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Category Archives: Baby

VIDEO: The 2016 BabyZen YoYo 0+ vs. the 2015 BabyZen YoYo

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Flying just isn’t much fun: between frequent delays, shrinking seats, and other passengers being inconsiderate, it’s tough enough to fly on your own. Add a smaller passenger into the mix, and you have to worry about keeping them happy, keeping them from annoying other passengers*, and even weird hassles from the TSA**. Having the right baby gear won’t eliminate all of these ... Read More »

Swaddling 101: why you need to swaddle your baby

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The transition period directly after birth is often referred to as the “fourth trimester”: a time in which all of the stimuli of the outside world can easily overwhelm your baby, and while her nervous system matures, she’ll be happiest with sensations that remind her of the womb. The well-loved “Happiest Baby on the Block” book by Harvey Karp, M.D. ... Read More »

We love Cybex! A review of the Cloud Q Infant Car Seat (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

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Exclusive offer today from Magic Beans! Email specialoffer@mbeans.com to claim yours. Act now! Cybex has always been a fan favorite for Magic Beans staff, as a company with a mind for safety, engineering, and aesthetic. It’s rare that a company really focuses so intensely on all three of these, and the new, long-awaited Cybex Cloud Q Infant Car Seat reflects all of ... Read More »

VIDEO: The Baby Jogger City Mini GT vs. the Nuna Tavo Stroller

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The rule for strollers tends to be that baby strollers that weigh less have fewer features that you’ll want, for both your child’s comfort and your ease of use. Luckily, our favorite manufacturers do a better job every year at crafting strollers that work well and weigh less, and today’s video depicts two similar stroller models that fit a LOT ... Read More »

Acure Organics: gentle skin care for the entire family

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We have a lot of company in the mom-and-pop founded baby biz, and family-owned companies are among our very favorites. Acure Organics, the latest addition to our baby skin care selection, also was inspired by family: Founder and CEO Kristy Guerra started Acure to honor her grandmother, who fought a long and painful battle against breast cancer. Guerra writes, “I wanted ... Read More »

VIDEO: The best stroller travel systems of 2016

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The noise and motion of a car provides a sleep environment that many infants enjoy, perhaps even a little too much: a study claimed that the average British family drove 1,322 miles in a year to get their baby to sleep!* Regardless of how you got the baby to sleep, after he’s dropped off, the LAST thing you want to ... Read More »

We’re mad for mélange! New Bugaboo Grey Mélange fabrics

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Here at Magic Beans, we have seen the value of Bugaboo as a brand: these strollers really stand the test of time. And their latest color theme is a timeless neutral that we just can’t stop talking about: not completely grey, subtle and sophisticated, Grey Mélange. Mélange: a French word meaning a mixture, a medley. Isn’t that what life is, in ... Read More »

How to massage your baby (and the benefits of baby massage)

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Babies are born with all of their senses, but it takes time for these senses to develop and “make sense.” For instance, your average newborn can only focus on items about as close to her as your face (8-10 inches), and it will take her time to understand exactly what she’s looking at. She’s also born with fully developed hearing, ... Read More »