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Acure Organics: gentle skin care for the entire family

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We have a lot of company in the mom-and-pop founded baby biz, and family-owned companies are among our very favorites. Acure Organics, the latest addition to our baby skin care selection, also was inspired by family: Founder and CEO Kristy Guerra started Acure to honor her grandmother, who fought a long and painful battle against breast cancer. Guerra writes, “I wanted ... Read More »

VIDEO: The best stroller travel systems of 2016

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The noise and motion of a car provides a sleep environment that many infants enjoy, perhaps even a little too much: a study claimed that the average British family drove 1,322 miles in a year to get their baby to sleep!* Regardless of how you got the baby to sleep, after he’s dropped off, the LAST thing you want to ... Read More »

We’re mad for mélange! New Bugaboo Grey Mélange fabrics

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Here at Magic Beans, we have seen the value of Bugaboo as a brand: these strollers really stand the test of time. And their latest color theme is a timeless neutral that we just can’t stop talking about: not completely grey, subtle and sophisticated, Grey Mélange. Mélange: a French word meaning a mixture, a medley. Isn’t that what life is, in ... Read More »

The best birthday gifts of 2017: happy seventh birthday!

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Your seven-year-old is a little smartie: she’s learning so many new facts and skills, and is always eager to learn more. She may be reading on her own for fun already, and she’s able to plan and build impressive structures and complete complex crafts. Her friends are super important to her, but solo playtime is important too. And she’s got plenty of opinions ... Read More »

How to massage your baby (and the benefits of baby massage)

Babies are born with all of their senses, but it takes time for these senses to develop and “make sense.” For instance, your average newborn can only focus on items about as close to her as your face (8-10 inches), and it will take her time to understand exactly what she’s looking at. She’s also born with fully developed hearing, ... Read More »

The best birthday gifts of 2016: happy sixth birthday!

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Update 5/3/2017: The Best Toys for Birthday Presents for Kids of All Ages Approaching their sixth birthday, kids are tremendously creative, and have no problem deftly merging fantasy and reality with inventive results. At GreatSchools.org, in an article on child development at age 6, a girl named Jenny explains her theory about how a frog got into a small backyard pond: ... Read More »

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