Quoting WeenieMachine:" Totally not my style. We've just gone with the notion that adding to our family is the most natural thing ... [snip!] ... I think sometimes parents overcompensate and introduce anxiety where there may be none trying to avoid bad feelings or rivalry."
How is it a bribe????
Family and friends give the baby gifts when the baby arrives. Whats the difference? My kids hand picked out a gift to the baby each for her birth so (baby) gave a gift from her to them as well. Being 4 and 10 they obviously know it was me who got them it, but its the thought that counts.
Just like their Grandparents buy them a gift as well as baby cause they believe its rude to only give to one kid.
To each their own but saying its a bribe does not make sense in anyway.