You figured your kiddo had an earthy side when he suggested using the swimming pool for worm composting.
Before jumping into dirty work, start an ecofriendly routine with Duck Duck Green. The website run by two moms/sisters-in-law sells natural, safe loot for newborns and toddlers. They’ve whittled the field down to their absolute faves for feeding, baths, play, clothing, and bedtime — all of it toxin free and fair trade.
Finds like BabyGanics’s Germinator alcohol-free hand sanitizer and Natursutten natural rubber pacis don’t turn up at your local drugstore. Gift boxes, which gather all the category bests in recycled packaging, make it easy to give the most coveted present at the shower (the Bum Bums kit featuring nontoxic stuff for tushes is a big awwww waiting to happen).
A portion of every sale goes to nonprofit 1% for the Planet, which supports environmental groups worldwide — a cause you’ll happily worm your way into.
Available online at duckduckgreen.com.
Bari Koral Family Rock Band
What: The NYC-based songstress performs a show of catchy folk songs.
Why: End on a high note with crafts, organic snacks, and a ride on the trolley.
When: Thurs., 11 a.m.
Where: Boarding House Park, 40 French St., Lowell. Admission is free.
Kids Cooking Camp
What: Prepare nutritious meals (fish tacos, meat loaf) with your tiny top chef (ages 5 and up).
Why: Pretzel-crusted chicken answers the dreaded “what’s for dinner?” quandary.
When: Thru Aug. 30. Mon., 9-11 a.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Where: Healthy Habits Kitchen, 36 Washington St., Wellesley. To pre-register (required), call 781-235-6325. Cost is $18-$30 per meal.
What: Treat her to a plush critter from the legendary German line.
Why: An exclusive exhibit that includes nine treasures (including the first teddy bear made) inspires oohs and ahs.
When: Thurs.-Aug. 19. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Atrium Mall, 300 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill (617-467-5260).
Photo: Courtesy of Duck Duck Green
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