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
Family Day: Color
What: Listen to stories, make a collage, and search for hues throughout the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.
Why: Daub on watercolors to brighten the midwinter day.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln (781-259-8355). Adults and teens, $10-$14; children, free.
What: Tanglewood Marionettes decks its puppets out in ornate costumes for the classic show.
Why: Prepare for unexpected plot twists (Hint: There’s no pumpkin to give her a lift.)
When: Sun., 10:30 a.m.
Where: Newton Cultural Center, 225 Nevada St., Newtonville (617-527-8283). Tickets at 617-796-1540 or newtoncommunitypride.org. Adults and children, $8 in advance/$10 at the door.
Picture This: 90 Years of Storybook Art
What: Whimsical illustrations shown alongside the playthings that inspired them.
Why: Raggedy Ann and other familiar faces.
When: Thru May 6.
Where: Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham (978-468-2377). Adults, $7.50; children, $5.50; under 1, free.