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Cute Baby of the Month

Name: Auset Sophia

Birthdate: December 24, 2014

Favorite pastime: This little traveler has been to Jamaica and South Africa. She loves to sing and twirl!

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Event of the Month

National Symphony Orchestra Music for Young Audiences: “Catch the Vibe”

At the Kennedy Center. Saturday, January 28 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 29 at 1:30 and 4:00 p.m. Join percussionist Eric Shin and NSO tuba player Stephan Dumaine as they explore the high and low notes and rhythm of their instruments. From jazz standards to classical favorites, join these musicians on an adventure of music. Also featured are the ancestral instruments that are related to the tuba. Who knows, maybe even Stephen will play his tuba while riding his bike! Tickets are $20. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Mommy Must Haves

Finn & Emma Wooden Teething Rattles

Made under fair trade conditions in India from untreated hardwood and finished with a natural vegetable seed wax, these hand-sized rattles are stuffed with beans for a satisfying “shake” noise. Available in different shapes, from a totem pole to a heart, a hedgehog and more, you can feel good about giving this little noisemaker to your little mischiefmaker. $19, available on

Original Orbit Labels

Is this sippy cup your daughter's? Or is it the other yellow one? After a while they all start to look the same. Tell your cups apart with Original Orbit Labels, the reusable non-adhesive and dishwasher safe bottle and cup labels. Made of FDA compliant non-toxic materials, the label fits snugly around your child's small cup so you know whose belongs to whom. Easy to transfer between cups, these labels eliminate the need to write with a marker. Prices vary; available on

Robeez Clothing

You've known and loved their little soft shoes for years. Now you can dress your young ones in Robeez's first line of new and stylish fashions. Available in sweet blue and calming gray colors, these super soft onesies, sweaters, pants and tees are sure to keep your love bug snuggly all winter long. Prices vary; available on