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The magical baby soothing tip: does “The Hold” work?

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If you spend as much time on the internet as we do, you’ve probably seen this very adorable clip of Dr. Robert Hamilton, of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in Santa Monica, CA, demonstrating an amazing technique for calming down a crying newborn: The doctor demonstrates his technique in the video on a few babies who have gotten shots, and it’s downright ... Read More »

Going gaga for Jellycat (along with Princess Charlotte)!

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WE HAVE THE FUDDLEWUDDLE PUPPY! Jellycat will be shipping more on December 7 – place your order now, because they’re selling out everywhere! With that said, to back up a step: not every toy craze makes a whole lot of sense in retrospect. Kids love Elmo, but was the Tickle Me Elmo worth rioting over? And while Ty Beanie Babies and their ... Read More »

Building & Construction Toys: Highlights from our Holiday Gift Guide


Build it bigger! Stack it higher! Make it more complex! Construction toys give kids great practice with motor skills, and challenge their creativity. Add moving parts and problem-solving challenges, and you can take a simple play concept to the next level – marble runs and contraption-building sets add intriguing new elements for older kids. Before we even get started talking about ... Read More »

Win a $1000 Magic Beans Shopping Spree from PopSugar!

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ENTER HERE It’s Black Friday, and we know you’re out hunting for the best deals right now – but what if you could get all of the gear you crave from Magic Beans for FREE? No, that headline is no joke – our friends at PopSugar will be giving one lucky family a ridiculously awesome free shopping spree. Looking for a ... Read More »

VIDEO: The 2016 BOB Revolution FLEX Stroller!

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The BOB Revolution Flex all-terrain stroller has always been a favorite of Magic Beans. In fact, it’s probably the only stroller in Magic Beans history that each employee really loves (we’re an opinionated lot!). The BOB’s reputation for having the best steering and most durable materials is well deserved, and it’s maintained this positive reputation for years on end. If ... Read More »

New & Hot! Highlights from our Holiday Gift Guide


Have you downloaded our Holiday Gift Guide yet? This toy-shopping cheat sheet makes it simple to pinpoint the perfect gift for every kid on your list – we’ve divvied up this year’s best toys into categories, so if you’re looking for, say, a toy for a toddler, you just go straight to Toddler Toys, or if you’re looking for a construction ... Read More »