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Scoot safely: Fitting your child’s sports helmet

Kickboard Scooters are flying out of our stores (check out these great sale prices!), and where there are scooters, there should be helmets. Whether your child is scooting or skating, skiing or biking, it’s so easy to provide excellent protection and peace of mind with a good helmet, and we’ve got a great selection of adorable designs from Nutcase. One ... Read More »

The best deal ever from Stokke!

If you’ve been keeping an eagle eye on our blog (and if you have, thank you!), you may remember that back in 2009, we touted the “Best Stokke Sleepi Promotion Ever,” in which Stokke offered free mattresses for the Stokke Sleepi System. Naturally, as with any brand we love, Stokke is always stepping up their game, so we’re pleased to ... Read More »

Stroller cleaning for Passover – or just for Spring!

Stroller Cleaning at Magic Beans Fairfield, CT 1530 Post Road Monday, April 7 11am – 6pm Sign up at our Eventbrite page  Stroller Cleaning at Magic Beans Brookline 312 Harvard Street Wednesday, April 9 3pm – 7pm Sign up at our Eventbrite page  Stroller Cleaning at Magic Beans Norwell 45 Pond Street Thursday, April 10 11am – 5pm Sign up ... Read More »

Our guide to building a healthier Easter basket

Here at Magic Beans, we unabashedly love the holidays, and since we’re a company with a variety of religious traditions, there’s something different to celebrate practically every week. Every holiday has associated food, and every holiday, it seems, comes loaded with more and more sugar, and more challenges in negotiating how much and which candy your kid can eat. You ... Read More »

Too many acronyms: making sense of LATCH regulations

Really, we promise it doesn’t take an encyclopedic knowledge of car seat technology to keep your baby safe in the car. And in any case, we’re here to do the research so you don’t have to. So if you’re bewildered by the alphabet soup of NHTSA, LATCH, JPMA, AAP, don’t worry: we’ll break it down for you! And the new ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Viacord

Medical technology is not our specialty; products for kids and babies are. But Viacord is a different sort of partner in our ongoing project of serving families. Not only has Magic Beans partnered with Viacord for events for years now, but our company’s owners have banked their own child’s cord blood with Viacord. So it’s a little more personal: they’re ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Baby Jogger

It can be a bit confusing: despite the name, not every Baby Jogger stroller is meant for running. And the phrase “baby jogger” is used extremely loosely – for instance, this friendly dad is running with a Schwinn, and this mom is running with a Mountain Buggy. So, what makes a Baby Jogger a Baby Jogger? The name is, in ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Beco Baby

No doubt you’re familiar with the cliché of the inventor declaring “Eureka!”* But, did you know that it originated with Archimedes? According to Wikipedia: “He reportedly proclaimed “Eureka!” when he stepped into a bath and noticed that the water level rose—he suddenly understood that the volume of water displaced must be equal to the volume of the part of his ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Magnificent Baby

No matter how perfectly you perform every single function of baby care, there is no way, absolutely no way, to avoid at least some crying. A normal baby cries at changes of temperature, cries when she’s hungry, cries when she’s wet, cries when the wind blows the wrong way. It’s just what babies do. And an infant will almost certainly ... Read More »

Fairfield Grand Opening Spotlight: Bloom Baby

Are you planning the design for your nursery? Then whether you realize it or not, in your studies, you’ve seen quite a bit of Bloom Baby. Their gorgeous eco-friendly cribs have a way of popping up in stylish nurseries everywhere, from SoHo lofts to Tori Spelling’s house. The archives at our friends Project Nursery’s page are studded with Bloom cribs, ... Read More »

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