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im pregnant with my second baby and im having another shower but...

i need some advise on what exactly to say. we already have everything for the baby since i just had a baby last year and i dont want people to just bring a ton more baby cloths since we already have so much i dont want it to go to waste. what can i say in the invitations along the lines of please dont feel obligated to bring a gift but if you really want to we apprciate gift cards or something along those lines? any advise?

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disheveled

Asked by disheveled at 4:12 PM on Jun. 10, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • diaper party....lol
    guitarmom101

    Answer by guitarmom101 at 4:13 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • In my opinion it is really rude to list what you want for your shower on your invitations. Registry cards are acceptable but a list of what not to get and what to get is a little extreme. You could take the stuff you get back to the store they were purchased from and exchange them for what you need or want.
    Maybe you should register some where and only put things on there that you feel necessary. You can never really have too many clothes, diapers, and wipes. Good luck and congrats on baby 2.
    2wndrfl_btrflys

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 4:15 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • ask for presents for yourself :) register at a store and scan things you do need for baby, like diapers, wipes, bottles, etc
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 4:15 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • oh forgot to mention we do cloth diapers so we dont need those either. =(
    disheveled

    Answer by disheveled at 4:22 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • and i really really dont want to sound picky or like i want people to bring us gifts, its more that i dont want people to feel obligated to bring anything or to waste their money or anything like that.
    disheveled

    Answer by disheveled at 4:23 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • It would be a great idea to pick a charity and ask people to make a donation in your baby's name (if you know the name.) They usually send thank you cards to both parties and you could save them for your child when they get older.
    Good ones would be the humane society or any teen pregnancy shelters there.
    For example
    "We are so blessed to have everything we need to raise our children in a happy home. Please do not bring gifts. If you wish, you could help a family less fortunate by donating a bag of diapers to the "Name of shelter." or a bag of dog food to the humane society. "
    As for diapers for your family, a good idea is to have every one who brings diapers entered in a raffle for a great prize.
    jenellemarie

    Answer by jenellemarie at 4:28 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • Its not common around here...WI....to have a shower for every baby. At the most maybe the 1st and 3rd child. Seems a little odd to me to even be having a shower for the 2nd child.....if it were me I would be sure to add something that says this is a party to celebrate the new life and the guests presence is present enough.
    l-momoftwo

    Answer by l-momoftwo at 4:28 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • sorry, just read the cloth diapers thing. You could combine both ideas and ask people not to bring gifts but to bring a bag of diapers for donation to be entered into a raffle...
    or...baby food for the food bank
    baby blankets to be donated....anything.
    jenellemarie

    Answer by jenellemarie at 4:30 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

  • I like l-momoftwo's idea. Just a celebration of another baby is enough! If they want to bring something, well that's nice but not necessary. Her words are cute, maybe like, "Presents aren't necessary, your presence is enough :]"
    ours

    Answer by ours at 5:14 PM on Jun. 10, 2009

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