The Jetsons had Rosie. Luke Skywalker had C-3PO and R2-D2.
Clearly any space explorer worth his weight in moon rocks needs a sidekick.
For your little astronaut there’s Roboplush from Munaluna. Created by San Francisco textile designer Meredith Cheng, the Roboplush combines space-age good looks (rectangular heads and square bodies) with the cuddle factor of stuffed animals (irresistibly squeezable).
Crafted from soft, vintage-looking fabrics (yes, real robots do wear pastels), the toys have button eyes that are downright soulful (Cheng carefully reinforces them so they won’t come off). Far from cold androids, these softies are designed and weighted to feel like little humanoids when held in the arms of their small masters.
In other words, they’re out of this world.
What: Take the stress out of finding Junior’s first school.
Why: In this town, the first one’s the hardest.
When: Tues., 12:40-2 p.m.
Where: DayOne, 3490 California St., at Locust St., ste. 203 (415-440-3291). Members, $29; nonmembers, $45.
CPR Class at The Village Well
What: Life-saving skills in just two hours.
Why: As the Scouts say: Be prepared.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: 2325 Union St., b/t Steiner & Pierce Sts. (415-921-1850). Members, $55; nonmembers, $65.
What: A new line of skin care for babes ($13-$16) from an SF pediatrician and mom.
Why: It’s simple, safe, and natural.
When: Whenever you’re on bath and diaper duty.
Where: Sprout, 1828 Union St., b/t Laguna & Octavia Sts. (415-359-9205).
Photo: Courtesy of Munaluna