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Cute Baby of the Month

Name: Catherine

Birthdate: May 5, 2015

Favorite pastime: atherine is an animal lover and enjoys going to Mount Vernon to see the sheep, horses and other livestock. She's also a big fan of exploring all of the local playgrounds in search of the perfect slide.

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Event Note

Sound Health at The Kennedy Center

This new series of free workshops designed for families with children under the age of 8 explores the power of the arts to promote wellness of the mind and body. Every second Saturday of the month, local arts organizations offer two 45-minute workshops that will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the Kennedy Center Grand Foyer. This month's event is on January 13.

Mommy Must Haves

Tinkle Trio

Keep baby occupied while traveling! Dog, Bird and Cow are ideal for teething, helping to relieve sore and sensitive gums. The bright colors and bell sounds on these fun characters will entertain baby and the small size is perfect for little hands to hold. With easy to attach clips, this Trio can entertain baby where ever they go. $11.35. Available online.

Blanket 212 Evolution

Keep little ones toasty on mountain hikes, chilly city streets and everywhere in between. With a water-repellent outer shell, poly insulation and a super soft micro-fleece lining, this blanket is warm, weatherproof, durable and comfortable. It easily converts from a wearable garment to a large blanket, and is machine washable. The smart design allows you to size it up or down using zippered length and width extensions, so it can grow with your child. Features include hook and loop attachments that fit any stroller, plus a removable anti-slip back panel that eliminates extra fabric between baby’s back and the harness. Available online in a variety of colors and styles.

Playfoam GO!

Get ready for squishable, squashable fun on the go! The portable carrying case includes eight cool Playfoam colors, each kept neat and tidy in its own compartment. There is a ninth compartment for mixing Playfoam colors. Convenient and easy to store, the foam won’t stick to carpet, clothing or any other fabric, so it’s perfect for travel. $14.99. Available online.