Sibling Hospital Basket

August 3, 2012 by Jenny Melrose
I shared this basket over at Little Mudpies a couple of weeks ago, but there wasn’t a need for the basket yet.  Now there is!  This was a gift for my almost two year old godson.  Riley and Aidan are very close seeing as they are nine months apart and both went to my mom for daycare since they were itty bitty.  Riley was very involved in picking out the items for Aidan man’s gift.  I’m sure you’re probably wondering about the “Aidan man”.  We’re not really sure why Riley first started calling him this, but she doesn’t say his name without adding the “man” to the end.  It’s actually quite cute because it’s as if she think it’s his full name.  “Will Aidan man be at Grandma’s?”  “Aidan man where are you?”  So stinkin’ cute!  The basket I used is from Target and worked perfectly for the items that Riley picked out.

I also included a “Big Brother” pin inside.  I found this great site for the printable.  I printed it out on baby blue cardstock and then laminated it by using packing tape.  Yep, packing tape.  I’ve been using a lot of that lately because my elementary school closed this year so I was moved to a new school.  Once the packing tape was placed on both sides, I simply shaped it to the circle.

Instead of using a pin, I used a hair clip.  I simply hot glued it to the back of the pin.  I felt the hair clip would work better for my nephew since he is only two and always on the move. It was likely he would not sit still to have pinned it to his shirt, but I’m a magician at throwing a hair clip onto something.  I figured we’d just clip it down the front of his shirt.  Quick and easy.

Riley picked out a soccer ball that makes all sorts of noise, which I’m sure my sister and brother-in-law will appreciate.  (Winks!)  She also picked out a Cars Bath Paint Set.  I want him to feel extra special at the hospital so that their transition goes smoothly.

How stinkin’ cute it my godson?!

We proudly welcomed Connor James into the family July 8th at 1:46pm.  He was a big boy at 9lbs 3oz and 21inches long.  Aidan man is a great big brother already!


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  • Kate

    This is super cute! I plan to do something similar for my boys when I go to the hospital to have #3!

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  • Crafty Mischief

    What a sweet gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Heidi Fowler

    Great idea. I love it when the siblings don't get left out of the attention. I’d love for you to link up this (and any other ideas you’d like to share) at “One Creative Weekend” on

  • nicholl

    such a cute idea!

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  • laurie

    Ahhh! that is ADORABLE! I want to do something similar to this when we welcome baby #2:)

  • Tauni

    What a brilliant idea. I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing on Show & Tell at SNAP! xoxo, Tauni

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