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Cute Baby of the Month

Name: Eliana

Birthdate: November 5, 2014

Favorite pastime: Eliana loves dancing, food and the outdoors. She is extremely sociable and silly.

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

Brandy Rymer and The Little Band That Could

Theatre-in-the-Woods Friday, August 5 & Saturday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m. Ages 2 to 9. Top off the summer with two-time Grammy-nominees, Brady Rymer and The Little Band That Could, as they perform rootsy rock ‘n’ roll music that expresses the warmth, fun and positive spirit of the family experience. Tickets cost $12. wolftrap.org  


Mommy Must Haves

BugBand Wristbands

Keep pests away when lounging on the beach or by the pool this summer with BugBand Wristbands. Safe for the entire family, the waterproof BugBand wristband is an effective, DEET-free band that works to repel insects naturally for up to 120 hours! The vapors from the plastic BugBand Wristband form a protective shield around the immediate area, keeping insects such as mosquitoes, flies, gnats and no-see-ums, a safe distance away. Starting at $4.95 each. bugband.net

UV Skinz

Don’t let the beautiful weather this time of year fool you when it comes to the dangers of the sun’s harmful rays! UV Skinz is a stylish and sensible way to protect the whole family this summer. This line of clothing is ideal for any day at the pool or beach. UV Skinz are super stylish, sporty and quick-drying duds that not only block the sun’s harmful UV rays, but are made from a fabric that is specially treated to hold up against exposure to saltwater and chlorine too. Certified UPF 50+.  Prices start at $16. uvskinz.com

EquiptBaby

EquiptBaby is the ultimate diaper bag for traveling families this summer, and it comes complete with a collapsible bassinet to keep baby safe from mosquitos and harmful sun rays. This one-handed set-up pops up in less than two seconds. It has visibility panels all around, fine mesh insect screen windows, is made with SPF 50 material and it is portable with easy access. EquiptBaby also features an insulated cooler pocket to hold bottles or snacks for the day. equiptbaby.com.