A Baby "Sprinkle" Shower for Twins?

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I am expecting fraternal twin boys in August, and my mom and sister would like to host a "baby sprinkle shower" for me. We already have 2 daughters, ages 7 and 4, so it has been a few years since the last baby. And being we were very surprised by twins (and boys!), they think a small shower would be nice. I honestly had never heard of a "sprinkle shower" before and thought that showers were only for 1st babies. I'd feel a little awkward having another shower, but it would be a help. Does anyone have any thoughts about the idea or experiences to share? Thanks! Michelle


Johnny - posted on 04/02/2012




Personally, if I was your acquaintance, I would be happy to attend and bring a gift. I tend to think when the kids are a long time apart, or a different gender or twins (3 good reasons really) that there is nothing wrong with having a shower. I never like the idea of people throwing it for themselves, but if a family member or friend wants to do it, I think it is nice. I just went to a shower last weekend for a mom who just had her second child. 4 years apart and different genders. It was nice and we helped her get all stocked up on boy stuff. And if people feel uncomfortable with it, then they shouldn't attend. Who would want them there anyway?


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Happy - posted on 04/22/2012




I think EVERY baby should be celebrated whether it be baby #1 or baby #20! Have a wonderful shower, enjoy yourself. Invite anyone you want. You will know who really cares about YOU and your children by seeing those who attend and those who don't. Someone who is invited and doesn't show for your shower because, "It isn't your first baby!" Is a brat and doesn't deserve the time of day, much less your friendship!

Sherri - posted on 04/21/2012




I have been brought up that you only get a shower with your first pregnancy. However, I still got gifts for all my other children when they were born we just didn't have any more showers and there was 7yrs between my 2nd & 3rd and another 5yrs between 3rd & 4th.

However, in your case you really are going to need a lot and can totally understand why someone would want to help you out and throw you another shower.

Elfrieda - posted on 04/21/2012




I would happily go to your shower, too. The only time I think showers for non-1st babies are weird is if it's the same gender only 2 years later. What could you possibly need?

Sarah - posted on 04/20/2012




Personally I think every birth should be celebrated. Enjoy your shower and show off your babies with pride!

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Well... I'm from the belief that every baby deserves a shower, so..... Go for it! ;)

I've actually never had a baby shower for myself though. I was on bed rest w/ my twins and the excitement from a baby shower could've put me into labor. Instead we were thrown a 'welcome to the world' party when they were 6 weeks old.

I was going to have a 'family style potluck baby shower' thrown by my friends when I was pregnant w/ my son, but I cancelled it when I found out at 8 months that my ex was leaving me.... The ladies at my Bible study still gave me an impromptu 'diaper shower' and I didn't have to buy my son a diaper til he was 6 months old. :) ♥

All that rambling to say.... a shower (or sprinkle) for you and your boys is a wonderful idea. Enjoy it and don't worry about anyone w/ a negative reaction.... they aren't someone you'd want to celebrate w/ anyway. Oh... and congrats! Twins are an amazing blessing and challenge.

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