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Category Archives: Baby

2014 Holiday/Christmas Gift Guide: Best toys for babies

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Baby’s first year is an exciting and precipitous one: he starts out tiny and completely helpless, unable to control anything aside from eating and crying. Over these 12 months, he begins to learn to grip and grab, how to roll, sit, crawl, stand, and toddle. He also learns to understand some words, and may be saying his first simple words. ... Read More »

Brand spotlight: Let’s talk about Stokke!

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Here at Magic Beans, we only stock the best items from the top baby brands – but we also know that not every product is the right fit for the lifestyle of every family. That’s why it’s essential for our staff to know every product on our shelves and in our showrooms inside-out, and training on both new and old ... Read More »

Air travel with babies: Cecilia’s tips for a peaceful flight

By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development and Parenting Specialist Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses Let’s start with the worst case scenario: when my first child was 18 months old she cried for almost an entire plane trip across the Atlantic. Our desperate seat mates suggested ... Read More »

New for Nuna: the Sena Travel Crib Changer Tray!

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We’ve never been fans of the traditional mass-market pack n’ play: while they’re generally armed with all sorts of useful features (bassinets, changing tables, mobiles, music), they’re almost always heavy, unwieldy, and tough to fold and unfold. And they’re usually not very attractive, either. Our preferred travel cribs – the Nuna Sena, the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib, and the 4Moms ... Read More »

The Bugaboo Cameleon 3 vs. the Bugaboo Buffalo: Tough and Tougher (ratings/reviews/price)

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In the wild, it’s not tough to tell the chameleon and the buffalo apart – one is an itty-bitty lizard, and the other weighs north of a thousand pounds. But their namesake strollers are, at first glance, a little tougher to tell apart. The Bugaboo Buffalo and the Bugaboo Cameleon 3 have a similar silhouette, and similar seats and canopies. Nevertheless, as ... Read More »

How to stop your child from throwing food from the high chair

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By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development and Parenting Specialist Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses Everyone with a young child has lived through it: babies and toddlers will throw food out of their high chair  at one point or another. And even though it can be sometimes funny or even ... Read More »