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2013 BEST Baby Gear

Isis Parenting


Yes, we know the cultlike following can be a turnoff. But no other store has a more-comprehensive selection of products or better-educated employees, eager to help locate the ideal solution for your particular nursing/sleeping/strolling/fill-in-the-blank dilemma. Even if you don’t enroll… read more»

2012 BEST Baby Gear

Isis Parenting


No one demystifies the buying process like Isis, where the “Stroller School” guarantees you’ll choose the perfect wheels. Unsure about the Bugaboo Donkey’s double-seat configurations or the difference between the Boppy breastfeeding pillow and My Brest Friend? Staffers here will… read more»

2011 BEST Baby Gear

Magic Beans


When it comes to guiding you through the bewildering array of diaper bags, baby carriers, and car seats out there, none of the other tot emporiums in town compares to Magic Beans. Exhibit A: the store’s carriage questionnaire, which gets… read more»

2008 BEST Baby Gear

Magic Beans


If you didn’t even know you needed a baby-care timer, pee-pee teepee, or pacifier pod, make a beeline for local chainlet Magic Beans to get a primer on modern-day parenting supplies before the stork touches down. The married-with-kids owners, Sheri… read more»

2007 BEST Baby Gear

Magic Beans


The eye-catching yet practical designs at this Coolidge Corner retailer—pink camouflage diaper bags, cool Scandinavian highchairs made to blend in with grownup living spaces—could make even the most footloose singles wish they had kids. Husband-and-wife buyers Eli and Sheri Gurock… read more»

1987 BEST Baby Gear

Boston Baby


Cribs, strollers, potties, bottles, diaper bags. And stuff you never even dreamed a baby might need. read more»

1985 BEST Baby Gear

Carriage Trade


Infant chic. read more»