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How to hold a baby, plus newborn soothing techniques

Every new baby has exactly the same basic needs for food, comfort, cleanliness, and attention, but babies are also wonderfully complex little individuals, with moods and preferences. While you’re not going to know exactly what those preferences are until you meet the little guy or gal (and isn’t that going to be awesome when it happens?), it pays to review ... Read More »

New baby toys and baby gifts at Magic Beans

  Playing is learning for children, and begins with your baby’s first grab for her first rattle. As she explores her baby toys (and your lap, and your face, and the living room floor), the world slowly but steadily comes into focus: sights and sounds begin to coalesce into meaning, sensory information becomes coherent, and she begins to understand how ... Read More »

The 2017 Bugaboo Buffalo Stroller: new faux leather accents!

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PLACE YOUR PRE-ORDER FOR THE BUGABOO BUFFALO STROLLER 2017 While the majority of your baby stroller use is going to take place outdoors, some strollers are more outdoorsy than others. Some strollers are meant for a particular sort of habitat – for instance, your umbrella stroller will do better in a store or a mall than in the playground – ... Read More »

Introducing the 2017 Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Stroller with Faux Leather Accents!

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PLACE YOUR PRE-ORDER FOR THE BUGABOO CAMELEON 3 STROLLER 2017 The first is still the best: Bugaboo was the brand that invented modular, multifunctional luxury strollers, transforming an entire industry. Based on the stroller that Max Barenbrug debuted at his graduation for the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the first Bugaboo stroller raised everyone’s expectations, and Bugaboo has been steadily raising ... Read More »

The best jogging strollers of 2016: BOB, Bumbleride, & Thule

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Jogging with a stroller isn’t for everyone, but for parents who love to jog, the hours spent on the road with your child can provide priceless relaxation and bonding along with the exercise. Hungry Runner Girl at Women’s Running writes: “Want to know what some of my fondest memories are? They happened back in the good ol’ days, when I ... Read More »

The best city strollers for urban parents

The city has it all: museums and theatres, symphonies and ballets, breathtaking skylines, mass transit, awesome restaurants, and so much more. Plus, with crime rates dropping, more and more families are choosing to stay in the city instead of migrating out to the burbs when they have kids. We maintain – through our experiences and those related to us by ... Read More »

Do you need a bassinet? Pros and cons

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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 »