Cozy Car Caddy

Preparing Siblings For Baby

The fun thing about preparing for a new baby is realizing how it will also impact baby's older siblings!!  I saw this adorable idea from Naptime Journal.  She created an entire "Countdown to Baby" for her daughter.

I wanted to make my 3-year-old nephew a little gift so he could help celebrate when his baby brother arrived!  I couldn't think of any gift better than the famous cozy car caddy from Homemade By Jill.  I thought this would be a fun way for him to take his favorite matchbox cars to the hospital to play while Mom and Baby were recovering.  Okay, okay.  I wanted to make one for Little Man, too.  So I made TWO.  I love how they turned out!

I don't even want to point out all of my many "oopseys" on this project.  Let's just say I will get it right if I ever do it again. But I did learn a little trick... I didn't like that my stitching showed after sewing on the velcro.  So I used a red sharpie to make my stitches blend in to the belting!

Here is the inside.  I had some red duck cloth left over from a placemat project.  Between the duck cloth and denim, this is a very sturdy project!  So it should withstand some heavy-duty playing from very enthusisastic little boys!

My son loved his cozy car caddy as a surprise when we were traveling, and we needed a little entertaining at the airport.  This is his favorite car--or should I say teething toy!

Just load those cars into their numbered pockets, wrap it up, and you're on your way!  They really won't fall out.  (I worried about that.)

I can just hear my son's little vroom-vroom sounds!

How have you helped prepare your siblings for a new baby??

Don't forget--my "Baby is Sleeping" sign giveaway ends tonight at midnight.
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