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February 3rd, 2008, 07:26 PM
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I want to get a sibling gift but have no idea. I figured you girls might have a good idea.

The baby is a little girl and my son is super excited. We have talked a lot about it and he wants to be in the room for delivery. He is a very smart and mature 7 year old. I also have someone there to take him out if it gets to be too much for him and do something with him.

Anyone have any advice on the gift from the baby or other things.

I got him a little toy from his baby sister that he will get at the Baby shower this coming Sunday, 2/10.
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Wish I could post pictures, will hopefully upload some soon.
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February 5th, 2008, 04:31 PM
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My DS was real proud to wear his "big brother" shirt, which made him soo important, it was cute. Other than that, we just got him a gift bag and filled with "big boy things" that were from all of us. He was happy with it! He honestly was just more interested in meeting his little brother, but a bunch of new toys to play with while mom was freaking out trying to figure out how to take care of a baby again helped lol.

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February 20th, 2008, 01:51 PM
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We had an awesome outfit that had a blinged guitar on it that said 'my brother rocks 'that Elle wore a lot and it thrilled him. You will find that at this age they are not jealous. My oldest daughter (10) was 5 when Zach was born and she was never jealous. They are the best of friends and were thrilled when they found out we were going to have Elle. They were 8 and almost 4 when she was born and also not jealous. That is the great part of having that space they are not jealous. My niece was 7 when her brother was born and she told my Mom that he was the best gift she could have ever gotten. Good Luck!!
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February 21st, 2008, 02:30 PM
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my dd will also be 7 when the new baby comes! i am planning on giving her a big sister shirt to wear to the hospital, and a bag packed with lots of activities for her to take to the hospital. she will also be in the room while i am giving birth

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February 27th, 2008, 09:58 AM
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When I decorated the nursery for Wynston, I also bought my oldest son a new bedroom suit and told him that he and his little brother would have something new together. Also, I typed a personal note to Garrett from his new brother Wynston and gave it to him the day he was born. It basically said that even though Garrett and I have been together for so long alone, he would fit right in and mommy would love each one unconditionally. Also, I put in the letter, "Even though I am very little and will need mommy all the time, she still will be there to hold you too!" It was an emotional letter and my oldest son really appreciated it.
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March 5th, 2008, 04:30 PM
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We got our son, who was 7 when Kaylee was born, his own personal camera. Its one of the fisher-price type deals. He loved being able to take all the pictures of his little sister that he could!
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March 15th, 2008, 01:14 PM
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That is a really really good question. I'm part of a widely spaced siblings family (28,24, 16, 14) and I don't think I got a gift when my brother was born (my sister doesn't live with us, so she didn't get anything either). I think I was just happy with the prospect of having a little brother or sister at the time.

I think the "I'm a big brother" t-shirt and his own camera (even if it's just a disposable) so he can take his own special photos of his sister when she's all wrapped up and clean are great ideas. Perhaps a special scrapbook that he and you can work on, that he can start with the birth of his sister, and add in special family memories along the way? I know that's something I'd definitely give to my own child were they to get a sibling who was going to be much younger. And it's something he can cherish his entire life.
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March 28th, 2008, 12:52 PM
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Ou hospital wouldn't allow my daughter in the room when Keira was born. Thus my husband missed the birth because she was born 15 minutes after we got to the hospital. They barely had enough time to get the IV in and it was time to push. I was told that around here no hospital will allow kids under a certain age in the room and 7 almost 8 was too young.

That said I had Traci pick out a dolly for her baby sister. My parents had her for the couple of days that I was in the hospital and they did lots of special things with her. They also took her shopping and had her pick out some clothes for the baby and some for herself too. My oldest is 12 and he was in sleep away camp when she was born.

But when Traci was born it was 4 days before Sean's 4th birthday and he also picked out a special stuffed dolly for Traci and she still has it on her bed to this day.
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