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Building excitement: new LEGO sets are on the way!

Any minute now, some of the coolest LEGO sets released this year will be hitting the shelves of Magic Beans stores (and our website). Here are some of the highlights. LEGO DUPLO The Joker Challenge #10544 One of the neatest sets I saw at Toy Fair back in February was the new LEGO DC DUPLO line, which brings some classic ... Read More »

“Frozen” treats: DIY crafts and baking projects to thrill your little Frozen fan!

Since its blockbuster debut in December 2013, Disney’s Frozen has succeeded far beyond any previous sampling of Disney magic. This musical tale of a lonely Snow Queen and her devoted sister is officially the most successful animated movie ever, putting it just behind Avatar, Titanic, The Avengers, and one of the Harry Potter installments as the biggest grossing film of ... Read More »

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 »