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Potty Training Part 2: How To Potty-Train Your Child

By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development Expert and Stacey Jackson Flammia, MLA, Adult Learning and Development Specialist. Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses   In our last blog on this topic, we talked about the signs of readiness for potty training. These signs are important, so ... Read More »

Top picks… if you’re six! The best birthday presents for a six year old, from the experts at Magic Beans Fairfield

Being a staff member in a toy store is pretty much the greatest thing since sliced bread – we get to play with, demonstrate, and recommend toys to our customers all day long! We love our jobs here at Magic Beans Fairfield (or, if you prefer, #mbfairfield), and we love introducing our customers to our favorites. We can’t always introduce ... Read More »

How to find questionable parenting advice on WikiHow

We’re not the first to notice that WikiHow is a treasure trove for those who appreciate absurd humor: it’s full of instructions for activities no one would conceivably do, overly detailed instructions for everyday activities, and truly awful clip-art. Today, though, we’re addressing the articles on this site that are of the most use to our audience: the ones on babies ... Read More »

10 Ways to Pass the Time When Baby Keeps You Up At Night

By about 6 months of age, my daughter Reese was a champion sleeper, giving my husband and I up to 11 hours per night to relax and recharge. Sadly, sleep regressions are a thing, and when those pesky molars decided to make an appearance when Reese hit her 15th month, everything changed. That got me thinking back to how I ... Read More »

Practical tips for reading readiness, based in science!

The benefits of reading to kids from infancy onwards are obvious: they learn vocabulary, they enjoy the pictures, and they love spending the time bonding with you! But Professor Daniel T. Willingham of the University of Virginia warns parents not to fret too much about teaching kids the alphabet, or starting very early with reading instruction. In an interview with ... Read More »

New colors and more updates from Jané! Stroller style from Spain

Jané will be appearing at the Drool Baby Expo on May 13! At Drool, you’ll have a rare opportunity to push a Rider, a Trider, or a Nanuq, talk to brand representatives about why these strollers are amazing, and compare your favorite head-to-head with other brands. Learn more about Drool and get your tickets today at www.droolbabyexpo.com! Every stroller that ... Read More »

UPPAbaby Vista Stroller vs. UPPAbaby Cruz Stroller (Ratings/Reviews/Prices)

Update 4/24/2017: The UPPAbaby Vista vs. UPPAbaby Cruz UPPAbaby will be at our upcoming Drool Baby Expo, New England’s ultimate baby shopping event, on May 15! Don’t miss it – learn more and buy tickets at www.droolbabyexpo.com. If you’re in the market for the perfect day-to-day stroller, you’ve probably heard of UPPAbaby. UPPAbaby is an American brand out of Hingham, ... Read More »

Magic Beans Fun Size Picks: Top Five Musical Toys

Hey everyone – it’s Kelsey again, with the scoop from Magic Beans Fun Size, in NYC! As you may remember from my last blog, our store is located in the lobby at Kidville in the Upper East Side, and we sell a handpicked selection of the best-of-the-best toys for ages 0-5. As with any other Magic Beans store, along with our amazing selection, ... Read More »