I wan't to have a baby shower but when??

Jesse - posted on 05/20/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )




Ok 2 things.#1 I want to have a baby shower but I don't know when I should have it I am about 10 weeks now and I know it shouldn't be till later but when???#2 And I don't know where I should go to regaster or ever where to start when planing it any advice???


Laurie - posted on 05/21/2011




You know, you are really not supposed to plan your own baby shower. It is not polite to invite people to parties where the point is to give you gifts. If your friends know you are having a baby, one of them should suggest and plan the shower, and you should just be grateful and act surprised that anyone wants to give you anything.

Jodi - posted on 05/20/2011




I didn't realise people did baby showers for the second and subsequent babies......

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/20/2011




Also, you can be looking at stuff now...figure out what you think you will need IE crib, mattress, mattress pads, couple of sheets, pump (if chosing to BF), baby bag, stroller that the car seat can fit into and take out to be a toddler stroller....bottles, bottle brush, diapers (don't just go for newborn, go for all sizes, you only use the newborn for typically a week or 2...otherwise size 1 and up) baby wipes, sippy cups, spoons, stuffed animals...whatever you really want...and of course clothes and onsies.

Really, do not start buying anything now...just look. You are not even past your 3 month "safety" mark. Take a breath, and enjoy your pregnancy.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/20/2011




Wholly crap, you have a LOOONNNNGGG time to go! No need to have a shower now. Really no need to have it until you are about 8 months give or take a few weeks. You should not be the one planning it, it should be thrown for you. Register where you want....babies are us, target, wal-mart. Don't have to many locations or it can make it confusing for the guests.


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BethAnn - posted on 05/21/2011




#1 I don't think it is proper to have you own baby shower...Someone you love usually will throw you one...And #2 Our family does not believe in showers before the baby is born...Plan it for a few weeks after your due date then everyone can see you beautiful baby! It is much more fun that way. I am old fashioned and still do not buy a gift for a baby until they are born.... And what do you really need the first couple weeks...Jammies, diapers, car seat...jsut the basics/ All the rest you don't need till later...You can register anywhere..Sears is one of my favourites! Or Babies are us!

Jenn - posted on 05/21/2011




It's generally in bad taste to throw your own baby shower. If you want to register somewhere, that's fine, because if someone decided to throw you a shower or just get a gift for the baby, then they could have an idea of things that you want/need for the baby.

Cheyenne - posted on 05/21/2011




i had 2 baby showers actually when i was pregnant with my son. my parents threw me one at there house when i was 7 1/2 months along. then my mother in law threw me one when i was 8 1/2 months along. i registered at babies'r'us, target, and burlington.but you can register anywhere you want.

advice: dont register until you know what your having and dont scan everything. i scanned things i didnt even need but i thought i did. once you have the baby you'll realize what you really do use and what you dont. my aunt bought me a changing table and we only used it 4 times. so just take it slow

Sandy - posted on 05/21/2011




Typically a baby shower is thrown by a friend in the seventh or eighth month of pregnancy, unless the mother is high risk to have a premature birth. Register at a place that has a physical store and online store. Be sure to give your shower planner a list with email addresses and links to the online registry for those family and friends who may want to buy you gift but live far away. Try to avoid having it at your place, so you don't have to clean up. However, if you receive a lot of things or big items, you have to figure out how to get it all home. Folks are usually pretty good about helping you in that regard.


Tanya - posted on 05/20/2011




Ok :) First, congrats!!! Second, you want to have your baby shower 1-2 months before your due date ;) The best places to register are Walmart, Target, and Baby's R Us... That's the places most people go shopping for baby gifts! Hope this helps! And may you have a blessed pregnancy!

Melanie - posted on 05/20/2011




i have 4 kids and seems to me that it works anywhere from the sono to find the sex all the way to about a month before its due is fine. you can register online at babies r us and target or even walmart. whatever store you prefer.

Kaddie - posted on 05/20/2011




Yes you do have a long time to wait. For a baby shower you should have it like a month r less before your due. As for regastering you can regaster at a wal mart or if you have a babies r us go there. I regastered at both. Also congrats.

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