Monday, May 7, 2012

Big Sibling Kit

Before Baby J. was born, I took a week to assemble these kits for the big siblings.  They received them at the hospital when they first came to look at the baby.



The bags were purchased at Hobby Lobby.  After a little freezer paper stenciling action, they were labeled.  There are so many tutorials on how to do this.  Then I searched my trim bin and added some trim to the top.




Each sibling got a new shirt.  I purchased these iron on decals off of etsy and just ironed on them quick.  These shirts were awesome.  When they were wearing their shirts at the hospital, they got so many comments.  They went into the "snack room" with no questions.  It made them feel very important.


I also added some activities that could keep them busy.


Items included: smelly markers, legos, bead jewelry, paper notebooks, etc.


It was so fun to give them!

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47 comments:

melanie said...

that is such a cute idea! Tucking that in the back of my brain for sure!

Jennie Larsen said...

Very cute and clever, I love it. Sharing on my COM-FB page. jen

Emily said...

Love this idea! I'm trying to figure out what to do for Thomas when the baby arrives - at just 2 it's not like he'll really remember, but I still want to commemorate the event. Thanks for this awesome idea!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a fantastic idea! I'm pinning this one! :) Megan

Play Eat Grow said...

This is such a cute idea! I'm definitely going to share this with my pregnant friends, and keep it in mind when I have a second one coming. :)

Jodee said...

Love, love, love this idea! You are so thoughtful!

Etcetorize said...

Such a cute idea! Love the t-shirts especially. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize~

hannahw said...

Very, very cute!!

Shannon said...

This is a great idea--we have given our kids the sib shirts, and they LOVE them. I am a new follower, I'd love for you to stop by my blog sometime!!

Shannon@SewSweetCottage

~Beth D. said...

Love it! Thanks for the inspiration. I hadn't thought to make a shirt, so that is definitely on my to do list for big brother!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Love this idea. I will have to remember this for the future.

Suzy said...

This is a great idea and so cute! Wish I had thought of something like this for my older granddaughter when her sister was born.

Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

This is such a great idea! My daughter is going to be a big sister soon and she would love something like this! I would love for you to link it up to my link party. I know my readers would love it too!
http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2012/05/what-i-learned-wednesday-9.html

cheapcraftymama said...

What a cute and sweet idea! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday at www.cheapcraftymama.com-- where you can win free ad-space on my blog!

Tam said...

Cute idea, it's important to make the siblings feel special as well!

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

This is such a sweet idea!! how cute! I would LOVE to have you share this dea at my link party going on and even enter my giveaway! I am your newest GFC follower...would love to have you check out my site too!!

http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-11-giveaway.html

Connie said...

Hi Laurel: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, you left me a comment today. I'm a new GFC friend. I would love if you stop back and be mine too.
These bags are a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing.
CO, beautiful, hope you have a mountain view!

marissa said...

I love this, such a great idea. I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore and Made Link party

marissa
http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

Jenny @ The NY Melrose Family said...

I love this idea. My sister is due in July with her second son. I have to come up with something for my nephew like this. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. I'm following via twitter and I'm tweeting this project.

Kim said...

Darling idea! I especially love the shirts. :)

Patricia Purcell said...

What a neat idea, and a great way to make sure the older kids still feel special!

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

These are very cute! Sometimes when I know a family and go to visit them at the hospital I will take extra snacks or little toys (sticker books) for the big siblings. :)

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

Awesome idea! Love it!

Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

Thanks for linking up to my link party! I'm featuring you tomorrow on my blog!

Sarah said...

Great idea! Love the bright colous of the bags! :)

I'm a new GFC follower.

Rose Jesky said...

SO this is the coolest idea for a kid about to be a new sibling. I am so impressed with your creativity. I'm now following your great blog and I hope you will stop by and share this at my Sunday Round Up link party. It starts every Saturday Night.
Hope to see you then,
Rose
@ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

Ladysmith said...

We got a 3D ultrasound with my current pregnancy, and part of the package was a device with a recording of the baby's heartbeat on it. We're going to put it in a build-a-bear for my 3-year old, and give him the bear when he comes to visit us at the hospital.
I also think I'm going to fill his kit with things more baby related. To make sure he feels included, I'll fill it with what he'll need to help us with the baby (wipes he can hand me when we're changing diapers, a soft brush for Baby Brother's hair, etc.)-- things that will be his special job to do.
Thanks for the inspiration!

Alexandra said...

Great idea, I'm pregnant with my sixth baby so would have many bags to make! I'm going to start following your fantastic blog, you are welcome to check out mine.

Michelle said...

Love this, so important to make the older kids feels special too, definately doing this when my next one comes! Thanks for the idea.

Camille said...

Love this! Can you please post the link where you got your iron-on letters/ decals?

follow me on a year-long adventure of pinterest experiments: http://ipinterest.wordpress.com/ said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

Fontanna said...

I have mine all prepared. Now just waiting for baby to make a move! :) Great idea, thanks!

Impulsive Addict said...

Found this idea on pinterest! Love it! Thanks for sharing!!

joyced said...

So sweet! I may make these for the kids of expectant friends/relatives. Wish I'd have seen this 2 wks ago when my newest grandson was born. :)

Andrea Mette said...

Can you share the Etsy store from which you got the iron on decals?

Thanks :)

Sara said...

Another way to include them is to take them to build-a-bear to make a special welcome to the world gift. I let my older kids build and outfit a bunny. That toy has been so special to all of them. They are already asking if they can go put one together for the next newbie due in February.

Baby Fig said...

Thanks for the idea! I have a little girl a little jealous of her baby sister that is coming and I know this would help her a lot.

Amy said...

saw this on Pinterest and had to follow the link! What a fabulous idea! Pinning! :)

Kimberly Evanilla said...

LOVE This - do you sell them or at least the cute bag and shirt???

Kimberly Evanilla said...

LoVE!! Do you sell the bag or Tshirt???? so cute!!!

Kimberly Evanilla said...

Are you selling the cute bag and Tshirts??? love this!!!

Tracy Cook said...

what a brilliant idea will be following

Nermarí Faría Broderick said...

I love it. I've been thinking about doing something similar for the birth of my 4th as well! Look forward to reading your blog.

Brittany Foster said...

I love it. I have a five year old daughter who will be six n less than two months. That is also when my new edition is due... I think she would love this

Brittany Foster said...

I love it. I have a five year old daughter who will be six n less than two months. That is also when my new edition is due... I think she would love this

Angela Streit said...

I love this idea and I am about to have a baby in 2 months. My girls would love this.

Hint Mama said...

Love this idea:) I just featured it on my site here:) http://hintmama.com/2014/08/06/todays-hint-the-big-sibling-gift-another-kind-of-baby-gift/

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