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Tag Archives: 31 days

31 Days of Giveaways is coming (and a Twitter party!)

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A little over three years ago, we were sitting in our conference room trying to brainstorm a special way to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Magic Beans. Eli looked up and said, “What if we gave away something awesome every day for the whole month?” It was a great idea, and we did it. 31 Days of Giveaways was born, ... Read More »

Day 31: Sunshine Kids Car Seats

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This past week, I completed my Child Passenger Safety Technician training, and I’ve been eating, sleeping and breathing car seats. So it is timely that we’re capping off the 31 Days of Giveaways with not one but THREE car seats from Sunshine Kids. Car seat misuse is a rampant problem – by some estimates, up to 90% of car seats ... Read More »

Day 30: Playmobil Lion Knight’s Castle

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Unstructured, imaginative play is loads of fun for kids – plus, it helps them to develop their creativity, and learn social skills. Playmobil sets give kids a setting and some characters to populate a fantasy world and then interact within it, and the Playmobil Lion Knight’s Castle, today’s giveaway, is full of fuel for an active imagination. The enormous castle ... Read More »

Day 29: Nook Pebble Lite Mattress

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The Nook Pebble Lite Crib mattress has the ultimate recipe for a good night’s sleep. It isn’t something you can whip up in your kitchen, but here’s some information about the ingredients. Eucalyptus: You’re probably familiar with this tree as an ingredient in your cough drops, and as a home for koalas. But did you know that eucalyptus can also ... Read More »

Day 28: Monte Designs Ninna Nanna Bassinet

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Today’s prize comes from Monte Design, one of our favorite furniture companies. Monte’s owners, Ralph and Michelle Montemurro, started the company in part to create the sort of family furniture they wanted to use, and so we’re not surprised by the look of their home, displayed in this photoset by designers Gianonne Petricone Associates: Ralph and Michelle Montemurro, founders Monte ... Read More »

Day 26: Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light

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There are never enough hours in the day, especially when your family is traveling. So many things to see, so many rides to go on, so many pictures to take! So you don’t want to waste time assembling the things you need, like, for instance, a travel crib. Enter today’s giveaway, the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light, a Magic Beans ... Read More »

Day 25: BOB Revolution SE 2011

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Strollers, like people, have characters to them. The name BOB is an abbreviation for “Beast Of Burden,” and while there are now many variations on the original BOB stroller, they all are designed to be reliable helpers and friends to the family. Today’s giveaway, the BOB Revolution SE 2011, is a big favorite because of its adaptable functions. It’s a ... Read More »

Day 24: Valco Astro High Chair

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When space is at a premium, a high chair can be a bit of a glutton for square footage. At mealtimes, there’s no getting around it (sometimes literally), but in between meals, wouldn’t it be nice if it could just disappear? The Valco Astro High Chair comes about as close as it can — without involving a magic wand. The ... Read More »

Day 23: Go Gaga Prize Package

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When babies first begin speaking, a lot of their vocalizations involve repeated syllables – “mama” and “dada,”  of course, but also other phrases that sound similar, like goo-goo and ga-ga. (This is also why, during the 2008 election, Youtube was full of videos of babies saying “Obama” – it just rolls off the infant tongue.) As such, Go Gaga is ... Read More »

Day 20: Bugaboo Donkey Duo Stroller

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If there was one product I really wanted to have in this year’s giveaway, the Bugaboo Donkey was IT. In fact, if there were to be a product of the year for 2011, the Bugaboo Donkey should be IT. First, they revolutionized the concept of the double stroller and took it to a whole new level. Then, they marketed it ... Read More »