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February 6th, 2013, 05:52 PM
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Is anyone getting their other child/children a gift for when the baby is born? I've been thinking about this, and I feel like I want to give DD something little when her brother is born, but I really don't have any ideas. I would like it to be something that signifies being a big sister, or something, as opposed to just a random toy.

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February 6th, 2013, 05:57 PM
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we will not be doing a gift, maybe if our kids were older and actually understood i would consider it.

Does she like things like jewlery, maybe you could get her a special something, though she might be a little too young to appreciate it or even wear something like that
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February 6th, 2013, 10:21 PM
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I'm so glad you brought this up! I want to give my son and daughter a little something too, but I want it to be special and can't come up with a good idea. I want to go check out the bookstore and see if something catches my eye or if an employee has an idea. If I had more time I'd like to make them something special, maybe with stars on it (baby's name will be Orion). Other than that I have no idea and hope someone has a great idea!
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February 7th, 2013, 05:23 AM
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I've been thinking about this also, as my boys are quite a bit older than their sister. My boys will be 9 and 7 just a couple of months after their sister is born, so they know what's happening, and they've been very helpful and sweet to me and her already. I have no idea what to give them, or if I even should. It seems to be such a sweet gesture, but I'm also afraid it sets a bad precedent, I just don't know!
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February 7th, 2013, 12:47 PM
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We usually buy something for the baby from all of the kids, and then we buy the kids something from their new sibling. Nothing extravagant or anything...but just a little something

I haven't bought anything yet since I'm not sure what to get, but I will have a look this weekend for something!
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February 7th, 2013, 02:25 PM
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What we've done in the past is to get the kids something they can play with at the hospital while visiting with grandma or grandpa (grandpa this time). It's usually something to do with coloring. I think we'll just stick to that for the most part. I haven't thought about the kids getting baby a gift. That might be a neat idea.
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February 7th, 2013, 02:45 PM
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I am going to buy my daughter a baby boy toy so she can relate, like when i am taking care of her brother she can take care of her baby too. She is 4.5 years old.
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February 7th, 2013, 05:48 PM
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I've been thinking about this also, as my boys are quite a bit older than their sister. My boys will be 9 and 7 just a couple of months after their sister is born, so they know what's happening, and they've been very helpful and sweet to me and her already. I have no idea what to give them, or if I even should. It seems to be such a sweet gesture, but I'm also afraid it sets a bad precedent, I just don't know!
I was a little worried about that too. My MIL has this idea that on birthdays, everyone should get a gift. So if we are celebrating our nephew's bday, she thinks DD needs a gift too, so she doesn't feel left out. DH and I put a stop to that. Thats why I want to do something related to the baby or symbolizing that she'll be a big sister.

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I am going to buy my daughter a baby boy toy so she can relate, like when i am taking care of her brother she can take care of her baby too. She is 4.5 years old.
I like this idea, especially because I'm worried about insisting on sitting on my lap while I'm nursing him. If I get her a baby boy of her own, then she can "feed" him while I'm nursing the baby. I'm going to look into this for sure.
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February 7th, 2013, 06:09 PM
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I did this when Natalie was born, and we gave Owen a few gifts from her in the hospital to take home with him. This time, I got them each a gift from the baby but they can't visit us in the hospital due to the flu precautions, so I guess the baby will 'give' them their gifts when he/she arrives home.
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