Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sibling and Dad Gifts for When the New Baby Arrives

This weekend I've had so much fun working on big brother kits and a (not so) new dad kit to give the boys when baby #4 arrives. You can check out my inspiration herehere, here, and here.

Here's what each kit consists of:

For Little Man (who I plan to start calling June Bug because he's no longer the littlest. It's an appropriate Southern term for my very ornery 2 year old who was after all born in June.):
  • Favorite snacks/candies and an Elmo snack/sandwich container he was oogling at the store.
  • Horizon brand organic strawberry milk (doesn't have to be refrigerated!) or juice boxes
  • Dollar store busy toys including a giant dino coloring book, re-stickable wall decals, Cars the movie magnets, Crayola Twistables slick stix, and a magic wash cloth. (All found at Walmart)
  • A homemade car wallet like this one and a new set of cars to fill it.
  • big brother T-shirt
  • A little homemade doll because he's at that age where he copies everything and loves to "help".
  • A homemade felt quite book (TONS of ideas on Pinterest)
  • And I may add a disposable camera
For My Older Boys:
  • Snacks and milk
  • Their digital cameras
  • Big brother T-shirts
  • Mini photo albums to put in any pictures they take of the day
For the T-shirts: the youngest is getting one that says "I'm the Big Brother", the next oldest is getting, "I'm the Bigger Brother", and the oldest is getting, "I'm the Biggest Brother". I ordered the decals from this etsy shop and put them on some craft store T-shirts. She was quick to respond to inquiries and the product was shipped within a couple of days. The service was outstanding. (Note: The colors turned out to be somewhat translucent. I recommend WHITE t-shirts, but they're still cute.)

I wrote a letter to each of the boys to tell them how special they are and how much I love each of them.

They are also each getting a photo book inspired by this one. I haven't started those yet though...

For Strong Man, I made him a T-shirt and baby bib set inspired by this one, a "diaper dootie" tool box kit, and included some retro sodas with these free labels added, a couple of good cigars and a copy of "Just Me and My Dad" from the little critter series.

Backing up a bit...Dad's shirt says, "I Make Adorable Babies" and the bib says, "Adorable Baby." So as not to leave out the other boys who were of course also adorable babies, I made the gift tags on their big brother kits look like awards ribbons- using microsoft clip art and laminated them with contact paper. I picked up some self adhesive pin backs in the craft section at Walmart that I adhered to each and attached them to the gift bags. (Which are re-useable lunch bags found clearanced for 25 cents each!) So they each have little badges that say, "Adorable Baby #1", "Adorable Baby #2", and "Adorable Baby #3". 

Now for Strong Man's "diaper dootie" kit. This was fun. I had seen some new dad survival kits on Pinterest and Amazon so it's based off of those. I collected most of what went in it from around the house so it was practically free. (Love that!) I even had the little tool box already. Here's what went into it...
  • New born diapers
  • Wipes
  • Butt Cream
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Vaseline
  • Baby powder
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Homemade Pee Pee Tee Pee
  • Goggles
  • Face mask
  • Ear Plugs
  • Tongs for diaper disposal
  • Clothes pin for the nose
I made a copy of the above list and mod podged it to the top and made a cute label for the front using Microsoft clip art and word art. 


2 comments:

  1. Nice choice of gifts. Keep loving each other.

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