Nothing says baby’s first meal like a messy, toothless grin of mush.
The only thing neat about it may be the high chair.
Mutsy’s latest entry in the battle against clutter is Easygrow Next. With a brushed-aluminum frame and sueded plastic seat, it’s a high chair that will appeal to your prebaby design sensibilities.
A tilting dinner tray makes popping baby in and out a cinch. A flexible seat reducer helps first feeders (ages 4 to 6 months) stay snug and secure. The adjustable seat and footrest grow with your hungry monkey until he’s sitting at the table beside you.
And — oh, joyous thought! — wiping his own face.
Preorder online at mutsy.com.
What: This local nonprofit rescues floppy-eared fellows and finds them homes.
Why: All the rabbits have been checked by a vet and are spayed or neutered.
When: ’Tis the season.
Where: Info at 703-627-7892 or friendsofrabbits.org.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks
What: Local chow, family entertainment, and craft activities followed by a shimmering fireworks show over the river.
Why: Make room for some boom.
When: Sat. Family festival, 5 p.m.; fireworks, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Southwest Waterfront, 7th St., at Maine Ave. SW. Info at 877-442-5666.
Arabiqa with Karim Nagi
What: Kids join in as master percussionist Nagi pumps out Arabic beats, rhythms, and rifts.
Why: We’ve heard crazy-good things about his “turbo tabla” drums.
When: Wed., 10:15 & 11:30 a.m.
Where: Smithsonian Institution, Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW, 3rd sublvl. (202-633-8700). Tickets online at residentassociates.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Mutsy