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Category Archives: Baby

Your own personal space: child spacing options for every family

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Ask five people you know about the best age gap between kids, and you’ll get five different opinions, based on their own kids and their own upbringing. There are so many factors to consider: your lifestyle, your finances, your job, and of course, once Kid #1 comes into the picture, their personality and needs. Here’s some simple data to help ... Read More »

5 essential stroller accessories you can’t leave home without

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Finding the stroller of your dreams is only the first step: you’re going to be pushing that baby in all kinds of weather conditions, with loads of additional items on board. Making your pushing prowess even better with these essential stroller accessories that I recommend to every customer here at Magic Beans. The Mommy Hook: It may look simple, but ... Read More »

What is Hypnobirthing? An interview with childbirth educator Cynthia Overgard of Hypnobirthing of CT

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As part of our wonderful new slate of classes at Magic Beans stores, we’re presenting “Three Things that Will Determine the Outcome of Your Birth,” a talk by childbirth educator and HypnoBirthing instructor Cynthia Overgard, on November 4. HypnoBirthing is just one of many great approaches you can choose for your child’s birth, but we love how respectful and empowering ... Read More »

Positive Discipline for toddlers

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Want to learn more about child development and have fun with your baby? Cecilia’s Galoop classes for babies ages 5-11 months are held every Friday at Magic Beans Brookline! There will be a free demo class on October 24, and a new session will start from October 31-December 12. Learn more about classes and services at Magic Beans here, and ... Read More »

Second-hand baby gear: dos, don’ts, and… diapers?

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As purveyors of the very best in new baby gear, obviously we would prefer if you purchased every item you need for your baby with us. However, babies are notorious for their effect on your budget, and you’ve got college to save for besides! So we did some research to see what’s safe to buy used, what isn’t, and what’s ... 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 »