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Author Archives: Eli

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)

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 Magic Beans that I was going to compare the ... Read More »

Big Reveal from Bugaboo tonight at ABC Kids Expo

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We’ve been having a great time in Las Vegas at the ABC kids Expo. We love scouting out all of the new products. Seeing the new 2015 UPPAbaby line yesterday was a real highlight. One of the nice things for us as retailers is that we get to connect with our manufactures after the trade show in the evening (or ... Read More »

Great news: Magic Beans is coming to Connecticut!

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It was almost exactly ten years ago, but it feels like yesterday that the idea for Magic Beans was born: a new store for modern parents that merged a great toy selection with a fantastic assortment of top-quality baby gear. As young parents, Sheri and I built the store that we wanted to shop at, and Bostonians came in droves ... Read More »

After the ABC Kids Expo: We’ve still got more to show you!

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Another ABC show has come and gone, and we had a great time! Along with seeing countless fantastic new products, it’s always great to catch up with our vendors, our friends, and other exceptional baby retailers from across the country. Magic Beans is part of an organization called Brixy that unites many of the independent baby stores around North America. ... Read More »