My sil just gave me a good idea. My daughter will be 2 in May and i'm due in 4 weeks. She is already acting up because she knows something is about to happen. I even think she gets that she's gonna have a baby sister around because she starting to get upset when we talk about it (trying to get her ready).
My sil said another way to get her involved was to take her to buy a present (like stuffed animal) to take to the baby and then have a gift from the baby to her. She thought it might ease the transition. I thought it was good idea.
Have any of you done this? What did you get for each? How did you deal with getting your 2nd ready? Any other ideas?
When I was pregnant with my ds, we got a Sesame Street movie that for dd. It was about Baby Bear and Curly Bear. Baby Bear's mom was pregnant with his sister. It helped explain to my dd what to expect about the new baby. As for gifts dh and I gave gifts to the older siblings at home so they would not feel ignored. I was also going to suggest what your sil said about getting a gift that the baby could "give" to the big sister.
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