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.
A Kite of Hopes and Dreams
What: Crafty activities in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Why: It’s never too early to get ’em inspired.
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem (978-745-9500). Adults, $11-$15; 16 and under and Salem residents, free.
What: Floating tables, disappearing objects, and other sleights of hand.
Why: Tricks so cool he won’t believe his eyes.
When: Thru Jan. 29. Sat., 10:30 a.m.
Where: Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. Tickets at 781-646-4849 or online at regenttheatre.com. Adults, $10; children, $8.
Dress Up Your Pet Day
What: Tote along a fave stuffed animal and hear a silly story.
Why: Create a costume for teddy while there.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: The Discovery Museums, Children’s Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton (978-264-4200). Adults and children, $10.50; under 1, free.
Photo: Courtesy of True Womb