One sleepyhead’s lullaby (crashing waves from a sound machine) is another child’s nightmare.
Tune into something more musically inclined with a Woon iDoll. The plush bedtime companions are what happens when a Sleep Sheep meets an Uglydoll meets your iPod.
Just customize a soothing playlist on your MP3 player (we found a combination of ’80s lite rock and John Denver worked like Ambien), set the volume (remember, it will be muffled by the doll), slip it into the side pocket, and use the Velcro loop to attach it to the crib, car seat, or stroller.
Though the little doll isn’t flawless (it took us awhile to get our iPod in place without triggering different playlists), it certainly mirrors our parenting sensibility better than any fuzzy animal with womb noises mysteriously emanating from its belly.
In other words, it’s anything but a snore.
What: A nod to all things Hawaiian with Polynesian dancers, drummers, and music.
Why: Hang ten on the mechanical surfboard.
When: Fri., 6-9 p.m.
Where: North Shore Park & Youth Center, 501 72nd St. (305-861-3616). Admission is free.
Family Fun Days
What: Visit the petting zoo, ride a pony, and more.
Why: Your city slicker could use a little getaway.
When: Sat. & Sun., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: The Little Farm, 13401 SW 224th St., Goulds (305-258-3186). Adults and children, $8.
What: Street performers, mariachi bands, and other free Latin-flavored entertainment.
Why: It’s a perfect way to say hola to the weekend.
When: Fri., 7-11 p.m.
Where: SW 8th St., b/t 14th & 17th Aves.
Photo: Courtesy of Woon