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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Southeastern Cowboy Gathering
What: Hear fiddlers, sample grub at the chuck wagon cook-off, and watch a Western flick.
Why: Craft projects for little ranchers.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Booth Western Art Museum, 501 N. Museum Dr., Cartersville. Chuck wagon meal, adults and children, $12. To make a reservation (recommended), call 770-387-1300. Event admission, adults and children 13 and up, $7-$10; children, $3.
Honk: the Musical
What: A misfit duckling yearns to be a swan.
Why: He quickly finds out it’s what’s inside that counts.
When: Thru Mar. 20.
Where: Alliance Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St., Midtown. Tickets at 404-733-5000 or online at alliancetheatre.org. Adults, $30; children, $20.
Johnny Appleseed Week
What: Learn about the legendary man who sowed seeds to and fro.
Why: Create a paper hat inspired by his cooking pot chapeau.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, Featherbone Center, 999 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville (770-536-1900). Adults and children, $8; under 2, free. Craft project, $1.
Photos: Courtesy of Mountain Buggy; Courtesy of BB’s Tees; Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids