You were prepared for some change after Baby, but watching your stainless steel life be overrun by dripping bottles and colored plastic wasn’t part of the deal.
Keep the living room from totally turning into Romper Room with Dapper Dumpling blankets.
The five lush designs include Madeline, a subtle paisley pattern with satin rose trim and plush chocolate reverse, and Gavin, a faux animal skin with a sleek turquoise border.
Plus, each blankie has a matching bib (for the kitchen) and companion snugglie (for the car). Best part: It’s all machine washable.
Because the one thing you’re always prepared for is another load of laundry.
Available online at dapperdumpling.com.
Kids’ Letters to President Obama
What: Youngsters write to the pres-elect; the best correspondence will be published.
Why: Yes, you can.
When: Thru Jan. 15.
Where: E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toddler Story Time
What: The Georgetown Library hosts readings of kids’ classics, a sing-along, and dancing at its new space.
Why: Read it and weep.
When: Tues., 10:45 a.m.
Where: 3307 M St. NW, at 33rd St. (202-724-8783).
Noontime New Year
What: Kids make noisemakers, hats, and learn about the celebration in Italy.
Why: Bubbles replace bubbly.
When: Wed., 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Where: Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 35 Market Pl., Baltimore (410-727-8120).