Like wheels on the bus, you go round and round about most purchases for your kids. Is it safe? Does it work? Will it last?
So when we discovered Momma sippys and feeding sets, we were happy to close the circle. The Italian line of cups, utensils, plates, and teethers have an eye-catching, ergonomically designed round shape that looks as at home in a toddler’s hand as it would in a modern art museum.
But the collection isn’t all flash and dazzle; the design is intended to keep early eaters’ attention (watch it teeter on the high chair tray), keep germs at bay (they wobble but won’t fall), and make gripping easy for pudgy hands.
Our favorite is the developmental drink set (pictured above), which comes with one cup and three interchangeable tops — a traditional bottle nipple, a sippy with dual-handle action, and a no-spill straw. Plus, everything is BPA and phthalate free. Making it easy to embrace.
Greenberg’s Train & Toy Show
What: Watch model trains vroom around the tracks.
Why: Workshops and demos to delight your little engineer.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Dulles Expo & Conference Center, 4368 Chantilly Center, Chantilly (703-378-0910). Info at 630-279-4087. Adults and children, $7; under 12, free.
Wings of Fancy
What: Butterflies flit freely in glass conservatories.
Why: The tropical flowers are equally dazzling.
When: Thru Sept. 19. Daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Brookside Gardens South Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton (301-962-1400). For more info, call 301-962-1453. Adults, $6; ages 3-12, $4; under 3, free.
Curious George Live
What: The silly storybook character travels to Rome to help chef Pisghetti win a meatball competition.
Why: You have your own fond memories of the mischievous monkey.
When: Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.; Sun., 1 & 5 p.m.
Where: Patriot Center, George Mason University, 4500 Patriot Cir., Fairfax (703-993-3000). Tickets at 703-573-7328 or online at ticketmaster.com. Adults and children, $16-$75.
Photo: Courtesy of Momma
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