A gift for my daughter

United States
April 22, 2008 10:35am CST
As many of you know I am about to have a baby. Was due a few days ago. I plan on getting my oldest daughter a gift for when the baby comes out she doesnt feel left out but I am not really sure what to get her. What do you feel is appropriate? A small toy?
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@cher913 (25884)
• Canada
22 Apr 08
that is so important that big sister doesnt get left out (you might want to see if you can find a button that says 'i am a big sister' or something like that. i think a baby doll would be great as well so she can do what you do for the baby. i think we did that for our daughter (the are almost 4 years between my two girls).
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• United States
22 Apr 08
The baby doll is a good idea. I got them both shirts saying big sister and little sister. I just want it to be special for her.
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• United States
23 Apr 08
the baby doll is a great idea. once she gets the hang of taking care of her 'baby' the way you do with her sis, she will want to try and help you as well.
@smacksman (6074)
22 Apr 08
How about a little silver locket on a necklace with a snip of your hair inside. It is a symbol that you will always love her no matter what and a bit of you will always be with her. Even very young children recognise symbolism. Good luck with your new baby.
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• United States
22 Apr 08
Thank you. She already has a necklace so maybe I will get her a little locket or something to go on it. I just want to remember that she is just as important as the baby.
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I'm sure she won't feel left out. For my daughter, when her little sister was born she got to come to the hospital and see her and she didn't feel left out. but my mother had gotten her a shirt that said "i'm the big sister" and it had her name on it. she was very proud of that shirt and loved to show everyone her shirt and tell them it was her baby sister. she was 2-1/2 when her sister was born.
• United States
22 Apr 08
My daughter is 2-1/2 now. I got them both shirts. One says I am the big sister the other says I am the little sister. I just want to insure that she feels just as special as the baby. I want this day to be as special to her as it is for us.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
22 Apr 08
Congratulation! I think the best is to ask your daughter what she really wants. In that way, she will treasure your gift and will not feel threaten by the arrival of her baby brother/sister.
• United States
22 Apr 08
She doesnt seem to feel threatened I just want her not to feel left out when everyone is awwwing over the baby at the hospital. I am just going to get her something small. A doll or small toy. Just something for her to have when people bring mommy and baby presents.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
22 Apr 08
Oh, perhaps you can buy her a baby toy. You have your new baby to care for and your daughter will have her 'baby' to play with. Just a suggestion.
@kezabelle (2985)
22 Apr 08
When my second child was born my eldest was only 2 by 27 days she coped really well and we did buy her a little toy something really wanted and said its from the baby to be honest she was more interested in the cable tv at the hospital which was showing teletubbies haha. They recently both got bought tshirts one saying I am the big sister and one saying I am the little sister they love them!
• United States
22 Apr 08
I already got the t-shirts because she is so excited. Everyone who says something about my belly or the new baby she tells them thats my sister Kylie in there. I can't wait for her reaction when she meets her.
• United States
22 Apr 08
Before this question can be answered by me, I would like to know the age of your oldest daughter please! I think it might be appropriate for you to get a baby, she can care for herself and while you are caring for the newborn. This way she gets to do what mommy is doing, and it will help her to understand that baby will be taking a lot more of your time. As she gets older then she can be a part of caring for the new baby, as well. Good learning experience for her.
• United States
22 Apr 08
She is 2-1/2. I think I probably will get her a baby doll. Just something to let her know she isnt forgotten or being pushed aside because the baby is here.
• United States
23 Apr 08
it would be nice to get her a gift but I think she will be really overwhelmed and happy when she sees she has a new baby sibling and that would probally be the greatest gift you could give to her.
@pismeof (855)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I think it may be a good and appropriate idea to get your elder daughter a new doll when the baby comes and then you could have her mimic you when you feed and change the new baby.That way she won't feel jealous and left out of the process.