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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 »

NEW Bugaboo Bee 3 Limited Edition Modern Pastel Collection Strollers!

  The words “pastel” and “edgy” don’t usually belong in the same sentence, but, then, Bugaboo is always breaking the style rules! The limited edition Bugaboo Bee 3 Modern Pastel Collection Stroller comes in two hip new hues that provide a fashion-forward way to introduce your stylish progeny to the city streets. The Modern Pastel Bee 3 Stroller comes in two color ... Read More »

Celebrate the Sox: Red Sox gear at Magic Beans!

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While the ritual of playing catch with your kids is pretty universal in America, Boston takes baseball to a whole other level. The Red Sox are far more than just a team to local devotees: seeing a game with your family is something akin to a religious experience, the best sort of bonding for fans of all ages. Naturally, parents ... Read More »

The science is in: early bedtimes are better!

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: both our personal experience and loads of research show that early bedtimes are better for babies and kids. So we’re definitely fans of this article from Melinda Wenner Moyer at Slate, who is a strict adherent to early bedtimes. A summary of Moyer’s arguments: Her kids seem to be getting more ... Read More »

Summer is almost here! Our guide to gearing up for day camp

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Think of day camp as training wheels for sleepaway camp: it gives kids the same opportunities to make new friends and learn new skills, and gives structure to long, lazy summer days. But they also get the security of going home every night, eating dinner with their parents, and sleeping in their own bed. Kids are generally ready to take that ... Read More »