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EarthLust Birds & Bees BPA-Free Baby Bottle System

Watch This Bottle Turn into a Sippy

earthlust birds and bees bottles!

We can’t help but be skeptical of products that claim to evolve with our kids. But the munchkins grow so fast we’re willing to give things a try — especially if it means one less item cluttering a landfill.

So when we heard about the new Birds & Bees bottle system, a stainless steel sipper ($24) from Sausalito-based EarthLust that takes your tot from slow flow bottle to sippy, we had to see what the buzz was all about.

From its sturdy plastic bottom to silicone top, everything is BPA free. Thoughtful details include caps with ounce markings, two nipple flow options, and full sippy fittings (spout and easy-grasp handles). All pieces are dishwasher safe, though hand-washing is best to preserve the snazzy artwork.

And, of course, Mother Earth.


Available at Fiddlesticks, 540 Hayes Street (415-565-0508 or shopfiddlesticks.com); Aldea, 3338 17th Street (415-865-9807 or aldeababy.com); Wishbone, 601 Irving Street (415-242-5540 or wishbonesf.com); The Treehouse Green Gifts, 2935 College Avenue, Berkeley (510-204-9292 or treehousegreengifts.com). To see styles, go to birdsandbeesbottles.com.

this week in san francisco!

MAKE
MakeArt Children’s Workshop: Jewelry Design

What: Parents and kids ages 6-12 tour the museum’s contemporary jewelry show then create take-home baubles from recycled materials.
Why: One man’s trash is a kid’s treasure.
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design, 550 Sutter St., b/t Powell & Mason Sts. (415-773-0303). Reservations at 415-773-0303. Free.

EXPLORE
Family Explorations of Golden Gate Park

What: In honor of Earth Day, tykes ages 5 and up (and their grown-ups) explore the park with an Academy naturalist.
Why: Local biodiversity, up-close.
When: Sat. & Sun., 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: California Academy of Sciences, business entrance, 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park. Reservations at 415-379-8000 or online at calacademy.org. Members, $8; nonmembers, $10.

WATCH
CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music Children’s Matinee

What: Local storyteller Muriel Johnson and Carribean diaspora dance troupes from Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, and Oakland perform for tots.
Why: Give them something to sing about.
When: Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St. Tickets at 415-273-4633 or online at brownpapertickets.com. Adults, $15; children 12 and under, $10.

Photo: Courtesy of EarthLust

LOCATIONS
2935 College Ave
bt Russell St & Ashby Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
510-204-9292
San Francisco Museum of Craft & Design
2569 3rd St
@ 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-773-0303
3316 24th St
@ Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-826-4441
55 Music Concourse Dr
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-379-8000
540 Hayes St
bt Laguna & Octavia Sts
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-565-0508
601 Irving St
@ 7th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
415-242-5540
3338 17th St
bt Valencia & Mission Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-865-9807
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