Expecting Baby: A gift from big brother or sister?
When a child is to expect a new baby in the family, it can be a very transitional experience. There are many ways that we, their parents, can help the older siblings welcome new baby into the world, perhaps by helping the elders to make a gift for baby? An urbanMama recently emailed:
Wondering if any mama's out there came up with any creative genius ideas for gifts for a second or third baby from an older sibling. Did any of your kids help you make/find/create a gift for the new baby as one more way to process and bond with the idea. Could be a tactile crafty project, or any combination of smaller projects or any other for that matter. We do a lot of talking about it, coloring in our "new baby coming" coloring book, other activities like this. But I was thinking it would be nice if my son had some actual physical item (particularly if he feels some satisfaction from making it himself) to make for the baby, give the baby, and even wrap up for the baby while we are at the birth center. I am due in late June so it could also be a seasonal related gift, but not necessary.