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
Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art
What: Check out Judith Klawitter’s 19th-century-inspired dolls in the On the Streets of Merry Olde England exhibit.
Why: Don’t delay; the museum closes its doors for good next month.
When: Thru Mar. 1. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: 1116 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue (425-455-1116). Adults, $10; children, $5; under 5, free.
What: Get to know the eight-legged creatures through games and hands-on activities.
Why: Watch brave divers take a dip in their tanks.
When: Sat.-Feb. 26. Daily, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way (206-386-4300). Adults and teens, $20; children, $14; under 4, free.
What: The hip-hop act takes the stage for two family-friendly shows.
Why: You’re not sure who likes them more — you or your mini music buff.
When: Sat., 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave. (206-652-4255). Tickets at 800-838-3006 or online at brownpapertickets.com. Adults and teens, $5; adults without children, $25; 12 and under, free.