Big Brother and Big Sister Baby
A baby shower is a big celebration for the expectant
parents and grandparents. If this is not the first child in
the family it is also for an older sibling.
It is fun to include the older sibling in the shower
if the child is old enough. It is a great way to get the child
excited about the arrival of a little brother or little
sister. Keep in mind that there needs to be activities that
include the older sibling and some foods that they will enjoy.
The older sibling will feel great and see how exciting it will be to
have the addition to their family. This is a time of many
questions for the brother or sister-to-be and many of their
questions will be answered by having them take part in the baby
Let them take part in the planning of your
baby shower. They can help you with decorating, making cookies
or cupcakes and treats, and planning the games. Kids love
parties, so this baby shower will be an extra-special day for the
big brother or big sister. Buy a "big sis" t-shirt or a "big
brother" baseball cap for son or daughter to wear at the
party. They'll feel like a part of the party. Depending
on the age of your son or daughter, you may want to bring paper and
crayons, a new toy or handheld toys for the older child. The
"mingling" part of the party usually isn't very fun for them and
having an activity will help.
Have the big brother or big
sister sit next to you during the unwrapping of the gifts.
He/she can read the card out loud and even help in unwrapping the
gifts. Presents are fun - let them help in this part of
What a great family experience
you will create by having the older brother or sister at your baby
shower. As your family grows, you will grow