is everyone having a baby shower if it is not your first child?

Brenna - posted on 08/02/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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I know there are some people that think that it is rude to have a baby shower on your second, third baby, etc.....I personally think that it is up to you and no one should tell you what is right for you! My daughter Maia is turning 2 on April 20, 2011 so I decided that if we have another girl that I will have a welcome baby/2nd birthday party in april (the new baby will be about 2 months old) since we dont really need anything for another girl. I pretty much kept everything from the first, and I figure it is a good way for everyone to meet the new baby and celebrate another birthday at the same time! I will however have another baby shower if we have a boy because I do not have anything for a boy. What is everyone else planning?

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Brenna - posted on 09/20/2010

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ok so now that i know we are having another girl I dont feel like I need to have a shower, but my husband still wants to. We had more of a party for my first daughter than a baby shower. So we will end up having a party and I will just have a "diaper party" because I literally dont need anything for another little girl....plus my friends are already asking me when I'm having a shower so I dont think anyone will mind!

Rachel - posted on 09/18/2010

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I have plans on having another baby shower if it is a boy or girl.. Besides my first child was a girl but she is 3 now I no longer have any of her baby stuff so I still have to get everything all over again.. But its not just about the gifts and the things you need for the baby, but it is also about both sides of the family getting together to meet some for the first time, play games, eat, socialize, and have a good time.. I have plans on having a baby shower for all my pregnancies..

Angel - posted on 09/14/2010

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This is my 3rd child. My other children are school aged. My husband and I did not keep anything from either child so I think having a baby shower would be a good idea. There are a few people who are skeptical about this, but I believe that just because this baby is not the first or second, it deserves to be celebrated also.

Jessica - posted on 09/12/2010

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Well I was thinking that I would like to have a baby shower either way b/c my son will be 6 yrs old in March and I have nothing of his...but We have also decided that we want all the the same everything and don't want a million different everything. I might just have a party and say if you want to bring ne thing we would love diapers!! My partner is about to start a job that we will be well set in our place and won't really need things. The other things is that more often you get clothing then ne thing else ne way. I think that you should have a shower if you want to! Every new baby should be celebrated just the same! Ever baby is a brand new blessing. Have a shower and if people don't like it then they can just not come!! It is very likely that people are going to be getting things for the new baby...so why not have a celebration even if it IS after the baby is born.

Kate CP - posted on 09/10/2010

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If this one is a boy I may push for a shower as I didn't have one with my daughter. But if it's another girl then I think I'll just let it go. We have tons of girl stuff so a shower would be kind of pointless (to me) if it's another girl.

Olivia - posted on 09/09/2010

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We decided after long thought and consideration to not have a baby shower. We would rather buy all the things that we want(brands colors types etc) then have people guess with what we want. Because the last baby shower, even though thoughtful, was rather disasterous in my eyes. But we are going to have a party next summer w/ the guest of honor there!!

Tanya - posted on 08/27/2010

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we are having our second also and my mom already mentioned she wants to throw a baby shower for me. Of course, she says we have to find out this time so that if it;s a girl she can get girl stuff! I think it is fine, just if people don't want to they don't have to come. I won't have one at work this time around, just one at home.

Stephanie - posted on 08/24/2010

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My mom had me at a very young age (15 years old) so she had many more children after me. She has 6 children total and she had a shower for all of them. The last one is only 2 and I planned that shower for her. Everyone was very excited and happy about it. It did not seem inappropriate or anything. Everyone had a great time celebrating the life of another human being. So in my opinion, it is ALWAYS exciting and appropriate! I say to have one for every baby born :)

Anne - posted on 08/23/2010

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I was wondering the same thing. I'd love to have another one for a couple of reasons - I hated the first one (I know that sounds awful but it's a long story). This is going to be my last one and I'd love to have a wonderful celebration.

Melissa - posted on 08/15/2010

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Yes iam having a baby shower even thou its not my 1st.Ive never seen a rule that you can only have one for your first child.I think its a great thing to do for each baby.

Jessica - posted on 08/15/2010

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iam due feb 19th ..i dont know if i really should have a baby shower..its true that every child is a blessing...but if we are having a girl..i still have alot of stuff from her and she will be 2 in jan..but if its a boy i will have one..they only guy i had at my baby shower was my husband...but i would rather have everyone there...good luck ladies

Brittany - posted on 08/14/2010

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I have a friend who is dying to throw me a shower so I am going to let her. We have nothing for this baby. and I am okay with that. I never got a real baby shower the last time so I am excited to have a real shower.

Erika - posted on 08/06/2010

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This is our second child. Everyone seems to frown upon a shower if its not your first. We plan on having an open house/meet the baby after the baby is born. We will have food and stuff and they can bring a gift or not. We always appreciate new things with each child we have, right? And each child is different and a blessing!

Cara - posted on 08/04/2010

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That's cute Jasmine! I get too excited to wait to find out. lol Which are y'all hoping for?

Jasmine - posted on 08/04/2010

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We plan on having another one for the second but we are not going to find out the sex this time, so were just going to have a gettogether and ask for diapers and unisex stuff

Cara - posted on 08/04/2010

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@ Sarah
Well he just picked a nifty little time to show up didn't he? lol At least he didn't wait til mid shower and then your water break. That could've been slightly embarrassing

Sarah - posted on 08/04/2010

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im due abt feb 17th and i dont have much from when i had my son. i gave it all to my sis. my mom wants to have a baby shower since i cudnt go to my 1st since i had my son the day of the shower lol.

Brenna - posted on 08/04/2010

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exactly! to me it is more about the celebration, and the gifts are just a perk....so definitely there will be a party!!!

Cara - posted on 08/04/2010

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I'm due 2/10/11. I had guys n girls at my shower for my daughter too. It was basically just a cookout with a couple friends and family. I didn't really know that many people when I was pregnant with her because we has recently moved to this state.
I agree, I like to have the party too. lol or at least a get together.

Leanne - posted on 08/04/2010

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I am in the UK and baby showers aren't very common here, I've never had one and won't be having one for this baby.

Brenna - posted on 08/03/2010

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cara I am due 2/21/11, what about you? I just really like to have a party LOL the last baby shower I had was tons of fun (guys and gals), and I want to repeat that....I like the diaper party idea too!!

Nicole - posted on 08/03/2010

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I am having a diaper shower, instead of a baby shower... Instead of playing all the games and the silly but fun things, we're going to have a luncheon and the only gifts that we are asking for (although they're not required) are diapers and other bum/bath related products. The reason that we're having the second shower is because I missed my first one. 5 hours before my shower began I went into labour, and I delivered my DD just as the party was wrapping up! My family and friends all enjoyed the company of each other and the games that were played, and I was able to avoid the embarrasing parts! I did miss the actual party aspect though, and that's why we've decided to go with the diaper shower route :0)

Cara - posted on 08/02/2010

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I was just talking to my mom about this yesterday and talking about whether or not we thought it was inappropriate to have a baby shower for a 2nd and we came to the conclusion that each child is a celebration. Actually my mom just called me saying the she got a few little things for when we do have a baby shower. I have a daughter now that will be 2 in october, but I gave away pretty much all her little stuff to a mom that was in need. I figure it this way, most likely your family and friends will probably be getting you at least some stuff even if it is a girl, so rather than doing a registry this time(if another girl) just have a baby shower and let the guests decide what to bring :)
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