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Introducing the Nuna Aace Belt-Positioning Booster Seat

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ORDER THE NUNA AACE BELT-POSITIONING BOOSTER SEAT It’s a pretty epic day for us here at Magic Beans: along with the debut of the Nuna Rava Convertible Car Seat, we’re unveiling the Nuna Aace Booster Seat as well! Like the Rava, and like the rest of the Nuna collection, the Aace takes a product that every parent needs and makes it ... Read More »

An introduction to baby sign language

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Babies have two natural means of communication: body language, and crying. As you can see from this list of newborn behavioral cues, a lot of baby communication looks pretty much identical – is he crying because he’s hungry, or because he’s tired, or because his diaper is wet, or because he’s craving a snuggle, or because he’s got colic, or because ... Read More »

A Q&A with the inventor of the Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit

The Baby Merlin Magic Sleepsuit is getting great buzz from parents who praise how it helps their babies get to sleep and stay asleep. However, since it’s designed for a very particular stage of baby sleep, it can take some explaining. So we went straight to the source: here’s our Q&A with mom inventor Maureen Howard!   Q: How does the ... Read More »

Baby monitors: audio vs. video?

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In this modern day and age, where everything is integrated and technology is reaching new bounds every day, there are high-tech options for everything. You can get a fridge with wi-fi connectivity, you can ask your phone the quickest way to get to your friend Martha’s house, or you can use that same phone to play music in your car ... Read More »

Bugaboo Beauty: the Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Elements Special Edition Stroller

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  SIGN UP FOR INFO ON THE BUGABOO CAMELEON 3 ELEMENTS SPECIAL EDITION STROLLER AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 2016 With over 10 years of experience in the baby biz, I’ve seen some extraordinary-looking strollers. So it’s not insignificant when I tell you that the new Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Elements Special Edition Stroller is honestly the prettiest baby stroller I’ve ever seen. Our entire Stroller ... Read More »

Celebrate our birthday with Nuna giveaways all month long!

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Small mom n’ pop shops like Magic Beans are naturally sentimental about our beginnings: our company was born with little fanfare and fingers crossed in July of 2004, and we’ve made a point of honoring how we started out every year since. So in 2009, we started a tradition of lavishing our fans with freebies all month long, and that ... Read More »

VIDEO: Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller vs. City Tour Stroller

As with any term used to describe a baby stroller, “lightweight” is relative. We divvy up the weight categories of the strollers in our assortment accordingly: Ultra light: Less than 11 pounds Very light: 11-15 pounds Light: 16-20 pounds Medium: 21-15 pounds Med-Heavy: 26-30 pounds Heavy: 31-35 pounds Very heavy: 35 pounds & up By these standards, the Baby Jogger ... Read More »

Breastfeeding basics: the necessities for nursing

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For something that’s natural, breastfeeding doesn’t come easily for everyone. For starters, it takes most moms and babies a while to get the hang of it; 92 percent of new moms surveyed at UC Davis Medical Center three days after giving birth said they were having problems breastfeeding. Add in difficulties with latching, supply issues, and other individual problems, and ... Read More »

How much baby clothing do you need? An introduction to layette

One of the universal delights of a new baby on the way is all of the teeny, adorable outfits: sweet little baby hats, miniature baby booties, darling little footies, and itty-bitty bodysuits. The only problem is, all of your relatives and other loved ones are also thinking precisely the same thing: “Oh boy! I get to buy CUTE TINY CLOTHES!” ... Read More »

VIDEO: 2016 Bugaboo Donkey Stroller Review

When revisiting the Bugaboo Donkey Stroller, it’s useful to look back at our initial impressions. We knew to expect the best from Bugaboo, who always find a unique, next-level engineering solution for every stroller contingency, but what would their double do differently? It turned out that the Bugaboo Donkey was the first and only single-to-double stroller to add a seat ... Read More »