Best of Boston

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 and Eli Gurock, and their gung-ho employees have done all the research for you (exhaustively reported on their blog, at, testing hundreds of products in deciding what to stock. The result: everything your own parents never had when you were little, but wish they did.

200 Linden St., Wellesley, 781-235-2120,