Wee Bits: The Best Baby Swaddles, How To Stop Robocalls, Tick Repellents We Need and Spruce Street Harbor Park Opens

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Hey, Philly: Get your shit together, already. This is inexcusable. (But here, a bright light in the form of actionable ideas.) Via Philly.com.

The Strategist brings us the best baby swaddles. (Many of which I’ve never even heard of!!!)

They also did some research on the best tick repellents for humans and dogs. 

Are you also getting a bajillion robocalls lately? What’s up with that? The NYT tells us how to stop them. 

Y’all!! PlayArts has another cool parents cocktail hour coming up — with BABYSITTING! This time, it’s May 18, and Stateside and Good Spoon Soupery. Sounds awesome. You HAVE TO BUY TICKETS BY FRIDAY MAY 11.

Also happenings Friday, May 11: The opening of Spruce Street Harbor Park. And the festivities sound super fun!!

Generally speaking, we steer clear of politics (because you get it everywhere else, no? Who needs it here?! Nobody!). But this is isn’t really politics, is it … and it is a nightmare. Via NY Mag.

Free storytime alert! Germantown Friends School in Center City (in the Curtis Building) is hosting an interactive storytime aimed at kids 5 and under on May 23, 9 a.m. RSVP is not required, but guests can email with any questions or visit the site.

Hey, everyone: Quintessence Theatre in Mt. Airy is debuting Mark Twain’s Prince and the Pauper as part of their Family Classics Series — running May 16 through June 3.

This is cool: The fab Elmwood Park Zoo has been named the world’s first certified autism center zoo.  (From Patch.)

The Cut lists 10 (helpful?) baby books that have been vetted by parents who have (helpful?) things to say about them. (I can get behind The Baby Whisperer, at least.)