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Food & Drink

A Laugh Riot

You’re a mama-to-be in search of hot property.

Do not pass go. Proceed directly to Giggle, a new kids’ boutique opening this week in Lincoln Park.

Find terry cloth kimonos for post-bath lounging alongside striped footies and long johns made from organic cotton to keep infants snug through the night. Hack your baby’s first cold with a frog humidifier. And what to gnaw on? A chem-free teething carrot, of course. Boycott boring bedding with the colorful elephant parade crib sheet or transport Baby in a funky market sling.

Prices start at a mere $3.50.

Now you’re really in the game.


Giggle, 2116 North Halsted Street, between Webster and Dickens Avenues (800-495-8577 or giggle.com).


This Week for Kids

WIN
Free Tickets to Jeanie B

What: Be the first to answer this question: What is the title of Jeanie B’s sophomore CD? to win show tickets for the fam.
Why: She’s a magic Jeanie.
When: Enter by Tues., noon for concert Sat., 10 a.m.
Where: Room2Play, 2255 S. Michigan Ave., at 23rd St. (312-225-9000). E-mail answer to jo@room2playchicago.com.

ESCAPE
Make It a Date

What: Drop kids off for choc fondue, a film, and Valentine’s Day-themed crafts, then head to Volo for dinner.
Why: Let freedom ring.
When: Sat., 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Smarty Party, 1846 W. Belmont Ave., b/t Honore St. & Wolcott Ave. (773-687-0521); Volo, 2008 W. Roscoe St., at N. Damen Ave. (773-348-4600). Reservations required for both.

MOVE
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Family Workshop

What: Contemporary dance pros teach munchkins (ages 6-12) to jump, spin, and slide to music.
Why: Step it up.
When: Reservation deadline, Thurs. Dance, Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Where: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., at I-94, Glencoe. To reserve, call 312-850-9744.

LOCATIONS
2116 N Halsted St
bt Webster & Dickens Aves
Chicago, IL 60614
773-296-6228
2255 S Michigan Ave
@ 23rd St
Chicago, IL 60616
312-225-9009
2008 W Roscoe St
@ Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
773-348-4600
1000 Lake Cook Rd
@ I-94
Glencoe, IL 60022
847-835-5440
1846 W Belmont Ave
bt Honore St & Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
773-687-0521
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