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VIDEO: How to fit a Nutcase Baby Nutty Helmet!

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Here at Magic Beans, we’re absolutely uncompromising about safety: if a kid is playing on something on wheels, they’re wearing a helmet! And our very favorite helmets come from Nutcase. They’re engineered with incredible care for optimal protection for little noggins, and, importantly, they’re both comfortable and cute, so your little adventurer will cooperate and wear hers when it’s needed. ... Read More »

Yet another Bugaboo debut! The Bugaboo Donkey Weekender Special Edition Stroller

PRE-ORDER THE BUGABOO DONKEY WEEKENDER STROLLER Designer Yves Saint Laurent once said, “I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal and simplicity.” Nobody actually knows exactly who invented blue denim (although there are many theories), but one way or another, designers have taken constant inspiration from this style essential, endlessly reinventing it for ... Read More »

NEW: The Nuna Rava Convertible Car Seat

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THE NUNA RAVA CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT IS NOW IN STOCK! Free shipping, no tax (outside MA & CT)     Rarely does a product come around that changes a category, but the Nuna RAVA Convertible Car Seat has just blown us away. A couple of years ago, Britax came out with their Clicktight system, which finally made car seats easier to ... Read More »

Introducing the Nuna Aace Belt-Positioning Booster Seat

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ORDER THE NUNA AACE BELT-POSITIONING BOOSTER SEAT It’s a pretty epic day for us here at Magic Beans: along with the debut of the Nuna Rava Convertible Car Seat, we’re unveiling the Nuna Aace Booster Seat as well! Like the Rava, and like the rest of the Nuna collection, the Aace takes a product that every parent needs and makes it ... Read More »

An introduction to baby sign language

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Babies have two natural means of communication: body language, and crying. As you can see from this list of newborn behavioral cues, a lot of baby communication looks pretty much identical – is he crying because he’s hungry, or because he’s tired, or because his diaper is wet, or because he’s craving a snuggle, or because he’s got colic, or because ... Read More »

New toys at Magic Beans: Magna-Tiles, Keva Connect, Floof & more

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Summer is birthday party season! The highest birthrates are during July, August, and September, so even though school may be out, your kid will be attending lots of classmates’ parties. (And, your kid might even have a special birthday of their own coming up soon, too.) So it’s a good idea to know what new toys are arriving during this ... Read More »

Get more sleep with the Zazu Sam Sleep Trainer!

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Little kids are notorious early risers: toddlers are known to wake naturally at 6am or even earlier, and when they’re up, they want attention! By age 3, your child may be able to read a digital clock, but the concept of time is probably still a bit hazy to her. So a clock that illustrates what time it is in ... Read More »

A Q&A with the inventor of the Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit

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The Baby Merlin Magic Sleepsuit is getting great buzz from parents who praise how it helps their babies get to sleep and stay asleep. However, since it’s designed for a very particular stage of baby sleep, it can take some explaining. So we went straight to the source: here’s our Q&A with mom inventor Maureen Howard!   Q: How does the ... Read More »

Magic Beans is a Tween

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It’s our birthday! Celebrate Magic Beans with our annual birthday sale: 7% off almost everything in all of our stores and on our website!  If I said that it seems like yesterday that we first opened our doors to Magic Beans in Brookline, I’d be lying. So much has happened in the past twelve years for us personally and professionally. On July 7 ... Read More »

Baby monitors: audio vs. video?

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In this modern day and age, where everything is integrated and technology is reaching new bounds every day, there are high-tech options for everything. You can get a fridge with wi-fi connectivity, you can ask your phone the quickest way to get to your friend Martha’s house, or you can use that same phone to play music in your car ... Read More »