Best of Boston

2014 Best Baby Gear

Magic Beans

Local parents, rejoice: Magic Beans more than fills the void left behind when one-stop baby-equipment shop Isis Parenting shuttered last winter. At the Coolidge Corner flagship and various outposts, employees steer moms and dads through the wheeled forest of UPPAbaby and Bugaboo strollers and offer guidance on endlessly confusing car seats, childproofing items, and nursing gear. Parenting may be hard work, but Magic Beans makes shopping for all the necessities as easy as 1-2-3.

312 Harvard St., Brookline; and other locations,