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I love my sister dearly, but I remember the somewhat rough transition from being the only child to being the big sister 23 years ago. Don’t worry, I’m over it now. Ha!
As a member of our family prepared to welcome a new baby this summer, my mind went back to that rocky transition from receiving all the attention to only getting half of it! I imagined my little 2 year old niece might have a bit of adjusting to do, so I decided to put together a “Big Sister Survival Kit.” I’m not sure if it’s for her survival or her parents’…time will tell! 🙂
Not having a two year old of my own, I emailed my friend Whitney from Polka Dotty Place to see if she could suggest a few things her own two year old enjoys. She sent me a wonderful list that helped me put together my survival kit! I shopped for things that would keep my niece busy while her parents cared for the new baby, as well as a few things that would make her feel special!
Here’s what I included (links are for similar items):
- Boy baby doll (the new baby is a boy) for her to hold and care for while Mommy cares for the new one!
- Board book with interactive pages
- Bubble gun – I like to grab these at Dollar Tree!
- Sticker book with reusable stickers
- Purse big enough to hold everything – Dollar Tree is the best place to find these
I thought the purse needed a little something extra, so I made this name tag with her new title. I created it in Picmonkey and printed the design on heavy card stock. I reinforced the hole and attached it to the bag with bright green ribbon. How cute is this?