Best of Boston

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 reviewed by one of Magic Beans’ “stroller experts.” From there, they can help you match the correct model to your needs—and for anxious new parents, that kind of coddling is always welcome.

312 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-264-2326,