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Balance, build, and strategize with games from Foxmind

Not since Blue Orange have I found a company with a suite of games that are all fresh, smart, fun, and great for all ages. Foxmind makes a group of solitaire, thinking, and spatial logic games. I opened 3 of the games at our Magic Beans store in Hingham today: Equilibrio, Zoologic, and Meta-Forms – and thoroughly distracted the staff ... 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 »

Dora is coming to town

Do your kids adore Dora the Explorer? Bring them over to our Brookline store this Friday, April 24 from 3-5pm for an unforgettable Dora encounter. Dora herself will be coming to sign autographs, pose for pictures and read stories. Kids will get a special souvenir and some activity sheets to take home. This event is co-hosted by Boston Mamas and ... 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 »

Astro-nomic winner

Congratulations to Sandee T. who won our drawing for the Valco Astro high chair. We use random.org to generate our winners for giveaways, so we’re always curious to see who takes home the prize. We were tickled to learn that Sandee isn’t only a local, but she’s also one of the women behind Perfecting Expecting, a baby planning service in ... Read More »

Magic Madness

Here’s something fun: inspired by the bracketed basketball tournaments, we decided to create a our own competition. We’re crowning the #1 best kids’ product. We’re into week 2, the semi-finals, and every vote counts. In week 1, the Britax Marathon edged out two best-sellers – the Bumbo Babysitter and the Stokke Tripp Trapp chair, and Blokus beat Bananagrams by 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 »