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Asked on Oct 13, 2017

Need advice buying for newborn!

Pat21977374MurielLinda Sikut


I have one sister, younger, who is giving birth to my nephew next month. When she had my niece 4 1/2 years ago, she said she was embarrassed because she felt post partum isolation, irritability, and anger. She has informed her OB doc about this history. She has a supportive husband and my mother will be spending a ton of time helping with the newborn. My sister asked me to first visit when he's 1 month old. I would like to give my sister a gift before then that would make her transition from 1 child to 2 children just a bit easier. Any ideas? Thanks!

5 answers
  • Christierei
    on Oct 13, 2017

    Focus on the New Big Brother! New babies get a lot of attention. What helped me out the most was having some small toys wrapped and hidden in the house. When big brother was bored and mommy couldn't pay much attention, I'd send him looking for something and he'd find a new toy. Coloring books etc. We don't want more messes. Just my thoughts.
  • Liz Toone
    on Oct 13, 2017

    How about taking her out for a manicure? Or, have a sister day and go out for lunch and maybe even a movie. You can give her a little girls gift when you see her before the baby is born.
  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 13, 2017

    I love this idea! Bring baby gifts if you want, but do this before the baby is born to lift up her spirits. I vote for a manicure/pedicure combo and go with her. Together you can have fun. Be sure to arrange a baby sitter for her too.
  • Muriel
    on Oct 15, 2017

    I was going to say to always have something for the older sibling so they don't feel left out. Your Mom should be able to help out with ideas after the baby for what she really needs too.
  • Pat21977374
    on Oct 15, 2017

    I got my niece Aden and Anais swaddle blankets and her children love them.
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