: the friends and families of the expectant, many of whom don’t have our own children. I’ve been in the baby biz for close to ten years, so I’ve got the vocabulary down, but if someone you love is expecting and all of ... Read More »