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

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!

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 »

Which baby wrap carrier should you buy? Our experts compare the ERGObaby wrap, Moby Wrap, Baby K’tan and the NüRoo Pocket

Now that we’re in the throes of winter with walls of snow towering over narrow paths (or at least that’s what it’s like here in Boston), how are all the babies supposed to get around? Wrap carriers provide a great way to keep both baby and parent mobile regardless of the season. Underneath a roomy coat, you could be keeping ... Read More »

How to swaddle a baby: an expert demonstration from Magic Beans

Swaddling your baby is the easiest way to improve the quality and duration of your newborn baby’s sleep, and we offer a wide variety of swaddling blankets, so you can experiment with what your baby likes and find out what works for you. The classic square swaddle is the most popular, though, and while it does take a little practice to get ... Read More »

Magic Beans Fun-Size Picks: Top Five Educational Toys

Hi everyone! I’m the head Toy Expert at Magic Beans – Fun Size, Manhattan’s new source for the best of the best playthings for ages 0-5. I’m a veteran Magic Beans employee, with years of experience in our Cambridge, Boston, and Brookline stores, so I’m bringing a ton of product knowledge to the scene – when you come to our ... Read More »

Helping kids with coughs and colds: find some relief on our shelves

It’s the sneeziest of seasons, and unfortunately, kids aren’t exempt from the common cold and flu germs going around. Worse yet, over-the-counter cold remedies aren’t safe for kids under age 4, and may not be effective, really, for kids of any age. So instead of faux grape or cherry syrups in a bottle (and those always tasted nasty anyway, didn’t ... Read More »