Need help? Advice?

(866) 600-BEAN (2326)

10-6 EST, m-f

  • Baby Gear
  • Toys
  • Surprises
Free Shipping $75+ & Free Gift Wrap Too!
You are here:
  • Home
  • Spilling The Beans - Insider's Guide to Baby Gear - Magic Beans

Puj Tub reinvents the infant bathtub

This is what happens when product designers become parents: very creative problem solving. The Puj Tub (pronounced “pudge”) is the coolest new baby product I’ve seen in a long time. Bathing infants in a sink is always a challenge, but not anymore, thanks to this clever foam and magnet concoction. Snap it together and it forms a supportive, origami-esque basin ... Read More »

The playroom organization vortex

Here’s a secret. I have never figured out how to effectively organize my kids’ toys. In almost seven and a half years of parenthood (not to mention five years of selling toys), the playroom situation has gotten increasingly chaotic, with bins filled to the brim with random bits and pieces, and very few toys in the sort of orderly, complete ... Read More »

Baby Bjorn & Motherhood Movie Contest

I don’t get out to the movies too often, but Motherhood is one movie I really want to see. It’s tells the story of a day in the life of Eliza Welch (played by Uma Thurman), a harried mom and mom-blogger. On the particularly stressful day in question, Eliza is trying to knock off everything on her long to-do list, ... Read More »

National Family Game Night tonight

Forget those TV premiers that you’ve been enjoying all week. Tonight is the first official National Family Game Night, and that sounds like fun. Hasbro is sponsoring the event and challenging families to take a deep breath, turn off the iPhones, the iPods, the iMacs and any other iThingies that distract you from your kids. Instead, reconnect and play a ... Read More »

Orbit goes G2

“Concept strollers” were all the rage at the ABC Show, with lots of manufacturers showing off interesting ideas that may or may not come to the market. But while “concept” is the label Orbit Baby is applying to their new G2 product line, I got the impression it’s more a question of “when” than “if.” The G2 offers some significant ... Read More »

OXO Tot debuts

To our friends at Boon, Skip Hop and Thermos: get your game on. OXO is a-coming. Beloved by millions for their appealingly chunky designs, and modern, affordable approach to utilitarian kitchen gadgetry, OXO is expanding into the juvenile market in a big way. This spring, they will debut a line of feeding products under the OXO Tot label, including a ... Read More »

Baby Jogger City Select a winner

Between the judging for the JPMA Innovation Awards and the main part of the show, we spent a lot of time with the new Baby Jogger City Select. The stroller did win the coveted prize, and it was the talk of the show. I know many of you are curious to see and hear more about it, so here’s my ... Read More »

Grass by Boon

Count on those imaginative designers at Boon to come up with this clever idea for a countertop drying rack. The blades of grass are both flexible and strong, and as bottles dry, the water drains into the removable tray below. Grass is dishwasher safe and a completely useful conversation starter for any family kitchen. f2m6iqecdj Read More »

Bugaboo makes the grade with Bee Plus

At an exclusive cocktail party last night, Bugaboo offered a sneak peek at the new and improved Bugaboo Bee Plus, slated for release in Spring 2010. The Bugaboo Bee has slowly become one of my favorite strollers, but it is not without its challenges. The learning curve for turning the seat can be a bit high, but the stellar handling ... Read More »

Bugaboo partners with (RED)

Earlier this summer, our account manager at Bugaboo asked to come to Boston to meet with us to deliver some exciting news in person. Must be a new stroller, we guessed. A double? We were hopeful – even more so when we had to sign a non-disclosure agreement before the meeting started – but she had something else to discuss. ... Read More »