Multiple baby shower?

Lacey - posted on 04/14/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I was wondering if having a baby shower w/ a second or third child is considered tacky? I've been curious to see what others thought on the matter. If you already have a child shouldn't you essentially have all that you need for a baby? Isn't that the point of the first shower? And are there certain rules, like if you have one sex first than it's okay to have another shower if the next baby is a different sex? I'm not opposed to multiple showers so i don't want anyone to get offended...i'm just wondering as far as etiquette goes.

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Jocelyn - posted on 04/14/2009

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i don't think it's tacky.  each baby is different and each baby deserves to have it's own stuff (ie teddy bears, special clothing)  now, if you've had 11 kids all in a row, and i was invited to everyone of them...that might be a little different lol



i think if you're having the same sex as your first kid, than it's just a judgement call, but if the sexes are different then of course you have to have another one lol



nobody really wants to dress their baby boy all in pink :P

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Jamie - posted on 04/15/2009

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I think you are only supposed to have one. But I do agree if its a different sex you should get another. Also, I think if there is a long period of time between kids that you should get one. I mean Your not going to hang on to everything for years to have another baby. I know I dont. As soon as they grow out of it I sell it and get something age appopriate for them.

Melissa - posted on 04/14/2009

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Oh...I just thought of something. In our town the husbands also usually get a baby shower, which is thrown by their buddies! Only difference is, they are only supposed to bring a bag of diapers and then they play video games and cards, drink, etc...before the baby is born, you know a man's idea of a baby shower! :)

Jodi - posted on 04/14/2009

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My second baby was 9 years after my 1st so I had a shower...my 3rd came 13 months after my 2nd and I didn't have a shower...no need since we still had everything. I don't think it would be tacky to have another shower. I don't see showers as necessarily just for getting gifts, but as a celebration of the upcoming birth of a child. Who knows about etiquette??? All the women I've ever met love babies and showers so I say have another shower!!!

Melissa - posted on 04/14/2009

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I am not sure what etiquette says... but I wouldn't be offended if someone invited me to a baby shower for their second, third, fourth, etc. child! I think it is a celebration for the new little one! :) Granted, most of the BIG items are already purchased for a first born, but new items are always coming out, clothes, toys, etc. Why not have another party?! I think to each their own! :)

Veronica - posted on 04/14/2009

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How traditional are your friends and family? I think you are only supposed to have one, but through out the years that has taken a back seat. If you want one have one. If you have everything you need crib, bottles etc, ask only for diapers, wipes or things of that nature. It is always great to celebrate new life!

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