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Thread: Baby Showers

  1. #11
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    1. Like others, I've never heard of a baby shower being given post-baby. I find the idea a little strange, but, eh, I guess it doesn't really matter.

    2. My best friend had showers for all three of her children. (But they were with different partners.) I thought it was great! Every baby deserves to be celebrated. When I was little, I came across pictures of my mom's baby shower when she was pregnant with me. I asked her where the pictures for my younger sister's shower were, and I remember being SO UPSET that she didn't get one. It just didn't seem fair. But there are other ways you can celebrate a baby than just a traditional shower if the mother feels awkward about asking for more gifts. Like others have mentioned, you can have a diaper shower, or I really like the idea of "sprinkles" that sweetpeacelove talked about. Or just some sort of party would be fine, and people can bring gifts if they felt like it. I just would really hate for one of my kids to experience the same sadness I felt when I found out that my sister's birth wasn't celebrated.

    3. Yes, it is a sweet idea! I went to a shower about a year ago where we were asked to bring a copy of our favorite children's book for the new baby. I loved that so much that I suggested to my best friend (who threw my shower) that she do the same when she sent out the invitations. We now have a nice little library of children books set up in the nursery.
    Proud mother to William "Liam" Balthazar, and expecting #2 in September 2014!
    Future Daughters: Catherine "Cate" Ophelia, Isobel "Zoe" Theophania, Veronica "Vera" Seraphine
    Future Sons: Alexander "Olek" Crispin/Leopold, Dominic "Nico" Valentine, Benjamin "Jamie" Marius

    Nicholas ~ William ~ Alexander ~ Sebastian ~ Gabriel ~ Benjamin ~ Dominic ~ Oliver ~ Crispin ~ Gregory
    Zoe ~ Catherine ~ Veronica ~ Penelope ~ Elizabeth ~ Daphne ~ Anastasia ~ Seraphina ~ Ophelia ~ Felicity

  2. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlieandperry1 View Post
    Yeah that sounds more like it. In my experience, the parents tend to help out beforehand with the bigger/more expensive things (car seats, prams, cots etc) then once the baby's here, all other family and friends may bring little pressies when they first meet him/her. Then they might get a little something again if the baby is christened.
    In my experience, it is the parents, grandparents, and closer family members who buy the more big ticket items. I would certainly never expect my friends to by something that expensive! Shower gifts tend to be stuff like clothes, blankets, diapers, bottles, etc.
    Proud mother to William "Liam" Balthazar, and expecting #2 in September 2014!
    Future Daughters: Catherine "Cate" Ophelia, Isobel "Zoe" Theophania, Veronica "Vera" Seraphine
    Future Sons: Alexander "Olek" Crispin/Leopold, Dominic "Nico" Valentine, Benjamin "Jamie" Marius

    Nicholas ~ William ~ Alexander ~ Sebastian ~ Gabriel ~ Benjamin ~ Dominic ~ Oliver ~ Crispin ~ Gregory
    Zoe ~ Catherine ~ Veronica ~ Penelope ~ Elizabeth ~ Daphne ~ Anastasia ~ Seraphina ~ Ophelia ~ Felicity

  3. #15
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    1. I've been to several baby showers and just threw one for my best friend in early April. Every baby shower I have ever even heard abot has been pre-baby. I didn't even know people had them post-baby, ever.

    2. I think every mother is entitled to one per child, possibly more, as most people I know have at least two per child. I live in the Southern US though, so that may be why.

    3. I've seen that idea before and I always thought it was adorable

  4. #17
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    RE: showers for each pregnancy

    I have never heard of this before. I think it's rather tacky. The shower is for the mom, not the baby. Of course every baby should be celebrated! However, in the States, the baby shower is to celebrate the first-time mom and to help her and her partner prepare for their transition into parenthood. The celebration of the actual babies occurs when the babies are born, so with each birth, each baby is celebrated and smaller gifts are given. I am not sure how a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th time mom could actually create a baby registry for gifts with a straight face. I honestly feel weird enough having my friends throw me a baby shower. My family lives across the country so the task falls on the shoulders of good girl friends, and I feel strange that they have to foot the bill for the party and that my friends all have to purchase a gift to give to me just to attend the party. I am trying to make myself feel better by reminding myself that pretty much all of my friends FORGOT my birthday in Feb., so the shower makes up for it

    Anyway, I love the idea of the children's books as shower gifts. Wish I'd heard of that before my invitations went out.
    Mama to
    Desmond Sanders, born 7/2013
    and dog son, Lambeau

  5. #19
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    Most showers I've been to have been pre-baby (except when said baby decided to come early and change the plan!) I just had mine at 30 weeks and another small one (local this time) planned at 34.

    I don't plan on having showers for future babies...it's very much a first time mom thing to me. I do like when parents throw a little party for additional children though, kind of a casual "meet the baby" gathering for close family/friends.
    mom to livvy jozefa 7.10.13

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