Rule No. 1: Create a bedtime routine and stick to it.
Rule No. 2: Dress him in softer-than-a-blankie’s-corner organic cotton knit jammies from Adri. The French import is a welcome change in a world of Nick Jr., flame-retardant, stiff alternatives.
Rule No. 3: Before lights out, let him delight in his new look. Each pj set is adorned with whimsical doodles in themes that inspire nighttime flights of fancy, including superhero, space, cowboy, princess, and lion.
Rule No. 4: Should little Mr. Sleepyhead crawl under your covers at night, immediately tote him back to his own bed.
Rule No. 5: Forgive yourself when you break rule No. 4 and go in for the snuggle.
Available at Lili Merveille, 552 Hayes Street, between Octavia and Laguna Streets (415-553-8523 or lilimerveille.com), $42-$60.
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International Dragon Boat Festival
What: A free celebration of fearsomely fast boats and activities just for mini fire-breathers.
Why: Get smoke in your eyes.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Treasure Island’s Clipper Cove, California Ave., at Ave. D (415-262-0155).
Family Day Kite Festival
What: Two days of colorful skies, wind-borne stunts, and free kites for newbies.
Why: Raise their expectations.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Marina Green, Marina Blvd., b/t Scott & Webster Sts.
Concert for Kids with Miss Kitty
What: Jam and dance on the grass with the beloved songstress.
Why: Fire engine, fire engine, run, run, run.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.
Where: Robin Sweeny Park, Caledonia St., at Litho St., Sausalito (415-289-4100). Free.
Photo: Lisa Brand