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#1 Jenganoosh

Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

Hi ladies,

Just wondering if anyone is planning for a sibling(s) to give the new baby a gift, and vice versa?

We have DS(7), so we were going to take him to pick out baby's first teddy bear, and have a message from him embroidered on the bear -- and we were going to give DS(7) a nice book of nursery rhymes, or a book about brothers from baby, with an inscription...

I like the idea of giving things that are keepsakes, that they will have and cherish forever hheart.gif

Any other ideas/thoughts?

/J

Edited by Jenganoosh, 28 February 2013 - 12:47 PM.


#2 Beancat

Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

We did this when DD was born and DS was 3.  It worked really well, he was very excited about buying presents for his sister.  he wasnt so fussed about getting a pressent from her though.

This time I will take them both to buy a present for the baby.  DS will love it and DD will be too young.  This time rather than buying DS a present from the baby I will buy him some activity things he can do while i am busy with the baby.  Probably wont worry about getting anything for DD- she is too young

#3 Jenganoosh

Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

QUOTE (Beancat @ 28/02/2013, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We did this when DD was born and DS was 3.  It worked really well, he was very excited about buying presents for his sister.  he wasnt so fussed about getting a pressent from her though.

This time I will take them both to buy a present for the baby.  DS will love it and DD will be too young.  This time rather than buying DS a present from the baby I will buy him some activity things he can do while i am busy with the baby.  Probably wont worry about getting anything for DD- she is too young


CUTE! I think I'll also have to organise something to occupy DS(7) at the hospital for the few days, but it'll probably be along the lines of movies/apps loaded on my laptop...

#4 Maniacal_laugh

Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

Ooh I hadn't thought of getting DD to buy a present for the baby. I wonder if she would be into it, or if she will get jealous that it's not for her? She's not very into the new baby... Hmm will have to think about it.

Also going to get a few wee presents activities from the baby for DD to play with, when she comes to visit us.

#5 RachealJane

Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:01 PM

When ever I've been buying stuff for bub Sophie has chosen a little something too. First was a rubber ducky and second was a rattle. She can't wait to give them to bub.

I think I'll buy her a new Barbie from bub as that is what she's into now.

My sis did a special Thomas engine for her eldest when #2 came along.

#6 Maniacal_laugh

Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:00 AM

Thought I'd post an update to this thread as its (sort of) related. I bought DD a couple of simple board games today, so we could play together while I'm feeding the new baby. She's 2.5 and one of the ones I found, is suitable for ages 2+ (very simple and DD found it easy). I thought this might be a simpler way of giving her attention when feeding, as she can roll the dice etc for me if needed. Anyway, this might be useful to others with a similar age gap.

And also wanted to mention that DD is finally getting excited and enthused about being a big sister (she wasn't at all
keen before!) We visited friends with a 5 mo on the weekend, and she was very sweet and friendly with the baby. Daycare have also been reading lots of 'new baby' books to them. (There are about six mums in her room who are due within a few months of each other).

My heart melting moment came last night when she said. "I think, perhaps, the new baby will be very kind to me?" Bless her!
How are other siblings getting on in this DIG - getting used to the idea yet?

#7 sarkazm76

Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:00 PM

My son is quite anxious I think.  Like a dog when you pack to go on vacation - they just know something is up!  He seems ok with saying hello to baby through my belly and reading "There's a house inside my mumy" and we got another book "My new baby" written like it's the toddler speaking.  But at the same time he's become SUPER clingy to me and reverting back to wanting to sleep next to me and me only and highly emotional and frustrated a lot.  We're doing what we can to give him outlets for these feelings.  Poor little guy.
We got him a collection of Meg & Mog books as a gift from the baby.  I might get DH to take him shopping after bubs is born to get bubs a gift and let him pick something out.  I am a bit worried about how he will cope with the new addition but DH and my parents are on advice to be prepare to step up and be there for him when I can't.


#8 Guest_jane11_*

Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

sarkazm76- my DD (almost 2) also seems to know that something is 'up'. Might just be an age thing too, but she has been more naughty the last few weeks (though still overall a pretty good kid) and is definitely aware/taking advantage of the fact that I just can't keep up with her anymore!!

We've also been reading 'there's a house inside my mummy' as well as 'za za's baby brother' . She is really interested in other peoples babies and loves role playing feeding, nappy changes etc with her toys. And she keeps asking to 'look at baby mummy's tummy'  original.gif . So crossing fingers that things will go smoothly once the baby arrives.

For the hospital I have a book called 'I'm a big sister' (I think) plus a couple of other new books. I've wrapped them each individually so she can have a new one to unwrap each day she comes to visit. I've also packed some finger puppets and a colouring in book in my hospital bag.

I think she is probably too young to really understand buying a present to give to the baby.

'tiggywinkle' - board games are a great idea. We have one dice game (for 18mths+) that DD loves, so might look at getting a few more. Can I ask what the age 2+ one was called? I haven't seen any others for this age range around (though admittedly I haven't really looked very hard.)

#9 Maniacal_laugh

Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:22 PM

Jane, here's a link to the board game. It wasn't cheap ($43) but its a really nice quality one, and will also be suitable when they get older (we've already made a couple of modifications to suit DD at 2.5) I got it from a dedicated toy shop in Perth, I don't think you'd find it in Big W etc.
http://www.amazon.com/My-Very-First-Games-..._pr_product_top
DD also LOVES Who knows whose nose game from ELC - if you ever see a second hand one, snap it up! Definitely suitable for 2yo or even a little earlier.
http://www.elc.co.uk/Who-Knows-Whose-Nose-...default,pd.html

Sarkasm, sorry to hear your DS is getting a bit stressed - hopefully it gets easier again.

#10 Guest_jane11_*

Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

Thanks tiggywinkle, they both look great.




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