Post # 1
Okay so here is the deal, my Dirty Delete turned 2 in January. So when this baby comes she will turn 3, 3 months later. Anyways, a friend on FB just had her second Dirty Delete and explained how the transition was for her oldest Dirty Delete. She mentioned that making a “Big sister goodie bag” for her when she came to meet the new LO at the hospital helped. She said she put some goodies in the bag and put a present in there (from the new LO). Then she gave her oldest Dirty Delete a present to give to the new LO. Make sense? I feel like I’m rambling. lol
I know some may think this is over the top to do but I want Dirty Delete to feel included in this process. It’s her little sister coming and she should feel excited and not pushed away.
This is what I was thinking;
I want these shirts:
Faith could give Kinsley hers when she comes to meet her at the hospital and I will have Faith’s in her big sister bag. This will be the going home outfits.
Then I thought maybe do some little candies and maybe a few little toys in her big sister bag?
Then my next thought was maybe do the big sister bag as a little diaper bag for her. So she feels like she will help take care of baby sister with me?
What’s your thoughts ladies?
Post # 3
I love this idea! Definitely good to make the big sister feel special and important! 🙂 I also like the idea of giving them each something(“from each other”) she can “keep”, a necklace or something like that, depending what your budget is.
Post # 4
@sweetestsin: I never even thought of a necklace! That is perfect!! I am going to go to etsy now! lol
Post # 5
I think this is a good idea. And possibly a doll that she can take care of at the same time with you as you take care of your new Dirty Delete.
She will feel very part of the process if she can change clothes, brush hair, rock and put her own baby to sleep while you do the same (or similar).
This worked great for a friend of mine. Her Dirty Delete felt very important to haver her own baby to take care of.
Post # 6
@ThreeMeers: She has two dolls already. Should I get her a new special one? Kinda like a new baby is coming into our family so she should have a new doll come into our family? I think that is a great idea(:
Post # 7
@figgnewton: or maybe new supplies for her existing dolls? clothes, bottles, hair brush etc?
Post # 8
@ThreeMeers: Totally! I’ll make her own little diaper bag(: So cute! Thanks for the idea!
Post # 9
@figgnewton: Way back in the 80s when my brother was born, my parents did exactly that. Back then I had a favourite doll that went everywhere with me (I was just over 3 years old), so they put together a doll diaper bag for me. I don’t remember it too well, but I’ve seen pictures so I know it had some new doll clothes (these may even have been newborn clothes that my brother ended up being too big to fit into! I definitely remember having some “doll clothes” that were real baby clothes), doll-sized cloth diapers and baby carrier, plastic baby food/bottle set, and some spare hooded towels, wash clothes and receiving blankets. This way I could do with my “baby” everything that my mom was doing with the real baby – dress it, bath it, feed it, change it, carry it, swaddle it, etc.
Post # 10
@figgnewton: I think it is a good idea. I also have some friends who got the big sister a “gift” from the baby like a pair of earings or a toy or something.
Post # 12
Very cute idea, and gives me ideas for if and when I ever get pregnant again.