When you’re 60 years old and have reflux, the doctor prescribes Nexium. When you’re 60 days old and have reflux, you puke.
If trails of spit-up follow you wherever you go, keep things tidy with Petites Frites burp cloths and bibs.
These wonders are more than just your average mess-catchers. Made from a blend of organic cotton and lyocell (a sustainable textile), the custom combo is highly absorbent and quick to dry. Plus, the double-sided knit, in primary colors and earth tones, feels plush to the touch — be it baby’s chin or your shoulder.
Teether blankies are made from the same thirsty material and embellished with natural maple wood rings and hand-crocheted shapes for safe gnawing and excessive drooling.
And that doesn’t bite.
Available online at petitesfrites.com, $12-$84.
Photo: Courtesy of Petites Frites
National Pancake Week
What: Cereal-weary tots decorate their own Mickey and Minnie Mouse flapjacks with whipped cream, fruit, and granola.
Why: Tempted to snag a forkful? There are red velvet ones for you, so she doesn’t have to share.
When: Daily, 7-10:30 a.m.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, The Bristol Lounge, 200 Boylston St., Back Bay. Reservations (recommended) to 617-351-2037 or online at opentable.com.
Family Film Favorites
What: Entertain them with animated shorts and a film (ages 3-10).
Why: Knuffle Bunny, Chicken Little, and other familiar faces pop up on the big screen.
When: Sat., 10 a.m., 11:30 & 1 p.m.
Where: Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Rd., Belmont. Tickets at the door. Adults and children, $3-$5.
Prezoodential Election Week
What: Cast a ballot for your favorite animal at Franklin Park Zoo and find out the winner at the inauguration party in the Tropical Forest.
Why: Chances are Gigi the gorilla and Jockamo the anteater would both make fine leaders.
When: Vote, Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; party, Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 1 Franklin Park Rd. (617-541-5466). Adults and teens, $16; children, $10; under 2, free.