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Present for older sibling from new baby

(11 Posts)
marshmallowpies Sat 17-Jan-15 20:49:34

Sorry if this isn't the best place to post, but...we have a DD aged 2.5, DD2 due in less than a month.

What would you recommend as a 'present from new baby sister' for Dd1?

She already had jigsaws, lots of art/craft stuff and Peppa Pig stuff for Christmas, and
has lots of soft toys so she doesn't need many more of those.

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Sat 17-Jan-15 23:28:32

Ds2 is 8weeks old we didn't want anything huge as just before Xmas so got Ds1 aged 4yrs a orchard toys game he could play with us at hospital at a set of 3 books he had wanted for a while and I read him them as his bedtime story when visiting me as I was in 2 nights planned section.

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Sat 17-Jan-15 23:29:33

Also he chose a present for baby which was a small teddy blanket cuddly thing which sits in his crib.

Meplusyouequals4 Sun 18-Jan-15 00:32:51

DD (aged 5) is going to be getting a big sister necklace (heart pendant with big sister engraved on it) and some stickers (she loves stickers)

she bought baby a teddy with her spends just after Xmas and it now has pride of place in baby's cot.

attheendoftheday Sun 18-Jan-15 09:35:22

Dd2 brought dd1 a baby doll and some clothes/nappies so dd1 could look after her baby when I was caring for dd2.

With hindsight I might have got a child's camera instead so she could participate in all the photo taking.

marshmallowpies Sun 18-Jan-15 09:50:28

Camera is a good idea - she loves taking pics with my phone - but for an under 3 y-o I guess a toy camera not one that really works!

DH thinks it should be an actual toy for her to play with rather than a keepsake, as for him it's a transitional thing to keep her occupied during the weird new baby time. Left to me myself I'd buy a jewellery box or something I think!

Allegrogirl Sun 18-Jan-15 10:17:24

I think the best present to get is anything they would enjoy the most. I got my DD1 aged 2.10 a pram, babyseat, highchair set for her doll when DD2 was born. She was completely indifferent to both her doll and the real life baby. I should have bought her some more matchbox cars for her wooden garage as that was what she loved at the time.

They are the absolute best of friends now.

I think the camera idea is a good one. The V tech ones don't take brilliant photos but they're very robust and good fun.

MinceSpy Sun 18-Jan-15 10:23:10

DD had wanted some binoculars for ages, first time she saw her brother there he was in his crib with a present for big sis. She was totally amazed

attheendoftheday Sun 18-Jan-15 12:14:33

My dds were very capable of using a kiddizoom camera before they were 3 if you do want a real camera. I really like seeing the photos, it's like a little insight in how they see the world and what's important to them!

WhyOWhyWouldYou Sun 18-Jan-15 12:15:47

My mom said to get something cheap, that we know DS (will be 2.11) will like. So he's getting a Drs bag and dress up outfit that was really cheap in the sales.

funchum8am Sun 18-Jan-15 13:26:55

DH took DD round a toy shop and saw what she liked best, then went back and got it a few days later. It was a rescue helicopter...we would never have guessed but she loves it!

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