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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 »

Britax B-Ready Stroller – an in depth review

When Britax called a few months back and asked to schedule a time to come to Boston to show me a new stroller, I have to admit I rolled my eyes. Britax, a brand revered for quality and design in car seats, has been trying unsuccessfully to break in to the stroller category for years. I’ve never seen a stroller ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 11 – Bumbleride Indie Twin

When we first opened the store, Bumbleride was part of our stroller mix. We loved the fresh colors and patterns and the reasonable prices. As time went on, our stroller department got crowded, and for one reason or another, the Bumblerides didn’t make the cut. We’ve kept a close eye on the company over the years, always stopping to say ... Read More »

Stokke Xplory 2010 prelaunch

The Stokke Xplory always gets mixed reactions from parents in our stores. The design is unconventional, and the price point is on the high end. No stroller is going to appeal to everyone, but I’ve always thought that the Xplory gets overlooked a little too often. When Zev was born, I got one as a gift from my friends at ... Read More »

Mini-ABC Wrap Up

Last week, I made a quick trip to Louisville, KY to take a look at the ABC Kids Spring Conference. This is the second year that ABC, who produces the massive juvenile industry show each Fall, has mounted this event. It’s a small show, especially compared to the behemoth in Las Vegas, but it’s only for specialty retailers who have ... Read More »

Bugaboo Bee Plus and minus

When we first caught a glimpse of this new evolution of the Bugaboo Bee stroller, Bugaboo was calling it the Bugaboo Bee Plus. Now, they’re referring to it simply as the Bugaboo Bee 2010, maybe because “B+” underpromises the “A+” improvements made to the stroller between the last version and this one. I wasn’t always a believer in the Bee. ... Read More »

Orbit G2 available for preview and preorder

We’re big Orbit Baby fans around here, so we were psyched when Orbit invited us to participate in the pre-launch of their new G2 Infant System and Stroller. Our Brookline and Wellesley stores are among the first stores in the whole country to have an actual G2 available for demonstrations and test-drives, and our web site is now accepting pre-orders. ... Read More »

Ready to Grow

Both my sister and my sister-in-law are pregnant and due in June. It’s the second baby for each of them, which means we’re talking about double strollers. A lot. In 2004, I was starting Magic Beans while finishing my second pregnancy. All the research I’d done about double strollers was doubly important – for me and for the stores. I ... Read More »

Cybex recalls 1100 strollers

Following in the footsteps of Maclaren, Cybex has announced a voluntary recall of their Gems series strollers – the Ruby, Onyx and Topaz models. These umbrella-fold strollers have a nearly identical folding mechanism to Maclaren, so this should come as no surprise. According to the press release we received from Regal Lager, the US distributor of Cybex, there has been ... Read More »

Maclaren Recall (it’s OK – really)

First of all, calm down. Yes, Maclaren is recalling one million strollers. And yes, some children have been injured by the strollers during the past 10 years. BUT. There are two very important things to keep in mind: 1. This is a voluntary recall – in spite of the injuries (and their frightening nature), the CPSC has not mandated that ... Read More »