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A car seat – for pregnant moms

If you’ve been pregnant, you surely remember how, as you got bigger, it was more and more difficult to find a comfortable position for your seatbelt. I remember feeling squeamish about the pressure right at the base of my abdomen, worrying if the baby would be OK if there was an accident. Apparently, it is a risk. The Tummy Shield ... Read More »

We’re goin’ to Kentucky

I’m in Louisville, KY for the first ever ABC Spring Educational Conference (and mini trade show). We spent our evening on a riverboat cruise, catching up with old friends in the industry, and meeting some new ones. Many of our favorite vendors are here, and while it sounds like there may not be too much new or earth-shattering, there are ... Read More »

Britax car seat sale: 4/26-5/9

If you’ve been looking for a new car seat, this is a great time to get one – select Britax car seats are on sale, now through May 9th. Save $50 on each model. Britax car seats have long been a Magic Beans favorite, with their great safety ratings, excellent side-impact protection, and plush fabrics. Britax offers a number of ... Read More »

Baby101 this weekend

I am very excited to be participating in Baby101, a new, informational Sunday brunch presented by Viacord and designed especially for expectant parents. In addition to chatting about cord blood banking with an Obstetrician, attendees will also hear about 3D/4D ultrasound from our neighbors at Goldenview Ultrasound, see amazing prenatal and newborn photography from Judith Sargent, and get a fun, ... Read More »

Chase those clouds away with rain gear from Hatley

April showers bring May flowers, but until they do, we’ve been looking for a smart way to help keep those raindrops at bay.  We’ve recently added a line of kids’ rain gear from Hatley to our selection – we’re impressed by it, and we think you will be, too! The raincoats, rain boots, and umbrellas from Hatley are as practical ... Read More »

New Magic Beans gift registry goes live!

Magic Beans is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new gift registry!  We’re excited about the upgrade and all of the conveniences it will bring.  Some of the new features include: Real-time editing and updating, allowing you to add items and make changes easily anytime you like. Customizable settings, letting you choose your registry color scheme, add a ... Read More »

L’oved Baby = good karma

This is a story of paying it forward. This past September, I was in Las Vegas for the ABC Show with a 5-week old infant. I was seriously ill with,  I would later learn, Crohn’s Disease. I was trudging through the convention center, completely miserable and exhausted, trying to take care of both myself and my baby while still seeing ... Read More »

phil&teds acquires Mountain Buggy

In a grand Kiwi stroller marriage, phil&teds has successfully acquired Mountain Buggy. The press release we received via fax this morning stresses that this is not a “takeover” but rather an opportunity to create a dynamic new synergybetween the two New Zealand-based brands. Mountain Buggy currently runs a manufacturing facility in New Zealand, a key reason for the outstanding quality ... Read More »

Valco Astro-nomic giveaway

Valco Baby has just introduced the right high chair at the right price at the right time. The Astro High Chair is a simple, lightweight, folding high chair that’s an amazing value at $150. A little while ago, we had a visit from Shalom New, the head of Valco Baby in the USA. He brought his only sample of the ... Read More »

Bugaboo Bee Video

We got a lot of great feedback from our video about the Lillebaby Everywear, and we had fun making it too. So we’re branching out. This week, we did one about the Bugaboo Bee. We love the Bugaboo Bee stroller, but over and over again we hear that people have trouble figuring out how to turn around the seat. I ... Read More »