In some ways it feels like we've been a family of four forever, and in others like it was yesterday that we welcomed our youngest daughter into the world. Although it was eight weeks ago, today's post is a little throwback to the day we came home. To help with the transition of bringing her little sister into our home, we did a goody bag for our toddler - something that went down very well!
We decided early on in to my pregnancy, that we would do everything that we could to help the transition of our toddler into sisterhood. You may have read my Sisterly Love // Bonding Before Baby Arrives post and today I am sharing about the bag of gifts we gave to her from her baby sister; which was pour way of helping her once our new addition arrived.
I did pretty much all the shopping for R's big sister gifts on Amazon - for two reason.
Online shopping when you are ill, pregnant and trying to look after a toddler makes life so much easier.
My hubby has Amazon Prime on his account, which means free and fast delivery.
Not only is it a fun activity (R loves to take the pieces out and re-insert them!) it is also a fabulous teaching tool - allowing us to talk R through colours, and animal names. Furthermore, it is remarkably cheap.
Some basic tees from Morrisons and Debenhams, both of which I picked up for less than a fiver in the shops' sales; were a perfect addition to the bag.
As Little L was due so close to Christmas, what could be better than to include a decoration for the tree for the new big sister?
It was so wonderful to see the look on R's face as she opened each gift - and even more special to see how she wanted Little L to be included and watch the DVD with her and join us for bedtime reading.
She proudly wore one of her 'big sister' tees to nursery at the first opportunity, and was so happy to show off to everyone that she had a new role.
Who knows if things would have been different without it, but it didn't break the bank to put her bag together - so I would certainly do it again if we have anymore children in the future - and I would highly reccommend the experience to all of you too!