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Category Archives: Cold Weather

Get into gear! Cold-weather essentials for winter babies

Ask a dozen mothers, and you’ll get a dozen different answers: what season is the best or the worst to have a new baby? A lot of new moms worry about being cooped up with the baby when the weather is lousy during the winter (and it’s possible that Seasonal Affective Disorder might put you at a greater risk of ... Read More »

Zutano Cozie Fleece snowsuits: a mom’s review

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Making baby clothes cute is easy; making it both cute AND practical is a little tougher, and Zutano does a great job with their Cozie Fleece collection, which is coming into Magic Beans stores and this Fall! I received some Zutano clothing as a gift for my daughter, Reese, when she was born last Fall. Their Elf Snowsuit was ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Magnificent Baby


No matter how perfectly you perform every single function of baby care, there is no way, absolutely no way, to avoid at least some crying. A normal baby cries at changes of temperature, cries when she’s hungry, cries when she’s wet, cries when the wind blows the wrong way. It’s just what babies do. And an infant will almost certainly ... Read More »

Magalog Flashback: Why We Love Winter… Plus Nosefrida


What do you get when you combine a catalog with a magazine? Our magalog, Surprises, is your guide to the best of our baby gear selection and the top toys of the season. But there’s more: each issue of Surprises is loaded with informative articles about babies and kids, and common-sense advice that you can use. Just in case you ... Read More »

Must-have winter gear for babies

Image by Joel Benjamin, 2011. All rights reserved.

No one likes to leave the house on a morning when the temperature is 9 degrees, but it can be especially brutal for your baby. Babies feel the cold very acutely because they don’t have the same fat stores as adults, and they also can’t shiver – and shivering is the body’s way of warming up. Now that the weather in ... Read More »

Orbit goes G2

“Concept strollers” were all the rage at the ABC Show, with lots of manufacturers showing off interesting ideas that may or may not come to the market. But while “concept” is the label Orbit Baby is applying to their new G2 product line, I got the impression it’s more a question of “when” than “if.” The G2 offers some significant ... Read More »

Demanding supply

Two of my favorite items for the fourth quarter are having serious availability issues, and it’s a bummer. The Svan Miniature Table and Chairs set isn’t going to be available again until 2008 because of an issue with their last shipment. I haven’t heard the whole story yet, but I do know that they’re pretty much impossible to find at ... Read More »

Fuzzy Wuzzies

Check out these amazing hats, called Wuzzies. Each one is knitted by hand and lined with soft fleece for plenty of warmth without any itchies. The designs are fun, funky and each one is one-of-a-kind. And the best part is, the idea was born at Magic Beans. Two of our talented employees, Skye and Mary Kate, who both recently graduated ... Read More »

Peek a who?

Babywearing offers many, many benefits for both the baby and the caregiver, but climate control isn’t one of them. When it’s very warm, wearing a baby can be a hot, sweaty affair for everyone involved. When it’s cold, it’s a constant struggle to fit the carrier over a winter coat and keep small extremities warm. But I got a postcard ... Read More »