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Hello, Bugaboo Donkey

Update: 9/30/2011: The Bugaboo Donkey Stroller is now in stock and available for purchase at Magic Beans! Free Shipping on all configurations! Bugaboo today unveiled their new double stroller, the Bugaboo Donkey. I have to confess, I did see the Donkey when I was in Amsterdam in April, but I was bound by a non-disclosure agreement. However, with the debut ... Read More »

Lunch and Learn

I love to cook, but I take my sweet time in the kitchen. I follow recipes assiduously and require at least an hour or two to churn out a meal. Eli also loves to cook, but he’s like an over-caffeinated Rachel Ray. He can make an entire dinner in 30 minutes – including the trip to the grocery store. When ... Read More »

Mom to mom: Preparing for baby

This week on Facebook, we asked people what they wished they had known when they were expecting their first baby. We were amazed by the great tips you guys shared. I have compiled some of them into a list (with some editorial license). Enjoy! When it comes to baby gear, you usually do get what you pay for. Invest in ... Read More »

Going anywhere with the Go Crib

A great new travel crib has just arrived in our stores. The Go Crib, made by Guava Family, is an excellent alternative to the other great portable cribs you can find at Magic Beans. Perfect for day trips to Grandma’s or the beach, The Go Crib collapses into a compact, convenient backpack-style package that can be worn and taken anywhere ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 30 – Taga Bike and Stroller

I haven't done a blog post about the Taga Bike & Stroller yet, mostly because I've been waiting until we actually had some to sell. Every shipment has sold out before it even came in. It's a good problem to have. I first heard about the Taga in July of 2008, right before they showed their product for the first ... Read More »

Bug off

This is the time of year when parents start to get nervous about mosquitoes. The media starts talking about scary, mosquito-borne illnesses, and suddenly every time you hear that high-pitched whine in your ear, it’s a life-or-death mission to find and eviscerate the perpetrator. Despite the hype, most mosquito bites are harmless. But they’re itchy and annoying no matter what, ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 29 – UPPAbaby Vista

This past May, during my whirlwind, hours-long visit to the ABC Spring Conference in Louisville, I found myself traveling back to Boston with Lauren Monahan, one of the founders of UPPAbaby. There are no direct flights from Louisville to Boston, and we were going to be changing planes in Detroit. Our layover was quick – under 50 minutes – and ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 28 – 4moms mamaRoo

My personal experience with swings amounts to this: you get a swing, you spend half a day assembling it, and then your baby refuses to sit in it. Most of the time I tell expectant parents not to register for one – some babies like them and some don’t. If you’ve got a baby who needs a swing, you’ll know ... Read More »

New Britax convertible car seats coming soon

At the end of August, Britax is preparing to launch their most significant overhaul of their car seat line in… well… maybe forever. Britax is a company that is totally obsessed with car seat safety. A few years ago, research started coming out that revealed head injury to be the leading cause of death for children in automobile accidents. Britax ... Read More »

Maclaren introduces redesigned frame

Maclaren is currently rolling out (haha) a “next generation” stroller frame with a redesigned hinge mechanism. The new design features a circular pivoting hinge and totally eliminates any risk of pinching during folding and unfolding. My sources at Maclaren USA tell me this new hinge has been in the works for several years and is a logical design evolution, not ... Read More »