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    October deals and discounts

    Mon Oct 5

    Sure, you may end up blowing your budget on Halloween (although with our tips on making your own costumes and free or inexpensive events, there's no reason why you should), but the deals below can help make this season a little easier on your wallet. 10% off items at Firefly Children's Boutique October 1 - 8 The cute kids clothing store is hosting a clothing drive to benefit the John D.V. Salvador Foundation from October 1 - 8. Bring in donations of summer (yup, we said summer!) duds, and enjoy 10% off any one regular priced item. Start your spring cleaning now! 224 Front St between Beekman St and Peck Slip, 646-416-6560. Up to $50 off Britax products at Planet Kids through October 18 If you're in the market for a new car seat, booster, stroller or infant carrier (or looking to buy a gift for one of your pregnant friends), Planet Kids is offering up to 50 bucks off all of its Britax products, both in store and online . It's always nice to save...

    New Winnie the Pooh mural at NYPL

    Mon Oct 5

    Photo: Marc Bryan-Brown Photography Today the New York Public Library's Children's Center at 42nd Street unveiled a new Winnie-the-Pooh mural, which serves as the backdrop for the display of the stuffed menagerie that inspired A. A. Milne's books. Originally owned by Milne's equally famous son, the real-life Christopher Robin, the toys have been in Manhattan since 1947 and were donated to the library in 1987. Joining them on display through the end of the year is a soft sculpture of Lottie the Otter, a new character featured in Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, the first authorized sequel to Milne's work in more than 80 years. Penguin Young Readers Group, the book's publisher, describes Lottie as "smart, elegant and confident." Sounds like a New Yorker to us. Another Brit-born New Yorker, prodigiously talented Jim Dale (Grammy Award--winner for the Harry Potter audiobooks, among myriad other accolades), read from the new book at NYPL's launch event for the...

    Swine flu vaccines: Will your child be getting the shot?

    Mon Oct 5

    Today, the NYC Health Department started administering regular flu shots in six local schools as a test run for its upcoming swine flu vaccination program. Already controversy is brewing. Consumer Reports says 65% of U.S. adults polled are hesitant to get their kids vaccinated for H1N1, and there's even gossip about "swine flu parties", which sounds like a wretched idea to us here at the office! All the city parents I know are asking their peers whether they intend to vaccinate their kids. I admit, as mom to a four-year-old in public pre-k, I'm on the fence. So it's opinion poll time: Do you plan on signing that consent form for your kids to get the shot at school, or are you planning on skipping it and hoping for the best?

    Cookie Magazine folds

    Mon Oct 5

    Just as we were getting used to the absence of Disney's Wondertime, Cond Nast has announced that another parenting magazine, Cookie , will cease publication this year . As of now, Cookie's website makes no mention of the sad news, and neither does its Twitter stream or Facebook page , but we expect they'll all be updated soon with some kind of message. So browse Cookie 's content while you still can! Our picks from this month's issue: a handy article on turning socks into cool crafts and a guide to using apples in simple, kid-friendly dinner recipes . We don't know what will happen to readers' subscriptions; Cookie was Cond Nast's only parenting title so we're not sure which other mag the publishing company could offer in exchange, especially with Gourmet, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride also biting the dust. Here's hoping Teen Vogue won't be the answer.

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