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5 interesting things about breastfeeding a toddler

My son recently turned 19 months old, and I have a confession to make. I’m still breastfeeding. This is the longest I’ve gone with any of my kids, and he shows no sign of losing interest. So he’s not ready to stop, and truthfully, I’m not either. But I’m amazed by how the experience has changed recently. Here are 5 ... Read More »

Slings shot?

The CPSC is apparently preparing to issue a warning to parents regarding the use of slings with infants, according to numerous media sources. Inez Tenenbaum, head of the CPSC, addressed the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association yesterday and broke the news, saying “We know of too many deaths in these slings and we now know the hazard scenarios for very small ... Read More »

Bugaboo Bee Plus and minus

Check out the newest Bugaboo Bee model, the Bee5 2017!  When we first caught a glimpse of this new evolution of the Bugaboo Bee stroller, Bugaboo was calling it the Bugaboo Bee Plus. Now, they’re referring to it simply as the Bugaboo Bee 2010, maybe because “B+” underpromises the “A+” improvements made to the stroller between the last version and ... Read More »

Orbit G2 available for preview and preorder

We’re big Orbit Baby fans around here, so we were psyched when Orbit invited us to participate in the pre-launch of their new G2 Infant System and Stroller. Our Brookline and Wellesley stores are among the first stores in the whole country to have an actual G2 available for demonstrations and test-drives, and our web site is now accepting pre-orders. ... Read More »

Ready to Grow

Both my sister and my sister-in-law are pregnant and due in June. It’s the second baby for each of them, which means we’re talking about double strollers. A lot. In 2004, I was starting Magic Beans while finishing my second pregnancy. All the research I’d done about double strollers was doubly important – for me and for the stores. I ... Read More »

Hotslings AP = Always Perfect?

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know that I use my vacations to test-drive new products. This most recent trip, I got up close and personal with the new Hotslings AP. I’ve always loved Hotslings for travel because they fold up small enough to tuck into a diaper bag. The new AP version offers adjustability ... Read More »

Holiday Giveaways # 9 – Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair

There isn’t a lot to say about the Tripp Trapp that I haven’t already said at some point or other on this blog. But as we get closer to Thanksgiving, we get a lot of grandparents asking about what they need to host their grandchildren for the holidays. My parents have used Tripp Trapp chairs for 5 years, beginning when ... Read More »

Maclaren Recall (it’s OK – really)

First of all, calm down. Yes, Maclaren is recalling one million strollers. And yes, some children have been injured by the strollers during the past 10 years. BUT. There are two very important things to keep in mind: 1. This is a voluntary recall – in spite of the injuries (and their frightening nature), the CPSC has not mandated that ... Read More »

Holiday Giveaways # 5 – IdeaPaint Dry Erase White Board Paint

When IdeaPaint asked to do an installation in the Wellesley store’s playscape, I don’t think any of us imagined a project of any great magnitude. But after an onsite brainstorming session a couple of months ago, we ended up with a very big idea. We decided to create three large-scale IdeaPaint murals – one for each wall – that would ... Read More »

Vindication for Orbit Baby – almost

NHTSA has concluded its independent review of the Orbit Baby Infant Car Seat, brought on by the Consumer Reports “Do Not Buy” rating that was released at the end of August. Their findings confirm that the Orbit Infant Car Seat is perfectly safe. If you aren’t up to date on this story, read this first. In order to fully investigate ... Read More »

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