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May 17, 2011

Biceps, Babies &Buggies

Thursday, June 2 from 11am-12pm

Bring your baby and join us for fun and fitness with Cassandra of Active Mom’s club. You will be engaged in a dynamic total body workout that incorporates cardio and functional exercises, as well as some light jogging with yuor stroller. This class is good for both beginners and seasoned exercisers(or even expectant moms)!

The class leaves from our store then heads into OZ Park

Event is Free! Pre-registration required. Call 773-296-6228 or email lincolnpark@giggle.com  to reserve a spot.

May 5, 2011

Let’s celebrate our Moms

Mama, Mom, Mother- so many ways we address the most beloved woman in our life. It’s usually the first word we are able to say as an infant, the first person we call on when we get hurt or sick. Mom is the one who made my first Halloween costume, and sat through all of ours games, track meets, piano recitals and dance lessons.

This Sunday,  May 8th, we get a chance to celebrate our Moms, and we at giggle will be here to help you make it special. Stop by our store, and our wonderfull staff will make it easy for you to find that special something for your Mom or Mom to-be.

And just as a little thank you  this  Sunday we will be giving away gerbera daises to every Mom that walks into our store.

April 27, 2011

We are more than just a store…

At giggle we are proud to say that we are more than just a store. Come into our Chicago location and see it for yourself.  giggle is a place where you are welcome to just stop by and take a break on one of our comfortable gliders to feed you baby, change a diaper, or just converse with one of our knowledgeable staff, in whatever order you choose :) .

If you are here on Tuesdays at 4pm, you will be in for a treat. Read along with our Storytime diva, Beth; it’s fun and engaging.

The third Wednesday of the month is music time at giggle, hosted by Merry Music Makers- all ages are welcome to attend and shake, shake, shake…

Can’t decide on disposable or cloth diapering? We will help you with that decision.  Just sign up for one of our Cloth Diapering Classes  held every third Saturday of the month.

For more details on this classes and other events at our store visit us online at www.giggle.com under Chicago location.

April 13, 2011

Spring Egg-Stravaganza

Sun is shining, birds are singing, can’t stay inside , just have to do something outdoors….

giggle loves Soldier Field, and this time the whole stadium will turn into a candy land. Hop on over  for a Free  8th annual Soldier Field Egg-Stravaganza Festival this Sunday April 17th,  rain or shine. The stadium will open at 9am to the general public, there will be the largest candy grab in the city, face painters, and even a Radio Disney Show.

For more information on this event : 

Please call Soldier Field at 312-235 7000  or visit www.soldierfield.net

April 12, 2011

Are you on the gList?

Forget the A-list – for new parents who want inside access to all things giggle, the g-List is the place to be! We’ve got exclusive offers, early access to merchandise, and lots, lots more.

Available exclusively at giggle and www.giggle.com, the gList is your all-access pass to everything we offer.

For just $50 your membership includes:

  • Welcome packet with a $75 gift card
  • Sneak peeks and early access to new merchandise
  • Private sales and offers just for giggle g-Listers
  • A head start on our online offers and promotions
  • Customized service from our personal shoppers
  • Invitations and one-step RSVP to in-store events
  • Product recommendations tailored to your child’s age
  • A chance to ask the experts at our exclusive web events

Next time you are in the store, the giggle team will get you signed up!

March 4, 2011

Gadgets: Useful Vs. Over the Top

I like to think of myself as pretty into innovation.  And although I’m a long way from “bleeding edge,” I typically embrace technology pretty quickly. I don’t just mean in my personal life, but also in the products we choose for giggle’s smart, busy parents who rely on innovation to make multi-tasking easier.

A few of my favorite gadgets that we sell at giggle include:

  • The BabyCook, a 3-in-1 appliance that cooks, purees and reheats so you can easily whip up fresh baby food.
  • The Flip, an awesome little digital video camera that fits in your pocket and starts filming at the push of a button.
  • The Itzbeen Baby Timer, which helps sleep-deprived parents remember when their baby last ate, slept, and has his or her diaper changed.

But with more and more parenting products that require programming and plugging in, sometimes I find myself wondering if enough is enough.  Here are a few of the products that fall in the “Do we really need this?” camp:

  • The Ok to Wake! Alarm lets kids know whether they can get out of bed by flashing a “green for go” light, with a yellow light that lets them know it’s still too early. Maybe if your child’s room is windowless…
  • WhyCry Baby Crying Analyzer is designed to tell you what kind of sound your baby is making so that you know how best to respond (also known as “parenting”).
  • Knee Pads for Crawlers.  While not technological, this “innovation” still makes the list. We adults may not like to crawl, but for babies crawling is a key developmental stage – and their built for it!

Just like every other part of parenting, it’s all a matter of personal style. But you certainly don’t need all that extra “stuff.” Before you buy, ask yourself: does this actually make my job easier? Or is it just another gadget?

Read more…
February 20, 2011

giggle guide to baby gear

As you may know, giggle is all about helping new parents make the transition from non-parents to parents! As you make this transition, some of the terminology out there in the baby world can really throw you for a loop. Do the words “latch system” sound foreign to you? Want to know the difference between a co-sleeper and a bassinet?

giggle has the solution for all new parents to decode this new lingo and get a basic run down on all that you will need! Check out giggle guide to baby gear, written by our CEO & President, Ail Wing.

Ali and her team of experts have written this fabulous book to give new parents an unbiased explanation of everything for babies and toddlers. It is a simple guide that provides checklists and goes over the differences between all of the baby products out there. And in true giggle fashion, the book will guide you to find the products that fit your lifestyle.

 

If you are an expecting parent, or need a great gift for your friend who is expecting, consider our giggle guide to baby gear. You can pick one up here in our store at the Scottsdale Quarter or online at www.giggle.com. Happy reading!

January 16, 2011

Feeding Baby Made Easier!

There comes a point in every child’s life when they begin the journey to solid food. To make this transition easier for baby (and parents too!) giggle has a plethora of products that cater to baby food preparation.

One amazing product is the Beaba BabyCook. This ingenious gadget multi-tasks as a steamer, blender, warmer, and defroster to prepare fresh, healthy meals for baby!

Now that you have the means to prepare the food, you need recipes to follow! One great book is Top 100 Baby Purees by Annabel Karmel, which gives you the tools to make fresh baby food, which is healthier, more economical, and better for the planet than pre-made food (no more jars to toss!).

After preparing all of those baby purees, you need somewhere to store it! That’s where these BPA-free Stackable Food Pots come in! These handy storage cups are dishwasher safe, and can be used in both the freezer and the microwave.

To see these and more fun products for the next stages, visit giggle Legacy Place or giggle.com!

January 7, 2011

Doula Delight!

*UPDATE* Due to the expected snowstorm in the Boston area, our doula 411 event will now be taking place on Friday, January 14th at 12:30pm. Be sure to bring your questions for the Q&A session!

giggle Legacy Place is hosting a doula on Wednesday, January 12th at 12:30pm!

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about doulas with Bec Conant, a birth and postapartum doula. She will discuss the role of a doula, whether a doula might be the right choice for you, and why you might consider a doula, even after you’ve given birth. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

The event is FREE! Pre-registration is required. Call giggle Legacy Place at 781-326-3622 or e-mail legacyplace@giggle.com to reserve your spot!

January 4, 2011

Sweet Sheets!

Happy New Year!
 
As we begin 2011, giggle is bringing more bedding choices for your little one’s crib! One new crib set that we offer is the Flower Burst Crib Bedding Set from Skip-Hop, which is sure to bring sweet dreams!
 

 
This adorable and beautiful set includes a comforter, bumper, crib sheet and reversible crib skirt, made from super-soft 300 thread-count sateen cotton. It looks gorgeous against all crib colors, including white, walnut, and natural, and has so many bursts of color, it is sure to match any color scheme!
 
To see this fabulous bedding set in person, stop by giggle Legacy Place!