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Discover your diaper bag: basic diaper bag types and uses

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The humble handbag has a rich history, dating back to the earliest known purse, carried by a fashionable fellow known as Ötzi the Iceman. Today, fewer men are carrying purses (although an increasing number are adopting messenger bags and satchels), but women everywhere are lugging huge bags rattling with loose change and dog-eared paperbacks, or at least a little clutch for your wallet ... Read More »

Drool Baby Expo Recap: The Best Drool Yet!

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Did you make it to this year’s Drool Baby Expo? Since its debut in 2011, Drool has been the #1 event for expectant parents in New England, and it gets bigger every year, with more exhibitors, more attendees, more giveaways, and more fun!  Every spring, at Drool Baby Expo, you can: Enjoy interactive demos of the best products from all ... Read More »

New baby gear: the best of 2016

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As the head buyer at Magic Beans (and a mom, too), my job is to not only seek out the most innovative new baby products, but also the ones that will truly make your life easier. These top picks also feature modern, up-to-date style and a luxurious feel that we think you’ll love.   Clek Foonf, Clek Fllo, and Clek ... Read More »

Second-hand baby gear: dos, don’ts, and… diapers?


As purveyors of the very best in new baby gear, obviously we would prefer if you purchased every item you need for your baby with us. However, babies are notorious for their effect on your budget, and you’ve got college to save for besides! So we did some research to see what’s safe to buy used, what isn’t, and what’s ... Read More »

Twenty and Ten: the best new kids’ products from 2010

Happy New Year! Inspired by other year-end roundups, I decided to do one of my own. Here are my picks for the twenty best new baby gear items and the ten best new toys from 2010. Enjoy! Baby Gear Grass by Boon – a drying rack that’s beautiful, whimsical and utterly functional. Mamaroo by 4Moms – a soup-to-nuts overhaul of ... Read More »