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New Britax car seats & travel systems: Solstice Grey!

britax solstice grey boulevard car seat

With the yearly ABC Kids Spring Show comes even more new baby gear announcements! And it’s no surprise that a lot of these gear items are coming in one particular color – grey is everywhere in 2016, and given that grey is such a popular color for cars, and Britax is one of the top names in car seats, it’s no surprise ... Read More »

COMING SOON from Britax: the Boulevard Clicktight ARB Convertible Car Seat

  Explaining why we’re so excited about the upcoming Britax Boulevard Clicktight ARB Convertible Car Seat (available this June!) requires some in-depth car seat geekery – but we’re fine with that, because if there’s anything we love, it’s nerding out about car seats. Before I get started, though, here’s the short version of this blog: It will provide superb protection that’s compatible with ... Read More »

A new look for Diono convertible car seats in 2016 / 2017!

Shop the newest Diono Convertible Car Seat models Today has been a big year for style upgrades from our favorite brands! As you may have noticed, everyone’s unveiling new collections in sleek modern grey, and as we mentioned when we were talking about designing a nursery with grey as a foundation, combining brights and neutrals is SO in. The new Diono ... Read More »

Our favorite baby developmental toys for little smarties

The number one goal when your baby comes along is to have them come out healthy, but we all want our kids to be brilliant, too. Each sensory developmental baby toy in this roundup will nurture their little minds and bodies, and will make your baby/toddler squeal with delight as they learn and have fun. My first pick is the ... Read More »

How to travel WITHOUT the kids, and stay in touch

We’ve written a lot over the years about traveling WITH the kids – regulations on what gear you can bring, best practices for flying with a baby, and the perennial issue of how to keep restless kids entertained while squished into a small space. But we haven’t yet tackled what to do if the kids AREN’T coming along. First things first: who’s ... Read More »

Remote control toy roundup: fun for all ages!

remote control drone

We’ve never embraced the orthodoxy that electronic toys can’t be educational or beneficial for kids. If a toy encourages kids to use their imagination, we’re all in favor, and remote control toys give kids a great jumping-off point for creative scenarios (and the invention of obstacle courses). Plus, RC toys encourage kids to run around outside, they help kids to ... Read More »

Nuna vs. Nuna: the Tavo Stroller vs. the Mixx Stroller

Exclusive offer today from Magic Beans! Email specialoffer@mbeans.com to claim yours. Act now! If you follow the world of baby gear, by now you’ve probably heard of Nuna, the Dutch brand who first made waves in the US with their Leaf Floating Baby Lounger and subsequently followed up with one of the lightest, safest infant car seats on the market, the ... Read More »

The hospital nursery: a thing of the past?

In the final months of pregnancy, sleep can be hard to come by, so by the time your baby makes his debut, you’re ready for a good hearty nap. Since your baby is most alert during the first hour or two after birth, that’s the best time to plop him onto your chest and give breastfeeding a try, and then ... Read More »

Coming soon: the Bugaboo Buffalo Classic+ Stroller!

Get more info about the Bugaboo Buffalo Classic+ Stroller here! The words “elegant” and “rugged” don’t usually go together: tough products that are built to last tend to emphasize function over form, practicality over style. However, Bugaboo does nothing by half-measures, so when they built the Bugaboo Buffalo, the stroller best suited to absolutely all terrains (including snowy Boston sidewalks), ... Read More »

Drool Baby Expo Recap: The Best Drool Yet!

Did you make it to this year’s Drool Baby Expo? Since its debut in 2011, Drool has been the #1 event for expectant parents in New England, and it gets bigger every year, with more exhibitors, more attendees, more giveaways, and more fun!  Every spring, at Drool Baby Expo, you can: Enjoy interactive demos of the best products from all ... Read More »