When you’re 60 years old and have reflux, the doctor prescribes Nexium. When you’re 60 days old and have reflux, you puke.
If trails of spit-up follow you wherever you go, keep things tidy with Petites Frites burp cloths and bibs.
These wonders are more than just your average mess-catchers. Made from a blend of organic cotton and lyocell (a sustainable textile), the custom combo is highly absorbent and quick to dry. Plus, the double-sided knit, in primary colors and earth tones, feels plush to the touch — be it baby’s chin or your shoulder.
Teether blankies are made from the same thirsty material and embellished with natural maple wood rings and hand-crocheted shapes for safe gnawing and excessive drooling.
And that doesn’t bite.
Available online at petitesfrites.com, $12-$84.
Photo: Courtesy of Petites Frites
Tots on Tour
What: Kiddos and their parents meander through Grounds for Sculpture, make crafts, and listen to stories (ages 3-5).
Why: The guided stroll is worth piling on the scarf (and hat and mittens).
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Arrive early; space is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where: 18 Fairgrounds Rd., Hamilton (609-586-0616). Adults, $12; children, $8; under 6, free.
Family Arts Academy: Painted Stories
What: In honor of Black History Month, kids learn about artist Jacob Lawrence and mime his vibrant colors in pictures of their own.
Why: Add a pop to a midwinter day.
When: Sun., 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Historic Landmark Building, 118 N. Broad St. (215-972-7600). Admission is free.
Running the Road to ABC
What: Historical reenactor Carla Wiley gets everyone in the spirit of One Book, One Philadelphia with her reading of Denizé Lauture’s tale.
Why: Budding bookworms get a free copy of their own (while supplies last).
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St. (215-574-0380). Adults and teens, $10; children, $8; under 4, free.