Summertime, and the traveling is easy. Except for all the baby prep.
At least now there’s one less thing to worry about: cleaning and sterilizing the bottles. Steri-Bottle is a single-use plastic baby bottle that’s ready to go right out of the box — no washing or boiling required.
It’s the same concept as disposable diapers (but these are completely recyclable). Just pull one out, fill it up, feed baby, and throw it away. It minimizes mealtime hassles when you’re riding in a car, staying in a hotel room, or stuck at the airport. Just practice at home to make sure baby latches on before you hit the road. (That’s what we did.)
Made of nontoxic materials (no BPA or phthalate) in the good ole US of A, the bottles and nipples come five or ten to a box. More than enough for the requisite flight delays.
Summer Stroll on the Mile
What: Check out cooking demos, visit the kids’ village, and hop on the moon bounce.
Why: Keep eyes peeled for magicians in the crowd.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: Peachtree St., b/t North Ave. & 15th St. For info, call 770-805-1040. Admission is free.
Crepe Myrtle Festival
What: Chug along on the choo-choo train, catch puppet shows, and get creative with sand art.
Why: Beat the heat with a cool snow cone.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Hammond Park, 150 Russell Cir., Monroe. For info call, 770-868-5137. Adults, $2; children, $1; under 6, free.
What: Massachusetts’s Tanglewood Marionettes put on a puppet show of the classic tale.
Why: Clever plot twists make it bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.
When: Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 10 a.m.; Wed. & Fri., 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.
Where: Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forest St., Roswell (770-594-6232). Adults, $5; children, $4; under 2, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Steri-Bottle