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Sunscreen review: Acure SPF 30 Sunscreen – Continuous Spray

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  Pale parents, I feel your pain! Not only do you have to carefully safeguard your little ones from sunburn, but your own skin requires daily vigilance. As someone who turns bright red in less than half an hour of noontime sunshine, I’ve had two choices for most of my life: slather myself in gross, greasy drugstore sunscreen, or stay ... Read More »

Travel light (and safe) with the IMMI GO Hybrid Car Seat Booster!

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While our mission here at Magic Beans is to make your life easier, few products do so quite as dramatically as the IMMI GO Hybrid Car Seat Booster. This extraordinary little piece of safety equipment makes it incredibly simple to ensure your child’s safety in every car, everywhere, and every family whose children are in more than one different car ... Read More »

NEW Bugaboo Bee 3 Limited Edition Modern Pastel Collection Strollers!

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  The words “pastel” and “edgy” don’t usually belong in the same sentence, but, then, Bugaboo is always breaking the style rules! The limited edition Bugaboo Bee 3 Modern Pastel Collection Stroller comes in two hip new hues that provide a fashion-forward way to introduce your stylish progeny to the city streets. The Modern Pastel Bee 3 Stroller comes in two color ... Read More »

Celebrate the Sox: Red Sox gear at Magic Beans!

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While the ritual of playing catch with your kids is pretty universal in America, Boston takes baseball to a whole other level. The Red Sox are far more than just a team to local devotees: seeing a game with your family is something akin to a religious experience, the best sort of bonding for fans of all ages. Naturally, parents ... Read More »

The science is in: early bedtimes are better!

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: both our personal experience and loads of research show that early bedtimes are better for babies and kids. So we’re definitely fans of this article from Melinda Wenner Moyer at Slate, who is a strict adherent to early bedtimes. A summary of Moyer’s arguments: Her kids seem to be getting more ... Read More »

Summer is almost here! Our guide to gearing up for day camp

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Think of day camp as training wheels for sleepaway camp: it gives kids the same opportunities to make new friends and learn new skills, and gives structure to long, lazy summer days. But they also get the security of going home every night, eating dinner with their parents, and sleeping in their own bed. Kids are generally ready to take that ... Read More »

Sun safety basics for babies

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It’s a little yucky to think of the human skin as an organ, but it’s true: our largest organ performs a ton of functions that are necessary for human health, forming our “first line of defense” against any outside force that might harm the body. It’s a protective barrier against bacteria and viruses; it regulates our body temperature; it helps us ... Read More »