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Bugaboo Cameleon gets a new look

It’s official. The Bugaboo Cameleon is getting a makeover. The new Cameleon3 is coming September 1, and it has some amazing upgrades. We have all the details, including insider info and lots of pictures to share. Get ready, because this is good. It’s really good. Improved design Design is in the DNA at Bugaboo, and they’re never satisfied with “great” if ... Read More »

To epidural or not to epidural

That is the question many pregnant women consider as they get close to their due date. For some women, it isn’t a question at all. They want it, and the sooner the better. For other women, an unmedicated childbirth experience is a really compelling goal. When I was pregnant with my first child, I thought I would absolutely have the ... Read More »

Drool recap and gratitude

It’s nerve-wracking to put on an event like Drool. There are a lot of moving pieces and  a lot of things that can go wrong. So many people need to work together in harmony for it to come off without a hitch. But on Tuesday night, in spite of a few challenges (pouring rain + parking problems + faltering internet ... Read More »

Drool Sponsor Spotlight: Bugaboo Says Boo

As a baby brand with our very own magazine, we were totally excited to see Bugaboo’s take on the idea: BOO Magazine, a celebration of 18 years of Bugaboo. BOO Magazine carries the company’s stunning design sense into print, and answers every question you could possibly have about the world of Bugaboo – and plenty more that you forgot to ... Read More »

Drool Sponsor Spotlight: Why Viacord?

When Viacord employee Lisa had her first child, getting her baby’s umbilical cord blood stored was an obvious choice: “When I speak with my friends about cord blood banking, I liken it to a safety helmet. None of us wore helmets when we were kids and most of us turned out just fine. Of course today we rarely see a ... Read More »

It’s a Drool Twitter Party!

We’re counting down the final days before Drool. The floorplan is set. The vendor list is beyond our wildest dreams. The gift bags are outrageous. The raffle prizes are amazing. Every detail is falling into place. So now it’s time to kick back and have some fun. Join us this Sunday night (Mother’s Day!!) as we bring the spirit of ... Read More »

Drool Sponsor Spotlight: Have A Happy Little Stroll with BOB

There are many Bobs in the world who make us happy: Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bob Hope, Bob Barker, Bob the Builder, Sideshow Bob. And who could forget Bob Ross, the landscape painter known for his happy little trees? But our very favorite Bob is the BOB Revolution SE stroller, made by BOB Strollers. BOB all-terrain strollers are made to ... Read More »

Drool Sponsor Spotlight: Don’t “B” Left Behind

What does “B” stand for? In traditional alphabet books, “B” is usually represented by a Bird, or a Butterfly, or a Bee. In a tongue-in-cheek “alphabet book for the middle-aged,” B is for Botox. In Edward Gorey’s famous Gashlycrumb Tinies, “B is for Basil, assaulted by bears.” And in our abecedary* of baby gear, “B” is often for Britax, the ... Read More »

Drool Sponsor Spotlight: Mixing It Up With Ergo and Orbit

Ergo Baby Carrier in Galaxy

In the era of mashups, it’s no surprise that some of our favorite baby brands are combining forces to produce gear that’s twice as useful, twice as stylish, twice as nice! ERGObaby and Orbit Baby have joined forces in a partnership that we’re hoping will result in even cooler products. You’re probably already familiar with these brands, but here’s a ... Read More »

5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss Drool – and a giveaway, too!

In just eight days, Magic Beans will be presenting the second annual Drool Baby Expo in Boston. Drool is a one-night extravaganza for parents, featuring many of the best brands in the baby biz. It’s a rare opportunity to interact one-on-one with the people behind the products, get in-depth demonstrations, and have great conversations. If you’re pregnant, a newly-minted parent, ... Read More »