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Boston families: smart activities for kids during April vacation

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It’s easy to forget if you’ve been living here for a while that Boston is a pretty unique and special place to live: it’s small and a bit provincial as cities go, but the cultural and historical institutions here are second to none.  Colleges and universities? We’ve got a few. Museums and art galleries? We have those too. Historical sites? ... Read More »

When is it time to move your child to a booster seat?

  Shop the latest and greatest booster seats at Magic Beans!  There are a lot of people asking lately if and when they can safely move their little one out of their convertible car seat and into a booster seat (using the car’s lap belt instead of a 5-point harness). It’s a hard question to answer because it really is ... Read More »

A guide to air travel with babies: regulations, gear & more

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At Magic Beans Boston, at the Prudential Center in Back Bay, our proximity to countless hotels in the area and a shuttle bus to and from the Logan Airport mean that we get a lot of questions about air travel with a little one in tow. Unfortunately, there is no quick, easy, and foolproof answer, but hopefully this blog can answer some ... Read More »

An interview with Bumbleride CEO Matt Reichardt: meet the Speed Jogging Stroller & more!

Since 2004, Bumbleride co-founders Matt and Emily Reichardt have been designing strollers “as gear, purpose-built to perform whether taking your little ones on a trail run or navigating the local farmers market.” This year’s new debuts are even more outdoorsy than ever: Bumbleride has just introduced their first designated running stroller, and some eco-friendly new fabrics, too. In this interview ... Read More »

How do you get a free breast pump? Talk to Acelleron at Drool Baby Expo on April 7!

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DROOL BABY EXPO APRIL 7, 2016, 3PM-9PM www.droolbabyexpo.com Everyone loves free stuff, and babies are pretty expensive, so it was thrilling for parents all over the country to hear that the Affordable Care Act would require insurers to cover your breast pump and lactation counseling. But there’s the rub: you’re still dealing with private insurers, and that inevitably means headaches. In ... Read More »

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