Baby’s too heavy for the Bjorn. And the bassinet/car seat/stroller system you had to have has gone the way of Craigslist.
So it seems wrong that while a lone umbrella stroller stands in the garage (finally!), we’re suggesting that you add a new item to your arsenal. But we are — the Magic Stroller Bag.
On first sight, the small and unimpressive package doesn’t seem worth its $72 price tag, but the aptly named lightweight product seriously transforms your toddler’s current mode of transport. Unzip the pouch (it folds into itself), unfold the bag (with roomy interior storage, an attached key ring, and an easy-to-access outside pocket), place the silver grommets over the handles of your umbrella stroller, and you’ll be sold.
No more balancing a tricky tote or digging through the underbasket to score a sippy. Plus, it comes with a detachable strap, so if you need to close the stroller for lunch or a spin around the playground, presto chango: Just sling the bag across your chest and go.
Available online at pintsizesocial.com.
Green Little Beans Swimsuits
What: Locally designed bikinis ($24-$42) hand-crocheted in Brazil.
Why: Toss on a floppy hat and she’ll be the best dressed mermaid on the beach.
When: She wants to make a splash.
Where: Online at greenlittlebeans.com.
Cirque du Grove
What: A carnival atmosphere with jugglers, balloon artists, and other buskers on the streets.
Why: Wire walkers and trapeze artists perform death-defying feats.
When: Fri., 8:30 p.m.-midnight; Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Grand Ave., at Virginia St., Coconut Grove. For info, call 305-461-5506. Admission is free.
What: Kick off the weekend with arts and crafts, clowns, and face painting.
Why: Blow off steam at the bounce house.
When: Fri., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Anniversary Park, 1945 Hollywood Blvd., at 20th Ave., Hollywood. For info, call 954-921-3404. Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Magic Stroller Bag