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Why are newborn babies fussy at night?

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Over the past eleven years in the business, I’ve mainly given advice about baby gear: what stroller to buy? How do you tie your baby wrap? How do you create the perfect registry? But besides being a baby gear aficionado, I am also a father of three, so I have parenting advice to give, too. For instance: how do you ... Read More »

Getting ready for day camp: a beginner’s guide

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Kids grow fast, and there’s a new transition every day: graduating from an infant car seat to a convertible car seat, from a bottle to a sippy cup, from diapers to big-kid underpants, and so on. A child’s first day camp experience comes with its own transitions as well, especially if you start young. It’s an exciting time, but a ... Read More »

Choosing an inline double stroller: the UPPAbaby Vista 2015 vs. the Baby Jogger City Select (Reviews/Ratings/Pricing)

Although you have so much more parenting expertise now, figuring out what double stroller to get can be just as tricky as picking out a stroller for your first. It’s very much like the difference about planning for your first kid vs. your second. When you have your first child, you’re choosing the stroller that you’ll want while you’re learning the ... Read More »

The Best Double Strollers: Eli’s Top Picks

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You’re a pro now! Unlike the first time you purchased a stroller, you are now an experienced parent. So finding the best double stroller should be much easier, and much less daunting. Still, there are a few factors to consider before you buy. The first consideration is your lifestyle. If you live in an urban environment where you can just ... Read More »

Stroller shopping the smart way! Inside tips from Eli

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I have to confess something. I have owned over twenty strollers for my three kids. Eight of those strollers were purchased as my family was just beginning to grow, way before Magic Beans was even an idea. It was was 2002, and my livingroom was filled with strollers. We just couldn’t choose the right one. We started with a Graco ... Read More »

 The best of the best baby strollers: Should you buy a Bugaboo Cameleon or a 2015 UPPAbaby Vista? (reviews/ratings/prices)

Click here to see the 2015 Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Given that the Bugaboo Cameleon and the UPPAbaby Vista are two of our most popular baby strollers, I’ve been wanting to write a blog post comparing them for months: it just makes sense. They’re both beautifully designed, highly-functional, and perfect for urban parents. But when I told my officemates here at ... Read More »