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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 boston!
RIBBIT
A Year with Frog & Toad
What: Follow the pals on their journey through all four seasons (ages 4 and up).
Why: They’re quite a pair of adventurous amphibians.
When: Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre, 539 Tremont St. Tickets at 617-933-8600 or online at bostontheatrescene.com. Adults and children, $25.

STIR
Kitchen Science

What: Tiny toques do experiments and sample dried foods.
Why: He’s hungry for knowledge.
When: Sat., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St., Seaport District (617-426-6500). Adults and children, $12; under 1, free.

GIGGLE
Haiku, HipHop and Hotdogs
What: Crabgrass Puppet Theatre’s silly show proves poetry doesn’t always have to be a highbrow endeavor.
Why: Flying franks and an ornery emu are bound to put a smile on her face.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: Firehouse Center for the Arts, Market Square, Newburyport. Tickets at 978-462-7336 or online at firehouse.org. Adults, $11; children, $9.

Photos: Courtesy of Mountain Buggy; Courtesy of BB’s Tees; Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids

LOCATIONS
308 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
617-426-6500
Firehouse Center for the Arts
Market Square
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-462-7336
539 Tremont St
@ Hanson St
Boston, MA 02116
617-426-5000
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