ok to have a baby shower second time around? maybe co-ed?

Christine - posted on 07/12/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )




I have a 15month old little girl and am 8weeks prego with my second and my mother is talking about what i will want to do for the baby shower when the time comes.. I would love to have one, it is a great way to get friends together and celebrate but am worried people will think its greedy or tacky to have another.. another thought i had was maybe this one could be co-ed so i could have a lot of the people who missed out on the first... what do u all think???


Amanda - posted on 07/13/2012




I do believe, especially since the oldest is still fairly young, that it is tacky to have a second baby shower when you already have a child. Maybe you could host one that is strictly a celebration of the baby and ask that people not bring gifts. I don't know, maybe I am just old fashioned.

Maren - posted on 07/13/2012




If friend's or family want to throw you a shower I see nothing wrong with that. Just because you already have one child does not mean that each child after does not need anything or should not be celebrated. If you have a boy you are going to need boy things and if you are having a girl you can let everyone know that gifts are not necesary, or suggest diapers and wipes.
I am about to have my 3rd child (2nd girl) and my friends wanted to throw me a shower so they put on the invite that diapers and wipes were needed. If you want to make it co-ed go ahead, but that is not necessary, my husband does not care and we have never had one co-ed.

Dove - posted on 07/12/2012




Depends on your area of what is 'acceptable'. Where I am, every baby is celebrated. The first baby shower is typically the girly one with all those games and stuff. All future 'baby showers' are co-ed, family style with a potluck. ♥ That's the way I agree with doing things, but there are many people on here who won't agree since that's not the way it's 'done' where they are from.


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Michelle - posted on 07/13/2012




I fried of mine is due in a few weeks with her 3rd girl and she's had a baby shower for each of them. The last one her sister organized a surprise girls pamper day.

I myself haven't had a baby shower for any of mine though. It's up to you, you will always need nappies/diapers, wipes, etc.

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