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After the ABC Kids Expo: Taking Ergo in a new direction

When we first encountered Ergobaby, back in 2004, Sheri described the company as “so small… I placed my first order with the founder’s dad.” Not anymore! Ergo is now a baby industry giant, and the luxuriously-sized and well-appointed booth that they shared with Orbit Baby at the ABC show was both a demonstration and a celebration of their success. Ergobaby ... Read More »

Our inside scoop on the ABC Expo: Clek goes Tokidoki!

Combining sugary-sweet cuteness and a bit of humorous edge, Tokidoki is a larger-than-life design brand with a huge following. Their “criminally cute” designs have appeared on everything from apparel to shoes – so why not car seats and booster seats? The collaboration between Tokidoki and Clek is “a natural way to expand upon our design DNA,” according to Chris Lumley, ... Read More »

Our inside scoop on the ABC Expo: What’s new from Nuna?

We’ve only known about Nuna for a year, since we first encountered them at the 2012 ABC Kids Expo, but we already have great expectations: this European company is so cool! The Leaf Baby Lounger, in particular, made a big splash at last year’s show – not only is it unusual and stylish in appearance, and not only does it ... Read More »

JPMA Innovation Awards: We’ve got the winners!

Yesterday, Magic Beans co-owners Sheri & Eli Gurock were participating in the final judging for the JPMA Innovation Awards, which honor seven of the coolest cutting-edge products coming out in the next year. And today, we’re proud to announce the winners! Past winners have included customer favorites like the Bugaboo Donkey Stroller, the Clek Foonf, and the Chicco Nextfit 65, ... Read More »

New Product Showcase at The ABC Show

The New Product Showcase has become one of my favorite parts of the ABC Show, and it happens before the show even begins! It takes place the night before the show, and is a reception for media and specialty retailers previewing most of the coolest new products that will be on display during the show. Manufacturers are not invited, so ... Read More »

No news is good news: no changes for UPPAbaby in 2014

With the tremendous demand for the ultra-safe, ultra-stylish, easy-to-use MESA, UPPAbaby still has their hands full, so they’re taking a breather for 2014. In the upcoming year, UPPAbaby has no new releases planned – no new products, no new colors, no new accessories. The UPPAbaby 2014 selection is the same as the UPPAbaby 2013 selection – but oh, what an ... Read More »

Inside the Innovation Awards: Magic Beans owners Sheri & Eli Gurock judge for JPMA

When the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) speaks, parents listen: 95% of companies in the juvenile products industry belong to JPMA, from manufacturers to retailers, and they’re the ultimate authority on safety, value, and innovation. So when our own Sheri and Eli Gurock, the co-owners of Magic Beans, were selected by JPMA to serve on the judging panel for their ... Read More »

The Magic Beans Guide for Grandparents: Our Top 3 Tips

Do you have a new grandchild on the way? Congratulations! Of course, kids have the same basic needs as they did when your children were little, but baby gear has changed a lot – there’s so much more of it, and it’s so much better! We hope this guide will help you navigate this exciting new world with less anxiety ... Read More »

Meet the multitalented Vanessa Trien – win four tickets to her show!

Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys are returning by popular demand to the Coolidge Corner Theatre for their annual family band show! Known for their interactive, get-up-and-dance shows, this Boston-based band is not to be missed! Come join Vanessa, Julie, Adam, Dave and Paul as they present fan-favorite songs along with new songs including “Magic Wand” and “Home.” Be a ... Read More »