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Author Archives: Dana

Maclaren introduces the ultra-light Mark II

Here in New England, it’s still chilly most days, but the signs of spring are peeping through. The first daffodils, irises, and tulips sprouts are cautiously nosing their way out of the earth; fluffed-up robins are browsing the local lawns; and adorable tykes are venturing out on the city sidewalks with their scooters and tricycles. And while the whole beautiful ... Read More »

Paleo Passover is easy… and delicious!

Have you been wondering about the Paleo diet (and, perhaps, how to get your kids on board)? Sheri, the co-owner of Magic Beans, shared a bit about her family’s Paleo diet on Kveller, and some links to fantastic recipes that are perfect for Passover. A few Paleo basics: The Paleo diet means avoiding grains, legumes, soy, dairy, or refined sugar. ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Zoli

There’s a lot of advice out there on proper foods and beverages for your child: breast milk and formula, organic fruits and veggies, the proper nutritional balance of vitamins and minerals and protein and fiber, avoiding allergens, persuading (or perhaps tricking) picky eaters, and so on. Then there’s also the advice on what NOT to feed your child, especially the ... Read More »

Scoot safely: Fitting your child’s sports helmet

Kickboard Scooters are flying out of our stores (check out these great sale prices!), and where there are scooters, there should be helmets. Whether your child is scooting or skating, skiing or biking, it’s so easy to provide excellent protection and peace of mind with a good helmet, and we’ve got a great selection of adorable designs from Nutcase. One ... Read More »

The best deal ever from Stokke!

If you’ve been keeping an eagle eye on our blog (and if you have, thank you!), you may remember that back in 2009, we touted the “Best Stokke Sleepi Promotion Ever,” in which Stokke offered free mattresses for the Stokke Sleepi System. Naturally, as with any brand we love, Stokke is always stepping up their game, so we’re pleased to ... Read More »

Stroller cleaning for Passover – or just for Spring!

Stroller Cleaning at Magic Beans Fairfield, CT 1530 Post Road Monday, April 7 11am – 6pm Sign up at our Eventbrite page  Stroller Cleaning at Magic Beans Brookline 312 Harvard Street Wednesday, April 9 3pm – 7pm Sign up at our Eventbrite page  Stroller Cleaning at Magic Beans Norwell 45 Pond Street Thursday, April 10 11am – 5pm Sign up ... Read More »

Our guide to building a healthier Easter basket

Here at Magic Beans, we unabashedly love the holidays, and since we’re a company with a variety of religious traditions, there’s something different to celebrate practically every week. Every holiday has associated food, and every holiday, it seems, comes loaded with more and more sugar, and more challenges in negotiating how much and which candy your kid can eat. You ... Read More »

Too many acronyms: making sense of LATCH regulations

Really, we promise it doesn’t take an encyclopedic knowledge of car seat technology to keep your baby safe in the car. And in any case, we’re here to do the research so you don’t have to. So if you’re bewildered by the alphabet soup of NHTSA, LATCH, JPMA, AAP, don’t worry: we’ll break it down for you! And the new ... Read More »