Bottles Up


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.

Available online at babiesrus.com, $7 and $13. For more information, go to steribottle.ca.

this week in washington d.c.!

Wildflower Wander

What: Take a guided stroll and learn about blossoms and their role in the ecosystem.
Why: Tote along a magnifying glass to make the colors really pop.
When: Sun., 9-11 a.m. (Also June 26.)
Where: The North Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge, Bald Eagle Dr., at Forest Tr., Laurel. Reservations (required) at 301-497-5887. Participation is free.

Family-Friendly Sunday Big Screen Brunch

What: Order fare from the kids’ menu and watch movies fit for the small set.
Why: Belgian waffles and silver dollar pancakes may prove a bit of a distraction.
When: Ongoing. Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: EatBar, 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington (703-778-9951). Movie admission is free.

The Shushybyes

What: Listen to the dream-themed band’s blend of swing, jazz, and rock.
Why: They’ll be down for the count during the lullaby set.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.
Where: Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna (703-255-1566). Tickets online at jamminjava.com. Adults and children, $8; under 1, free.

Photo: Courtesy of Steri-Bottle

The North Tract, Patuxent Research Refuge
Bald Eagle Dr
@ Forest Tr
Laurel, MD 20724
2761 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA 22180