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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Beauty and the Beast Jr.
What: In the classic tale, Belle finds love in unexpected places.
Why: Twirling flatware takes to the stage.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington (817-261-9628). Tickets at 817-275-7661 or online at click4tix.com. Adults and children, $10.
What: Get up close and personal with turtles, bullfrogs, and other critters each week.
Why: Stroll Trinity River Audubon Center afterward to see the first signs of spring.
When: Ongoing. Sat., 3 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.
Where: 6500 S. Loop 12 (214-398-8722). Adults and children 13 and up, $6; children, $3; under 3, free.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
What: Oompa-Loompas, naughty kids, and a coveted golden ticket.
Why: No one can resist this mouthwatering movie.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. Tickets at 817-410-3100 or online at grapevinetexasusa.com. Adults and children, $5.
Photos: Courtesy of Mountain Buggy; Courtesy of BB’s Tees; Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids