What did people buy as a present for toddler from baby?

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Hi all,

nailslikeknives Tue 13-Aug-13 22:49:10

A tinga tinga monkey because DS1 loves the programme and we knew it would temporarily make the baby v popular.
Plus it was cheap and small grin

LoganMummy Tue 13-Aug-13 22:47:01

Our DS is really into Disney Cars so he got puzzles from DD. He showed everyone who came to visit!
Agree with small presents for the big brothers/sisters when baby gets a present.

Dd (3) is getting a doc mcstuffins doll which she forfeited in toysrus by being really naughty halfway round, a month ago. So she won't be expecting it.

Ds (6) is getting that "hilarious" dog poo game which I have so far refused to buy for him on principle. (The baby is obviously far more lenient than Mummy, I hope it endears her to him!)

Notafoodbabyanymore Sat 10-Aug-13 23:40:59

Hahaha... Redlips so does my DD most of the time, although not long ago, as I was putting her to bed, she sighed and said "I don't like being the boss of this house any more." grin

RedlipsAndSlippers Sat 10-Aug-13 22:06:42

DD is desperate to start shopping for DS, due in October. She wants to get him a teddy and a little outfit, so I thought we'd get her something cuddly and a new outfit from him too. That way it's like they both had the same idea (bit cheesy, I know).
Otherwise I love the idea of her being in charge of present opening for him, she does quite like being in charge smile

Thanks all for the great suggestions x

BettyandDon Fri 09-Aug-13 20:36:40

A peppa pig

AncientPigeon Fri 09-Aug-13 20:36:13

We've got DD (4y) a pram and a dolls cot (both cheap off ebay). She has just started to take more interest in her dolls and we were planning to get her a pram anyway. This was she can play at being mummy alongside me. That's the plan anyway!

RugBugs Thu 08-Aug-13 00:20:59

Little things to keep her occupied, a floor puzzle, dominoes and some fuzzy felt.
She's 2.8 and wrapped up a Lamaze cat and a Minnie outfit for her new DSis, she's very excited about giving them when this baby decides to make an appearance.

Notafoodbabyanymore Wed 07-Aug-13 06:20:27

I just got a dvd we could watch together while I was feeding. But we also put DD1 in charge of opening the presents that people brought for DD2. She loved it. I think some of these sound pretty excessive, to be honest, but each to their own. smile

We weren't going to give dd anything but as ds and I were in hospital for two weeks we have her a doctors kit (it was going to be a Christmas present anyway).

shock At scooter

chocolatecheesecake Wed 07-Aug-13 06:08:02

There was a mini dolls house sitting in DS's cot when DD came to meet him at the hospital. 10months later she still talks about DS bringing a dolls house for her when he was born which is lovely.

I left it late ordering the dolls house and DS was a week early. The dolls house arrived the day he was born. The stress I had while in labour (good distraction?) about whether it would arrive in time, then getting it wrapped and to the hospital before DD got there...

Longdistance Wed 07-Aug-13 04:58:54

Dd1 got a tricycle from dd2. It was only because we saw one we liked.

Dd1 loved it. It was 'what baby????' She wasn't too bothered by baby then, and just headed to the garden on her new tricycle, and off to the park with daddy.

mathanxiety Wed 07-Aug-13 04:06:55

I found TV came in very handy when the baby came home.

mathanxiety Wed 07-Aug-13 04:03:45

Nothing. What a strange idea.

ConfusedKiwi Wed 07-Aug-13 03:45:36

DS1 at 2.5 received a copy of the Tiger who came to Tea with audio CD (since we'd had it from library several times and he loved it and I though he might find listening to it quite exciting.... Happy at the time, hid it once home and refused to read it for several weeks but adjusted quickly and seems to enjoy his wee brother (and the book) now.

posybunchof Tue 06-Aug-13 18:50:23

I have bought a extortionately expensive, guilt doll to open at the hospital, and a photo album with pictures in it of when she was a baby in hospital.

I have also bought a jigsaw, shopping list game, sticker books... but these are intended to give her sporadically at home to keep her busy when I am preoccupied. (and I never usually buy her stuff, honest!)

I will be adding chocolate buttons to my hospital present bag now tho!

Thanks bigkid that is a great idea!

1944girl Tue 06-Aug-13 11:29:19

This thread reminds me of a conversation I had with a work colleage(sp) a long time ago.
She had bought a tricycle for her 3 year old son to give to him as present from her newly born baby daughter.When a neighbour came to see the new baby she was greeted by the little boy proudly sitting on the trike and telling the nieghbour that the baby came with this for me.The neighbour smiled and said ''That's lovely, bringing that with her for you''.My friend said ''Giving birth to the baby was nothing compared to those handle bars coming out''.

sweetiepie1979 Tue 06-Aug-13 10:15:38

Thanks rnj

RNJ3007 Tue 06-Aug-13 09:08:01

sweetie Got a box of painting stuff stuff from Costco and then adding bits from Poundland!

bigkidsdidit Tue 06-Aug-13 09:00:55

One thing I would say is we had visitors bringing presents for DS2 and DS1 got very jealous of the wrapping, more than anything, a friend of mine told me she wrapped up little packs of haribo and poundshop presents and if someone came round with only s present for the baby, her toddler got one of those. I thought that was genius!

Thanks all - after a lot of debate I'm thinking maybe kids magazine/colouring book and a box of toy cars to play with alongside a kinder egg!

Something to do together, something to amuse him when I'm busy and food! Always a winner with my ds grin

CorrieDale Tue 06-Aug-13 05:43:01

The birthing pool and chocolate biscuits. He still hated her - a combination of green eyed monster and red mist gave us a tiring two years. All fine now though.

sleepywombat Tue 06-Aug-13 05:08:20

A cuddly monkey. DS1 was only 20 months, so not sure if he fully understood the gesture/that the present was from the baby, but he was very happy with it!

Being the second, ds2 didn't actually get any presents (the couple we did get were things like muslin squares, so of no interest to LOs), so there was no jealousy in that respect.

The jealousy we did have was fortunately only in the early days - ds1 screaming when I breastfed ds2 & after the first few times, suddenly 'needing' to sit on my lap/me to carry him at feeding times! Luckily, he got over it pretty quickly & they are now great playmates at 3 & 19 mo.

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