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The NEW 2016 UPPAbaby G-Link Double Stroller is here! (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

We’ve been talking about UPPA’s first double umbrella stroller since last year, but it’s finally ready for showtime! We’re now taking pre-orders for the UPPAbaby G-Link stroller, which doubles the benefits of the celebrated G-Luxe to seat two, keeping kids comfy on the go without weighing you down. Here’s a quick video demo straight from ABC! The G-Link will be available ... Read More »

Uppababy Vista vs. Cybex Priam (ratings/reviews/prices)

              Update 6/5/2017: UPPAbaby Vista 2017 vs Cybex Priam 2017 UPPAbaby and Cybex are premium baby brands that have a lot of things in common, including a commitment to safety, car seats that new parents are willing to wait for. But above all, they share the same mission: designing baby gear that is functional while still ... Read More »

Britax ClickTight Convertible Car Seats: What’s the difference?

Shop the newest and updated Britax Convertible Car Seats If you’re reading this blog then it’s likely that you’ve decided that you want to buy a Britax ClickTight convertible car seat. The question is: which one? The 3 Britax Car Seats we carry at Magic Beans are: the Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat, the Britax Boulevard ClickTight Convertible Car ... Read More »

VIDEO: How to choose an infant car seat

The first instinct of every new parent is protectiveness – your baby is so tiny! So cute! So fragile! So YOURS! So naturally, you want the very best safety equipment for your baby when they arrive. However, as with all baby gear, “the best” is subjective when it comes to car seats. No two families are alike, and there are ... Read More »

Be a pal: practical gifts for new moms

When someone you love celebrates a momentous occasion, the first instinct may be to run out and get a card and some flowers. There are also tons of keepsakes and knickknacks out there for new parents, but since our mission is to make parents’ lives easier, I decided to zero in on the essentials for today.   A nice hot ... Read More »

VIDEO: How to choose a baby stroller

As we’ve noted before: if you live in the city, even the most savvy stroller-shopping family is probably going to wind up with more than one. And even after Magic Beans co-founder Eli Gurock had been studying up on strollers for years, he still wound up with four. So the sweet spot you’re trying to hit with stroller shopping is ... Read More »

Maximize your fun: the 5 OTHER best toy stores in Boston!

Magic Beans is all about shopping local, and supporting independent business.  It’s your support that keep us alive and strong, and we can’t overemphasize our appreciation of your patronage. We’re very fortunate to have five stores in the Boston area in great communities, and to be recognized by Boston Magazine as Best Toy Store in Boston.  We love being the toy store of downtown Boston, as well as ... Read More »

Baby carrier test drive: how we find the perfect fit for you!

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Magic Beans employees are trained to represent information that’s not only honest but specialized to the customers we’re working with. So when a customer comes into the store and wants to talk baby carriers, it’s not the brand name we go to first but you the customer and your needs. Our first questions will almost always be about your baby’s ... Read More »