Nothing ruins the magic of a good night’s sleep like a swaddle escape.
If your little one has more moves than Houdini, try the TrueWomb sleeping swaddle.
The stretchy cotton/spandex wrap mimics the natural fetal position, while letting your little burrito stretch his limbs without breaking free. Pocket sleeves keep arms contained, so when the inevitable startle reflex strikes, Junior won’t wake himself with a hand to the face.
Foolproof Velcro closures make it easy for the most bleary-eyed parent to snugly secure the swaddle — even after a middle-of-the-night diaper presto-chango.
Available online at truewomb.com, $40.
Christmas Tree Drive
What: Say so long to the holiday season by hauling in your fir.
Why: Turning it into mulch sure beats a landfill fate.
When: Today, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fair Park, gate 6 (214-428-7476). Drop-off is free.
Mochitsuki New Year’s Celebration
What: Japanese-style games, a kimono demonstration, and more.
Why: Mochi starts the year on a sweet note.
When: Sun., 2-5 p.m.
Where: Fujitsu Network Communications, 2801 Telecom Pkwy., Richardson (972-690-6000). Adults and teens, $8, children 6-12, $2; under 6, free.
What: Learn about art and then do crafts.
Why: Make a junk mail masterpiece.
When: Sat. & Sun., 1-3:30 p.m.
Where: Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. (214-922-1200). Adults, $10; teens, $5; under 12, free.
Photo: Courtesy of True Womb