It’s hard to get a handle on drink boxes. One squeeze too many and mom’s cleaning up a tidal wave of apple juice.
Keep the mess to a minimum with Innobaby’s new Keepaa drink holder. The expandable sleeve gives sippers a handle to grip everything from milk boxes to yogurt smoothies.
We tested ours on a newly independent drinker and rather than cursing the day Capri Sun created the pouch, we enjoyed a stress-free, spill-free beverage break. The sleeve also collapses flat, which makes for easy transport to play spaces and birthday parties (a.k.a. messy drink territory).
Like all of Innobaby’s products, the Keepaa is free of BPA, phthalates, PVC, and lead, so it’s as safe as it is useful.
We’ll drink to that.
Available online at innobaby.com, $6.
The Fifth Night
What: Take an unwrapped toy for a child (ages 8 and under) to donate to BabyLove DC, and then sing songs and snack on latkes and cupcakes.
Why: Have your munchkin select the gift to show ’em Hanukkah is just as much about giving as receiving.
When: Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Sprinkles Cupcakes, 3015 M St. NW (202-450-1610). Register online at eventbrite.com. Free.
HO HO HO
The Water-Skiing Santa
What: Watch Mr. Claus and his crew brave the chilly waters of the Potomac.
Why: Frosty the Snowman makes a splash when he cruises by in his dinghy.
When: Sat., 1 p.m.
Where: National Harbor, 150 National Plz., National Harbor (301-203-4170). Info at 703-280-1788. Free.
What: Get them pumped for the holiday with free games and crafts.
Why: Make a masterpiece for Grandma at the coloring station.
When: Tues.-Dec. 28. Mon.-Thurs. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: Chabad Tysons Jewish Center, 2107 Chain Bridge Rd., Vienna (703-821-7770).
Photo: Courtesy of Innobaby