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Category Archives: Modern Nursery

Do you need a bassinet? Pros and cons

monte ninna nanna bassinet

While the classic heirloom bassinet may not be up to modern safety standards,* there’s something incredibly charming about the picture of a baby sleeping in her own infant-sized nest. Whether you’re going with the traditional wicker look or going sleek and modern (our preference), bassinets are just gorgeous. But are they necessary? The number one reason in our view to get a ... Read More »

Baby monitors: audio vs. video?

baby monitors summer infant video

In this modern day and age, where everything is integrated and technology is reaching new bounds every day, there are high-tech options for everything. You can get a fridge with wi-fi connectivity, you can ask your phone the quickest way to get to your friend Martha’s house, or you can use that same phone to play music in your car ... Read More »

The best of the best nursing chairs: Dutailier vs. Monte Glider / Rocker Comparison / Review

Here at Magic Beans, we settle for nothing less than the best, which is why we carry nursing chairs, gliders, and rockers from two of the most extraordinary nursery furniture brands on the market: Monte Design and Dutailier. Both Monte and Dutailier are Canadian furniture companies who really take pride in their products, and you can tell how much care goes ... Read More »

Oeuf is GREENGUARD certified! Also: what is GREENGUARD certification, anyway?

If you’re shopping for nursery furniture, you’ve probably seen the GREENGUARD logo around quite a bit – manufacturers know that conscientious parents are worried about how chemicals in their home might affect their kids, and are stepping up to raise standards and reassure consumers. Today, we learned that Oeuf, one of our longtime favorite nursery furniture manufacturers, has achieved GREENGUARD ... Read More »

Get ready to rock: the Nuna Leaf Wind is here!!!

baby bouncer nuna leaf wind

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of the Nuna Leaf Wind Accessory since last year’s ABC Kids Expo: this handy little device puts the finishing touches on one of our favorite baby rockers, and it’s finally here! BUY THE NUNA LEAF WIND ACCESSORY HERE The Nuna Leaf Floating Baby Lounger and Nuna Leaf Curv are designed to sway gently for over two minutes ... Read More »

Do you need a baby rocker or baby bouncer? Yes, yes, you do!

Babies love rocking and bouncing motions, especially when they’re very small. So while you’ll definitely build up some mama muscles giving your baby the motion that they crave, you’ll need a rocker or bouncer to give your arms a rest (or if you’re rushing to cook dinner, or if you need to take a shower). Our bouncers are also easy ... Read More »

An intro to Oeuf cribs: beautiful and environmentally sustainable centerpieces for your modern nursery!

When it comes to nurseries, I dream up some pretty sweet ideas. I’m sure those of you who are expecting have entire boards on Pinterest dedicated to your circus-themed or shades-of-blue themed nurseries (and I’m sure they’re perfect). The crib, however, is the centerpiece of every nursery, so you want to choose exactly the right one! Let me draw your ... Read More »

Monte Knows Best: The Monte Como Glider is the perfect nursing chair

It’s no surprise that Monte Designs is sweeping the baby furniture world. Every piece of their furniture is sustainably crafted in Canada, and their nursing chairs are phenomenal! My personal favorite is the Monte Como Glider. I’ve almost fallen asleep in it multiple times… during work… oops! I’m telling you, you will never get sick of this chair. Monte makes ... Read More »