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Modern Baby Basics: An interview with Skip Hop co-founder Ellen Diamant on their exciting new baby layette collection!

We love Skip Hop! Starting with the brilliant and simple idea to create a diaper bag that attaches to a stroller, they’ve continually added more and more bright ideas to their collection, and now they’re simply everywhere. You’ve definitely seen kids on your street toting the adorable Skip Hop Zoo backpacks and lunchbags, and you’ll be seeing smaller kids everywhere wearing ... 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 »

Stock up & save on baby gear at the Boston Drool Baby Expo on May 13!

Ok, so you’ve gotten the good news that you’re pregnant – now what? It’s time to make a doctor’s appointment, check out your health insurance, find out your company’s maternity leave policy, get some prenatal vitamins, research the latest foods-you-should-eat and foods-you-shouldn’t eat, figure out when to tell who, check your budget, discuss parenting with your partner, start thinking about ... Read More »

Which baby wrap carrier should you buy? Our experts compare the ERGObaby wrap, Moby Wrap, Baby K’tan and the NüRoo Pocket

Update 6/26/2017: Best Baby Carriers of 2017 Now that we’re in the throes of winter with walls of snow towering over narrow paths (or at least that’s what it’s like here in Boston), how are all the babies supposed to get around? Wrap carriers provide a great way to keep both baby and parent mobile regardless of the season. Underneath ... Read More »

How to swaddle a baby: an expert demonstration from Magic Beans

Swaddling your baby is the easiest way to improve the quality and duration of your newborn baby’s sleep, and we offer a wide variety of swaddling blankets, so you can experiment with what your baby likes and find out what works for you. The classic square swaddle is the most popular, though, and while it does take a little practice to get ... Read More »

Helping kids with coughs and colds: find some relief on our shelves

It’s the sneeziest of seasons, and unfortunately, kids aren’t exempt from the common cold and flu germs going around. Worse yet, over-the-counter cold remedies aren’t safe for kids under age 4, and may not be effective, really, for kids of any age. So instead of faux grape or cherry syrups in a bottle (and those always tasted nasty anyway, didn’t ... Read More »