Nothing ruins the magic of a good night’s sleep like a swaddle escape.
If your little one has more moves than Houdini, try the TrueWomb sleeping swaddle.
The stretchy cotton/spandex wrap mimics the natural fetal position, while letting your little burrito stretch his limbs without breaking free. Pocket sleeves keep arms contained, so when the inevitable startle reflex strikes, Junior won’t wake himself with a hand to the face.
Foolproof Velcro closures make it easy for the most bleary-eyed parent to snugly secure the swaddle — even after a middle-of-the-night diaper presto-chango.
Available online at truewomb.com, $40.
Sharing the Dream: a Multicultural Celebration of Love & Justice
What: Storytelling and performances mark the memory of Martin Luther King Jr.
Why: Hands-on activities deepen their understanding of diversity.
When: Sat. & Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: National Museum of the American Indian, 4th St., at Independence Ave. SW (202-633-1000). Admission is free.
Giggle’s Winter Sale
What: Score up to 50 percent off clothing, gear, books, and more.
Why: Killer markdowns are the perfect excuse to raid the store.
When: Thru Jan. 31. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Wisconsin Place, 5330 Western Ave., Chevy Chase (301-664-6407).
Nature Puppet Theatre
What: Naturalists put on a silly yet informative animal-themed show.
Why: Say hello to snakes, turtles, and other resident critters afterward.
When: Sun., 1-1:30 p.m.
Where: Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Rd., Owings Mills (443-738-9200). For more info, call 443-738-9224. Adults and children, $1.
Photo: Courtesy of True Womb