thoughts on hosting a joint baby shower with ex

Casskimmins1989 - posted on 11/10/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hi all. I need your thoughts! The father of my unborn baby and I are not together, however, we r good friends and have been spending time together to build our parenting relationship. Anyway, I'm thinking about having joint baby shower (baby and beers type thing) with him as I feel its important for him to able celebrate our baby as well as me. This is also for my benefit as I have had no contact with his family since our separation and I feel if I dont have any contact with them prior to the baby being born, I will feel uncomfortable when they want to come visit in hospital etc. What do you think?


Sadie - posted on 11/10/2015




Why not? I think it sounds like a great idea. It's great that the two of you are working on your co-parenting relationship already and I hope things continue to go well between you. It is so important for your child to see a healthy and respectful relationship between parents- together or not. Do what makes you both happy and especially what makes you (the woman who will be doing most of the hard work) comfortable. If he is going to be your "coach" this might be a nice way for the two of you to bond as parents before the big day.


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Dove - posted on 11/10/2015




Whatever you want. 'Typically' a baby shower is just for the ladies, but there is nothing wrong w/ not being typical. This is your baby and your co-parenting relationship. Do whatever works best for all of you.

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