Is it okay to have a baby shower for number 3?

Alisha - posted on 04/15/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So I think of a baby shower as a celebration of the new baby and the mom and dad. I have heard both from friends and family though. Some think it's just asking for more stuff and it's wrong because I should have everything from the last two. Of course I don't need all the stuff a new mom needs but there is definitely things that help like diapers and wipes, soaps and lotions and all the little things I don't have anymore. Most importantly though, I just think it's fun before the baby comes to celebrate the baby. I have some family members though that will not come because they think it is impolite of me to have another one. So I may not have one due to the fact that maybe nobody will show up! Any moms have opinions on this that are having their second, third, fourth or beyond baby??

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Ashley - posted on 04/16/2011

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I personally don't think it is right to have a shower for each child. I know that a lot of women do these days, but it isn't something that I would do. Close friends and family will probably buy gifts regardless.

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Anna - posted on 04/15/2011

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You could still do it just explain you'd rather not pass her around for saftey/sanitary reasons and people should understand. I know it would mean having people over, or you could always do it in a public place and then baby would most likely be sleeping in the car seat so a good excuse not to wake him/her.

Chana - posted on 04/15/2011

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I think that it is okay. I have had a baby shower for each of my children. This will be my third. My church throws one for every child that is born. We just threw one for a lady that is pregnant with her 4th.

Alisha - posted on 04/15/2011

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Thank you for your honest opinion. The only thing I'll add is that I don't do the Welcome baby parties after baby is here we don't do the whole pass the baby thing and we don't like people in babies face for the first couple of months. Thanks for the idea though.

Anna - posted on 04/15/2011

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I'm going to be honest here, I don't think its ok. I think that baby showers for first baby only unless there are certain circumstances. An example of this is if you have a baby and then wait like 5/7 years for another. Another would be if you didn't have one for the first baby. Baby showers are typically for moms to get things, lets face it. So I think by having multiple you are asking a lot of people. Those who want to give you a gift are going to regardless of having a shower or not. If you want to have a party to celebrate baby then wait until baby is here and throw a "Welcome Baby" party or "Meet Baby" or something along that line. Then people can have fun with baby and they may/may not bring something but its not a full out baby shower where they are basically required to have one. I also think it's worse in this economy because lots of people are not able to come up with money for something like it.

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