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Category Archives: Modern Nursery

Going anywhere with the Go Crib

A great new travel crib has just arrived in our stores. The Go Crib, made by Guava Family, is an excellent alternative to the other great portable cribs you can find at Magic Beans. Perfect for day trips to Grandma’s or the beach, The Go Crib collapses into a compact, convenient backpack-style package that can be worn and taken anywhere ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 23 – Monte Luca Glider

We’ve been in the market for some new furniture, and Eli and I agree that sitting in a prospective chair is just as essential as, well, test-driving a stroller. So we’ve been sitting in lots of chairs. I’ve learned about optimal seat depth and back height. I’ve learned about different arm shapes and cushion fills. We’ve sat in contemporary chairs ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 22 – Nook Pebble Mattress

The success of a new product is determined by three things. First, the quality of the product itself, second, the strength of the marketing behind the product, and third, the price. When a product has intrinsic excellence, strong marketing, and a rational price it’s practically unstoppable. With two out of three, it might have a fighting chance. And even a ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 13 – Skip*Hop Playspot & Rody

If you’re going to bounce, you’d better have something soft to land on – that’s what I always say. In today’s giveaway, we’re doing just that. We’re giving away one of our best-selling toys, a Rody, and we’re teaming that up with the fabulous Skip Hop Playspot, an interlocking foam mat that will cover a good size portion of your ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 12 – Bloom Alma Crib

The first time I saw the Bloom Alma Crib, I was ushered inside a curtained room at the ABC show in Las Vegas by Simon May, the owner of Bloom. He promised to show me something that would amaze me – and he did. Although it was barely more than a prototype, the Alma crib was impressive. Here was a ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 9 – Baby Bjorn Prize Package

Today’s giveaway is a prize package – a trio of fabulous products from Baby Bjorn that includes the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light, the Baby Bjorn Babysitter Balance, and the brand new Baby Bjorn Comfort Carrier. Over the years, I’ve sung the praises of all three of these products, and with the exception of the Comfort Carrier, these items have ... Read More »

Pebble Mattress leaves no stone unturned

I get to see a lot of interesting product concepts in this job. But the new Pebble Mattress from Nook Sleep Systems completely stopped me in my tracks. It isn’t so much a mattress as a total reimagining of the infant sleep environment. Aesthetically, it is stunning. The asymmetry of the pebble shapes and the vivid colors of the mattresses ... Read More »

The Door

In the middle of everything else that is hectic in our lives, we’re also doing some work on our house. Which means that in addition to obsessively researching baby gear and toys, I’m also a newly minted expert in tiles, faucets and countertop surfaces. The biggest challenge is actually my kids’ rooms, though. By now, I understand the parameters. Kids’ ... Read More »

Holiday Giveaways # 5 – IdeaPaint Dry Erase White Board Paint

When IdeaPaint asked to do an installation in the Wellesley store’s playscape, I don’t think any of us imagined a project of any great magnitude. But after an onsite brainstorming session a couple of months ago, we ended up with a very big idea. We decided to create three large-scale IdeaPaint murals – one for each wall – that would ... Read More »

Best Stokke Sleepi promotion ever

From now through October 15, if you purchase a Stokke Sleepi, the mattress (or mattresses, depending on which configuration you get) will be FREE. We are incredibly psyched about this. A) because it’s an amazing value and B) because I have two Sleepi systems in my house, and love them and think every parent should have one. Aside from the ... Read More »