Bottles Up


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.

Available online at babiesrus.com, $7 and $13. For more information, go to steribottle.ca.

this week in miami!

What: Artist Nathan Sawaya stacks oodles of Legos into awe-inspiring sculptures.
Why: There are plenty of the colorful blocks to play with, should inspiration strike.
When: Thru Aug. 15.
Where: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood (954-921-3274). Adults, $7; children 4-17, $4; under 4, free.

Make a Splash — Read

What: Bilingual, award-winning storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar tells a few tales in English and Spanish, then you can take a tour of the museum.
Why: Apply for a Broward County Library card right on the spot and kick-start summer reading.
When: Sat., 2 p.m.
Where: Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., at Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale (954-525-5500). Admission is free.

Fun with Food Fridays

What: Make crafts and get hands-on with food-related activities (this week: chocolate). For kids 10 and under.
Why: Climb aboard the narrow-gauge Link train for a quick spin.
When: Ongoing. Fri., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152nd St. (305-253-0063). Adults and children 12 and up, $6; children 3-12, $4; under 2, free. Program fee, $2; Link train ride, $2.50.

Photo: Courtesy of Steri-Bottle

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
1650 Harrison St
Hollywood, FL 33020
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
1 E Las Olas Blvd
@ Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 SW 152nd St
Miami, FL 33196