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Giveaways Day 26 – Stokke Tripp Trapp chair

There’s not a lot to say about the Stokke Tripp Trapp that hasn’t already been said in one way or another on this site. So in honor of today’s Stokke Tripp Trapp giveaway, I present the following: Top 10 Reasons Why You Need a Stokke Tripp Trapp Chair 10. The design is timeless and chic; having one around your table ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 25 – Baby Jogger City Select stroller

From the very first moment I saw an advertisement for it, I knew the Baby Jogger City Select stroller was going to be an inevitable success. The double stroller market has seen more fluctuation than any other category over the past few years, as the proverbial pendulum made a broad but definitive swung from side-by-side all-terrain models like the Mountain ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 24 – Peg Perego Tatamia High Chair

I love a product that multitasks, and the Peg Perego Tatamia does just that. It transforms from a high chair into a swing. A high chair is an essential piece of gear once a baby is sitting up and eating solid foods, but most models are useless until that point. The Tatamia makes itself relevant right from the start with ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 23 – Monte Luca Glider

We’ve been in the market for some new furniture, and Eli and I agree that sitting in a prospective chair is just as essential as, well, test-driving a stroller. So we’ve been sitting in lots of chairs. I’ve learned about optimal seat depth and back height. I’ve learned about different arm shapes and cushion fills. We’ve sat in contemporary chairs ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 22 – Nook Pebble Mattress

The success of a new product is determined by three things. First, the quality of the product itself, second, the strength of the marketing behind the product, and third, the price. When a product has intrinsic excellence, strong marketing, and a rational price it’s practically unstoppable. With two out of three, it might have a fighting chance. And even a ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 21 – Orbit Stroller Travel System G2

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know about the warm and fuzzy feelings I have for Orbit Baby. And sure, a lot of that is because the people behind the company are amazing, talented, kind and fun. But I don’t plug their product because they are my friends. It’s the other way around — the ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 20 – Kettler Trike and Melissa & Doug Giraffe

We have two great prizes for Toy Tuesday. First, we’re giving away a top-of-the-line tricycle, the Kettler Air Navigator. This trike is a force to be reckoned with on the playground. It comes with a push-bar, a seat belt and an adjustable frame that helps it grow with your child. There’s a free-wheeling system that lets your toddlers legs simply ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 19 – Bugaboo Bee Plus 2010

I’m going to admit something. I was wrong about the Bugaboo Bee. When I first saw the Bee, I thought the Bugaboo folks had lost their collective minds. It might have been the “most compact Bugaboo stroller”, but that didn’t make it compact enough to sneak into the coveted lightweight stroller category. No, it was decidedly mid-size, an unpopular, neither-here-nor-there ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 18 – WOW Baby Basket Day

Like most people who have a loving, supportive family, I owe my parents a lot. But specifically when it has come to Magic Beans, they’ve been incredibly supportive from the start, with ideas, honest feedback, advice and a listening ear whenever we needed one. “Gift baskets,” they told me one day not too long after we opened the store. “You ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 17 – Beaba Babycook Prize Pack

A few weeks ago, the contestants on Top Chef: DC were given an unusual challenge. They had to create a restaurant-quality meal that would also taste good if pureed into baby food. There were two winning dishes, Tamesha’s salmon with vegetable chowder, lobster stock, Thai basil, and licorice oil and Kenny’s curried chicken, mango salad, confit of butternut squash, and ... Read More »