When you are ready to tell everyone the exciting news, there is no better way to share it than through a big brother pregnancy announcement.
By including an older sibling, you get the chance to make them feel important and share in the excitement of pregnancy. Additionally, there are some seriously adorable big brother ideas that you will want to use.
Here are my favorite holiday, classic and boy themed ideas to do a big brother pregnancy announcement.
Holiday Themed Big Brother Announcements
Depending on your due date, there are a lot of holidays you could utilize to share the news. I love the idea of including a holiday because it is usually a time you get to see family. Additionally, there are some awesome shirts and signs that make including a holiday the perfect choice.
Halloween Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Big Brother
If you plan to share the news in the Fall, then you could do a Halloween announcement. You could take a picture of your boy dressed in this cute pumpkin shirt that says “this little pumpkin is going to be a big brother.” If you plan on telling family in person, then have the big brother to be arrive in this shirt as a way to share the good news.
Another idea is to dress the big brother to be in their Halloween costume and grab an adorable digital sign to put in the picture. I really like this Halloween themed one that says “It’s no trick! I’m going to be a Big Brother April 2021”.
Another great choice is this spooky sign that says “I have Spooktacular news like no other I’m going to be a big brother June 2017”
Thanksgiving Pregnancy Announcement Ideas for Big Brother
Since Thanksgiving is a time when families get together to say what they are thankful for, I couldn’t resist this shirt that says, “I’m Thankful because I’m going to be a big bro!”
Another awesome Thanksgiving shirt option is this adorable one that says “This little turkey is going to be a big brother!”
If you plan on doing a picture and sending it out around Thanksgiving, then ad a fun sign like this one that says “This year I am extra thankful I’m going to be a big brother. May 2018”
Big Brother Christmas Pregnancy Announcement Ideas
Christmas is another great time of the year if the timing works out to share your pregnancy. I love the idea of sending out holiday cards or giving grandparents-to-be gifts that tell them you’re expecting. To include the soon-to-be big brother, here are some awesome shirts and signs to use, plus some ornament gifts.
My favorite shirt is this elf shirt that says “Merry Christmas to me because I am a big brother to be!” I like how you can add their name to make it more personalized.
This sign is awesome, it says “Dear Santa, this year I would like a toy car, dinosaurs, to become a big brother June 2019” It also comes in a shirt as well.
If you plan on getting holiday photos or just want to dress your little boy up in snow gear, then add this digital sign to your photo. I love the blue and winter theme of this sign that says “Merry Christmas to me I’m a big brother to be.”
To make the occasion extra special, consider getting an ornament for the big brother. I love this idea so that every year when you put the ornaments on the tree, your little has one when they became a big brother. Additionally, you could have your child take a photo with the ornament and the Christmas tree for a pregnancy announcement.
I love this classic glass ornament with a blue ribbon that says “Big Brother est. 2020”
Another really adorable option is this red truck with a Christmas tree in it that says “Promoted to Big Brother Nolan 2017”
New Year’s Big Brother Pregnancy Announcement
While I think Christmas is usually when people share they are expecting, you could use the holiday a few days later. It would definitely be the news to ring the new year in with. I love this shirt that says, “My new year’s resolutions share my toys try new foods become a big brother.” It is perfect for a toddler or a little kid.
Valentine themed Big Brother Pregnancy Announcement
If the timing works, then you could incorporate Valentines day into your pregnancy announcement with this awesome shirt that says Cupid is promoting me to Big Brother.” You could even get a kid bow and arrow set for a fun photo shoot.
St. Patrick’s Day Big Brother Pregnancy Announcement
If your family is Irish or is big into St. Pat’s day, then this would be the perfect opportunity to tell everyone you’re pregnant. This green shirt with a clover would be the perfect announcement for a big brother that says “Lucky to be a big brother.”
Easter Big Brother Pregnancy Announcement
If you are looking for something in the spring, then you could share the news at Easter. I think this shirt is quite adorable, it says “some bunny is going to be a big brother.”
Classic Big Brother Pregnancy Announcements
If you are not looking to share the news during a holiday or the timing doesn’t match up, then you could go with a classic look. These are awesome big brother shirts and signs that fit just about any occasion or photo shoot because they are simple, elegant and timeless.
Big Brother Pregnancy Announcement Shirts
When it comes to getting a classic big brother shirt, then look no further. This awesome shirt is perfect in a gorgeous navy blue. You can also get it in different colors of course, but I liked the blue.
Another big brother shirt is this nice blue one that says big bro. I like the simple box around the words.
I feel this grey shirt with arrows is for a really cool kid. It could be perfect for an older kid and says “promoted to big brother”.
If you wanted one that was more unique yet still very classic, then this one that has the definition of a big brother is a great choice. It says, “big brother (broth-er noun) a male sibling, protector, and defender, partner in crime, best friend for life.” How sweet is that!
Since their reign as only child is about to end, this shirt hits the nail on the head. You could get this sports themed such as football or baseball or just plain, it says “Only child season ending April 2019”
I had my two littles very close in age so this onesie would have been perfect. It says “I may be little but I’m going to be a big brother. “
A popular trend is to grab a shirt that has something cute on the front and the news on the back. These are great to make cards out of because the front of the card would be the front of your child and the inside would be the back of your child like in the images below. The shirt is also an adorable choice, it says “I’m so cute mom and dad did it again!” On the back, it says “big brother effective April 2017.”
Big Brother Pregnancy Announcement Signs
A digital sign is the perfect addition to any photoshoot. You could pair it with a cute big brother shirt or just a cute photo of your child. You could also add these to a family photo.
If you get professional family photos done, it is very easy to pick out a great shot and add one of these to it for a big brother pregnancy announcement. Here are my favorite big brother signs.
This sign says “I got the job! My start date: January 2021 My new title: Big brother. I love how it looks like a chalkboard sign.
Another great super colorful choice is this one that says “I’m so cute mommy and daddy decided to have another! Due to arrive November 2018.
Another similar choice that is full of color is this one that says “I’m being promoted to big brother! March 2021”
If you want a classic and elegant sign this one is sleek. It says “I’m going to be a big brother Mommy’s expecting baby #2 November 2019.” I love the gold with the black and white combo.
Another very classic and elegant choice that has a completely different feel is this sign. It says “I’m going to be a big brother baby Johnson November 2020. I love the cursive writing and the blue heart.
Boy Themed Big Brother Pregnancy Announcements
If you are looking for something fun and unique that really fits your boy, then check out these boy themed ideas. Everything from animals to dinosaurs and trucks.
If your first child is into video games, then this could be a very cute announcement. The shirt says “leveled up to big brother player 2 entering March 2018”.
For families who love to camp or spend lots of time outside, this sign says “we’re adding s’more love to our family! I’m being promoted to big brother May 2021”. It would also be a perfect sign for a fall picture with beautiful foliage.
Just look at this cute pilot, he definitely needs a co-pilot. I love this shirt that says co-pilot coming soon.
Animal Themed Big Brother Pregnancy Announcements
Dinosaurs seem to be quite popular with little boys, explaining why dinosaur themed nurseries are also very popular. I really like this shirt because it has a dinosaur as the big brother and the egg as the baby to be. It says “I’m gonna be a big brother.”
Another awesome dinosaur shirt is one that says on the front “I have a big secret” and on the back says “I’m going to be a big brother.” The baby hatching out of the egg on the back is priceless.
To go along with this dinosaur theme, you could also grab a digital sign to add to the photo. This one is quite amazing, it says “I’m going to be a brother saurus.”
To continue the animal theme, here is a very funny lion shirt that says “I’m not lion I’m going to be a big brother.”
For Baby shark fans, we have this awesome shirt that says brother shark. You could get these for the whole family for a great photo.
I also found this adorable fox shirt that says “oh for fox sake I’m going to be a big brother.” Pair this with a Woodland nursery for your new baby for maximum effect.
Construction Themed Big Brother Pregnancy Announcements
There was surprisingly a lot to pick from in this theme. Transportation and construction are hot topics for boy toddlers and make great nursery themes as well.
This awesome green shirt says big brother with a big digger on it.
This cute truck shirt says “oh for trucks sake I’m going to be a big brother!”
You could pair those shirts with this construction sign that says “a new baby is under construction. Dump everything! Only child expiring November 2020.” I love the hard hat, it is a nice touch.
Superhero Pregnancy Announcement Ideas with Big Brother
A superhero is a great big brother announcement theme. Not only do most boys love playing superhero but also because that big brother will be who baby looks up to for both good and bad.
I love this classic big bro shirt with the superheroes making up the letter fabric.
Another great choice is this shirt that has a bunch of superheroes on it with action words. It says on the front “this superhero has a secret” and on the back says “I’m going to be a big brother”.
If spiderman is your thing, then check out this cool shirt. It says “every superhero need a sidekick.”
Another great idea is to have your little guy dress up as their favorite superhero. Take a photo and add a digital sign like this one that says “every superhero needs a sidekick.”
If you decide to buy a superhero costume, then you could go with a big brother superhero costume. These are seriously awesome. It comes with a cape, book and mask.
This set even includes a water bottle, wristband, and bag if you want to really lean into this idea. It could help them transition to their new role by highlighting how they can be your big superhero helper.
Big Brother Gifts
When your child finds out about the new baby, the best way to get them excited about the idea is to give them a big brother gift. Here are my favorite big brother gifts that you could give when you tell your child they will be a big brother.
Big Brother Books
A book is great choice because reading it helps prepare your son for the changes that are about to occur. My favorite book is The Super Incredible Big Brother that is personalized with their name and comes with a big brother badge.
Another great big brother book that is also personalized is You’re going to be my big brother. It is a very sweet book.
Another great choice is this find on Etsy that goes over all of the things a big brother can teach their littler sibling like how to share and how to explore.
I really like this book “I am a big brother” and love that it comes with a teddy bear that has a big brother shirt. A perfect gift for now or later when your son arrives at the hospital to meet the new baby.
Big Brother Camera and Album
I love the idea of a big brother camera and album because it gives them a job. They can take pictures of the baby. It is a fun job and it is something they can do when they come to the hospital and when baby is home.
Big Brother Crayon Set
If your little guy loves to do arts and crafts, then consider this awesome crayon set.
Big Brother Hat, Badge and Sash
Lastly, this gift is a big brother hat, badge and sash. What I love about this set is that it has something for now and later. I would give them the hat when we announced and told our child that he was going to be a big brother. I would save the sash so he could also wear one at the shower with me. This would make him feel special and highlight his new role. Lastly, I would use the badge for when he visited the hospital.
Big Brother Pregnancy Announcements
Announcing your pregnancy to family and friends is an important moment. If you already have a son, then it is an important time in your child’s life too.
One way to highlight and include your son in your pregnancy announcement is to do a big brother announcement.
Hopefully, these shirts, signs, holiday ideas and big brother gifts will inspire you and help you pick the perfect big brother pregnancy announcement for you and your family.
If you have an older daughter you want to include in your pregnancy announcement, then be sure to check out my post on big sister pregnancy announcements.
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