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Goodnight Sleep Trainer

This interesting product comes via 4Moms. Based on cry-it-out sleep training methods (like Ferber), this gadget tracks how long the baby is crying, tells you how often to go in to check and soothe, and then tracks how long the baby is sleeping. You can use a USB port to upload the data to a secure website. I need one ... Read More »

Chicco 360 Rotating Hook-On Chair

Check out the new 360 Rotating Hook-on Chair from Chicco – it’s a hook-on chair for countertops and tables that solves the ergonomic challenge of trying to feed a baby who is facing the wrong direction. Nicely done, Chicco. Read More »

Day 1 recap

My eyes are closing against my will. I’m uploading videos and photos as we speak. But I need to go to bed if I’m going to have a prayer of functioning tomorrow. I’m glad I came – this is a nice, intimate show with plenty of opportunities to network and brainstorm with other retailers and manufacturers. There are some interesting ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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