You figured your kiddo had an earthy side when he suggested using the swimming pool for worm composting.
Before jumping into dirty work, start an ecofriendly routine with Duck Duck Green. The website run by two moms/sisters-in-law sells natural, safe loot for newborns and toddlers. They’ve whittled the field down to their absolute faves for feeding, baths, play, clothing, and bedtime — all of it toxin free and fair trade.
Finds like BabyGanics’s Germinator alcohol-free hand sanitizer and Natursutten natural rubber pacis don’t turn up at your local drugstore. Gift boxes, which gather all the category bests in recycled packaging, make it easy to give the most coveted present at the shower (the Bum Bums kit featuring nontoxic stuff for tushes is a big awwww waiting to happen).
A portion of every sale goes to nonprofit 1% for the Planet, which supports environmental groups worldwide — a cause you’ll happily worm your way into.
Available online at duckduckgreen.com.
A Breast Pump
What: New customers get the fourth month free when they lease a Medela hospital-grade pump.
Why: Access to the pros when something’s not quite right.
When: Thru Sept. 15.
Where: Village Maternity, 2615 NE University Village St. (206-523-5167).
Sun Print Experiment
What: Spend five bucks to see what happens when photosensitive paper is exposed to light (ages 3 and up).
Why: It’ll be a great reminder of summer when the interminable rainy season rolls around.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Where: Planet Happy, 2914 NE 55th St. (206-729-0154).
Strawberry 66 Cupcakes
What: Thanks to a bumper crop, last month’s special flavor — vanilla with pink buttercream frosting ($3) — gets an extension.
Why: They’re made with juicy local berries from Skagit Sun Farms.
When: Thru Aug. 15.
Where: Locations online at cupcakeroyale.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Duck Duck Green
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