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Chewbeads to the rescue

My mother’s jewelry has always mesmerized me. As a baby, even the simplest earrings or rings made my eyes sparkle. A few years back, my mom confessed that while she loves me very much, this girlhood fascination of mine was nothing short of a nuisance. She’d lovingly hold me in her arms and I, in turn, would tug at her ... Read More »

The Nook Pebble Lite Is Here!

The original Nook Pebble crib mattress is an obvious object of product lust: it’s unique-looking, and it uses nano-level waterproofing to keep moisture out – how cool is that? Plus, it’s engineered for optimal breathing while babies sleep, and it’s completely chemical-free. You may have experienced a bit of sticker-shock when you first spotted the Nook Pebble – this kind ... Read More »

No more nursing

I never expected to nurse my son for two and a half years. Both my daughters lost interest by around 18 months, and I figured he’d follow suit. But 18 months came and went and he was still interested. Very interested. His first three-word sentence was “Nurse other side!” As time went on, his enthusiasm never waned. Nursing a verbal ... Read More »

2011 BOB Revolution SE has arrived

You just don’t mess with success. This was the first thing I thought when I saw a sample of the newly redesigned BOB Revolution stroller more than a year ago. Sure, there’s always room for improvement, but they had such a good thing going. The Revolution stroller has been a rock-solid performer and a parent-favorite for years. Why tinker with ... Read More »

National Get Organized Month

Every January, many people resolve to be more organized in the coming year. So it’s no surprise that January is National Get Organized (GO) Month. By now, January is almost over and in case you’re still trying to get some traction with organization, we have some great tips to keep you on track this year. Getting overwhelmed is usually part ... Read More »

UPPAbaby Vista Travel Bag: padding + peace of mind

The new UPPAbaby Vista Travel Bag has just arrived, and while it’s a handy way to transport your stroller during travel, it doubles as an insurance policy. UPPAbaby is so confident their travel bag will protect your UPPAbaby Vista stroller, they’ll cover any damage that occurs while the stroller is in the bag. The travel bag itself is very nicely ... Read More »

Bugaboo Donkey prices and configurations announced

  UPDATE 9/30/2011: We now have the Bugaboo Donkey in stock and available for purchase online or by phone. Check out the Bugaboo Donkey Stroller on mbeans.com. We have just received new information about pricing, configurations and availability for the Bugaboo Donkey stroller. The launch date is tentatively set for Spring 2011, and we are thrilled that Magic Beans will ... Read More »

11 products to watch for in 2011

Out with the old, in with the new. Here are 11 noteworthy baby products scheduled to debut in 2011. Bugaboo Donkey – the long-awaited Bugaboo expandable double stroller should make it’s highly anticipated debut this spring. We’re expecting big demand and short supply. Mountain Buggy Duet – the narrowest side-by-side double stroller is coming soon from Mountain Buggy. At just ... Read More »

Traveling with kids: Miles of smiles

Traveling with kids always provokes some anxiety, whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth time. Will you be the weary (and despised) parent who can’t get her kid to stop screaming? There are no guarantees, but here are 10 things you can do to stack the odds in your favor. 1. Free your hands. Between airline fees and fears ... Read More »

Sharing the love – your Labor Day advice

This past Labor Day we asked you all to give us your personal “Labor Day” advice. We were inundated with great responses and it took a while to figure out the best way to compile it all. Eventually, we decided to organize the tips by the three stages of labor – before, during and after. Before: What to pack: iPod ... Read More »

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