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  • 2020 Stokke Tripp Trapp | High Chair Review
    May 14, 2020 Sequoia TracyStone

    2020 Stokke Tripp Trapp | High Chair Review

    Innovative chic design really sets the Stokke Tripp Trapp high chair apart from its competitors. Do away with uncomfortable high chairs that are an eyesore in your dining room! With a dishwasher safe tray, adjustable footrest, and high weight capacity the Tripp Trapp is going to be with your family from infancy to childhood and beyond.
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  • Bugaboo Lynx + Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna | 2020 | Full Stroller + Car Seat Review (Ratings | Review)
    April 4, 2020 Chelsea Abbott

    Bugaboo Lynx + Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna | 2020 | Full Stroller + Car Seat Review (Ratings | Review)

    Bugaboo has recently done something just for the US market - they made a travel system. Partnering with Nuna (another brand in the Netherlands), they created the Bugaboo Turtle - a beautiful car seat that has all the features of the Nuna Pipa (the canopy! the load leg!) but all the benefits of a Bugaboo product (that beautiful clean fabric! white buttons = a function!). The best part - this car seat snaps onto their Lynx with no added car seat adapters. A real, true travel system.
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  • BUGABOO FOX2 | 2020 | FULL STROLLER REVIEW (RATINGS | REVIEW)
    April 3, 2020 Chelsea Abbott

    BUGABOO FOX2 | 2020 | FULL STROLLER REVIEW (RATINGS | REVIEW)

    The Bugaboo Fox wheeled its way into our hearts just two short years ago. It filled the need between the Cameleon and the gone too soon Buffalo. It’s a lightweight (~24lbs), all terrain stroller, without the need to switch the handlebar like you do on the Cameleon to put it in “all terrain mode” - the large wheels and robust suspension means it’s always in that mode. The Fox also has the sleep safe bassinet, so you can use your bassinet in your home for overnight sleep. This stroller was an immediate hit - there were waitlists everywhere trying to secure one. 
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  • Bugaboo Donkey3 | 2020 | Full Stroller Review (Ratings | Review)
    April 3, 2020 Chelsea Abbott

    Bugaboo Donkey3 | 2020 | Full Stroller Review (Ratings | Review)

    Like everyone looking for a double stroller, or just... everyone in general, we at Magic Beans have our opinions. And some people’s opinions are stronger than others when it comes to tandem vs side-by-side. I’m team side-by-side and that’s one of the reasons why the Bugaboo Donkey3 is not only my favorite double stroller, it might be my favorite stroller period.
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  • Nuna PIPA vs Nuna PIPA Lite vs PIPA Lite LX | Car Seat Comparison
    March 22, 2020 Sequoia TracyStone

    Nuna PIPA vs Nuna PIPA Lite vs PIPA Lite LX | Car Seat Comparison

    The Nuna PIPA car seats have always been customer favorites at Magic Beans, and for good reason. They combine great safety features with ease of use and a lightweight shell that won’t break your back. With extensive stroller compatibility, they make a great option regardless of whatever stroller fits your lifestyle. But how do you know which PIPA is right for you? Today, we’re going to help you make that decision. 
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  • Clek Liing Review | Car Seat Review
    March 21, 2020 Sequoia TracyStone

    Clek Liing Review | Car Seat Review

    At Magic Beans, we know how confusing shopping for an infant car seat can be. Many expecting parents aren’t sure what features they should be looking for in a car seat (other than safety, of course), and that's okay! We're here to help. Let's start with an infant car seat that represents the gold standard of safety, AND doesn't make you compromise ease of use or sense of style. The Clek Liing infant car seat should definitely be on your radar, and here’s why!

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  • Social Distancing and Outdoor Play
    March 20, 2020 Dayna Butler-Fuller

    Social Distancing and Outdoor Play

    In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, public officials are recommending “social distancing”. So, what does social distancing mean, and how do you keep your kid entertained while your family is practicing self-isolation? Here's a roundup of our favorite outdoor toys and games that'll help your child let of some steam, all while still maintaining healthy social distancing protocols.
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  • 5 Activities to Do with Your Toddler While Quarantined
    March 19, 2020 Penni Brown

    5 Activities to Do with Your Toddler While Quarantined

    Let’s face it, between school, work, and activities, parents rarely feel like they have enough time with their child. Now that all of those “distractions” have been removed due to social distancing, it is time to spend some quality time with your little beans. Here are some of our favorite activities to do as a family!
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