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Is your child ready for potty training? Look out for these signs!


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     The million-dollar question: how do I know when my child is ready to use the potty? Do I go by her ... Read More »

Modern Baby Basics: An interview with Skip Hop co-founder Ellen Diamant on their exciting new baby layette collection!

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We love Skip Hop! Starting with the brilliant and simple idea to create a diaper bag that attaches to a stroller, they’ve continually added more and more bright ideas to their collection, and now they’re simply everywhere. You’ve definitely seen kids on your street toting the adorable Skip Hop Zoo backpacks and lunchbags, and you’ll be seeing smaller kids everywhere wearing ... Read More »

Do you need a baby rocker or baby bouncer? Yes, yes, you do!


Babies love rocking and bouncing motions, especially when they’re very small. So while you’ll definitely build up some mama muscles giving your baby the motion that they crave, you’ll need a rocker or bouncer to give your arms a rest (or if you’re rushing to cook dinner, or if you need to take a shower). Our bouncers are also easy ... Read More »

Magic Beans Fun Size Picks: Top Five Eco-Friendly Toys


Hey everyone – it’s Kelsey again, with the scoop from Magic Beans Fun Size, in NYC! As you may remember from my last blog, our store is located in the lobby at Kidville in the Upper East Side, and we sell a handpicked selection of the best-of-the-best toys for ages 0-5. As with any other Magic Beans store, along with ... Read More »

Gift Guide: The best birthday gifts for a three-year-old boy


Your little guy may not be as verbally gifted as this tiny lawyer or as skilled at dancing as this little charmer, but he’s delightful for many of the same reasons. He can be a handful sometimes, but everything that comes out of his mouth is hilarious. He’s graduated from babyhood while retaining the same chubby-faced cuteness, and he’s testing boundaries, ... Read More »

Balancing work and family: how do you make it work?

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According to the US Department of Labor, 61.1 percent of moms with kids under age 3 are working, going up to 63.9 percent if your kids are under age 6, and 74.7 percent if your kids are under age 17. That’s a lot of juggling! This hilarious video from the Make It Work campaign, starring Adrienne C. Moore from Orange ... Read More »

Stock up & save on baby gear at the Boston Drool Baby Expo on May 13!

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Ok, so you’ve gotten the good news that you’re pregnant – now what? It’s time to make a doctor’s appointment, check out your health insurance, find out your company’s maternity leave policy, get some prenatal vitamins, research the latest foods-you-should-eat and foods-you-shouldn’t eat, figure out when to tell who, check your budget, discuss parenting with your partner, start thinking about ... Read More »