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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 miami!
FROLIC
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
What:
Watch floats roll by, and then play games and make crafts.
Why: Shepherd’s pie, green drinks, and other leprechaun-worthy fare.
When: Sat., noon-7 p.m.; parade, 1 p.m.
Where: Anniversary Park, 1945 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood (954-921-3404). Parade starts at 21st Ave. & Harrison St. Participation is free.

PLAY
Family Fun Fest

What: Get the lowdown on unusual creatures like iguanas, pythons, and lionfish.
Why: Naturalists gain knowledge at hands-on stations.
When: Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328th St., Homestead (305-230-7275). Admission is free.

BLOSSOM
International Orchid Festival

What: Settle in for story time, check out exotic blooms, and color.
Why: Sprouts stretch their limbs at a special yoga session.
When: Fri.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables (305-667-1651). Adults, $25; children 6-17, $12; under 6, free. With bike or public transportation discount, adults, $20; children, $10.

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

LOCATIONS
Saint Patrick's Day Parade
S 21st Ave
@ Harrison St
Hollywood, FL 33020
Biscayne National Park
9700 SW 328th St
Homestead, FL 33033
305-230-7275
Anniversary Park
1945 Hollywood Blvd
@ 20th Ave
Hollywood, FL 33020
954-921-3404
10901 Old Cutler Rd
Coral Gables, FL 33156
305-667-1651
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