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Is your child ready for a booster seat?

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The transition from a car seat with a harness to a big-kid booster seat is a momentous one, and there are a few important factors to remember before you make the switch. Obviously, you’ll want to make sure the seat fits in your car (we can help you with that!), and that your child fits the height and weight requirements, ... Read More »

“Please have hot hubby read the instruction manual”: babywearing tips for beginners

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It seems unlikely, judging from the picture of new dad Ryan Reynolds carrying his daughter James in a soft-structured carrier, that she stayed in this position very long:   It just doesn’t look very comfortable, does it? Luckily, if a baby is uncomfortable, they’ll make sure you know about it, so we’re guessing this incorrect carry lasted just long enough ... Read More »

Potty Training Part 3: Leaving the House!

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By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development Expert and Stacey Jackson Flammia, MLA, Adult Learning and Development Specialist Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses   In our first two blogs about potty training we talked about how to recognize the signs of readiness and the basics of helping ... Read More »

How old is too old for a stroller?

If there’s anything we know about toddlers and preschoolers, it’s that they’re quite opinionated about what they wish to be doing and how. So when this mom asked the community at BabyCenter at what age you should transition your kid out of using a stroller, many moms answered with some variation on, “My kid won’t sit in one – he’s ... Read More »

Parents come up with the best ideas: customize your Chewbeads teethers!

cute baby with chewbeads teethers

Have you tried Chewbeads yet? These adorable, hip, bold-and-bright necklaces and bracelets double as accessories for Mom and teethers to entertain your baby, and they’re made with safe, soft silicone that’s easy to clean. Obviously we love ‘em. But it gets even better! Our eagle-eyed baby gear experts are always on the prowl for cool ideas, and Alayna at our Boston store reported to ... Read More »

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 »