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present from the expected babe to toddler? 2nd time mums what did you give?

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tab Fri 22-Apr-05 11:29:30

Im expecting ds no 2 on 24 May. I wanted baby to give ds1 (will be 2 and 10 mths) a prezzy but wasnt sure what to get, how much to spend, whether to make a big deal of it? Have any no 2 mums been thinking about this or do you have any ideas - eg what friends might have done? Im getting worried because my shopping ability is slowly declining - I just feel like hibernating for the next 4 weeks , under my duvet (sadly not possbile with ds1!!)

leander Fri 22-Apr-05 11:32:25

I am in this prediciment aswell, my 2nd was due on Tues and I still haven't bought anything for ds!!! we were thinking of getting him something for the garden as his birthday is in January so doesnt get many garden toys.

jane313 Fri 22-Apr-05 11:32:33

My mum got my brother a teddy when I was born and he doted on me completely. Until I was sick on him!

Another freing bought her son a tape recorder/karaoke thing but as he was only 17 mohths old he didn't really get it!

northstar Fri 22-Apr-05 11:33:39

Hi tab. Join us in the ante-natal clubs "due may05" I think we've talked about this. My ds was 3 last week and he really wanted Dora stuff but I held off because I am due early May and wanted the baby to be bringing him the BEST present! I think the more exciting the pressie the better but then I am a sucker for seeing ds's face light up

sacha3taylor Fri 22-Apr-05 11:34:03

When I was in hospital a mum bought the older boy a doctors set - I thought that was quite a good idea.

biglips Fri 22-Apr-05 11:36:44

my SIL bought Tigger and EEyore toys (they are big!), so on the day i came home from hossy, DP's DD gave Eeyore to my baba and baba gave Tigger to DP's DD - just a way of saying "hello"....

lunavix Fri 22-Apr-05 11:37:11

We;re planning on the new baby (when i get pregnant!) giving ds a puppy.

welshmum Fri 22-Apr-05 11:39:51

I'm due early June so thinking about this too. We'll probably go for a baby doll - but one that dd can bath - all her others have soft bodies. I'm thinking of setting up a small parallel nursery in a corner of her bedroom so she can do stuff as I do.

biglips Fri 22-Apr-05 11:41:46

oh and i forgot, we moved Dps DD to a bigger bedroom

ambrosia Fri 22-Apr-05 11:42:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Frizbe Fri 22-Apr-05 11:42:27

as SS was 5 he got to choose his own prezzie from the baby, he went to Toys r Us on the way to the hospital with his dad and got himself something fab, which he'd been hankering after, then he also choose dd and I something! Best of all when he got to the hospital, he got to hold his little sister, whom he was mesmerised by and then got a free dinner out of the nice ladies on the ward! as they knew the canteen was closed to those not admitted as it were, and didn't want him to go hungry! (I had a sandwich instead, as I know our taxes buy these friviloties and didn't want to push our luck!)
Have to say though, he was also very pleased to show his little sister his new purchase! and was fully aware she'd brought it for him!

jjash Fri 22-Apr-05 11:42:55

My son was 3 when dd born .She gave him a new much longed for spiderman costume .To which he replied :
`` its brilliant but how did the baby get to the shops if shes only 1 day old mummy?``

fisil Fri 22-Apr-05 11:43:35

I'm due on Tuesday and ds is 2 1/4. We have bought him a doctor's set and I made him a doctor's coat. He is really into imaginative play, and we know he will love it. It is wrapped in fimble paper and in my hospital bag. We have planned it that when dp first brings ds into the hospital, the baby and pressie will both be in the cot together.

northstar Fri 22-Apr-05 11:44:47

Lunavix, it took me ages to convince ds that there was a baby in my tummy and NOT a puppy I think he thought the end result was optional.

psychomum5 Fri 22-Apr-05 11:46:13

I got my first her own baby in a car seat when we had no.2, and she was in her ellement(sp?). She still has that doll, and she is now 11.

When we had each of the others I bought colouring stuff (each thing wrapped up so they looked like they had lots of little bits) so that when they came to visit me they had something to do.

morningpaper Fri 22-Apr-05 11:47:06

Definitely NOT a puppy! Wouldn't that be like having twins?

My next is due on dd's third birthday - I was thinking of making out that the baby was one of her birthday presents?! Is that a good or bad idea?

rodeo1 Fri 22-Apr-05 11:47:31

A puppy?!!!

Are you mad?

Isn't a baby brother/sister the most brilliant present a child can get?

My dd was 2 and 10 mths when ds was born and was really involved from the start, which she loved, and she's always loved him dearly, and him her (although they still fight like cat and dog!). I didn't get her a pressie fromm the baby, I think she'd have though 'Where the hell has the baby got that from? He's been in your tummy, not at Debenhams!'

Best pressie from Mummy and Daddy and new baby - plenty of kisses, cuddles, and stories

puddle Fri 22-Apr-05 11:49:19

dd 'bought' ds a remote controlled car when she arrived. He LOVED it.

rodeo1 Fri 22-Apr-05 11:49:28

Morning paper,

I love it! That's a brilliant idea! Think of the money you'll save

morningpaper Fri 22-Apr-05 11:50:45



Should I wrap it?

jjash Fri 22-Apr-05 11:52:58

No Morningpaper - dont wrap it .You know what toddlers are like for playing with the paper and discarding the toy!!

Fennel Fri 22-Apr-05 11:53:36

a puppy is totally mad! the last thing you'll feel like doing is looking after a puppy at that time.

remember loads of people will give the toddler a present, and the toddler can also play with all the baby's new toys as the baby won't be up to much playing. so IME the toddler does quite well out of it even if you don't get them anything

but a doll + nappy etc can be fun so they can play at babies.

donnie Fri 22-Apr-05 11:53:54

we have bought dd ( 3.5) a bike from toysrus for when the new one arrives ( due 2 weeks).We were originally going to get her one for Christmas but delayed it so we could make it a special pressie from the babe to her!

tab Fri 22-Apr-05 11:55:00

Thanks for all your responses. I cant believe that I got so many replies so quickly!!. I like the idea of the doctor's set. I love your toddler's reaction to the pressie jjash!! - that's brilliant. I was thinking that it has to be a toy that they can play with themselves a little without too much adult intervention. Im not sure how he'd react to a doll. He has a mini pushchair and he's always pushed around a toy dog!! Dont think Id cope with a real one though! I looked for a boy doll once (not very hard) but couldnt find one. I wish things werent quite so pink and blue defined - if that makes sense.

rodeo1 Fri 22-Apr-05 11:57:44

LOL!! Yes, put him in a basket with lot's of happy 3rd birthday helium balloons tied to his arms and legs!

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