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The Art of Stroller Matchmaking

As the blog editor and content writer here at Magic Beans, it’s my job to know our product selection inside-out, but not necessarily to get hands-on with the gear, or with our customers. But last week, I had to insist on being part of a very special stroller consultation: my friend Jessica, who I’ve known for over 10 years, is ... Read More »

Meet the seats: Convertible car seats from Diono

Shop new Diono Convertible Car Seat models So you’re looking for a convertible car seat and you’ve heard of this popular brand called Diono. You’ve gone to their website (us.diono.com), marveled at their user-friendly and clear-cut website, and admired the stamps for the multitude of awards the brand has acquired over the years. But… how do you choose which Diono ... Read More »

VIDEO: Nuna Mixx Stroller review

nuna mixx stroller

Update 6/7/2017: Shop the new Nuna Mixx2 Stroller! We’ve been raving about the Nuna Mixx Stroller for a while here at Spilling the Beans, and we’re not alone: CoolMomPicks.com describes it as a “swanky, sturdy recliner on wheels,” and blogger Teryn Skye calls it “one of my favorite strollers I’ve ever used.” Reviewers love the flexible seating options, the simple one-handed ... Read More »

A peek behind the Bean: Toy Training Night!

Not to toot our own horn too much, but Magic Beans is genuinely famous for the quality of our customer service. You don’t have to take my word for it, either – there’s ample proof on our Yelp page, where you’ll read customer reviews gushing about the “most AMAZING and PATIENT and KNOWLEDGABLE salesperson I have ever met,” and stating ... Read More »

Traveling with a newborn: your baby gear guide

A lot of “travelling with baby” articles talk about how to get through the airport with your toddler. But there’s not quite as much information out there about how to travel with a newborn – especially if you have to do it alone. A lot of people are going to just say “don’t,” but we know that life happens. A ... Read More »

Shop local: the 5 (other) best baby stores in Boston!

We can never thank our customers enough for supporting local businesses like Magic Beans! Our five Boston-area stores and our booming website have you nicely covered for all things baby: strollers, car seats, nursery furniture, apparel, nursing gear, feeding gear, and the whole kit and caboodle.  Our honors include Best of Boston, the Boston Parents’ Paper Family Favorites, and the Boston ... Read More »