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    You ask, we answer: baby gifts

    Thu Jun 19

    Reader Valerie asks: What’s a cute inexpensive ($25 or less) present to give someone about to have a baby? Shopping editor Rory Halperin answers: I like bodysuits from WryBaby ($24); they have really cute stuff! Also, Trumpette baby socks ($24.50) and Funkie baby bibs ($19). Oh, and CDs from Rockabye Baby ($17)--they have lullaby renditions of Coldplay, the Beatles, U2 and more.     Got a parenting question you need answered? Ask our editors by leaving a comment below, or emailing kids@timeoutny.com.

    Free frozen yogurt

    Thu Jun 19

    Looking for a totally guilt-free treat? We are, too. Head over to Red Mango on 3rd Ave and 34th St today for a complimentary cup of non-fat fro-yo with one topping from 2 to 10pm. We like it just as much (if not more!) than Pinkberry. Tell us if you and your kids agree.    

    Billy Ray fires back on Miley's risque photos

    Tue Jun 17

    We thought the Miley Cyrus nude photo scandal was over but, sadly, we were wrong. Miley's dad, Billy Ray, just sat down with Meredith Vieira on the Today show and answered some probing questions for his take on the matter. Surprisingly, he was pretty unapologetic about the situation, insisting that when media backlash takes you by storm, there's not much to do but roll with the punches and recover the best you know how. You have to admire the Cyruses for taking the controversy so well; there were never any angry statements issued towards Vanity Fair or Annie Leibovitz, and the relationship between Miley and her pops (seemingly) didn't suffer. Bed sheet ensconced Miley photos aside, the pictures of the teeny bopper and her dad from the shoot caused a lot of ruckus themselves for appearing a little too, um, cozy. But if you listen to Billy Ray's sentiments at the end of the clip, they seem wholly innocent, as he states, "I'm a dad and she's my daughter. If a dad...

    Red Hook IKEA craze

    Tue Jun 17

    File this under "You've got to be kidding me." According to the New York Post, people have been camped out (yes, with tents) since Sunday outside the Ikea in Red Hook that won't open until tomorrow! Apparently the Wii-like waits are because the big box store is giving away a $399 couch to the first 35 people in line. Also of note to parents is that the first 100 kids in the store will receive a free toy--no word on what the toy is, but one would hope it'd be a good one. Personally, I'd rather just buy the toy and not wait in line, but that's just me. Do you think people are crazy to camp out for days for a cheap couch? Are you planning to visit Ikea on opening day? If you want to make a day of crowd-surfing visiting Red Hook, I suggest heading to the Sol Goldman rec center nearby and letting your youngsters play in the overhead sprinklers. Admission to the outdoor pool is free. Ikea opens Wednesday at 9am. Regular hours are 10am-10pm daily. 1 Beard St...

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