What to Expect When You're Expecting Your Second

Big Brother and Big Sister Gifts

freerider mountain buggy!

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.

bb’s tees party packs!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.

pottery barn kids’ digital camera!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.

maternity clothes! Waist not, want everything! Stock up on maternity clothes for sitting pretty while on stork watch.

this week in atlanta!
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

999 Chestnut St SE
@ Featherbone Center
Gainesville, GA 30501
501 Museum Dr
Cartersville, GA 30120
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309