Becoming a new big sister can be both an exciting and troubling time for a toddler or young child. New routines and new focus on the baby means some attention-seeking behaviour. Address the situation by giving special status to the new big sis. With lots of help from merchandisers, you can make a new big sister feel special with a unique gift she'll treasure.
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The attitude of a new big sister is all dependent on the amount of attention and kudos she gets and novelty "big sister" T-shirts can help make her proud of her new role. Shirts that proclaim, "I'm the Big Sister" help friends and staff at the hospital or day care centre identify your daughter's responsibility and shirts can be ordered online and customised to include names of both children. Matching shirts can be made for both siblings which can help foster a sense of bonding and togetherness during the important first days.
Big sister jewellery can take two forms, either stating the "big sister" status, or including both siblings in some way in one piece of jewellery to mimic the real-life connection. Inexpensive beaded bracelets can incorporate the words "big sister" as well as birthstone coloured beads or matching bracelets can be made for a big and little sister.
Take some time with the new big sister and make the bracelets yourself with some simple beading wire and letter beads you can pick up at your hobby shop. Not only do you end up with a piece of jewellery she will treasure but the special time and attention will also help a hesitant big sis understand her new family role.
There are plenty of books out there for a new big sister, and you can make the gift even more unique by adding a special touch. Consider purchasing a book like "Kid's Book to Welcome a New Baby: Fun Things to Do and Learn for a Big Brother or Sister" by Barbara J. Collman and Vicki Lansky or "Big Sister, Little Sister" by LeUyen Pham and then add a starter scrapbook for big sister to keep track of all her wonderful memories to come. Even if she's too young to "scrapbook," put one together for her that she can contribute to over time.
You can also create a custom comic book featuring your daughter as a Super Big Sister that will inspire and delight her. Go through an online custom comic book creator and create a 6-page storyline featuring the Big Sister for about £390 or pick up a comic book creator software package for your home computer and put together endless custom comic books for the siblings. This will keep her feeling protective towards her sibling and can perk up her spirits for months.
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