Need help? Advice?

(866) 600-BEAN (2326)

10-6 EST, m-f

Shop our departments
You are here:
  • Home
  • Blog
  • abckids Archives - Page 2 of 3 - Spilling the Beans - Magic Beans

Tag Archives: abckids

Orbit Baby comes full circle

The first time I met the Orbit Baby team, they had a real vision. They imagined a modular travel system that would encompass every stage of mobility, from infant car seat to stroller to convertible car seat to double stroller to booster seat. It’s taken them some time, but with their new product releases this year, Orbit Baby will finally ... Read More »

10 fabulous finds from the ABC Show

Ding a Rings

There are literally thousands of new product launches that happen each year at the ABC Kids Show. Many of them are courtesy of the big brands with broad name recognition, but there are also many small companies that arrive at the show with just one or two products, hopeful that they will make a big splash. Here are my 10 ... Read More »

11 things exhibitors can do to make the ABC Show a success

ABC Show

The annual ABC Kids Expo, the biggest juvenile products trade show in the US,  is right around the corner. This year, unbelievably enough, will be my 8th trip to ABC. Every year, I look forward to exploring this gargantuan trade show packed with baby products, and trying to find the next big thing(s). But year after year, some vendors make ... Read More »

ABC Show 2010 over and out

A few days of recovery have passed since the ABC Show ended, but I’m still working on debriefing and recapping. This year, Eli and I decided to skip the last day of the show to get home a day sooner. We’d left all three kids with my mother-in-law, who was holding down the fort magnificently, but was nonetheless visibly relieved ... Read More »

What happens in Vegas

Trade shows are always exhausting, but this one was exceptionally so. For the first time ever, I decided to skip the last day of the show so I could get home a day sooner. The trade-off was an accelerated trip with very little time for leisure. Here’s a snapshot of my last 24 hours in Vegas. 6am: Wake up. Finish ... Read More »

ABC Show – Day 2

I started the second day of the show by finishing up the last couple of rows in the downstairs exhibit hall. My favorite stop was at the Bumble Collection where I got to see my wonderful friends Jennie Lynn and her husband Sal. I also got to scope out their beautiful diaper bags and accessories, which just keep getting better ... Read More »

Mountain Buggy Duet stroller

UPDATE: We have the Mountain Buggy Duet! Purchase your Mountain Buggy Duet stroller at Magic Beans. I’ve been a fan of the Mountain Buggy Swift since my sister became the first mom in North America to own one at the ABC Show in 2008. Since then, we’ve asked Mountain Buggy over and over again about a double version, and our ... Read More »

UPPAbaby Cruz preview

UPDATE: We are now taking pre-orders for the UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller. It will be available to ship in September. The UPPAbaby Vista has been wildly successful over the past few years, and there’s been lots of speculation about what UPPAbaby would come out with next. Today I got a sneak peek at their newest project, the Cruz. The Cruz stroller ... Read More »

ABC Show Day 1

Today I managed to get through almost the entire first floor of the show – no small feat. I have a few items to call out individually, but here are some overall impressions. Plum – I saw this color over and over on the strollers and car seats today, and I liked it a lot. Mid-size strollers – they’re back ... Read More »

Baby Bjorn debuts new Comfort Carrier

8 years ago my daughter was a newborn and the Baby Bjorn was the “It” baby carrier, a staple on just about every baby registry (mine included). I used it and I liked it, but I wished for more support, and in warm weather, both my daughter and I would sweat bullets. My feedback wasn’t unique, and over the past ... Read More »