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Baby Carrier Faceoff! The NEW Ergobaby 360 vs. the Beco Gemini Baby Carrier (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

Exclusive offer today from Magic Beans! Email specialoffer@mbeans.com to claim yours. Act now! If you’ve ever been brave enough to enter a baby megastore, you’ve already figured out that there are thousands upon thousands of doodads, doohickeys, thingamabobs, whatsits, contraptions, and gizmos available for the care and feeding of your child. With all that dizzying variety, how on earth do you narrow ... Read More »

LEGO Juniors: A grown-up LEGO superfan weighs in

Jesse Lyons, our marketing whiz, is the guy to talk to when it comes to LEGOs: he hasn’t stopped collecting them since he was a kid, and he knows what makes LEGO-loving kids tick. Here’s his take on the new LEGO Juniors series. Take it away, Jesse! It’s not just your imagination, LEGO sets have gotten drastically more complex since ... Read More »

5 things to consider when choosing an infant car seat

Orbit G2 Infant Car Seat - Ruby

We don’t want to make the job of selecting a car seat even tougher, but in the last few years, car seat technology has taken a giant leap, which gives you even more factors to consider! Read about some cool newer seats here. 1. Is it easy to use? Every expectant parent asks the same question when shopping for infant ... Read More »

Maclaren introduces the ultra-light Mark II

Here in New England, it’s still chilly most days, but the signs of spring are peeping through. The first daffodils, irises, and tulips sprouts are cautiously nosing their way out of the earth; fluffed-up robins are browsing the local lawns; and adorable tykes are venturing out on the city sidewalks with their scooters and tricycles. And while the whole beautiful ... Read More »

Paleo Passover is easy… and delicious!

Have you been wondering about the Paleo diet (and, perhaps, how to get your kids on board)? Sheri, the co-owner of Magic Beans, shared a bit about her family’s Paleo diet on Kveller, and some links to fantastic recipes that are perfect for Passover. A few Paleo basics: The Paleo diet means avoiding grains, legumes, soy, dairy, or refined sugar. ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Zoli

There’s a lot of advice out there on proper foods and beverages for your child: breast milk and formula, organic fruits and veggies, the proper nutritional balance of vitamins and minerals and protein and fiber, avoiding allergens, persuading (or perhaps tricking) picky eaters, and so on. Then there’s also the advice on what NOT to feed your child, especially the ... Read More »

Scoot safely: Fitting your child’s sports helmet

Kickboard Scooters are flying out of our stores (check out these great sale prices!), and where there are scooters, there should be helmets. Whether your child is scooting or skating, skiing or biking, it’s so easy to provide excellent protection and peace of mind with a good helmet, and we’ve got a great selection of adorable designs from Nutcase. One ... Read More »