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Get your free breast pump with Acelleron and Magic Beans!

With the passing of the Affordable Care Act, most new or expectant moms are eligible for free breast pumps. Sounds great, right? Except that you can’t get your free pump directly from a baby store: it can mean dealing with your insurance company, which means long waits on the phone, heaps of paperwork, and other headaches you’d rather skip. Get ... Read More »

Magalog Flashback: Family Game & Movie Night

What do you get when you combine a catalog with a magazine? Our magalog, Surprises, is your guide to the best of our baby gear selection and the top toys of the season. But there’s more: each issue of Surprises is loaded with informative articles about babies and kids, and common-sense advice that you can use. Just in case you ... Read More »

Kazoo Flash Mob?!

We wanted to find a BIG way to celebrate the opening of our fifth store. After all, it is in The Shops at Prudential Center, one of downtown Boston’s swankiest addresses. Ever since I was a college student in Boston, I’ve loved walking through the shopper’s paradise that is the Copley-Pru complex. When we opened our first store in Coolidge Corner, ... Read More »

The Perfect Nursery: Q&A with interior designer Rachel Reider

Your baby’s room should be a soothing, restful place for you as well as your child. We asked interior designer Rachel Reider for tips on creating a peaceful space for sleeping, nursing, diapering, and growing. Q: What’s the first step in the nursery room design process? I would recommend going through magazines and catalogs and pulling images of spaces you ... Read More »

What’s Sprouting: Feb 14-20

Your weekly curated guide to activities in and around Boston. Thursday, February 17 through Tuesday, Feb. 22 Providence Children’s Film Festival Film fests aren’t just for grown-ups. Programming includes live action, animation and documentaries, shorts and features, and films made by RI youth, including the films made at festival workshops. At various locations. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit the website ... Read More »

Upcycle your cardboard with makedo

You can recycle a cardboard box. Or you can turn it into a car. A robot. A playhouse. A birdhouse. Or anything else you can imagine. New craft kits from makedo make it really easy to create all kinds of playthings from leftover cardboard. These kits come with a special saw that cuts through cardboard but poses no hazard to ... Read More »

Coolidge Corner Kids Shows

Magic Beans is proudly co-sponsoring the weekly Coolidge Kids Show at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline. These shows are a great way to get out  and about on Sunday mornings. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for kids, and free for lap-sitters! Here are some of their upcoming attractions: Best of New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flix ... Read More »

Hello, Bugaboo Donkey

Update 6/21/2017: Bugaboo Donkey 2017 available now. Shop all Bugaboo at Magic Beans. Bugaboo today unveiled their new double stroller, the Bugaboo Donkey. I have to confess, I did see the Donkey when I was in Amsterdam in April, but I was bound by a non-disclosure agreement. However, with the debut of the stroller at the annual Kind + Jugend ... Read More »

The Cure for Back-to-School Jitters

Back-to-school preparations always gave me the jitters, as the usual anxieties took hold. Would I make new friends? Would I like my teachers? Luckily, the process of getting my brand new pencils and sneakers provided some real comfort – it made me feel ready. It was also fun to have a few new things to start the year off in ... Read More »

Tax Free Holiday this weekend

Let the shopping begin! This weekend Massachusetts is bringing back the Tax Free Holiday – a weekend with no sales tax on any item under $2500. This is good news for consumers looking to support local businesses and save some money at the same time. The 6.25% savings is a pretty nice gift from the Commonwealth. If you’re trying to ... Read More »