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June 6, 2011

It’s that time of the month again!

 

 

Daily Demo’s are here again, and giggle welcomes June with Summer Fun & Travel!

Visit any one of our locations to see the latest on the following:

Monday: Phil and Ted’s Nest

Tuesday: Kidco Peapod

Wednesday: Baby Bjorn Travel Crib

Thursday: Uppababy G-LUXE

Friday: Baby Bjorn Synergy

Monday through Friday, 1:30 and 4:30 pm.

See you here!

May 21, 2011

You want FABULOUS…then oh boy, you have to check this out!!!!!!

 

 

Wow- absolutey amazing!  The all new, Hollis crib, just released, heirloom,  non-toxic lucite and clear acrylic crib- really?!?! Yes! Really!!!   It’s absolutely gorgeous, hands down, amazing- ultra modern design…just fabulous!

Completey unique design, 100% acrylic, non toxic, recycled materials, with beautiful sleek lines…I mean, really, this crib is stunning!  Inspired by the pioneer of acrylic furniture design, Charles Hollis Jones, this crib is an eye catcher.  Sophisticated and unique, perfect for  the parent who wants that knockout crib.  HOLLIS…you are beautiful!  Welcome to our world and giggle!  You have the spotlight!

If you are wondering who is Mr. Charles H.J. is, here’s a little snip-it:

He is an American artist and furniture designer, who has been designing and creating lucite and acrylic furniture since the age of 16.  Born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1945, Mr. Jones has been creating award winning pieces.  As a result of his amazing pieces, he is currently being  recognized by the Smithsonian Institute and has made works of art for celebritites including Frank Sinatra and Johnny Carson.

Absolutely, this crib is for a specific taste and style, and if it’s not your cup of tea, no problemo- we can navigate you through other beautiful furniture collections! You know, here at giggle, we have that super spectacular right next to that super ordinary neccessity; all the reasons why you love giggle! :) -

Take a look at it!

(BTW, you can visit our SoHo location to take a peak at it in person!)

May 12, 2011

Daily Demo’s!

Calling all folks who need a lesson in Baby Gear!!!  This month, we are all about SPRING GEAR!

Monday through Friday, 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm, all through the month of MAY, we will be your Guru, your expert, your resource, and we will show you in’s and out’s, answer any questions, and demonstrate the following:

Mondays- Cybex Callisto and Aton

Tuesdays- Cybex Carrier

Wednesdays- Mountain Buggy

Thursdays- Stokke Tripp Trapp (now through the end of the month of May, purchase this highchair and recieve a Baby Set for free!)

Fridays- Ergo Performance Carrier

Mark those calendars and stop on in!  We’re here to help!

May 12, 2011

Let’s talk about the BASICS

giggle is your one stop shop kind of store.  We work very hard at providing you with the very best out there.  We have taken the guesswork out of parenting and broke it down for you.  Be very careful not to mistake it, we are not by any means a high end retailer, we are a specialty retailer.  We pride ourselves in education, innovation, and most importantly, true, genuine care. Finally, a company that makes it a whole lot easier to be a parent! Our pricepoint is based on the “good, better, best” approach.  Of course, we have some of the “basic necessities” that you can find elsewhere at any big box store, but we also have that cute, special item, that you will only find at giggle.

Here are some facts about who we are and what we have to offer YOU!

We have “giggle criteria“- We have narrowed down all the choices out there and picked only the very best, that we love and think you will also love.  Every product we offer meets and exceeds all safety testing, and must meet three out of ten of our criteria to be considered.

We have “Parent Tools“- Inclusive of “Ratings and Reviews”, “Ask and Answer”, “Product Safety Info”, the “giggle guaruntee”, checklists, Registry, Gear Guides, Blogs, “Personal Shoppers”,  online Catalogs, complimentary gift wrapping, “Storytime” at every one of our 14 convenient giggle locations with the best staff- WHEWWW (there’s more!)- just about everything you would possibly need to know right at your finger tips-AND- if you are a more hands on person, you can walk on into any giggle store and know that you will be guided and assisted through everything you will need or want to know!

Rest assured, we will make sure you have the RIGHT product that’s RIGHT for you.  We ask. We listen. We suggest- the right product for you.  Not the most expensive, most popular, or even the biggest and baddest (susie, joe, and bobby from down the block all have)- but the right product that speaks to your lifestyle.

So, take a deep breath…we have you covered ;)

April 28, 2011

FREE Tripp Trapp Baby Set with the purchase of any Tripp Trapp chair

 

Tripp Trapp Chair

Designed to be pulled up to the table, the Tripp Trapp lets you share family mealtime together from six months on (with the optional baby set). This innovative chair grows with your child from a toddler seat all the way up through the early teen years!

Why it’s a giggle pick: The Tripp Trapp is a great value for your money, and offers the best in multi-stage functionality.

Tripp Trapp Baby Set

This contoured seat and five-point harness lets you use your Tripp Trapp as a highchair starting at six months, until your child can sit unsupported. Best of all, the chair can be pulled right up to the dinner table for family dinners together.

Why it’s a giggle pick: This is a great accessory that lets you get a head start on using your chair!

Starting Thursday April 28th we will be offering a free Baby Set with purchase of a Tripp Trapp. Offer expires May 31st 2011.

Click on the link below  for more information.

:http://www.giggle.com/eng/product/tripp_trapp_baby_set/144601

March 17, 2011

Keep your babies safe with our new gates!

Highly anticipated and long awaited- baby gates are now here!  giggle has chosen 3 Muchkin gates to accomodate your safe-baby needs!  All three are high quality gates aged 6-24 months, easy to install, and can adapt to fit any home!

The Auto Close Gate $73.00

 

 

The Loft Gate- Wood $140.00

 

 

The Loft Gate- Aluminum $140.00

Please stop in your giggle greenwich store to check them out!

March 8, 2011

Orange Alert

In their article “Orange Crush,” the Wall Street Journal has proclaimed orange “the color of the moment.” I have to admit, I’ve had an orange crush of my own for years now — which should come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever noticed the preponderance of orange in our stores and on our website.

Although it’s a trend among the grownup set — it was hot on the spring runways and Jennifer Hudson made a big splash for her vibrant orange Oscar dress — it’s been a hot color for babies and kids for a few years now. What’s not to love? It’s fun, vibrant, and completely gender neutral. So is this one instance where the kids are on the cutting edge and the adults are just now catching up?

February 25, 2011

silhouette treasures!

We could never use too many memories. Sure, pictures can say a thousand words… but how about something original and unique?

giggle Chevy Chase is proud to host Karl Johnson, one of the best known silhouette artists in the world. His work has been featured in over thirty national publications, including Oprah, People magazine, and Martha Steward Weddings. His silhouette portraits are personalized, one-of-a-kind pieces of art to be treasured forever. An heirloom-quality portrait is a wonderful way to capture this moment in time with your little one.

Karl Johnson will be handcrafting silhouette portraits on March 15th. He will be here from 10AM to 7PM – but space is limited!
He is offering 5″x7″ silhouette portraits (unframed) by $25.00. 
Be sure to call us at 301.664.6407 or e-mail us at chevychase@giggle.com to ensure an appointment! See you then!

January 31, 2011

Tiger Moms and the Parenting Debate

The debate on parenting and educational best practices has been brought to a fevered pitch with Amy Chua’s views in Tiger Mother and documentary film hits Race to Nowhere and Waiting for Superman filling parent discussions. The problem is that the proposed solutions in these various media couldn’t be more diametrically opposed. Race to Nowhere condemns the “dark side of America’s achievement culture” calling for no more homework while Amy Chua claims America does not have an achievement culture at all but a lax and loose culture that indulges kids and enables them to waste time. A strict demanding Chinese style Tiger Mom is her solution. Waiting for Superman confirms the mess in our public schools and then seems to side with Amy Chua by elevating KIPS and SEEDS charter schools as solutions, which expect a lot more from every student and insist on more classroom time, more one-on-one tutoring and more homework to achieve results. With all the mixed messages, what are parents to think?

I personally believe the current debate does not help us make sense of what direction we parents should take. Amy Chua’s ideas about high expectations and assuming that a child is strong – - not fragile – - cannot be easily dismissed. Nor can the high test scores of Eastern cultures (See NYTimes article) . Yet neither can we dismiss the western or American advances in the cognitive sciences that highlights the diversity and complexity of each human mind. It indicates that minds really are all different, each possessing a different profile of strengths and able to contribute to the world in diverse ways. And it is not just about our academic profile; it is about creativity, emotional intelligence, social intelligence and practical intelligence as well as qualities like happiness, joy, compassion and wisdom. Our world is swimming in an immense diversity of professions, roles and responsibilities; yet our schools and cultures narrow intelligence and assessments down to reading, writing and arithmetic. (see Ken Robinson’s TedTalk)

The key to parenting best practices is to tune into your child’s unique mind and profile of strengths and help them become who they truly are. Assume their mind and profile is a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Our job as parents and educators is to bring out those brilliant gifts by finding great ways to engage that mind in meaningful ways — with activities, projects, and education that challenge and cultivate that richness. We can have faith that are kids are wired to live life well. They want to master their world and win hard fought skills, knowledge and character traits. Yet, we adults in their lives do have a major role to play in helping them to pursue their dreams, to see that they can be, do and have anything, if they put their mind and concentrated effort towards it.

Contrary to some child-centered beliefs, it does not happen by letting children do whatever they want. Amy Chua is right about the fact that watching TV the amount of hours the average American child watches is not going to help. How do we parents provide the right experiences and right expectations to satisfy our universal desire to have our children thrive in a changing unpredictable world.

We need the debate to shift to ideas for how we identify what our children are interested in, what is their unique mind like and how do we provide the kind of opportunities that will strengthen their unique profile. In other words: How do we best provide an individual-centered education? Even parents of infants and toddlers have a huge role as the first and most important teacher. Most of the posts in this blog give concrete examples of how to get down on the floor with your child, enter and see the world through their eyes, observe what they are interested in and developmentally able to do, respond with appropriate exchanges and invitations to extend the play and exploration. It is never too early to get to know your child and cultivate their budding abilities.

December 2, 2010

Silent Birth…Are you kidding me?

First, let me say congratulations to Kelly Preston and John Travolta who welcomed their son, baby Benjamin into the world on Tuesday, November 24th.

What the world is still waiting to hear however is whether they were able to accomplish their goal of a “silent birth.” Come on now- really…were they serious?! Last time I checked, the human response to pain evoked some kind of audible sound! Personally, I recommend deep, guttural moaning over screaming…still wondering what Kelly did in response to her contractions. Read more…