Family Fun: A Big Sibling Table For Your Studioby Elizabeth MacDonald
You may think that you have covered every possible option when it comes to enticing clients to shop your boutique, but this idea might just be our best one yet. Parents love when an errand or appointment includes a distraction for their older children. While your boutique offers products that siblings love to touch and move around, have you thought about how to ensure siblings create a sale for you?
Big Sibling Table
Find a space in your boutique that will fit a child-sized table and chairs. You want it to be welcoming and easy to clean.
This table can be regularly filled with different play options, but make sure everything created there can be taken home.
Creative Ideas to Make Sales
Recording a Message
Offer siblings the chance to record a message to their little brother or sister and pick out their own Heartbeat Animal.
Print out certificates that children can fill out (or you can) once they have chosen their own Heartbeat Animal. They can name it, record a song into it, store their little sibling’s heartbeat, or record something special they always want to remember. Make sure they know it is their own keepsake to take care of. (Make sure that Heartbeat Animal gets a baby blanket swaddle!)
Gift for Baby
While most families have implemented the big sibling gifts, what if you offered a few options for older kids to create a gift for their new baby? If you invest in a good printer, you can scan and print a picture a child creates and iron it on to a onesie!
Big Sibling Checklist/Scavenger Hunt
You can have kids look through the boutique to find certain items they may ‘need’ to become a big sibling! If you don’t sell many items to fit the list, get creative with a checklist they can fill in over the months until their baby is born.
Always have free distraction tools such as coloring pages for kids to sit and complete while parents shop in the boutique.
Never underestimate the power of a toddler to make a sale for you! You want every family to absolutely love their experience at your ultrasound boutique, and including the older siblings will have them coming back before Baby is born!