Baby Shower or No Baby Shower???

Kristy - posted on 06/07/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My daughter turned 2 late May, I will be having this baby end of January-Early Feburary....My sister really wants to throw another baby showere, but I always heard you don't have one for the second.



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Cheryl - posted on 07/11/2009

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I went on baby shower ettiquette [googled it] because I had a baby shower for my first and my fifth, but I didn't throw them, on the baby shower ettiquette they said it was ok to have a baby shower for all your baby's to celebrate that baby, but as long as someone else throws the shower. And I agree that it is ok to celebrate the birth of your precious baby whether it is before the baby is born or a couple of weeks after.....all babies are special!

Sheena - posted on 07/10/2009

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I am in the sameeee boat also!!!! I have a 2 yr old son & i dont know what my 2nd child is yet but im thinking if i have a girl i will need another baby shower to help me out a little at least because i have NO girl clothes! If i have a boy, im all set. All the older people are making fun of me saying "you cant do that" blah blah TIMES HAVE CHANGED!!!!! lol then other people told me its fine as long as its not like ALL the family who came to your 1st shower .... maybe just a few CLOSE friends? Good Luck!

Hayley - posted on 07/04/2009

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i had a baby shower with both of my girls and i will have another one when i fall pregnant again i dont think it really matter

Mandy - posted on 07/01/2009

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I am in the same boat you are in and I LOVE THE RESPONSES to this question.. I plan on having a "Welcome to the World" party after my baby is born. I have a 2 year old son and currently expecting another boy September 2nd. I was told to have a party like this with a bbq after the baby is here that way everyone can come, bring gifts or whatever if they want and see the baby! I might put something down on the invites about bringing diapers, batteries, or wipes only .. lol something like that. Good luck to you!!

Jill - posted on 06/25/2009

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I have friends that were asking these same questions. One thing to consider is that there have been so many recalls of baby products and improvements on non recalled products, that a baby shower for a second or third child is really not a bad idea.

Brenda - posted on 06/19/2009

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It may not be necessary to have a second shower, but people will always bring a gift to the hospital and at home, showers are great however if the new baby is a different gender OR if you need big items, like a stroller, crib, especially if you have a second baby as a "surprise"

Naomi - posted on 06/18/2009

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I was the same (not wanting a shower and everyone wanting to throw one). My daughter is 4 and i am 36 weeks with another girl. I ended up having a baby register with a wish list of toys and other bits that i could not afford or wouldnt buy myself. It has worked out fantastic and was so much fun as my sister did heaps of games. Good Luck. :)

Misty - posted on 06/18/2009

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I think that "rule" has gone out the window. Basically, as long as there's people who want to throw one for you and/or buy things for your baby, why not? No one's required to do it, but I betcha folks will show up!

Lin - posted on 06/17/2009

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I think it's great that your sis wants to throw you one! However, if you are concerned about people thinking you're not following "protocol" (sorry having a brain fart and that's the only term coming to mind), call it a "pregnancy party" or "pre-labor celebration" or whatever.

And as Hollie said, don't feel bad about it - there are plenty of situations that warrant a second shower.

Hollie - posted on 06/13/2009

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Oh and another cute idea is a gift card shower. My friends threw me one of those with my youngest born in May 2008. We just went out ot eat and they all had cards with gift cards in them. It was a great idea because I got what I needed to get. And the diaper shower is a good one, where you just get diapers, wipes, and bathing supplies. Don't feel bad about it though...only one shower is so 80's : )

Hollie - posted on 06/13/2009

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Girl...have as many as people want to throw you. I have had 3 babies and had a couple showers with each one. They won't be as big as your first one but the concept is people who love you that want to help make things easier for you. There's nothing wrong with that.

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My little girl is expected a month after my first son's birthday, so we decided to combine them by having a birthday party/new addition party.

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I hear you! I am in the same dilemma! I thought it was baby shower etiquette not to have another myself, but when I have tried to push family members off they are determined to have one for this baby. Even before we knew it was a girl! (my toddler is a boy)



I guess if they are ready and more than willing let them proceed! I think I am going to make sure that I put out there that I already have a lot of the stuff that I need, but if they would like to add some gift cards, diapers, nb binkies, wipes, etc. they would be more than welcomed! I can't see not using the perfectly good things that I have! lol

Kristy - posted on 06/08/2009

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Thank you All for the input, I really like the "Sprinkle Party" or a Pampers BBQ...All very good ideas....EMILY, THROW A BABY SHOWER AND CONGRATS!!!!!!!

Emily - posted on 06/08/2009

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I don't know what to do either. My daughter will be turning four (her father gave up rights) and now I am married and will be having a child in January. Do I throw a baby shower? I mean I am starting over by scratch.

Kandace - posted on 06/08/2009

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I am having the same thoughts, I have a son already who will be 2 in August, and am due with our second in December, I am thinking if I am having a girl this time I will have one but if it is a boy I already have everything.. I don't know. haha..we just might anyway..

Chungu - posted on 06/08/2009

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Hey Kristy congratulations!!....I was in a similar situation a while back, I have a 21 month old son and is expecting another boy anytime soon:)....I have a lot of boy clothes and baby stuff I really didn't want a formal baby shower.But instead we ended up doing a pampers party/barbecue 2 wks ago! only diapers and it was fun and I am loaded on pampers for an entire year! just an idea... all the best!

Tracy - posted on 06/07/2009

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I am in the same boat.. I felt it was a no, but then I am having a boy and my other child is a girl. So why not. It's really to honor the new baby anyway. You call the shower a sprinkle party and the gifts are kept under a certain amount.

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