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June 17, 2011

We have been helping new and veteran parents with a happier healthier solution to their baby’s needs for nearly a decade.  We have done the homework for you.  Our team hand picks each product that must pass our giggle criteria.  This will surely put the giggle back into parenting.

Week days we showcase some of our favorite items in our Daily Demo held at 1:30 and 4:30.  Our June schedule is as follows:

 Monday:  Phil and Ted’s Nest Travel Crib.  Come learn how this will make your travel a breeze and it won’t break the bank.

Tuesday:  Kidco PeaPod Travel Crib.  Put some adventure into your kiddo’s horizon!  The Kidco PeaPod is also a wonderful travel companion with a bit more outdoorsy spin. It comes in two sizes.

Wednesday:  Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light.  Are you not into the woods?  Do you want to leave the dirt and sand to the PeaPod?  The Baby Bjorn might be the solution for you.  This is a fantastic solution for the in-laws, air travel, hotel hopping, you get the picture.  This is one of the easiest assembled travel cribs on the market.  Let us show you how to do it in less than 1 minute.

Thursday:  UppaBaby G-LUXE:  We know that you love the UppaBaby Vista, it’s one of our best selling stroller systems.  Wait until you get a load of the G-LUXE.  The G-LUXE is a fantastic way to travel light but in comfort.  Why sacrifice one when you can have both; light weight and comfort. 

Friday:  Baby Bjorn Synergy:  Is strolling not your thing?  If you are looking for a suitcase packable solution for your travels, the Synergy is knocking on your door.  This baby carrier is light weight, moisture wicking and regulates temperature for both you and your kiddo.   


We hope that you can join us at giggle Corte Madera for our Daily Demo.  We have complementary parking and a fantastic loading zone.  We will see you at 1:30 or 4:30 for our Daily Demo.

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 18, 2011

An A-List Interview: Sophie Demenge & Michael Ryan

Michael & Sophie

Oeuf has long been one of our favorite collections at giggle, with designs that are simple, tasteful and functional. In fact, we’re debuting their Perch bunk bed as the Grand Prize in our first-ever Share Your Story Contest! And their all-white Robin Crib (a giggle exclusive!) is a perfect example of what we love about them. This week’s A-List interview takes you behind the scenes with Oeuf’s founders, Michael and Sophie. True to their designs, they have a “less is more” approach to life that is near and dear to my heart.

Ali Wing: What is your motto?

Sophie Demenge: Be true and in the moment.

Michael Ryan: Quality in everything you do.

AW: What are you currently reading?

SD: Alice Ferney’s Grace et Denuement, an inspiring and very moving true story of a young librarian who reads books to gypsy kids.

MR: Romain Gary’s The Life Before Us. Read more…

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 ;)

May 9, 2011

What to do with all this baby gear?! DAILY DEMO is here!



We know it’s hard to sometimes decide on what to buy for your baby- I mean, with so much out there, it’s hard to narrow it down!  Strollers, car seats, carriers, and more- yikes, right?!?!?

NO!  It’s easy!  You know that giggle is your one stop shop resource, right?!  YES, we’ve literally done the homework for you!  We make it easier for you to be a parent and spend more time enjoying your family instead of sitting behind your computer doing research (Yuk!). No worries, we’ve got you covered!  With that said, we want to invite you to come by and be apart of our newest program, “Daily Demo“, built around not only educating you on our products, but trying it, having fun, asking questions, and really taking a different approach towards baby gear education!

For the month of May, Monday through Friday we will be doing daily demonstrations of the following, twice per day, every week day at 1:30 and 4:30 pm:

Monday- Cybex Callisto Stroller and Aton Car Seat

Tuesday- Cybex Carrier

Wednesday- Mountain Buggy Stroller

Thursday- Tripp Trapp Highchair

Friday- Ergo Performance Baby Carrier

Please feel free to join us, we’d love to see you!

Contact us now!

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.


April 27, 2011

We are just filled with FREE gifts this Spring!

What a GREAT Mother’s Day gift? You get something free with your purchase of a Stokke Tripp Trapp chair. Starting Thursday, April 28th, we will be offering a free Baby Set with your purchase of a Tripp Trapp chair.

The Tripp Trapp chair is designed to be pulled up to the table, and lets you share family mealtime together. From 6 months and on, (with the must-have baby set) this innovative chair grows with your child from a toddler seat all the way up to their teen years!! CRAZY right?!?!

The baby seat is filled with features. This contoured seat and 5 point harness lets you use your Tripp Trapp as a highchair starting at 6 months, until your child can sit unsupoorted.

April 11, 2011

Now that’s egg-tastic!!!

What would Easter be without Easter Eggs?!  If painting colorful little odes to springtime is a family tradition, you’ll love this natural dye set that includes three colors — orange, blue and purple — and a color chart for creating six colors ($16.00)

Check this out to see more Easter ideas!