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NEW: OXO Transitions Soft Spout Sippy Cup Set!

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Given that the bottle or your breast have been his sole source of food for the entirety of his short life, your child may look at you like you’ve got three heads if you try to get him to test out a sippy cup. Pediatricians recommend teaching your baby to use a sippy cup starting between 6 and 9 months, ... Read More »

VIDEO: 2016 UPPAbaby Vista Stroller vs. 2016 Bugaboo Cameleon


It’s summer in the city, and it’s time to introduce your new arrival to the sights and sounds of the bustling world around her. If your stroller is your primary vehicle with baby on board, some crucial features will help to keep your child comfortable and make your long walks more enjoyable, and the 2016 UPPAbaby Vista Stroller and the ... Read More »

Baby photography: tips and tricks

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Chances are, you’re already lining up an expert to take some professional portraits of your baby when he arrives on the scene (and you can find some terrific Boston-area ones in this roundup from our recent Drool Baby Expo). But those are only a few of the precious moments that will absolutely need capturing in the years ahead: that sweet ... Read More »

Arts & Crafts At Magic Beans: Not Just For Kids!

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Though Magic Beans is primarily for the little beans, getting creative is loads of fun for grownups too! The arts & crafts kits in this roundup would be amazing additions and/or gifts for showers, weddings, bachelorette/bachelor parties, and so much more. My first selection for big kids to enjoy is the Melissa and Doug Design Your Own Bracelets Kit. In this ... Read More »

Sunscreen review: Acure SPF 30 Sunscreen – Continuous Spray

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  Pale parents, I feel your pain! Not only do you have to carefully safeguard your little ones from sunburn, but your own skin requires daily vigilance. As someone who turns bright red in less than half an hour of noontime sunshine, I’ve had two choices for most of my life: slather myself in gross, greasy drugstore sunscreen, or stay ... Read More »

Travel light (and safe) with the IMMI GO Hybrid Car Seat Booster!

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While our mission here at Magic Beans is to make your life easier, few products do so quite as dramatically as the IMMI GO Hybrid Car Seat Booster. This extraordinary little piece of safety equipment makes it incredibly simple to ensure your child’s safety in every car, everywhere, and every family whose children are in more than one different car ... Read More »

Lightweight umbrella stroller comparison: 2016 Maclaren Quest vs. UPPAbaby G-Luxe

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Children love to nap during long walks. This is a fact. Parents like lightweight strollers for easy travelling and smooth rides. This is also a fact. Looking for a heavy-duty umbrella stroller that reclines for napping? You’re in luck, because we’ve got two great padded, reclineable umbrella strollers for you to check out today: the 2016 Maclaren Quest Umbrella Stroller and ... Read More »

Our guide to infant car seat adapters


Let’s start from the beginning: what are infant car seat adapters, and why do you need one? To answer this question, we need to talk about the two kinds of car seats: Infant car seats: Suitable for use from birth; click on and off a base in your car, and have a carry handle, so you can tote the seat with ... Read More »