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Water babies

It’s been a hot summer here in Boston, and we’ve been spending a lot of time in the water. My older kids are both good swimmers, but my son is just starting to figure it out. He’ll be two in less than a month, and even just over the course of a few weekends this summer, his level of comfort ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 17 – Beaba Babycook Prize Pack

A few weeks ago, the contestants on Top Chef: DC were given an unusual challenge. They had to create a restaurant-quality meal that would also taste good if pureed into baby food. There were two winning dishes, Tamesha’s salmon with vegetable chowder, lobster stock, Thai basil, and licorice oil and Kenny’s curried chicken, mango salad, confit of butternut squash, and ... Read More »

Giveaways Day 16 – Britax B-Ready Stroller

I sat down to write today’s blog post about the Britax B-Ready stroller, but because this is such a new item (it just hit our warehouse yesterday) and I had SO much to say, I decided to give it its very own post, aside from the 31 Days of Giveaways. If you want all the details (and I do mean ... 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 »

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 »