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    Gift for older sibling

    I was looking through some of the other boards and came across and thread for older siblings. I hadn't thought of sharing it yet, but since it's on my mind I will!
    When I was pg with Hannah, I read an article about the new baby giving the older sibling a gift at his/her birth. I did it and my two older children were just so excited to have been given a gift from their new sister! I did it again when Leah was born and I'm planning on doing it with the new baby. It's a special time for the older sibling(s) and a gift makes it more fun!
    Just thought I would share for all you second, third, etc. mommies!
    Also gifts for your older child(ren) at a baby shower is special too. It's okay to even ask a few special friends to remember the older child. They won't mind!

    Michelle


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    It's funny you mention that. I was 7 when my youngest brother was born and I can still remember visiting him in the hospital and my mom giving my other brother and I stuffed animals from the baby. I can remember bringing it to school too and showing off the gift my little brother gave me!!!

    Dh and I being so insane we are getting the dog something from the baby and vice versa!!!


    Sue
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    3 grueling years of IVF for a beautiful bundle of joy!!!


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    Michelle,
    We just went to Build-A-Bear today and Olivia made Ashlee a stuffed kitty and recorded her voice on it. She said "I love you Ashlee." It is so precious! She will bring that to the hosp for Ashlee from her. For Olivia I am getting her the Bitty Baby from American Girl and I will have it there at the hosp when she comes to see me. I thought it would be good for her to have a baby of her own to take care of. I agree that it is a good idea to get the older siblings something. I think that Olivia will really enjoy getting a present from her little sis.
    Jen 36 dh 40
    #1 dd 7/17/02
    My precious little girl!!
    #2 dd 6/10/05
    My other precious little girl!!


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    Sue~

    I'm so glad to hear you remember your gift from your baby brother! My kids still talk about their gifts, especially when they found out about their new baby. I hope they continue to remember through the years!

    Jen~

    I just love Build-A-Bear and American Girl. My two little girls have Bitty Babies and just love them. They bring their babies with them most places and love dressing them up! I just know Olivia will love her Bitty Baby too!

    Michelle


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    Great thread and reminder...thanks for posting.

    We bought a big boy bike for our twin girls to give to their big brother when they are born.

    When friends or relatives have a second (third etc) baby I always bring the first (second etc) child a little gift too.

    The shower gift idea is a great one too.

    bebe
    ME 43 DH 40, 7-02 (Domestic Adoption), 4-05 (DE #1, IVF #5),
    (M/C, Ectopic Pregnancy, Failed Adoption)


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    We are getting a present from the baby for his big brother too. My ds will be the same age I was when my sister was born. I remember feeling very ignored & left out. Not by my parents, but by extended family & friends. I've made a point to remind everyone to not forget about Logan when they come see the baby. Not necessarily for presents, he's been really understanding about us getting presents for the baby, but I don't want him to feel ignored.

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    ds - edd 7/4/05


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