We own the car seat and stroller from Luke, they just both need a good cleaning and I'm working on that now. I will get my list of things ready for the hospital bag...I can't pack it too soon because I need most of my things until then. I should get the baby's bag ready, though.
As for Luke. I started collecting some things that I hope will keep him busy and special during this time of change. Our plan is for him to be with my parents while we are in the hospital. Here's what I came up with, I'd love for you to share anything else you had luck in preparing your toddler for their new baby sibling!
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Spot's Baby Sister : This has flaps and has quickly become one of Luke's favorites.
Big Brother Daniel: Daniel gets a new sister, too!
Bills Replica Youth Helmet and Jersey Set: This is probably too dangerous with an infant in the house, but a fun new toy to keep Luke busy. No, we won't bring this to the hospital, though.
Sports pajamas: something special to wear overnight at Nana's house, and really comfy for this new Fall weather (the best!)
OK to Wake! Children's Alarm Clock and Nightlight: We haven't gotten this yet, but have had trouble with him thinking it is morning when it is not.
Jellycat Bashful Lamb Soother Blankie for Luke to give to the baby as a gift
The Night Before the New Baby: Luke has been loving this series. We have the preschool one and the birthday one, too.
The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep: We have pre-ordered this, supposedly it makes children sleepy at bedtime!