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How to travel WITHOUT the kids, and stay in touch

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We’ve written a lot over the years about traveling WITH the kids – regulations on what gear you can bring, best practices for flying with a baby, and the perennial issue of how to keep restless kids entertained while squished into a small space. But we haven’t yet tackled what to do if the kids AREN’T coming along. First things first: who’s ... Read More »

How do you install a car seat in a taxicab?

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If you’re not going to hold your baby in your arms while riding in your own car, you’re certainly not going to do it while zooming around New York City in a yellow cab. Cabs in some states are legally exempt from car seat laws that apply to regular cars, but it doesn’t matter – your kid isn’t safe without ... Read More »

Air travel with babies: Cecilia’s tips for a peaceful flight

By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development and Parenting Specialist Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses Let’s start with the worst case scenario: when my first child was 18 months old she cried for almost an entire plane trip across the Atlantic. Our desperate seat mates suggested ... Read More »

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

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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 »

Nuna crosses the pond

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In April of 2010, Eli and I were very lucky to be invited to Amsterdam to visit the Bugaboo headquarters and get a sneak peek at the Donkey stroller. While we were there, we took the opportunity to visit an amazing, enormous baby store, Kid Factory, where I got my first look at Nuna. It wasn’t a brand I’d never ... Read More »

Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage is fun on wheels

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When I first saw the prototype for the Skip*Hop Zoo Luggage at Toy Fair, I’m pretty sure I actually squealed. It’s really hard to find nice, kid-scale luggage, and traveling tots love having their own suitcase to tow around. You can always count on the folks at Skip*Hop to spot a parent problem and figure out a clever solution. Their Zoo ... Read More »

Pack it all in

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Traveling with children is always an adventure, but one of the biggest challenges is just getting everything packed and ready to go. There are so many things you need to bring along to make sure everyone is comfortable while away from home. Over the  years, I’ve realized that it doesn’t matter if you’re going away for a weekend or two ... Read More »

Day 26: Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light

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There are never enough hours in the day, especially when your family is traveling. So many things to see, so many rides to go on, so many pictures to take! So you don’t want to waste time assembling the things you need, like, for instance, a travel crib. Enter today’s giveaway, the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light, a Magic Beans ... Read More »

Road trips with kids

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On Wednesday, I was invited to represent the Chevy Queen of the Road blog and do a segment on Fox 25 about traveling with kids. As a mom of 3 who frequently hits the road for weekends on the Cape, I didn’t have to think too hard about what I wanted to say. Here are the key pieces of advice I ... Read More »