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Cute Baby of the Month

Name: Melanie Jade

Birthdate: April 1, 2016

Favorite pastime: She loves dancing, listening to music, enjoying nature by taking walks outdoors and playing dress up with her big sister. She's fascinated by little animals like puppies and bunnies. She also loves to give her siblings lots of hugs and kisses!

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Event Note

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

Where: Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD
When: September 2 – 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets: $8 ages 13+; $5 ages 3-12; Free ages 0-2
Surround yourself with hundreds of brilliant live butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia. Butterflies soar among colorful flowers and go about their business of drinking nectar and looking for others of their kind. You will learn about butterflies’ amazing metamorphosis, the important role they play in healthy ecosystems and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in your own garden.

Mommy Must Haves

Munch Mitt

This undroppable, unstoppable baby teething mitten is both convenient for parents and fun for babies. It's completely safe as it's made with food grade silicone and it's BPA and Phthalate free. The Munch Mitt comes with an adjustable velcro strap to prevent your baby from dropping it, and it's made from a soft, breathable fabric that absorbs drool and is machine-washable. Give your little one the gift of self-managing teething relief and yourself the gift of free hands!

Babierge Baby Equipment Rental

Pack lightly when traveling by renting baby equipment for your destination. Babierge serves many locations across the world and they are constantly adding more. Choose from small comforts, such as books and toys, to bulkier items such as cribs, strollers, car seats, high chairs and even bath tubs. Even delivery and setup are available. And if you don’t see what you're looking for, just ask! Book online or call one of Babierge's Trusted Partners. Also, Destination Hotels guests receive a 10 percent discount on Babierge rental fees. Travelers can book a stay at a Destination Hotels property and reserve baby gear through Babierge by visiting:

QuickZip Crib Sheet System

The QuickZip system makes changing crib sheets easier than ever. Place your crib mattress in the zipper base, and then simply zip on a fresh zipper sheet when necessary. This 2-piece system keeps sheets in place, and the zipper is out of a little hand's reach. $39.99 Available online and in local stores.