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Author Archives: Sheri

Sidewalk Sale in Brookline this weekend

The Sidewalk Sale has become an annual tradition in Coolidge Corner, drawing bargain hunters from all over the Boston area. This year, our haul is better than ever with some amazing steals on baby gear and toys. Our team has been working so hard for the past few weeks to prepare for this, and now the trucks are packed up ... 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 15 – Clek Oobr Booster Seat

When we first opened Magic Beans 6 years ago we had a 2 year old and an infant and the bulk of our expertise was in the realm of baby and toddler products. When it came to booster seats we were clueless, like many parents. At that point there was no booster seat law in Massachusetts, and people just didn’t ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 14 – Mountain Buggy Terrain

It’s no secret the BOB Revolution has totally dominated the sport stroller category for a number of years. So when Mountain Buggy showed off the Terrain at the ABC show last fall, our first question was “Why this and not that?” As it turns out, the Mountain Buggy Terrain addresses some deficiencies that exist in pretty much every other running ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 13 – Skip*Hop Playspot & Rody

If you’re going to bounce, you’d better have something soft to land on – that’s what I always say. In today’s giveaway, we’re doing just that. We’re giving away one of our best-selling toys, a Rody, and we’re teaming that up with the fabulous Skip Hop Playspot, an interlocking foam mat that will cover a good size portion of your ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 12 – Bloom Alma Crib

The first time I saw the Bloom Alma Crib, I was ushered inside a curtained room at the ABC show in Las Vegas by Simon May, the owner of Bloom. He promised to show me something that would amaze me – and he did. Although it was barely more than a prototype, the Alma crib was impressive. Here was a ... Read More »

The Bubble Files

I’ve developed a small-scale obsession with bubbles this summer. At Toy Fair, the nice people hawking the Bubble Thing pressed one into my palm during the final moments of the show and told me to take it home and try it out. So I did, and then we were hooked. Blowing giant bubbles is wondrous and fun and it’s one ... 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 »

Giveaways Day 10 – Radian XTSL Car Seat

The Radian XTSL is the top-of-the line convertible car seat from Sunshine Kids. The XTSL offers a weight limit of 80 pounds and advanced side-impact protection in the headrest and body. This model is an updated version of the popular Radian XT Convertible Car Seat that incorporates Sunshine Kids' SuperLATCH™ technology. These specially designed LATCH connectors extend the lifespan of ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 9 – Baby Bjorn Prize Package

Today’s giveaway is a prize package – a trio of fabulous products from Baby Bjorn that includes the Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light, the Baby Bjorn Babysitter Balance, and the brand new Baby Bjorn Comfort Carrier. Over the years, I’ve sung the praises of all three of these products, and with the exception of the Comfort Carrier, these items have ... Read More »