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

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Hi all,

I was wondering what to buy ds who is 3 from the new baby due in October. What have other people done to ease acceptance?

trixymalixy Mon 05-Aug-13 08:30:10

Standard fare in my group of friends has been a micro mini scooter.

ABitLesMis Mon 05-Aug-13 08:30:59

We bought our 21 month old a Gruffalo floor puzzle as a gift from his new baby brother last month. Seemed to do the trick!

bigkidsdidit Mon 05-Aug-13 08:31:21

A big bag of chocolate buttons in the cot at the hospital for DS1 to discover. Am a bit shock at a micro scooter!

AllSWornOut Mon 05-Aug-13 09:32:22

We've got DC1 a digger he can use in his sand pit and a t-shirt with a digger on saying "Big Brother". Bag of chocolate buttons is a good idea too.

shock at the scooter.

Arisbottle Mon 05-Aug-13 09:34:23


sweetiepie1979 Mon 05-Aug-13 09:36:52

I'm doing scooter and buttons and t.shirt. Probably going to buy some puzzle type things for days a cant go out to entertain dd. might get a tv now too!

NaturalBaby Mon 05-Aug-13 09:38:37

Nothing. They were more than happy to play with all the baby toys that the baby got given!

thegoldenfool Mon 05-Aug-13 11:56:25

a dressing up rag doll for DD1 (2) from expected DD2, me and DP

DD1 has ´bought´ a mobile for expected DD2 - I hadn´t thought to make it a two way gift giving but someone at work mentioned that they had done it and it seemed a good idea

VotePedro Mon 05-Aug-13 13:28:33

DS2 'bought' DS1 this www.borntotoddle.com/le-toy-van-barbarossa-pirate-ship?gclid=CIqR9fyl5rgCFSXLtAodvV4A_g . Was a huge hit, kept him occupied during feeds and is now DS2's favourite toy (DS1 grown out of it). He always remembers that his brother brought it with him when he came.

This time round DC3 is bringing a playmobil set for DS2 and some Tintin figures for DS1 - again will hopefully keep them occupied.

RNJ3007 Mon 05-Aug-13 13:33:43

Our DD will be getting a box of craft supplies from her brother when he arrives - paper, pencils, kiddie scissors, stickers, stampers, glitter glue, sequins etc etc to keep her busy when I'm nursing.

She picked out his going home outfit (with matching muslin-weight blanket and nappy!) and my parents are taking her to Build a Bear to make him a teddy (and get her one as a surprise treat!)

toobreathless Tue 06-Aug-13 00:45:12

Toy Pram, only problem was that she was desperate to put her baby sister in it [grun]

toobreathless Tue 06-Aug-13 00:45:33

Aargh grin clearly

gaelicsheep Tue 06-Aug-13 00:50:10

A microscooter. 3 years on DS still tells people that his sister brought the scooter with her (bring tears to my eyes!).

sweetiepie1979 Tue 06-Aug-13 02:45:01

* RN 3?* where are you getting your craft box? Or are you making it up yourself?

IneedAyoniNickname Tue 06-Aug-13 03:00:09

A pack of 20 cars (ds1 was 2.2 at the time) they cost about a fiver.
Ds1 chose a cuddly toy for the baby.

A toy doctors kit DD had played with at a friends and loved. She's 2.5.

Squooodle Tue 06-Aug-13 04:26:02

A small box of wooden dominoes! They were cute and I put them at the bottom of the Moses basket for dd to find... We still have them and she still comments that her little sister gave them to her. So I don't think it matters what you give, it's a gesture.

Bearandcub Tue 06-Aug-13 04:34:48

What a great site VotePedro - wicked web skills there!

DS2 gave DS1 a cosy coupe car that was on sale. Definite winner.

Bearandcub Tue 06-Aug-13 04:43:17

Yikes that serves me right for posting without reading to the end of the thread.

Winner= hit for DS1. Didn't mean to imply big presents were better as it reads.

I do agree that it is the gesture that is remembered more than the gift. Our extravagance was to appease my guilt as having had an awful pregnancy and been in and out of hospital plus taking maternity leave at the last moment I was worried sick it might all be too much for DS1.

Buy whatever you choose OP.

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.

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.

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

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!

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

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

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

Thanks rnj

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''.

Thanks bigkid that is a great idea!

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!

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.

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

Nothing. What a strange idea.

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

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

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.

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...

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

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

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.

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!

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

A peppa pig

Thanks all for the great suggestions x

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

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

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!)

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.

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

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