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Inside the Innovation Awards: Magic Beans owners Sheri & Eli Gurock judge for JPMA

JPMA judging

When the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) speaks, parents listen: 95% of companies in the juvenile products industry belong to JPMA, from manufacturers to retailers, and they’re the ultimate authority on safety, value, and innovation. So when our own Sheri and Eli Gurock, the co-owners of Magic Beans, were selected by JPMA to serve on the judging panel for their ... Read More »

phil&teds announces new Explorer buggy

The phil&teds Sport – the granddaddy of the in-line stroller revolution – has been discontinued and will be replaced by the new phil&teds Explorer, which is expected to arrive in stores within the next few weeks. Six years ago, we were one of just a handful of retailers in the USA who carried the phil&teds stroller. Back then there was ... Read More »

Tripp Trapp in purple

Stokke has just announced the new release of the Tripp Trapp chair in purple this fall. The new color will replace the yellow Tripp Trapp, which has been discontinued. Stock will be limited on the yellow, and the purple color will be ready after September 1. We are taking preorders for the purple Tripp Trapp chair now. They also announced ... Read More »

The sound of Mom

My mom sent me a link to a fascinating story on CNN.com yesterday – a scientific research study has just proven that young girls are comforted by the sound of their mother’s voice. And yes, OK, that does sound like they’re stating the obvious, but the researchers compared the response of girls who had physical contact with their moms after ... Read More »

Brookline store renovations get underway

Everyone loves a makeover. So call us crazy (because we are, we’re crazy), but here’s what we’re doing: tonight, we’re closing our Brookline store temporarily to do a little sprucing up. It will be a fast race to the finish, with a few late nights and lots of work from our amazing team. But we plan to reopen by next ... Read More »

And one more makes four

We are pleased to announce that we’ve signed a lease to open our fourth location. The newest Magic Beans outpost will be in Cambridge, MA in Huron Village, an eclectic, charming neighborhood known for its family-friendliness and unique, locally-owned shops. We will be taking the space that was previously occupied by the venerable Henry Bear’s Park (another toy store) for ... Read More »

Mountain Buggy production moving to China

It’s hardly a surprise, but a big disappointment nonetheless. According to an article from a New Zealand media outlet, phil&teds has made the decision to move Mountain Buggy production from New Zealand to China. But I’ve never met a Chinese-made stroller that comes close to the solid, sturdy feel of the Mountain Buggy. When our friends from phil&teds visited a ... Read More »

Radian car seat proves its metal

Last week, a parking garage in Atlanta partially collapsed, destroying nearly 40 of the 1600 cars parked in the garage. One of these cars belonged to Sarah Maglione, a mom from Atlanta. Her SUV was parked on the second level of the garage, with her Radian 65 car seat installed in the back passenger seat. When they pulled her car ... Read More »

Is that a tray for a Stokke Tripp Trapp??

Why yes, it is. For about as long as the Stokke Tripp Trapp chair has been in existence, American parents have been begging for a tray. Stokke has resisted, saying that the whole point of a Tripp Trapp is to bring children right up to the table, and adding tray would have the opposite effect. So we have dodged, swept, ... Read More »

Maclaren has acquired Netto

Daddytypes broke this story on Saturday, but we just had confirmation earlier this evening via an email from David Netto. Here’s an excerpt: In a deal which I had long hoped to do, Netto has been bought by Maclaren. We finalized the arrangements on Friday. I have the utmost respect for Maclaren and its remarkable owners and personnel, and the ... Read More »