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Cute Baby of the Month

Name: Apollo

Birthdate: February 8, 2016

Favorite pastime: The only thing Apollo loves more than playing peekaboo with Mama and Dada is making new friends! This talkative bundle of joy loves new experiences and smiles at everyone he meets!

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

National Math Festival

The National Math Festival, the country’s largest celebration of the fun, beauty and power of mathematics in everyday life, will return to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The free event will have dozens of fun activities for all ages and interest levels, including hands-on demonstrations, art exhibits, performances, games, children’s book readings and lectures from some of the world’s most renowned mathematicians. All the action will happen at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit nationalmathfestival.org for more information.


Mommy Must Haves

Wee Blessing

For busy parents on the go, Wee Blessing is a professional children's styling service tailored to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Each package comes with four outfits based on your child's style profile that you provide. The items are delivered in a fun Wee Blessing box that children will be excited to receive and open. The outfits range in sizes from newborn to 14 and have discounts ranging from 40 to 80% off retail. If you decide to keep all four outfits in your blessing package, you will receive an additional 10% off your entire order. Shipping is $9.95 per box, not per child. See more at weeblessing.com.

Moonlite

Bedtime stories have always made for special bonding moments between parent and child. Moonlite enhances that experience and makes children excited for bedtime, while promoting early literacy. Moonlite is a new gadget that you simply attach to your smartphone, pop in a story reel and project bedtime stories on a child’s ceiling or wall. With full HD story images and in-app sound effects, Moonlite makes the reading experience immersive and magical for children. Pre-order the basic package starting at $40. indiegogo.com

Egg Dyes Made From Herbs and Plants

Now kids with sensitivities to artificial colors and dyes, gluten and dairy can have their Easter eggs, too. ColorKitchen has developed vibrant plant-based colors that dye eggs within seconds, making a rainbow of color combinations. They’re also non-GMO. The ColorKitchen Easter Egg Coloring Kit contains enough color for 1-2 dozen eggs, plus 3 mixing brushes and an egg decorating booklet. $11.99 at colorkitchenfoods.com, amazon.com or Thrive Market online.