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Meet the Magic Beans team: Ben Sung, Manager of Magic Beans Wellesley

Shopping at your average chain store can feel so impersonal – it’s huge, there’s constant staff turnover, and with an identical shop in every town, your experience never feels special. Not only is Magic Beans a smaller business, but getting to know our customers is built into our business model: when you’re filling out the registry for your first baby, ... Read More »

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

Shop all Bugaboo and UPPAbaby at Magic Beans Update 5/1/2017: UPPAbaby Vista vs Bugaboo Cameleon 2017 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 ... Read More »

Do pacifiers suck? Pros and cons of pacifier use

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

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!

Updated 4/20/2017: Baby Bouncer Comparison Updated: The 2016 4Moms Mamaroo vs Nuna Leaf with Wind 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 ... Read More »