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2013 in Review: 13 Products That Defined Our Year

Time flies extra-fast when you’ve got kids. One minute, they’re a helpless baby, the next minute they’re walking, and the next thing you know, they’re in kindergarten (and then, college). Whew! The same thing happens with a thriving business in a constantly-expanding industry – you have to remind yourself, sometimes, to stop and take stock. The turn of the calendar ... Read More »

Fun for the first, second, and third year: Top Ten Baby & Toddler Toys for Holiday Shopping

Compared to most gift-giving occasions, shopping for a holiday gift for a new baby can be refreshingly simple: babies don’t know what holidays are, and won’t be offended if, say, you pick out a sweater that doesn’t flatter their complexion. Their tastes are unformed, their opinions limited to “I don’t like cold / loud noise / hunger” and “I do ... Read More »

Building imagination: Our Top Ten Building Toys for this year’s holiday gifts

Chances are, you’ve already heard how essential building play is to child development, and that material is very thoroughly covered elsewhere. So we’ll keep it simple: both boys and girls reap tremendous benefits from building play. The question is, what building toys will do the best job at getting their little brains humming and their creativity moving? It’s not hard ... Read More »

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: We’ve still got more to show you!

Another ABC show has come and gone, and we had a great time! Along with seeing countless fantastic new products, it’s always great to catch up with our vendors, our friends, and other exceptional baby retailers from across the country. Magic Beans is part of an organization called Brixy that unites many of the independent baby stores around North America. ... Read More »