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Find the best in Baby Gear at Magic Beans

Spilling the Beans

  • Fabulous Freedom: Freestyle
    September 25, 2008

    Fabulous Freedom: Freestyle

    Pumping sucks. Pun intended. But seriously, it does. For as easy and convenient as breastfeeding is, pumping is complicated and, well, inconvenient. I’ve always been in awe of women who are master pumpers. I have one friend whose sons both...

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  • April 30, 2008

    What’s the deal with BPA?

    Yesterday, I received a statement from the JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacturing Association), the well-respected organization that, among many other functions, sets safety standards for many of the most common baby products on the market. In this statement, the JPMA continues...

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  • HiLo and behold!
    January 11, 2008

    HiLo and behold!

    You may recall that we found this clever new high chair at the ICFF show in the Spring. We were wowed by the simple genius of the concept, and the graceful execution. We are delighted that the chair is now...

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  • December 11, 2007

    Now feeding…

    Recent arrivals into our warehouse include the Skip Hop Palette Plate, some whimsical new melamine dish sets also from Skip Hop, and the new line of feeding products from Boon, including my very favorite, the ingenious Squirt, with a squeezable...

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  • October 31, 2007

    Dining Sets Reviewed just posted a review of baby dining sets today, and the Baby Bjorn plate set we submitted received an honorable mention. I think the author did a very nice job rounding up the best of what’s on the market....

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  • October 23, 2007

    Sock it to ’em

    Don’t even talk to me about stretch marks. You might think you had it bad, but let me assure you, mine were worse. I won’t go into details, but trust me. So this is a product that is, at least...

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  • Skip Hop Props
    September 28, 2007

    Skip Hop Props

    OK, yes, several weeks have passed since the ABC show, and I’m still playing catch up. I’m carrying around a Stokke tote bag filled with press kits and catalogs and notes on a bunch of vendors and items I still...

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  • August 28, 2007

    Boon offers a sneak peek

    We’re still just about 10 days away from the ABC show, but the Boon website is already showing off a panoply of new products. There’s a whole new layette line, a range of feeding accessories and… jewelry? I’m in love...

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  • Elevating the high chair
    August 24, 2007

    Elevating the high chair

    If you could graph the trend in high chairs, it would look something like the trajectory of a yo-yo. A generation ago, everything was wood. Then came plastic. Over the past few years, a new breed of sleek European wooden...

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