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Category Archives: Strollers

Mountain Buggy production moving to China

It’s hardly a surprise, but a big disappointment nonetheless. According to an article from a New Zealand media outlet, phil&teds has made the decision to move Mountain Buggy production from New Zealand to China. But I’ve never met a Chinese-made stroller that comes close to the solid, sturdy feel of the Mountain Buggy. When our friends from phil&teds visited a ... Read More »

Baby Jogger City Micro now in stock

The Baby Jogger City Micro stroller has arrived and is now in our stores and online. You can read my in-depth review from when I saw them at the ABC Kids Spring Conference in Kentucky. The most significant advantage of the City Micro is the price point. It’s a stripped down version of the City Mini, though it actually weighs ... Read More »

Day 30 – phil&teds Dash Stroller

We’ve been selling phil&teds strollers since the very beginning in 2004. Back then, I ordered them directly from New Zealand (loved their accents), and hardly anyone had ever heard of them. We were one of just a handful of retailers in the United States. Now, of course, they’re all the rage, and I’m a proud mother hen. I used the ... Read More »

Day 29 – Bugaboo Cameleon

Have you ever wanted something really, really badly? When we first opened Magic Beans, all I wanted was to carry Bugaboo. For a number of reasons, we weren’t able to become an authorized dealer at that time, and the disappointment literally kept me up at night (or was it my newborn?). I had been an admirer of the brand since ... Read More »

Day 27 – Orbit Infant System

I’ve already written at length about the Orbit Infant System, as I’ve been using it with Zev for 11 months now. As I write this, I’ve just returned from our 14th airplane trip with the Orbit, and accordingly can attest at length to its suitability for travel. But there’s another story to tell about Orbit Baby that goes all the ... Read More »

Day 20 – Uppa Baby Vista Stroller

We have a saying here at Magic Beans. “You can’t just wake up one morning and decide to design a stroller.” We’re all in favor of parent-entrepreneurs who see an opportunity to improve on a product, or create something entirely new to fill a void, but when it comes to strollers, we’re very wary. Strollers are complicated. Or at least, ... Read More »

Day 16 – Valco Trimode Stroller

Way back, at the very beginning of Magic Beans, before the store was even open, I was working out of my kitchen. One day, the phone rang, and the voice on the other end asked if I’d ever considered trying Valco strollers in my store. I knew two things right off the bat. One, he had no idea he was ... Read More »

Day 14 – BOB Revolution Stroller

Here’s some irony to start your day. With my first baby, I tried 12 different strollers before her first birthday. And I didn’t like any of them. I started Magic Beans to help parents avoid making the same mistakes I had made, and find the right stroller (or two) to fit their lifestyle – on the first try. With my ... Read More »

Day 12 – Mountain Buggy Swift

Today’s 31 Days of Giveaways prize is the Mountain Buggy Swift. Smaller and narrower than most 3-wheel all-terrain strollers, the Swift preserves the nimble handling that is the hallmark of the Mountain Buggy brand. My sister and brother-in-law were the first consumers in the US to own the Swift, and they’ve been using it for 10 months (read about their ... Read More »

Day 3 – Baby Jogger City Mini Single

I’ll never forget the first time I laid eyes on the Baby Jogger City Mini stroller at the end of an exhausting ABC show in Las Vegas. I knew right away and without question that it was a slam dunk. Since that day, I’ve tried many times to channel the feeling of total confidence I felt looking at that product, ... Read More »