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New for Nuna: the Sena Travel Crib Changer Tray!

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We’ve never been fans of the traditional mass-market pack n’ play: while they’re generally armed with all sorts of useful features (bassinets, changing tables, mobiles, music), they’re almost always heavy, unwieldy, and tough to fold and unfold. And they’re usually not very attractive, either. Our preferred travel cribs – the Nuna Sena, the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib, and the 4Moms ... Read More »

The Bugaboo Cameleon 3 vs. the Bugaboo Buffalo: Tough and Tougher (ratings/reviews/price)

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Exclusive offer today from Magic Beans! Email specialoffer@mbeans.com to claim yours. Act now! In the wild, it’s not tough to tell the chameleon and the buffalo apart – one is an itty-bitty lizard, and the other weighs north of a thousand pounds. But their namesake strollers are, at first glance, a little tougher to tell apart. The Bugaboo Buffalo and the ... Read More »

How to stop your child from throwing food from the high chair

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By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development and Parenting Specialist Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses Everyone with a young child has lived through it: babies and toddlers will throw food out of their high chair  at one point or another. And even though it can be sometimes funny or even ... Read More »

Stroller shopping the smart way! Inside tips from Eli

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I have to confess something. I have owned over twenty strollers for my three kids. Eight of those strollers were purchased as my family was just beginning to grow, way before Magic Beans was even an idea. It was was 2002, and my livingroom was filled with strollers. We just couldn’t choose the right one. We started with a Graco ... Read More »

Your own personal space: child spacing options for every family

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Ask five people you know about the best age gap between kids, and you’ll get five different opinions, based on their own kids and their own upbringing. There are so many factors to consider: your lifestyle, your finances, your job, and of course, once Kid #1 comes into the picture, their personality and needs. Here’s some simple data to help ... Read More »

5 essential stroller accessories you can’t leave home without

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Finding the stroller of your dreams is only the first step: you’re going to be pushing that baby in all kinds of weather conditions, with loads of additional items on board. Making your pushing prowess even better with these essential stroller accessories that I recommend to every customer here at Magic Beans. The Mommy Hook: It may look simple, but ... Read More »

What is Hypnobirthing? An interview with childbirth educator Cynthia Overgard of Hypnobirthing of CT

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As part of our wonderful new slate of classes at Magic Beans stores, we’re presenting “Three Things that Will Determine the Outcome of Your Birth,” a talk by childbirth educator and HypnoBirthing instructor Cynthia Overgard, on November 4. HypnoBirthing is just one of many great approaches you can choose for your child’s birth, but we love how respectful and empowering ... Read More »