The Best Big Sibling Gift Ideasby Elizabeth MacDonald
Big sibling gifts have become a routine part of adding a new member to the family. Parents are constantly looking for ways to start that sibling bond young - and what better way than a sweet present from the baby to his or her wonderful big sibling!
When planning a gift for your current little one consider his or her personality and what other toys may already be laying around the house. You want it to be something special.
Our Favorite Big Sibling Gifts
We have the sweetest collection of stuffed animals to choose from! They come with a recordable heart that can capture the new baby’s heartbeat or a message to the big sibling… or even a song!
I prefer one with correct anatomy (yes dolls can have a vulva or penis). Oh – and every boy needs a baby doll.
Most kids love the cute cloth baby doll diapers that velcro closed. They can wear their babies in slings as you wear your newborn. They can push their doll in a stroller next to you. They can even buckle their doll in the car seat!
A Doll House (or a Fire Station)
Give the gift of imaginative play. Playing house will provide hours of fun!
A toddler-friendly, droppable camera is always fun. You can upload the pictures and make a scrapbook together.
There are tents in every shape, size, and theme available!
Depending on your toddler’s attention span, or affinity towards stickers, these can be a hit or a miss!
The blocks are big enough for tiny hands and sturdy enough to not fall over every time the ball rolls by.
We love MagnaTiles, but there are so many other brands out there! The magnetic versions are the best because there is little required help needed!
These are great for naptime or bedtime.
Big Sibling Kit
A box full of fun items for creative play! We love dress-up scrubs, a doctor kit, baby dolls, and anything else that will stir the imagination! Remember that a gift is truly not needed, but it is a fun tradition to follow. A gift alone will not magically make your toddler accept a new sibling; that will take lots of love and quality time with Mama!