Built to Spill

little man!

He started solid foods with a bang — specifically, a sticky explosion of banana and oatmeal from his chin down to his diaper.

Take cover with Little Man bibs and burp cloths. The reversible, washable wonders are sewn from retro-inspired fabrics with designs like cowboys, cupcakes, jungle animals, and nesting dolls. Velcro closures make the bibs easy on, easy off. Coordinating burp cloths are generously sized and backed with absorbent terry cloth, so you can sop up messes wherever they fall.

And get to the heart of the splatter.

Available at Gifted, 53 Dartmouth Street, South End (603-494-8391 or giftedboston.com). To see styles, go to littlemanoriginals.com.

this week in boston!

Go Green 2010

What: Plant seedlings, take a pedicab ride, and learn about recycling and solar energy at the ecocentric event.
Why: Green means go.
When: Thurs., 3-6 p.m.
Where: Hill House, 127 Mount Vernon St., Beacon Hill (617-227-5838).

Purses & Pearls
What: Shop and enjoy afternoon tea — all while dressed to the nines.
Why: The event benefits the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Boston, 200 Boylston St., Back Bay (617-338-4400).

Pancake Breakfast

What: Dig into flapjacks topped with Massachusetts maple syrup and all the fixings.
Why: It’s the most important meal of the day.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-noon.
Where: Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Rd., Concord (978-369-4494).

Photo: Courtesy of Little Man

53 Dartmouth St
@ Warren St
Boston, MA 02116
Hill House
127 Mt Vernon St
Boston, MA 02125
200 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
11 Wheeler Rd
Concord, MA 01742