You know how to do the car seat tango: Pop it in, drive around, pop it out, lug, lug, lug.
To help you with those last painful steps, there’s Itzy Ritzy’s Wrap & Roll. The smart invention is a pad that wraps around an infant carrier handle to cushion your arm while you’re lifting the car seat. And it has another trick up its sleeve: It unrolls to become a play mat.
Made from soft cotton and minky, the machine-washable circle can be spread out for tummy time (it comes with a mirror and toy loops to keep littles occupied). In a pinch, you can also use it as a changing pad or blanket.
You have to love a product that does so many things — all without taking up a lick of space in your diaper bag. And that’s no song and dance.
Available at itzyritzy.com, $30.
Photo: Courtesy of Itzy Ritzy
Dinner and a Movie Night
What: Squeeze in some adult conversation while kiddos watch a flick and munch on organic eats from the children’s menu.
Why: You had us at free popcorn.
When: Every Wed., 5 p.m.
Where: Tavern 99, 128 E. Andrews Dr. (404-835-8311).
What: Prince Charming and the evil queen make appearances in Atlanta Ballet’s family-friendly performance.
Why: The one-hour show holds Miss Antsy Pants rapt.
When: Sat., 2 p.m.
Where: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Northwest Atlanta (770-916-2800). Tickets online at ticketmaster.com. Adults and children, $10-$56.
Southern Order of Storytellers Storytelling Festival
What: Expert yarn spinners regale the audience with their tales.
Why: Kiddo fave Bill Harley headlines.
When: Fri. & Sat.
Where: Locations, schedule, and tickets online at southernorderofstorytellers.org. Adults and children, $5-$20.