Summertime, and the traveling is easy. Except for all the baby prep.
At least now there’s one less thing to worry about: cleaning and sterilizing the bottles. Steri-Bottle is a single-use plastic baby bottle that’s ready to go right out of the box — no washing or boiling required.
It’s the same concept as disposable diapers (but these are completely recyclable). Just pull one out, fill it up, feed baby, and throw it away. It minimizes mealtime hassles when you’re riding in a car, staying in a hotel room, or stuck at the airport. Just practice at home to make sure baby latches on before you hit the road. (That’s what we did.)
Made of nontoxic materials (no BPA or phthalate) in the good ole US of A, the bottles and nipples come five or ten to a box. More than enough for the requisite flight delays.
Kiss the Ocean Underwater Portraits
What: Reserve a spot in a group session ($80) or have your water babe’s antics captured during a private shoot ($250).
Why: A professional swim coach brings out her inner fishy.
When: They’re ready to get their feet wet.
Where: Group session location given at booking. To book, call 214-749-4036 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Sleeping Beauty
What: Texas Ballet Theater pirouettes across the stage in a lavish interpretation of the familiar tale.
Why: Scurry to the lobby to meet the cast after the Saturday matinee.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Tickets at 877-828-9200 or online at texasballettheater.org. Adults and children, $19-$109.
Summer at The Heard
What: Visit Ice Age Mammals, a new exhibit with robotic prehistoric animals, for a perfect way to beat the heat.
Why: Fluttering beauties take center stage at the butterfly house and garden.
When: Thru Oct. 10.
Where: The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl., McKinney (972-562-5566). Adults and children 13 and up, $9; children 3-12, $6; under 2, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Steri-Bottle