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Author Archives: Dana

An intro to the new breed of infant car seats

All of the infant car seats that you can purchase anywhere in the US pass certain safety standards, but manufacturers are constantly trying to one-up each other with new technologies that help seats protect kids better, and make them easier to install. Manufacturers have often been hesitant to add these features because they add cost to sourcing, assembly, and production, ... Read More »

After the ABC Kids Expo: Taking Ergo in a new direction

When we first encountered Ergobaby, back in 2004, Sheri described the company as “so small… I placed my first order with the founder’s dad.” Not anymore! Ergo is now a baby industry giant, and the luxuriously-sized and well-appointed booth that they shared with Orbit Baby at the ABC show was both a demonstration and a celebration of their success. Ergobaby ... Read More »

Our inside scoop on the ABC Expo: Clek goes Tokidoki!

Combining sugary-sweet cuteness and a bit of humorous edge, Tokidoki is a larger-than-life design brand with a huge following. Their “criminally cute” designs have appeared on everything from apparel to shoes – so why not car seats and booster seats? The collaboration between Tokidoki and Clek is “a natural way to expand upon our design DNA,” according to Chris Lumley, ... Read More »

Our inside scoop on the ABC Expo: What’s new from Nuna?

We’ve only known about Nuna for a year, since we first encountered them at the 2012 ABC Kids Expo, but we already have great expectations: this European company is so cool! The Leaf Baby Lounger, in particular, made a big splash at last year’s show – not only is it unusual and stylish in appearance, and not only does it ... Read More »

JPMA Innovation Awards: We’ve got the winners!

Yesterday, Magic Beans co-owners Sheri & Eli Gurock were participating in the final judging for the JPMA Innovation Awards, which honor seven of the coolest cutting-edge products coming out in the next year. And today, we’re proud to announce the winners! Past winners have included customer favorites like the Bugaboo Donkey Stroller, the Clek Foonf, and the Chicco Nextfit 65, ... Read More »

No news is good news: no changes for UPPAbaby in 2014

Update 4/25/2017: UPPAbaby Vista 2017, Cruz 2017, G-Luxe 2017, G-Lite 2017, and Mesa 2017 all available now! With the tremendous demand for the ultra-safe, ultra-stylish, easy-to-use MESA, UPPAbaby still has their hands full, so they’re taking a breather for 2014. In the upcoming year, UPPAbaby has no new releases planned – no new products, no new colors, no new accessories. ... Read More »