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31 Days of Giveaways: celebrate our anniversary with a giveaway every day in July!

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Every year since our fifth anniversary in 2009, we’ve been celebrating another year of Magic Beans with an entire month of giveaways.  And we’re not talking about little prizes, either:  this is some primo gear! Strollers, toys, cribs, nursing chairs, car seats, skin care items, bike helmets, scooters – everything you’ve been craving for your kiddos will be on the ... Read More »

If you aren’t following TheBabyGuyNYC, your Facebook newsfeed is probably boring. Plus: win a Clek Foonf!


I remember when my friend Jamie Grayson first started his Facebook page. He didn’t have any formal training in social media, but he had his sparkly personality, his wit, his kindness and his honesty. He didn’t have a strategy, but he had something that’s too rare on the internet: authenticity! Sure enough, his on-target assessment of products and his personal ... Read More »

Meet the multitalented Vanessa Trien – win four tickets to her show!

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Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys are returning by popular demand to the Coolidge Corner Theatre for their annual family band show! Known for their interactive, get-up-and-dance shows, this Boston-based band is not to be missed! Come join Vanessa, Julie, Adam, Dave and Paul as they present fan-favorite songs along with new songs including “Magic Wand” and “Home.” Be a ... Read More »

5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss Drool – and a giveaway, too!


In just eight days, Magic Beans will be presenting the second annual Drool Baby Expo in Boston. Drool is a one-night extravaganza for parents, featuring many of the best brands in the baby biz. It’s a rare opportunity to interact one-on-one with the people behind the products, get in-depth demonstrations, and have great conversations. If you’re pregnant, a newly-minted parent, ... Read More »

Sesame Street is coming to town!


Is Elmo a rock star in your house? If so, you and your kids will not want to miss out on Sesame Street Live this weekend in Boston. The show, entitled 1-2-3 Imagine features all your favorite characters from Sesame Street – Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Abby Cadabby and — yes — Elmo too. There’s singing, there’s ... Read More »

Grand Opening Giveaway!


Every new store deserves a Grand Opening, and we’re extra excited about our newest store, at The Shops at the Prudential Center! Tomorrow, we’re going to celebrate our Boston store with a Kazoo Flash Mob, a visit from Elmo, free treats from Pinkberry, a concert with Vanessa Trien, and over $2,000 worth of great raffle prizes! If you’re not able ... Read More »

A very Smurfy Blog

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On Saturday mornings in the early 1980s, it wasn’t hard to find my sister and me: like millions of other kids, we were sunk deep into the living room sofa (a plushy red relic that sits in my current living room today), drinking chocolate milk and watching the Smurfs. The Hanna Barbera show was based on the comics by Belgian ... Read More »

Day 31: Sunshine Kids Car Seats

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This past week, I completed my Child Passenger Safety Technician training, and I’ve been eating, sleeping and breathing car seats. So it is timely that we’re capping off the 31 Days of Giveaways with not one but THREE car seats from Sunshine Kids. Car seat misuse is a rampant problem – by some estimates, up to 90% of car seats ... Read More »

Day 30: Playmobil Lion Knight’s Castle

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Unstructured, imaginative play is loads of fun for kids – plus, it helps them to develop their creativity, and learn social skills. Playmobil sets give kids a setting and some characters to populate a fantasy world and then interact within it, and the Playmobil Lion Knight’s Castle, today’s giveaway, is full of fuel for an active imagination. The enormous castle ... Read More »

Day 29: Nook Pebble Lite Mattress

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The Nook Pebble Lite Crib mattress has the ultimate recipe for a good night’s sleep. It isn’t something you can whip up in your kitchen, but here’s some information about the ingredients. Eucalyptus: You’re probably familiar with this tree as an ingredient in your cough drops, and as a home for koalas. But did you know that eucalyptus can also ... Read More »