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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 »

Should you try cloth diapers? A mom weighs in

During my pregnancy, I went back and forth with my husband over whether or not we should use cloth diapers or disposable diapers. My husband, who had never changed a diaper in his life, didn’t really care what type of diaper we used, so he left that choice up to me. I decided to register for disposables, since I didn’t ... Read More »

Snow day sanity savers! Toys that keep kids busy for hours

When snow days are only an occasional thing, they’re pure magic, with playtime in the snow, hot chocolate, and maybe a little extra TV (so Mom can take a breather from keeping everyone busy). While I don’t remember this from my own childhood, apparently modern kids have a few “magic spells” that they’ll try to execute to make a snow ... Read More »

Helping your toddler adjust to a new baby in the house

By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development and Parenting Specialist Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses If you have your second child on the way: first of all, congratulations! Second of all: it is completely normal to feel anxious about becoming a parent again. I am sure ... Read More »

The Bugaboo Buffalo Escape Special Edition Stroller: ready for adventure!

Update 6/13/2017: Shop the latest Bugaboo Special Editions: Classic+, Elements, and Kite. If there’s such a thing as a high-fashion stroller brand, Bugaboo is it: from Diesel to Missoni, from Paul Frank to Andy Warhol, Bugaboo strollers have worn them all! And the Bugaboo Cameleon, Donkey, and Bee strollers are all nimble city fashionistas, using urban sidewalks as their fashion-show ... Read More »