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Britax ClickTight Convertible Car Seats make installation easy


Car seats! When they’re tough to install, they can make you want to shake your fist at the sky in frustration. Every car seat is a little different, and every car is a little different too – and vehicle manufacturers just don’t seem to be putting in much effort to make their design work well for baby safety seats. So ... Read More »

Sharpen those skills! Some of our favorite learning games


Maybe the kiddos aren’t eager to head back into the hallowed halls of learning, but we’re guessing from the commercials that you’re looking forward to it: a lot of them seem to feature that song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” with parents dancing through the aisles at school supply stores. With a few weeks (or maybe days?) ... Read More »

Tax-free weekend savings, August 16-17: The baby gear popularity contest


Predicting popular products can be tough: toy crazes, in particular, ebb and flow according to the whims of tiny trendspotters, and what was yesterday’s biggest hit can be today’s biggest flop. (Unless, of course, it’s the movie Frozen, in which case the craze lasts forever. Not that we’re complaining.) Parents, however, have cooler heads, so before they decide that they ... Read More »

The Drool Baby Expo is coming to Connecticut on October 29!


The social lives of new parents aren’t always lackluster, but it’s not an uncommon problem: it’s hard to get out of the house when your baby needs so much attention (and you could really use forty winks, or more), and it can feel quite urgent to talk to other folks who are sharing the same experiences for the first time. ... Read More »

We heart Stokke! Our Cambridge manager’s faves from one of our most beloved brands


From strollers to baby carriers, cribs to high chairs, and beyond, this baby gear and lifestyle brand speaks to the modern eco-conscious and design-conscious parent. Here are a few of my personal favorites from their vast product line!   MyCarrier and MyCarrier Cool Baby Carriers These carriers are so comfortable, and they really provide back and shoulder support and distribute ... Read More »

Meet our customer service team! A Q&A with Kate

Any baby store or toy store can offer you a decent selection, but for truly top-notch customer service, only a small company like Magic Beans will do! Our team of Toy Whizzes and Gear Gurus all love what they do, and it shows. Kate Kiley, our new Head of Customer Service, Special Events, and Donations, is the friendly voice at ... Read More »

Go Sox! A few tips on taking the kids to Fenway Park


The Red Sox may be Boston’s most enduring and most beloved institution, and a local kid’s first pilgrimage to Fenway Park is an important initiation rite that they’ll remember fondly for many years to come. In a post, a fan writes, “Fifty-eight years ago today (July 8, 1956), my Dad took me to my first Red Sox game at ... Read More »