Here are a few things that caught our eye at Giggle:
Apartment dwellers or anyone with a modestly sized bathroom will appreciate this bright (also comes in white), easy-fold kids step stool ($15).
Giggle has many products exclusive to them. Among them are these IOU cards ($15) that we think every mom and dad should get. You can't get out of diaper duty every time, but every once in awhile you just really, really don't feel like doing it. Cash in your IOU card with your spouse and they'll get you the next time they really, really don't want to do it. They also have a set of IOU cards for kids including a powerful "I promise to go to bed" card.
If you're looking for a gift for new parents, Giggle's "Better Basics" products are a great place to start - like this simple, but useful diaper caddy and changing pad ($30) for easy changes all around the house.
- Founded: 2003
- Founded by: Ali Wing
- Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
Ali Wing was about to launch her business, a baby-goods store called Giggle, when she became pregnant—unexpectedly—with her first child. She and her husband, Will Holmes, came up with a plan: Wing would keep working while Holmes, a lawyer, would leave his job to become a full-time dad and part-time general counsel to Giggle. "We called his practice Naptime LLC," she says. Six years later, the arrangement is still in effect. "I do envy Will his role at times," says Wing, who is as a rule home by 7 P.M. for dinner and time with their son, Tyler, now 5. "I remind myself: I chose this, I chose this." More at <a href="http://www.cookiemag.com/homefront/2009/02/ali-wing">Cookiemag.com</a>
Around the Web
- Mother of Invention: Ali Wing [Cookiemag.com]
- Ali Wing, Inc [Manta.com]
- Baby Shop Giggle Buys Pregnancy Site, The Cradle [PaidContent.org]