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.
When the new baby and mum are being showered in gifts, an older brother/sister can start to feel isolated and forgotten. By giving them a gift, they will feel like they are part of the celebration too.
New baby = new toys.
Obviously, a new baby should be exciting enough on its own. But when all of your parents' time and energy are focused on someone other than you for the first time, some feelings of jealousy are inevitable. Associating the new baby with something you really want can be a reminder that babies are not all bad news.
Your friends / family will thank you! Anything that keeps an older sibling occupied for a little while will be welcome - a chance to enjoy being new parents, or even just have a moment of peace or a quick cup of tea. Bliss!
Why are you wasting your time buying gifts for the baby who will never know or care that the rattle they are waving about came from you? Everyone knows that the real gold as an auntie or uncle is with the older kids.
Buying a big brother / sister gift makes you look like you've gone a little off-piste with your gifting, while you are actually playing it pretty safe. People might even think you know what you're doing this time!
For an easy way to be thoughtful, have a look at our Big Brother / Sister boxes. As well as a game and puzzle for the older sibling, they also include a little gift for the new baby. It's a win win for all involved!
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