For a baby, trading the cozy environs of a belly for life on the outside is like your swapping an all-inclusive Caribbean vacay for a DIY in Antarctica.
Not. much. fun.
But give him an Elks & Angels snuggle pod and we guarantee he’ll warm up to the idea. Designed to be as gentle and soothing as your womb, the sheepskin bunting bag is the brainchild of Brooklyn-based Aussie Janet Kennedy-Ault.
Made of only the finest fibers from Down Under, it works year-round — keeping baby warm and dry in winter, and cool and comfortable during spring and summer. A snuggle pod easily converts into a car seat cover, play mat, and comforter with just a simple zip. Plus, sheepskin is naturally antibacterial, stain and odor resistant, and can be spot-cleaned with warm water.
The only other thing we can think of that’s as functional and beautiful? A pregnant belly.
The Three Bears’ Holiday Bash
What: Celebrate the season with a variety show of song, dance, and marionettes.
Why: Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa play into a comedy of errors for ages 3-9.
When: Thru Dec. 30. Tues.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. & noon; Wed., 2:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 1 p.m.
Where: Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Central Park West, at 79th St. Tickets at 212-988-9093 or online at ovationtix.com. Adults, $8; children, $5.
What: Science-based activities allow kids to explore the gross, gooey, and disgusting natural world around them.
Why: Get hands on with wiggly worms and creepy crickets.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., at St. Marks Ave. (718-735-4400). Free with general admission (adults and children, $7.50; babies, free).
Jazz for Young People: What Is Jazz?
What: Little listeners will love an interactive program led by Wynton Marsalis.
Why: Switch up your weekend activities to see what it’s like to improvise.
When: Sat., 1 & 3 p.m.
Where: Time Warner Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway, at 60th St. (212-258-9800). Tickets at 212-721-6500 or online at jalc.org. Adults and children, $20-$36.
Photo: Jai Odell / Courtesy of Elks & Angels