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How Is Lost Sleep Affecting Your Child?

Sleep: it’s important! A lot of us don’t get as much as we’d like, and waking up hour after hour to console your infant can create an awful sleep deficit. Growing kids suffer that much more from a deficit in sleep – according to NurtureShock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, losing 15 minutes of sleep can lower a child’s performance ... Read More »

Vote for Magic Beans in the Cribsie Awards!

Awards, accolades, glowing reviews: we’ve won them all over the years, including oodles of Best of Boston awards, Boston A-list awards, and more. We’ve had that “you like us, you really like us!” moment again and again, and it never stops being awesome. We’re just so honored every time we hear that someone appreciates what we do! The ultimate reviewers ... Read More »

Preschools: What are they for, and when should kids start?

By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development and Parenting Specialist Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses   Preschool and two-year-old programs are a hot topic among parents at my classes, so I wanted to weigh in. I’ll try and summarize my thoughts based on the latest research ... Read More »

Car Seat Installation: Some Basics for Parenting Newbies

While we can’t install your car seat for you (we used to, but ran into some insurance issues), making every aspect of your journey as a new parent easier is our number one priority. So, here are a few resources and tips we hope will help! Before we get started, the most important thing to remember is that CORRECT INSTALLATION ... Read More »

New Years’ Resolutions for Parents?

As we flip to the next page of the calendar once again, it’s natural to do a bit of reflection and think about what you might want to change in your life. The tradition of making major or minor changes at the opening of a new year is an ancient one, and is common in cultures all over the world, ... Read More »

Updates from UPPAbaby: 2015 Vista in stock, Legacy canceled!

As we’ve already written, 2015 is going to be an exciting year for UPPAbaby: the 2015 Vista has a game-changing new second seat, the upcoming G-Link will double the capacity of the popular G-Luxe umbrella stroller, and there are exciting new updates coming up for the Cruz and other UPPA models. With all of these exciting new developments, and some minor manufacturing ... Read More »

Baby naming trends for 2014: winners, losers, and Netflix!

The top baby names according to Babycenter are out, and there are few surprises: most of these names have been holding strong for a few years now. (If you have a kindergartener, there are probably five Isabellas in her class!) Let’s have a drum roll for the most popular names for babies born this year: 10 most popular girl names ... Read More »

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