With a toddler running wild, you’re looking forward to your hospital getaway. Because you know the real labor begins when it’s time to introduce No. 2 to No. 1.
Here are three finds to help ensure a smooth delivery.
Strollers are for babies. Scooters are for big kids. Thanks to Mountain Buggy, you can have both. The new Freerider (launching this month, $100) is a scooter board that attaches to the back of all the company’s strollers. Best part? When older sib needs to exert a little independence, it pops off for a solo ride.
Big sis status is something to celebrate. Personalized, downloadable party packs ($6) from BB’s Tees are an easy way to make a huge deal out of baby’s arrival — by throwing all the attention your older child’s way. Each kit includes cupcake toppers, pinwheels, and invitations to the special event.
With great power — ahem — comes great responsibility. Anoint big brother the official family photographer. Let him train his artistic eye on baby’s homecoming with a Pottery Barn Kids child-friendly digital camera ($99).
That way they both stay in the picture.
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A Year with Frog & Toad
What: Follow the pals on their journey through all four seasons (ages 4 and up).
Why: They’re quite a pair of adventurous amphibians.
When: Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont St. Tickets at 617-933-8600 or online at bostontheatrescene.com. Adults and children, $25.
What: Tiny toques do experiments and sample dried foods.
Why: He’s hungry for knowledge.
When: Sat., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Seaport District (617-426-6500). Adults and children, $12; under 1, free.
Haiku, HipHop and Hotdogs
What: Crabgrass Puppet Theatre’s silly show proves poetry doesn’t always have to be a highbrow endeavor.
Why: Flying franks and an ornery emu are bound to put a smile on her face.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport. Tickets at 978-462-7336 or online at firehouse.org. Adults, $11; children, $9.
Photos: Courtesy of Mountain Buggy; Courtesy of BB’s Tees; Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids