Silly Santa. He forgot to gift you those nine-millimeter pearls you’ve been lusting after.
Never mind, they wouldn’t work with the whole teething-and-spit-up routine you’ve got going on.
Indulge instead in a strand or two of Chewbeads. Made of FDA-approved silicon that won’t break in baby’s mouth, Chewbeads are the perfect accessories for moms with teethers on their hands (and hips).
The brightly colored necklaces and bracelets (think J.Crew meets Sesame Street) are easy on young gums and teeth, can be tossed in the dishwasher, and may even improve baby’s focus while nursing. Stock up on an array of colors (cobalt, yellow, ivory, wine) to match every outfit and mood.
As for Santa, he can bite it.
What: Kids will be amazed by wild creations from the Golden Age.
Why: Sixty-plus interactive exhibits touch on everything from the origins of modern medicine to the toothbrush.
When: Thru Apr. 24. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows (718-699-0005). Free with admission (adults, $11; children 2-17, $8).
What: Take a magical, musical adventure through Brooklyn where audience members help create the best pasta sauce ever.
Why: The high-energy show will leave you famished.
When: Tues.-Fri. & Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam St., b/t Varick St. & Sixth Ave. (212-691-1555). Tickets online at ovationtix.com. Adults and children, $20.
What: The Israeli troupe Mayumana presents a stunning show full of daring moves, live music, and amazing visuals.
Why: The VJ remixes footage of the audience using a giant touch screen. Look, Ma, he’s on TV.
When: Thru Jan. 2.
Where: The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves. Tickets at 646-223-3010 or online at newvictory.org. Adults and children, $17-$55.
Photo: Courtesy of Chewbeads