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  • December 3, 2008

    healthytoys.org releases testing results for toys

    There’s a great new resource for parents who want to check on the level of toxic chemicals found in their children’s toys. Healthytoys.org today released testing results for 1500 popular toys using an XRF handheld scanner to screen for lead,...

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  • Mountain Buggy Swift is here
    November 26, 2008

    Mountain Buggy Swift is here

    And I am first in line to get one. After watching my sister push hers around for a few months, I am head over heels in love with the newest member of the Mountain Buggy family. To see my review,...

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  • Sneak preview: Orbit Stroller Pannier
    November 25, 2008

    Sneak preview: Orbit Stroller Pannier

    I love my Orbit Infant System, but its biggest challenge is storage space. The cargo pod will hold a few essentials, but if you’re doing any serious shopping, you might be out of luck. But not anymore. Orbit has designed...

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  • November 21, 2008

    mbeans.com 2.0 is live!

    After more than a year in the making, our new website went live late last night. Please go and check it out and send along your feedback. We are so excited. And a little tired too. Kudos to our amazing...

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  • Motrin Melee
    November 18, 2008

    Motrin Melee

    The blogosphere is abuzz today with angry moms. The target of the smackdown is an advertisement for Motrin posted on the company’s website, purportedly to kick off a new ad campaign. The ad was intended to breezily poke fun at...

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  • November 18, 2008

    The best diapers you’ve never heard of…

    At the very beginning, during those first blurry weeks after birth, wet diapers are a breastfeeding mother’s best friend. They are the most reliable signal that your baby is getting enough to eat. But with the effectiveness of today’s disposable...

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  • Here Come the Hammocks
    November 10, 2008

    Here Come the Hammocks

    What’s the latest trend in the “everything old is new again” department? Baby hammocks. At this year’s ABC show, three different companies were showing hammock models: the Hushamok, which has been available for about three months, the Miyo, which has...

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  • October 30, 2008

    Welcome home, Mrs. Goodbee

    As part of a project called Bloggers Give Back, I was sent a new product to review – a Mrs. Goodbee dollhouse (I’ll get to that in a minute). I was also sent an identical dollhouse to give away to...

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  • Is magic beans the Best Baby Boutique?
    October 28, 2008

    Is magic beans the Best Baby Boutique?

    Survey says maybe. Out of more than 1000 nominations, Magic Beans was selected one of 20 finalists for The Cradle’s America’s Best Baby Boutique Contest. Wow! We’re honored. Click here to vote, and you’ll be automatically entered to win a...

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