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Cute Baby of the Month

Name: Andrew Jr.

Birthdate: October 29, 2016

Favorite pastime: Andy was born premature at 26 weeks old, so he's 11 months old developmentally. He weighed two pounds when he was born and stayed in the NICU for four months. He’s a beautiful miracle baby! Andy loves cheese ravioli, gold fish crackers and his alphabet Elmo.

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

“Balloonacy” at Imagination Stage

March 10 – April 8 Reminiscent of the silent films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, this is the story of a lonely man who is revived by a visit from a red balloon. The playwright has imagined the man as an older version of the boy in the movie “The Red Balloon,” now grown up and grown old, having forgotten his youthful adventure. The red balloon returns to rescue its boy! Best for ages 1–5. imaginationstage.org


Mommy Must Haves

Gold Charm Supporting Babies in Need

Here’s a shocking fact: 450 premature and low-birth-weight babies die every hour around the world. One of the major causes? Cold stress ... especially in the developing world where high-tech incubators are often not available. The Embrace Infant Warmer, which is like an incubator, is a new affordable, ingenious way to keep babies warm in those early days of life. This infant warmer is supplied to babies in need with the help of Altuette, a company that contributes 50 percent of net profits from every sale of their baby buggy gold charm. The adorable charm has moving wheels and ships in a signature Altruette gift box. Available online. $125. altruette.com

Lucky Wang Kimono One Piece

This kimono onesie is a must have for any Lucky Wang fan! A classic staple and versatile unisex garment for every season, this little kimono is easy to wear with bottom snap buttons and side ties, and comes in an array of playful prints. Available online. $36. luckywang.com

BabyBjorn Baby Bouncer Bliss

This new ergonomic baby bouncer with natural rocking is a cozy place for your baby to play and rest while you get a chance to take a shower or prepare a meal. The baby bouncer rocks gently when babies kick their legs or wave their arms. No batteries needed – the baby bouncer runs on pure fun! Playing in the baby bouncer also helps your baby develop motor skills and balance. Bouncer Bliss can be used for newborns and babies up to the age of 2. Available online. Prices vary. babybjorn.com