My second daughter is due any day now and it’s started feeling so slow waiting for her arrival. My husband and I have tried to make our first daughter feel love and important right through the pregnancy. We let her announce to everyone that we were expecting and we had a small gender reveal high tea party instead of a baby shower where she got to open a box of balloons revealing that she was having a baby sister to close family and friends.

She’s had a couple books explaining about being a sister, helped me set up and decorate the nursery and seems very excited. I think she’ll be an amazing and very helpful big sister because although she’s only almost three she’s very well mannered, considerate and helpful as is. We’ve prepare a big sister pack for her with an Olivia book on being a big sister, a “I’m the big sister” clip on badge, mini lalaloopsy sister dolls and a kids Frozen digital camera and Olaf USB so she can document her experience of being a big sister.

She’s picked out a toy to give her baby sister when she’s born and I have a present put away for her to receive from her baby sister.

I’m so excited for the new addition to our family and I hope I’ve thought of everything I can (as well as picking out outfits etc) to help my first born still feel very important and loved with the huge transition that’s about to happen to her life. :)

Posted by ASparkleKindofLife, 4th February 2015

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  • I remember my 15month old being more interested in my dinner than her new sibling in the crib next to me!


  • I think the present for the new sister is a great idea I did this with my children as well. Hope all is going well with the new bubs!


  • great


  • yep babies are a blessing!


  • Hopefully your new arrival is here now and things have gone smoothly for you


  • Good luck with your new arrival


  • Thanks guys! She got a doll and pram and baby doll accessories off Santa for Christmas exactly for that reason. :)


  • That is so lovely how you are preparing your daughter for her role as big sister. You will no doubt find the transition will run smoothly but I agree with another Mum’s advice to get a baby doll for her to interact with rather than the newborn bub! It is incredible how they love to copy Mummy feeding, bathing their bub! Wishing you all the best with your girls!


  • I think as long as you remember to give her attention on a day to day basis, she’ll be fine. Good luck!


  • Having your own little baby/doll at this time is a good idea and seems to work with a lot of children. Being a big sister can be fun!


  • Good luck with your new little one (when she arrives). We had boys and my children are about the same in age difference but we played down the transition and my eldest loved his little brother immediately – we had no problems (until they got older and we had/have the expected sibling thing!)


  • That’s such a great thing you have done! I’m sure she will be a great big sister! And those last couple of days seem forever!!! My youngest is 1 and I remember the last week so well back and forth the hospital and both our girls 8 and 2 at the time were so excited and keeped asking why won’t she come out yet!!! You could get your daughter to speak to her baby sister and give her cuddles while waiting her arrival our now 4yr old use to give me cuddles and kiss my tummy right up until their baby sister was born and the three of them whilst a huge age gap are still so close. That when they started kindy and school this year their little sister missed them for the first week!!! All the best and hope your little bundle of joy will be healthy and brings you lots of joy as your daughter has so far!!!


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