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
Cloth Diapering Workshop
What: Get the scoop on different options if you’re tempted to forgo disposables.
Why: Take it before baby arrives, so you won’t be knee-deep in you-know-what.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.
Where: The Gathering Place, 5810 Biscayne Blvd. (786-953-6417). Register online at theplacewegather.com.
Ladybug Release Weekend
What: Watch the bug cooking demo, add color to the mural, and peer at insects under a microscope.
Why: Tens of thousands to set free? Sounds like a lot of good luck.
When: Sat.-Mon., noon-4 p.m.; release, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.
Where: Museum of Discovery & Science, 401 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale (954-467-6637). Adults and children ages 13 and up, $12-$13; ages 2-12, $11; under 2, free.
Family Cultural Spot
What: Tour the Frames and Documents exhibit, and then get crafty with artist Domingo Castillo.
Why: The fun continues with take-home projects.
When: Sat., 1 p.m.
Where: Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, 1018 N. Miami Ave. (305-455-3339). Adults, free; children, $5.