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ABC Kids Expo 2016: New UPPAbaby Vista & UPPAbaby Cruz, now with real leather!

uppababy vista stroller 2017

  UPDATED 4/20/2017: UPPAbaby Vista 2017 UPPAbaby Cruz 2017 The UPPAbaby Vista Stroller and UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller are two perennial Magic Beans favorites, and we’re thrilled to hear about their 2017 updates – both practical and chic! The biggest news from UPPA this year is REAL leather accents: you’ll find REACH compliant leather on the handlebars and bumper bars of ... Read More »

ABC Kids Expo 2016: what new baby products do you want to see?

The ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas starts tomorrow, and we’ll be there searching the show floor for the latest baby products from all of your favorite brands!  In this video, Eli explains a bit more about what we’ll be doing this week: At last year’s show, we unveiled products like the BabyZen YoYo+ Stroller and the 4Moms High Chair straight from ... Read More »

BOB Strollers & Britax car seats on sale October 14-30!

  SHOP BOB STROLLERS  SHOP BRITAX CAR SEATS It may not have necessarily seemed like a natural combination when Britax acquired BOB in 2011, but we warmed up to the combo pretty quickly: both companies have the same commitment to safety, quality, and innovative design. As BOB cofounder and CEO Roger Malinowski said when the acquisition occurred, “When you look at the ... Read More »

Convertible car seat comparison: the new Nuna Rava vs. the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio

While manufacturers are continually improving the look of their products year after year, some baby gear items are simply nicer looking than others, and the Peg Perego Primo Viaggio Convertible Car Seat has been a longtime favorite for its sophisticated European style. Blogger Mommy to Max describes this gorgeous Italian-made seat as “the Ferrari of car seats,”  and Car Seat Answers praises ... Read More »

Celebrate classic design with the Stokke Limited Edition Anniversary Collection High Chair!

ORDER THE ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION TRIPP TRAPP HIGH CHAIR IN WHITE OAK  ORDER THE ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION TRIPP TRAPP HIGH CHAIR IN BLACK OAK   ORDER THE ANNIVERSARY HIGH CHAIR CUSHION  Whether or not you’ve heard the name, you’ve definitely seen a Tripp Trapp High Chair, since you’ll find them in fashionable homes everywhere from their birthplace in Norway to the house next door. Their popularity starts ... Read More »

Troubleshooting school lunch: problems and solutions

It’s a whole new era for school lunch! While we contented ourselves with a peanut butter sandwich and a Fruit Roll-Up, packed in a paper bag or a metal box with a Thermos of milk, or ate sodium-laden pizza purchased in the cafeteria, today’s kids are accustomed to insulated soft lunchboxes, sectioned-off bento-style containers, and items like quinoa, which I ... Read More »