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Meet our 5 most popular baby strollers

What makes a baby stroller popular? Judging from the five bestsellers in today’s video, it’s versatility: the ability to carry kids from birth up through preschool, the ability to handle multiple terrains, and, in the case of the Vista, the ability to transform to carry multiple kids. Watch Eli’s demo below, and then check out our links to learn even ... Read More »

Drool Connecticut/Westchester highlight: local vendors in the Sun Court

DROOL BABY EXPO CONNECTICUT/WESTCHESTER AUGUST 27, 2015, 4-9PM HYATT REGENCY, GREENWICH CT GET YOUR TICKETS HERE   At Magic Beans, our specialty is baby gear – but that’s only one portion of the panoply of goods and services you’ll need with a new baby on the way (or newly arrived in your life). Childbirth services, lactation consultants, skincare, nutrition, baby ... Read More »

How to handle the Britax ClickTight recall: some other great convertible car seats

Update 6/6/2017: Shop the new and improved post-recall Britax ClickTight Convertible Car Seats Earlier this week Britax issued a far-reaching recall on many of their ClickTight convertible car seats. While recalls are always to be taken seriously, accurate information is your biggest weapon in making sure you’re properly using your baby gear in the safest way. So take a deep ... Read More »

Some tips for managing visitors after your baby is born

The first weeks after your baby is born are a time of contradictory emotions, for some very good reasons: You just had a BABY! How cool is that? How amazing are her little hands and feet and her smell and her teeny face? This is definitely the best thing that has ever happened to you. On the other hand, you ... Read More »

The endless battle: how do you regulate kids and sweets?

When blogger Melissa Langsam Braunstein was a child in an Upper West Side playgroup, one child earned an unfortunate nickname: Rice Cake. Whenever a hosting mom offered cookies around, the poor kid’s mother gave him a rice cake. Braunstein writes: “I too pitied Rice Cake. His mother always sounded like a health food extremist. After all, why can’t a kid ... Read More »

Could the Cybex Priam be the next Bugaboo Cameleon? 

  UPDATE: THE CYBEX ATON CLOUD Q INFANT CAR SEAT IS EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY 2016. We very rarely see a baby product company that can pull off excellence in both strollers and car seats: the only company I can think of that definitely nails it is UPPAbaby, whose Vista Stroller and Cruz Stroller are matched in quality by their ... Read More »