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New brand: Little Unicorn swaddling blankets & more!

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Little Unicorn is a brand that generates some serious enthusiasm (and perhaps a touch of exaggeration): upon discovering their gorgeous fabric patterns, mom-to-be Catherine wrote on their Facebook page, “I need to remortgage my house and order the entire floral contents of your website and have it shipped to me here in England. That is possible right?” I know that feeling ... Read More »

Meet the Austlen Entourage Stroller! A Q&A with creator Leslie Stiba

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  The brand-new Austlen Baby Entourage Stroller was one of our very favorite finds at the ABC Kids Expo in 2015: this extraordinary piece of baby-toting equipment is made to transform, grow, and travel with your family in ways that we’ve never seen before (and we’ve seen a LOT of strollers). To introduce her Entourage, we’ve brought in Austlen Baby founder ... Read More »

Come to DROOL BABY EXPO in Boston on April 7!

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GET TICKETS   DROOL BABY EXPO APRIL 7, 2016 At the WESTIN WATERFRONT HOTEL in Boston   It’s that time again: we’re celebrating springtime in Boston with an extraordinary baby expo! Drool is a fun, upscale shopping event for expectant and new parents, with all of the best baby brands in one room. Since its debut in 2011, our epic baby ... Read More »

New baby gear: the best of 2016

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As the head buyer at Magic Beans (and a mom, too), my job is to not only seek out the most innovative new baby products, but also the ones that will truly make your life easier. These top picks also feature modern, up-to-date style and a luxurious feel that we think you’ll love.   Clek Foonf, Clek Fllo, and Clek ... Read More »

Single strollers: the best of 2016 at Magic Beans

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This year’s top recommendations start with the obvious: we’re still huge fans of the UPPAbaby Vista Stroller, which has the same wonderful intuitive design and terrific features as last year. I’ll also always recommend that Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Stroller, which is still the most durable, multi-faceted baby stroller out there. We’ve done tons of reviews of both on Spilling the ... Read More »

How to create the perfect baby registry: tips from a registry concierge

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Diana Toma, the manager at Magic Beans Brookline, has been helping families compose their baby registries for years. As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about our staff’s dream registries, here are some inside tips from Diana for finding the items you need and enticing your loved ones to purchase them. Buy for different stages. There are some areas of baby development ... Read More »

Double Feature: 2016’s Best Double Strollers

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First off: congratulations! Whether you’re expecting number two, or you have twins on the way, your family is expanding. There’s a lot of things to think about. One of the most important pieces of parenting gear you’ll want in your tool belt of tricks is a solid double stroller. Even if you didn’t rely heavily on your primary stroller with ... Read More »

Infant car seats: the best of 2016 at Magic Beans

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When asked to write about the best infant car seats of 2016, the first brand that popped to mind immediately was Nuna. The Nuna Pipa Infant Car Seat has not only dominated our infant car seats sales in 2015, but has changed the game for all infant car seats. It’s light (only 7.7 pounds), it’s narrow, it’s so easy to install ... Read More »

Convertible car seats: the best of 2016 at Magic Beans

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    Buying your first convertible car seat can be a stressful process, especially considering this is the seat that your child will likely spend the longest number of years in. You want to be comfortable with your purchase and pick something that is safe and that you trust, but sometimes other factors can interfere: for instance, what type of ... Read More »