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Building imagination: Our Top Ten Building Toys for this year’s holiday gifts

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Chances are, you’ve already heard how essential building play is to child development, and that material is very thoroughly covered elsewhere. So we’ll keep it simple: both boys and girls reap tremendous benefits from building play. The question is, what building toys will do the best job at getting their little brains humming and their creativity moving? It’s not hard ... Read More »

Santa is back! And better than ever – with some minor changes

Here at Magic Beans, we’re constantly striving to improve our customer experience, and we won’t settle for less than the best visit with Santa Claus. So not only do we bring in the most authentic and delightful Santa Claus you’ll ever meet (which makes our Santa events extremely popular!), but we also are constantly tweaking our process to maximize the ... Read More »

Great news: Magic Beans is coming to Connecticut!

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It was almost exactly ten years ago, but it feels like yesterday that the idea for Magic Beans was born: a new store for modern parents that merged a great toy selection with a fantastic assortment of top-quality baby gear. As young parents, Sheri and I built the store that we wanted to shop at, and Bostonians came in droves ... Read More »

An intro to the new breed of infant car seats

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All of the infant car seats that you can purchase anywhere in the US pass certain safety standards, but manufacturers are constantly trying to one-up each other with new technologies that help seats protect kids better, and make them easier to install. Manufacturers have often been hesitant to add these features because they add cost to sourcing, assembly, and production, ... Read More »

After the ABC Kids Expo: We’ve still got more to show you!

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Another ABC show has come and gone, and we had a great time! Along with seeing countless fantastic new products, it’s always great to catch up with our vendors, our friends, and other exceptional baby retailers from across the country. Magic Beans is part of an organization called Brixy that unites many of the independent baby stores around North America. ... Read More »

Things are about to get snuggly: Our guide to stroller footmuffs

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Exclusive offer today from Magic Beans! Email specialoffer@mbeans.com to claim yours. Act now! Whether you’re a fan of winter or not, at some point, you’re going to have to take your new baby outside, if only so you can stretch your legs a little (and maybe show off your cool new stroller). And a little fresh air might be good for kids: ... Read More »