one of each 4 me TTC since Jan 2015; 3 kids; Ohio 6295 posts
Mar 19th '13

my daughter was 3 when my son was born. we took her to a big siblings class at the local hospital. the kids got to color a t shirt to give their baby siblings when they were born. they practiced diapering a baby doll, and learned other stuff about babies. they also got to tour the birthing section of the hospital and see babies in the nursery. they also got little ribbons to wear that said #1 big sister or brother.
a friend of mine also bought her a book about being a big sister and we read that to her. it talked about the feelings the big sibling might have b/c they are constantly told everything is for babies but then it goes over how they can have ice cream and babies can't among other things...