I found this doll cradle on Craigslist locally for $15 so I picked it up tonight so G will have a bed for "his baby." I was ...
Anyhow I decided to make G some accessories for his cradle to help him care for the baby. I used fabric that matches his crib bedding because... yeah. It's fun.
I cut out two pieces of fabric 19"x19" and then sewed them right sides together. I left a small opening, turned the fabrics right sides out, then top stitched. Done! Super easy!
I was trying to decide if I should make a pillow seeing real babies don't get pillows, but I decided to because baby doll sets seem to have pillows, I think? I'm not sure. I hope I don't regret this when G thinks K needs a pillow to sleep. My pillow was pretty small... big enough for the doll, but I think I could've gone 10"x6" safely and still had it fit.
I cut two pieces of fabric to be 7"x4", pinned and sewed them right sides together, left a small space on the side to turn, stuffed, and then finished the pillow off by top stitching the opening closed (I opted to sew down both short sides).
Every night before bed we give G a hug and tuck him in. We even help him put his head on his pillow (which he's more than capable of doing). So he went ahead and helped the baby by putting him on the pillow, then hugs and kisses him, and tucks him in. Of course, he wants us to take a turn too. Haha. He actually has been pretty insistent that I tuck the baby in about 99% of the time. Guess mommy is the pro?
|He LOVES his baby. I'm so excited to see what a great big|
brother he's going to be!