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.
Tom Llewellyn Book Launch
What: The local author’s on hand with his new mystery book, The Tilting House. For ages 8 and up.
Why: Whine-free summer reading.
When: Wed., 6:30 p.m.
Where: King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma (253-272-8801). Admission is free.
Hats Off to Summer
What: Take a spin around the museum, then watch dancers from the Grant Center for Performing Arts groove across the stage at this day especially for families.
Why: Create a personalized sailor cap for the perfect warm weather statement.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St., Tacoma (253-284-4750). Adults, $12; children 6-12, $5; under 6, free.
Share the Music Festival
What: Spend the afternoon rocking out to the kid-friendly music of Caspar Babypants, The Not-Its, and Johnny Bregar.
Why: The trio of hipster schoolteachers, Recess Monkey, sure know how to put on a show.
When: Sun., noon-2 p.m.
Where: Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St. Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Steri-Bottle