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Live Clean Baby Skin Care

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Vogue editors are showered in handbags. Food & Wine editors get drunk every night. And a DailyCandy Kids editor? She’s dripping in diaper cream samples.

So when a box of Live Clean Baby ecofriendly and hypoallergenic baby care products arrived at our office, we put it in our kids’ bathroom and waited for the current tester to dry up. Lucky us that happened sooner rather than later, because what we discovered has fast become part of the regular bath time routine.

Here’s what the Canadian-based Live Clean Baby line doesn’t have: sodium lauryl sulfate, diethanolamine, parabens, harsh preservatives, and phthalates (chemical yuck that makes the scent linger). Instead, it’s made with natural and gentle plant-based ingredients, leaving skin so soft and fragrant you’ll be tempted to buy every bottle on the shelf. Which, incidentally, one of our friends did.

Sorry, Walgreens.

Available at Walgreens stores nationwide and online at walgreens.com, $8-$13.

this week in washington, d.c.!

Night Sky Festival

What: Gather around the campfire, sip hot cocoa, and learn about the constellations.
Why: Push back her bedtime to peer through the telescope.
When: Sat., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Riverbend Park, Visitor Center, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls (703-759-9018). Adults and children, $5; under 3, free.

What: Order a meal at your seat and watch the snowman take center stage.
Why: The pizza, hot dog, and PB&J deserve an encore, too.
When: Thru Dec. 27.
Where: The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s Theatre, Willowtree Plaza, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick. Tickets at 301-662-6600. Adults and children, $16.

Peanuts … Naturally
What: Learn about the environment through Charles Schulz’s comic strip characters.
Why: Who knew Snoopy had an ecofriendly angle?
When: Thru Jan. 1, 2012.
Where: Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore (410-685-2370). Adults and teens, $15; children 3-12, $12; under 3, free.

Photo: Courtesy of Live Clean Baby

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s Theatre
5 Willowdale Dr
Willowtree Plaza
Frederick, MD 21702
Riverbend Park
8700 Potomac Hills St
Great Falls, VA 22066
Maryland Science Center
601 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21230