He'll Fall Asleep Faster with Woon's iDoll

Lullabies for the Digital Generation

woon idolls!

One sleepyhead’s lullaby (crashing waves from a sound machine) is another child’s nightmare.

Tune into something more musically inclined with a Woon iDoll. The plush bedtime companions are what happens when a Sleep Sheep meets an Uglydoll meets your iPod.

Just customize a soothing playlist on your MP3 player (we found a combination of ’80s lite rock and John Denver worked like Ambien), set the volume (remember, it will be muffled by the doll), slip it into the side pocket, and use the Velcro loop to attach it to the crib, car seat, or stroller.

Though the little doll isn’t flawless (it took us awhile to get our iPod in place without triggering different playlists), it certainly mirrors our parenting sensibility better than any fuzzy animal with womb noises mysteriously emanating from its belly.

In other words, it’s anything but a snore.

Available online at chloeinstyle.com, $50. To see styles, go to woonkids.com.

this week in miami!

Loco Luau

What: A nod to all things Hawaiian with Polynesian dancers, drummers, and music.
Why: Hang ten on the mechanical surfboard.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: North Shore Park & Youth Center, 501 72nd St. (305-861-3616). Admission is free.

Family Fun Days

What: Visit the petting zoo, ride a pony, and more.
Why: Your city slicker could use a little getaway.
When: Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: The Little Farm, 13401 SW 224th St., Goulds (305-258-3186). Adults and children, $8.

Viernes Culturales

What: Street performers, mariachi bands, and other free Latin-flavored entertainment.
Why: It’s a perfect way to say hola to the weekend.
When: Fri., 7-11 p.m.
Where: SW 8th St., b/t 14th & 17th Aves.

Photo: Courtesy of Woon

Viernes Culturales
SW 8th St
bt 14th & 17th Aves
Miami, FL 33135
North Shore Park & Youth Center
501 72nd St
Miami Beach, FL 33141
The Little Farm
13401 SW 224th St
Miami, FL 33170