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Your Baby Registry: 6 Reasons To Register With A Specialty Store

With a baby on the way, there’s so much to consider and so much to learn… and oh lord, there’s so much to buy! You can find all manner of checklists in books and online, but when you discover that those checklists are not one, not two, but SIX entire pages long (and more), it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s ... Read More »

Meet the Magic Beans team: Ben Sung, Manager of Magic Beans Wellesley

Shopping at your average chain store can feel so impersonal – it’s huge, there’s constant staff turnover, and with an identical shop in every town, your experience never feels special. Not only is Magic Beans a smaller business, but getting to know our customers is built into our business model: when you’re filling out the registry for your first baby, ... Read More »

Do pacifiers suck? Pros and cons of pacifier use

Sucking is a newborn’s first survival skill, along with crying, and it’s one of her earliest reflexes. Insert a finger, a pacifier, or a nipple in her mouth and she’ll start sucking, and if she’s having a bad time of it, this will calm her down. Heidi Murkoff of What to Expect writes, “Popping a binky into your baby’s mouth ... Read More »

New for 2015: the 4Moms Mamaroo Baby Bouncer does even MORE!

Updated 4/20/2017: Baby Bouncer Comparison Updated: The 2016 4Moms Mamaroo vs Nuna Leaf with Wind The key to soothing a baby is motion, motion, motion: rocking, bouncing, swaying (or perhaps even driving). Each baby likes something a little different in terms of motion and speed, and sometimes they can be quite eccentric about it, like ThriftyNiftyMom’s daughter Zellene: “Unlike my ... Read More »

Bugaboo Exclusive! New Bugaboo RUNNER Jogging Stroller Extension unveiled at ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas!

Shop all Bugaboo at Magic Beans Vegas is the land of glitz, glamour, and something Magic Beans fans are already quite familiar with: surprises! We’d been hearing whispers that Bugaboo would be unveiling a new stroller at tonight’s ABC Expo party, but every new stroller from Bugaboo finds a special new way to impress us, and the Bugaboo Runner Jogging ... Read More »

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