Parental sweat inducer No. 175: Your tyke will no sooner sit still for a sunblock application than eat an unfamiliar green vegetable.
Add another tool to your arsenal of SPF sprays, wipes, and creams with Babo Botanicals’s clear zinc stick.
Created by a local mama, the formula — which offers the dermatologist-recommended power of zinc without the white lifeguard look — is concocted using all-natural ingredients grown on an organic farm in upstate New York.
There are no parabens, no phthalates, no artificial anything. In other words, there’s nothing to worry about. Plus, the lip balm-style sport stick is small enough to fit in your pocket. And since there’s no chance of goop or spray getting in your beach babe’s eyes, it makes face coverage a breeze.
And you stay cool as a cucumber.
Available at C.O. Bigelow Chemists, 414 Sixth Avenue, between 8th and 9th Streets (212-533-2700); online at babobotanicals.com, $12.
The Desk Project
What: Eleven one-of-a-kind kids’ worktops created by local designers, architects, and artists are being auctioned off.
Why: Proceeds go toward education initiatives for orphans in Nepal.
When: Thru Thurs.
Where: Online at 32auctions.com.
What: The classic storybook tale transformed into a short-and-sweet (one hour) ballet for ages 3-12.
Why: Turn them on to dance.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m., 1 & 3:30 p.m.
Where: Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th St., b/t Park & Madison Aves. Tickets at 800-982-2787 or online at nytb.org. Adults, $40; children, $35.
Photo: Courtesy of Babo Botanicals