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Ideas on what to buy DC when siblings are born?

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ATaleOfTwoCities Wed 07-Nov-12 19:53:44

I know not everyone does this but we would like to give DD something from her sibling when it is born? Can't think of anything relevant. She is 5.5 and has enough dolls etc which she doesn't play with often anyway. Is there Anything you are planning to buy or have done previously?
Any ideas?

BuntyCollocks Wed 07-Nov-12 19:55:17

I've got DS a mr tumble matching puzzle. But he'll only be 23 months, so it's not really suitable for a 5 year old.

Musomathsci Wed 07-Nov-12 19:56:01

No ideas what to buy specifically, but perhaps worth thinking about making it a present 'from the baby' and maybe making it something a bit special that she gets to play with when you are feeding the baby - keeps her busy and occupied while you are tied up.

tiredteddy Wed 07-Nov-12 20:02:14

What about a family set of playmobil? I think you can get a mum with a pram and baby, then you could get a girl figure and a dad too?

tiredteddy Wed 07-Nov-12 20:03:05

Or same idea with sylvanian families? New toys to represent you all as the new family group?

RyleDup Wed 07-Nov-12 20:04:05

I got dd a silver bracelet.

ATaleOfTwoCities Wed 07-Nov-12 20:08:48

That's sounds good tiredteddy. I do want something she can play with and will enjoy.
A bracelets lovely Ryle but she won't be able to occupy herself with it.
Musomathsci- any ideas on what to make?

NAR4 Wed 07-Nov-12 20:14:37

How about a book. Topsy and Tim and the new baby, or My sister is super by Hannah Roche and Chris Fisher.

I bought mine a new book from the baby each time I had another baby. This was then read to them when I fed the baby. By the time they were bored of the book, they had excepted me spending time feeding the baby and mainly occupied themselves at these times.

stinkinseamonkey Wed 07-Nov-12 20:21:09

their own digital cameras or kiddizoom if that's not too babyish

chocorocco Wed 07-Nov-12 20:47:10

We've got DD who's 5 a bear from the bear factory. They come with a birth certificate and we've put the baby's due date as the bears birthday and it says on the certificate it is from the baby.

rhetorician Wed 07-Nov-12 20:51:03

DD1 got a micro scooter from her little sister - something she really wanted. She was 2.10 - it took her a while to grow tall enough to really scoot on it, but she loves it now (nearly a year on) and nearly always tells people that her little sister brought it for her.

kissyfur Wed 07-Nov-12 20:53:57

I have bought DD who is 2.10 an etch a sketch from ELC as a gift from our baby, who is due next week. Hopefully she will play with it when I'm feeding the LO, fingers crossed!

tethersend Wed 07-Nov-12 20:54:14

DD1 got a yellow watch from DD2.

She still tells everyone how it was in mummy's tummy with the baby grin

carrielou2007 Wed 07-Nov-12 21:14:23

I did the same thing for dd who had just turned 3 her new brother 'bought' her a scooter to travel to preschool on as he was using the pram grin.

This time I'm going to let them choose a game to download on my phone (they ask constantly to play on my phone I only allow it as a reward/treat). Something to do whilst I'm feeding and cost pence grin

Newtothisstuff Wed 07-Nov-12 21:22:02

My dd1 was almost 6 when dd2 was born ! She was soooo fed up of everyone congratulating her about being a big sister and buying her presents ! It was quite funny actually.. Watching her huff every time someone said it !!

ATaleOfTwoCities Wed 07-Nov-12 22:29:14

Newtothisstuff - that's really funny, she must of been really fed up. Great ideas here. She will be almost six, she has been asking me for a watch actually. The scooter thing is quite a relevant present although DD has one but I can see how that would make a young child happier when the baby has a buggy they'd have a shiny new scooter, very sweet. I know a lot of peop,e do dolls but I think maybe the smaller playlets would be more her thing.
Definitely getting the watch too.
Great ideas ladies!

Chunkychicken Thu 08-Nov-12 08:05:20

My DD is only 2.6yo but she has been really keen on Toy Story for ages, getting Jessie doll for her birthday. We've bought her a Woody doll and will tll her baby heard her talking about Woody a lot while in Mummy's tummy etc. I think anything your DD would like/is special to her given she has asked for it would be a good choice smile

glendathegoodwitch Thu 08-Nov-12 08:22:02

dd is almost 7 and we have made her a gift bag with a hello kitty jewellery set (had her ears pierced in august so desperate for new ones), a hoodie with big sister on it, a perfume factory set (for her and daddy to make while i feed) and a load of little bits and bobs like new felt tips, stickers etc... also got her a personalised card from baby and got her a bib for baby but saying I heart my big sister Tallulah.

smileyhappymummy Thu 08-Nov-12 08:28:11

We got my dd (also 5.5) a cd player (pink because she is obsessed with pink!) and made some CDs from our iTunes library for her. She now goes off to her room and plays it when the baby's crying is getting a bit much for her!

Barbeasty Thu 08-Nov-12 09:35:03

We've got DD a small box of duplo (she'll be 2.5), but DH absolutely refuses to say it's from the baby.

Apparently this is fanciful and unbelievable.

DS is due 2 weeks before Father Christmas will be delivering a stocking to DD...

mrsdaisaku Thu 08-Nov-12 10:14:22

I'm doing it the opposite way around, my daughter (whose 8) is buying her little sisters a teddy each and loves the thought of them having something from her when they are in the hospital. Had never occurred to me to get something for her from them... hmmmm

tinyshinyanddon Thu 08-Nov-12 11:16:15

Dd got a disposable camera and small photo album when ds was born. Her "job" was to take pics of everything - at the hospital, arriving home etc. She was so excited and still looks through the album over 2 years later.

ATaleOfTwoCities Thu 08-Nov-12 21:19:25

Mrsdaisaku - your DD is 8 so maybe quite adaptable to the new arrival? It's a nice thing to do to sort of start a relationship with the siblings when they are young and make them feel included, like that you do it the other way round too.
Love all of the ideas, cameras a great one, giving them responsibility keeps them included. Love that tiny "her job".
A gift bag sounds great too, all lovely ideas.

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