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Cute Baby of the Month

Name: Finn

Birthdate: May 18, 2016

Favorite pastime: This cutie pie never stops smiling. He loves to clap, give high fives and wave hello to everyone. He especially likes to play with his Fisher Price piano and building blocks, follow his big sister around and give her hugs, dance and listen to songs and bedtime stories. His favorite songs are "The Wheels on the Bus" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider".

If you would like your baby or toddler (ages 6 months to 24 months, please) featured in Tot Tips, email a photo and important stats to contactus@washingtonparent.net.
Event Note

Circus!

Where: The Puppet Co. | Glen Echo Park, MD
When: July 27 – August 27
Tickets: $12

In grand circus tradition, the “Greatest Show on Strings” features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe. Many of the acts were built more than 50 years ago for “Len Piper’s International Marionette Circus.” thepuppetco.org


Mommy Must Haves

Weleda's Calendula Diaper Rash Cream

Organic, anti-inflammatory calendula extract, from flowers grown in Weleda's own Biodynamic gardens in Germany, helps soothe redness and inflammation. Instead of mineral oil found in most diaper rash creams, Weleda uses fair trade beeswax, which provides a breathable layer of protection to your baby's bottom. Skin-friendly sweet almond and sesame seed oils help keep skin healthy with vitamins and essential fatty acids, and non-nano, pharmaceutical-grade zinc oxide provides fast yet gentle relief. All-natural and certified organic, and free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances and petroleum-derived raw materials. Available in local stores and online. weleda.com

Safe Home Baby Care Set by e-cloth

e-cloths are made out of millions of tiny fibers and are clinically proven to remove over 99 percent of bacteria, as well as heavy dirt, grease and anything else that you might find under the lid of your kid’s lunchbox, using just water! Plus, they are guaranteed to last for 300 machine washes, saving you time, energy and money. This six-piece set contains a toy and nursery cloth, table and high chair cloth, stroller and car seat cloth and a chemical-free home starter kit, which contains a bathroom cloth, glass and polishing cloth and general purpose cloth. Available online ecloth.com

Shoes and Socks by Robeez

Medical experts agree that when it comes to the healthy development of little feet, barefoot is best. Robeez footwear mimics bare feet by flexing and bending with every step. Supporting and not constricting growing feet, they promote good balance and unrestricted growth, while protecting little feet from the world. They stay on too, with elasticized ankles to ensure a perfectly snug fit. Using high quality leather and materials, Robeez shoes are comfortable, durable and fashionable. Their softer soles cushion feet and allow toes a better grip, and they help with balance, encourage muscle growth and prevent slipping. Robeez also carries socks and apparel for your little ones. Available in local stores and online. robeez.com

DockATot Cloud Tot

Using state-of-the-art sensor technology, CloudTot allows you to easily and quickly track your baby’s movements, breathing, nursery temperature, noise level and bed wetness. The system alerts you when no motion has been detected for 12 seconds. The revolutionary and patent-pending Pep Pegs device gently nudges your baby when seconds may matter. It uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), not Wifi. The radio waves generated from the device are more than 29 times below that of cell phones, and sends data less frequently, which has made it the new industry standard. Available in many colors and patterns online. dockatot.com