You figured your kiddo had an earthy side when he suggested using the swimming pool for worm composting.
Before jumping into dirty work, start an ecofriendly routine with Duck Duck Green. The website run by two moms/sisters-in-law sells natural, safe loot for newborns and toddlers. They’ve whittled the field down to their absolute faves for feeding, baths, play, clothing, and bedtime — all of it toxin free and fair trade.
Finds like BabyGanics’s Germinator alcohol-free hand sanitizer and Natursutten natural rubber pacis don’t turn up at your local drugstore. Gift boxes, which gather all the category bests in recycled packaging, make it easy to give the most coveted present at the shower (the Bum Bums kit featuring nontoxic stuff for tushes is a big awwww waiting to happen).
A portion of every sale goes to nonprofit 1% for the Planet, which supports environmental groups worldwide — a cause you’ll happily worm your way into.
Available online at duckduckgreen.com.
What: Tykes (ages 2-12) get spruced up for fall with $10 cuts, plus cotton candy, popcorn, and face painting.
Why: Ease your jitters, too, by heading next door to Spa Sentio for a free ten-minute massage.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Dragonfly, 1170 Howell Mill Rd., ste. 101. To book, call 404-815-6702; Spa Sentio, 1170 Howell Mill Rd., ste. 102 (404-733-1820).
What: Storytelling, puppets, and activities just for little fishies (ages 2-5).
Why: Shake fins with Deepo, the aquarium’s mascot.
When: Ongoing. Tues. & Thurs., 10:15 a.m.
Where: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. N.W., Downtown. Reservations (required) to 404-581-4000. Adult and child pair, $15; each additional child, $10. Aquarium admission: adults, $26; children 3-12, $20; under 3, free.
Watermelon Craft Week
What: Make-and-take art projects inspired by the scrumptious summer fruit.
Why: Fill up on free slices (just refrain from spitting the seeds).
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Interactive Neighborhood for Kids - Featherbone Center, 999 Chestnut St. S.E., Gainesville (770-536-1900). Adults and children, $8; under 2, free. Craft project, $1.
Photo: Courtesy of Duck Duck Green
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