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 The best of the best baby strollers: Should you buy a Bugaboo Cameleon or a 2015 UPPAbaby Vista? (reviews/ratings/prices)

Click here to see the 2015 Bugaboo Cameleon 3 Given that the Bugaboo Cameleon and the UPPAbaby Vista are two of our most popular baby strollers, I’ve been wanting to write a blog post comparing them for months: it just makes sense. They’re both beautifully designed, highly-functional, and perfect for urban parents. But when I told my officemates here at ... Read More »

Do pacifiers suck? Pros and cons of pacifier use

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Sucking is a newborn’s first survival skill, along with crying, and it’s one of her earliest reflexes. Insert a finger, a pacifier, or a nipple in her mouth and she’ll start sucking, and if she’s having a bad time of it, this will calm her down. Heidi Murkoff of What to Expect writes, “Popping a binky into your baby’s mouth ... Read More »

Zutano Cozie Fleece snowsuits: a mom’s review

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Making baby clothes cute is easy; making it both cute AND practical is a little tougher, and Zutano does a great job with their Cozie Fleece collection, which is coming into Magic Beans stores and mbeans.com this Fall! I received some Zutano clothing as a gift for my daughter, Reese, when she was born last Fall. Their Elf Snowsuit was ... Read More »

New for 2015: the 4Moms Mamaroo Baby Bouncer does even MORE!

The key to soothing a baby is motion, motion, motion: rocking, bouncing, swaying (or perhaps even driving). Each baby likes something a little different in terms of motion and speed, and sometimes they can be quite eccentric about it, like ThriftyNiftyMom’s daughter Zellene: “Unlike my other two children, she has a thing for what I refer to as “leg-rocking”. When ... Read More »