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Resetting the Clock: Time Zone Tips for Traveling with Tots

Time Zone Tips for Traveling with Baby

Traveling with kids can be pretty tiring for the whole family, and crossing time zones can wreak even more havoc on sleep routines. As I mentioned in my last post, 5 Sleep Tips for Traveling with Tots, if you’re only crossing one or two time zones for one or two days, consider remaining on your home time zone when it comes to your sleep routine (to make the transitions easier for everyone). When crossing multiple time zones for a longer period, here are my top tips to help your family get on track fast—with as few meltdowns as possible!

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5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Car Seats

Car Seat Buying Facts

If you haven’t noticed, car seats have changed a lot since we were little. From built-in side-impact protection to 10-seconds-or-less installation, the technology has come a long way—to say the least.

If you’re about to have a baby, you can take comfort in knowing that every car seat on the market now has to go through some pretty rigorous safety testing. But there are still a few things you should read up on before you pick the “perfect” one.

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10 Reasons to Make Sleep a Priority in 2014

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So you have given up caramel mochaccinos, bought a gym membership, and even jumped on the “be kind” bandwagon. But have you thought about adding  improving your family’s sleep patterns to your new year’s resolutions for 2014?

Maybe you think sleep should just come naturally and is not something you can change. That’s a myth. Based on science, and on my own experience working with hundreds of sleep deprived infants, toddlers and parents around the country, the fact is the ability to  fall and stay asleep are learned behaviors that take a lot of practice and patience. More »

Fool-Proof Stocking Stuffers for Kids & Babies

Fool-Proof Stocking Stuffers for Kids & Babies

Your Christmas shopping isn’t really complete until you’ve got some seriously awesome stockings stuffed, are we right?

But if you’re still scratching your head over just what to stuff in those stockings (besides a ton of candy), no worries; we’ve rounded up some of our favorite stocking-friendly toys, gifts, and play things for kids and babies. More »

5 Sleep Tips for Traveling with Tots

Travel sleep tips for babies and kids

When a friend told me she packs a suitcase full of her daughter’s favorite stuffed animals when they travel, I wasn’t surprised. My family resembles a traveling caravan at airports as we transport all our gear. But with young children, you have to be prepared.  (For example, last spring, our 3-hour nonstop flight from Mexico turned into an 18-hour epic journey home to Chicago because of unexpected weather disasters.)

So with the holiday travel season finally upon us, here are my top five sleep tips for babies and toddlers while you’re on the road. More »

It’s Here… Save 20% During Our Annual Friends & Family Event!

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Our biggest sale of the year has finally arrived–and we can’t wait to help you save BIG on everything (and we do mean everything) you need for the littlest ones in your life.

So what’s the deal? Drumroll please…

Now through Monday, November 4, you can save 20%* on everything at giggle, in stores and online. Plus: Orders over $75 ship FREE!  More »

Meet the Winner of our Next giggle Nursery Contest!

Meet the Winner of Our Next giggle Nursery Contest!

…we’ve got a winner! Say hello to Shannon Russ — a mommy of one (plus one on the way!), and the winner of our Next giggle Nursery Pinterest Contest! Her winning board — with its colorful You Are My Sunshine theme — nabbed top honors and earned her the pretty sweet prize of a $1,000 giggle gift card! (Check her board out here.) More »

Help Us Choose the Next giggle Nursery… and WIN $1,000!

Pin the Next giggle Nursery & Win $1,000

If you haven’t noticed, we get pretty excited over here at giggle whenever we launch a new or exclusive nursery collection. From the Harper to the Alex to our latest crown jewel, the Arbor by Oeuf, we’re like proud parents who just can’t wait to show off our new kid. (Can you blame us?)

Usually, we team up with manufacturers and work with their designers behind the scenes to produce a look we love. But this time around, we decided to have a little more fun with things… So we asked the folks at RedClayDesign.com to put the word out to their impressive following of top designers that we were looking to create a brand new nursery look. We asked them to envision the next great giggle nursery with two key trends in mind: mid-century modern meets quality craftsmanship. And the results were pretty impressive. More »

8 Unspoken Truths about Motherhood

8 Unspoken Truths about Motherhood

They told you you’d be tired. You knew to expect all those middle-of-the-night feedings. But no amount of Googling or talking to friends or thumbing through parenting books will totally prep you for all the little ways life changes when that tiny person of yours arrives. This year, in honor of Mother’s Day, we asked mom bloggers and friends to weigh in on all those little-known and rarely discussed parts about being Mom.

Here’s what they had to say.

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Behind-the-Scenes: VIP Book Launch of “Carried in Our Hearts”

giggle celebrates the book launch of Carried in Our Hearts

Last night was a pretty special one at giggle SoHo. After a busy day at the store came to a close, it was time to break out the champagne and celebrate the launch of a new book that has totally touched us: Carried in Our Hearts: The Gift of Adoption, by Dr. Jane Aronson. If you haven’t yet heard of the amazing Dr. Jane, she is the tour de force behind the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, an organization she founded in 1997 to help children in need across the globe. (We believe in the work they do so much, we donate a portion of our registry proceeds to the cause!) More »