Last week I shared a guest post over on the Kiki Creates blog for her Baby Week. In case you missed it, I thought I'd share the whole post over here too. :)
I am currently sporting a big round belly & chubby face because I am 36 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby. I have two cute daughters & we are expecting a baby boy next month! I'm really looking forward to that day when my girls come visit me in the hospital to meet our new baby. I want it to be a special day for them & I don't want them to feel left out or overlooked, so I've created some older sibling buttons for them. They are super easy to make & guess what?!! You can download them for free at this link & make your own!
Once you have the file downloaded & printed out, just cut out the badge around the black circle.
I found these self-sealing laminating pouches at Target. You simply open them up & place your paper circle in the middle then press to seal.
Trim around the edge about an 1/8th of an inch from the edge of the paper.
Finally, you hot glue a pin on the back & you're done!
I pinned mine to a little bag that I made & filled with goodies. When the girls come to the hospital to visit, they'll each have their own bag waiting for them. They can take the Big Sister pin off & pin it to their shirts if they want.
I have c-sections, so I know that I'll be in the hospital for about 4 days. I wanted to include some things to keep them busy & some things to help them to know that their mama still loves them & misses them.
I included in my bag: a sweet little note from me, some watercolor paints, a handmade cloud softie that they can snuggle up to when I'm not there to snuggle with, a new movie to watch, a new book to read, an activity book, a lollipop & a bag of candy.
You may wish to also include stickers, gel pens or markers & learning books, a new toy or some family photographs.
I really love the Lily & Thistle MiniMe paper dolls. My girls already have these & play with them all the time, but they would be an excellent addition to an older sibling bag for either a girl or a boy.
Also, If you want to add a little something soft & snuggly to the bag, but are not the sewing type, these Custom Wee Babies from Red Comb Vintage are just adorable.
I feel this is a wonderful way to help older siblings feel appreciated & help them through the transition of bringing home a new baby. What would you add to an older sibling bag?