Baby Gear Consultations
Information about consultations and FAQs (scroll to the bottom to book)
Welcome to the Magic Beans family!
If you are feeling confused or overwhelmed by strollers, car seats, nursery furniture and baby gear. You’ve come to right place, and we are excited about helping figure it all out. You got this.
Booking a virtual or in-store consultation with one of our amazing baby gear gurus is the best way to get answers to all of your questions. Our expert, compassionate, friendly team will make this process fun and less overwhelming, so you can find the perfect gear for your family.
To ensure our customers get the best experience possible, we require that everyone check in to look at strollers, car seats, and baby carriers. Don’t worry – checking in is easy! All it takes is a few seconds (see directions below)
Short and full baby gear consultations require a deposit, but we give that right back to you in the form of a Magic Beans gift card. So you get expert advice PLUS a gift card to spend on anything in the store (and the gift cards never expire)
We look forward to helping you find the perfect baby gear for your family!
Which Baby Gear Appointment is right for you?
Virtual Consultation (phone or zoom) If you live outside of the Boston area (or if you would prefer to do a consultation from the comfort of your home). These are the perfect option for you. If you choose the Video option, we’ll do a full demonstration baby gear through Zoom live from our stores.
In-store: Wellesley, MA (Greater Boston)
If you visit our stores, we require all customers to check in to look at strollers, car seats, and baby carriers. We know from almost twenty years of experience that the “gear area” of our stores can get hectic, having this system enables us to plan and gives us better visibility into how busy it’s going to be, which is a better experience for you.
Check-in/Free Q&A (Free)
You may be very early on in your baby gear journey and just want to peruse, or you might just have a quick question before purchasing; we totally get that. So if you just want a quick taster of the Magic Beans experience or just need a quick refresher on how to fold and recline a stroller, Book this type of appointment.
Short and Full Gear Demonstration:
Since 2004, we have helped tens of thousands of families choose the best baby gear for their growing families. Our highly trained experts are here to answer all of your questions, and we are happy to offer stroller test drives and car seat fittings to make sure you are thrilled with your purchases and are relieved to have all of your questions answered. We have a wide selection of strollers, car seats, nursery furniture, and baby carriers accessible on display (lots of options, no bad choices) Book one of these appointments for families who want to go deep into baby gear.
These appointment types require a deposit that we return immediately in the form of a non-expiring Magic Beans gift card.
Note: Car seat fit appointments are not available during inclement weather conditions such as pouring rain, snow or extreme heat.
How to book a consultation at Magic Beans?
To book, start by selecting the type of consultation you want — in-store, phone, or Zoom. Next, choose a time that works well for you and tell us a bit about what you'd like to cover. Complete the request and we'll send you an email confirmation with a meeting reminder to add to your calendar!
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Consultations may be canceled or rescheduled before 8pm EST on the day before your appointment.
Do you offer virtual consultations with customers outside of the United States?
No, Magic Beans does not ship outside of the United States and we take seriously the manner in which product specifications change from country to country. We apologize that our virtual consultations are limited to US residents and all bookings made outside the US will be canceled and refunded accordingly.
Does Magic Beans offer full baby registry consultations?
Yes, we are excited to help you figure out the perfect products to add to your Magic Beans registry* (powered by the universal registry system MyRegistry.com). Our registry appointment is exclusively for families creating a registry with Magic Beans. If you're interested in learning more about our registry program with its rewards, go to mbeans.com/registry - we can't wait to join you on your parenting journey.
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