Basics Training

Oeuf Layette Launches

oeuf layette!

When it comes to baby fashion, the words “gender neutral” are code for “subtle pea green” (nothing to envy about that).

Make the case for simple white instead. To wit: Oeuf’s new baby layette.

The modern kiddie brand — known for clean lines and eco-conscious design — delivers a selection of baby basics that lives up to its reputation. The entire collection — from beanies to blankets — is made under fair trade conditions in certified organic Peruvian cotton.

Items come in sizes 3 to 24 months and include kimono-style onesies and tees, jumpers with and without feet, long- and short-sleeve tees, pants, and ruffled diaper covers. No need to fear baby blowouts; nothing takes a splash of bleach quite like an all-white wardrobe.

Perfect for your blank canvas.

Available online at oeufnyc.com, $12-$56.

Photo: Courtesy of Oeuf

this week in boston!

Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival

What: Watch as sap is transformed into syrup, snack on waffles, and catch a performance by Animal Farm.
Why: Move over, Mrs. Butterworth.
When: Sat. Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Animal Farm, 11 a.m. & noon.
Where: Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., Somerville. For info, call 617-628-9988. Admission is free.

Purim Bash

What: The Mama Doni Band makes visions of hamantaschen dance in their heads.
Why: Take a stroll in the costume parade (finally a legit reason to rock her tiara).
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts, Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton St., Newton. Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com. Adults and children, $12.

Story Hour

What: Doria Hughes keeps tots entertained with different tales every week.
Why: Her repertoire of sound effects makes your bedtime stories a snooze.
When: Ongoing. Wed., 11 a.m.
Where: Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Mid-Cambridge (617-491-2220). Participation is free.

Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts
333 Nahanton St
Leventhal-Sidman JCC
Newton, MA 02459
25 White St
Mid-Cambridge, MA 02140
Somerville Community Growing Center
22 Vinal Ave
Somerville, MA 02143