A new baby in the family can feel unsettling for an older sibling. Used to being the centre of their parents' universe, suddenly they find themselves having to share their space, and fight for attention from mum and dad. Here are five great reasons to buy an older sibling gift when a new baby is born.
By this age children tend to really know what they want and like. In theory this should make them easier to buy for, right? But of course, if you buy them exactly what they say they want, there is a high chance someone else will have got them the same gift too.
I convinced my friend Emma to come along too. And so after our usual morning routine, my two little boys and I rushed around pulling on all the lycra we could find and set off into town, meeting Emma and her daughter, Sophia, on the way.