A baby bump is fun, but it takes only a backache or cankle to turn it into a grind.
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Each vegan-certified formula contains nine ingredients, including organic aloe (for moisturizing), vitamin B5 (for luster), and wheat protein (for strength). Its fresh peppermint-rosemary scent sticks around long after bathtime ends.
A line of body and baby products are in the works.
It’s worth getting lathered up about.
Available at Bellybum Boutique, 4347 North Lincoln Avenue, at Pensacola Avenue (773-868-0944 or bellybumboutique.com); Belly Dance Maternity, 1849 Greenbay Road, between Central Avenue and Elm Place (847-926-0053 or bellydancematernity.com). To see products, go to ninenaturals.com.
What: Melrose Park’s nostalgic amusement park lures with a roller coaster, Ferris wheel, carousel, and carnival games before it closes for good at the end of the summer.
Why: Take everyone out for a spin.
When: Thru Sept. 27. Hours vary.
Where: 8400 W. North Ave., at First Ave. (708-343-8000).
Puppetpalooza Summer Camp
What: Kiddos (ages 5-12) make puppets from fabric, paper, cardboard, and recycled materials, and treat parents to a live show.
Why: So handy.
When: July 13-17 & 27-31. Daily, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Wishcraft Workshop, 2312 W. Roscoe St., b/t Claremont & Oakley Aves. To book, call 773-348-9474.
Kids’ Yoga at Smarty Party
What: Mini yogis learn breathing techniques and poses, play games, and hear stories.
Why: Get down with it.
When: Thru July 27. Mon., 2:30-3:30 p.m. (ages 5 and up) & 3:30-4:30 p.m. (ages 3-5).
Where: 1846 W. Belmont Ave., b/t Wolcott Ave. & Honore St. To book, call 773-687-0521.