I live in the Northeast. Where I live, we ONLY have baby showers for our first baby. I have never known anyone in my family or any of my friends to have a shower for their second or third, etc. baby. We don't do showers even if the baby is a different gender than our first, or if we have multiples, or if it's been several years since we had our last baby.
So I wonder, is this regional? Where do you live (generic state would be fine) and do you have baby showers for every baby?
I tend to think maybe it is a Northern thing. My best friend was born and raised in Georgia and she offered to throw me a baby shower for this last baby. I declined because we just don't do that here. So maybe her being born and raised in the South was the difference?
Tell me your thoughts.
I'm seeing a lot of the same comments....every baby deserves to be celebrated seems to be the most prevalent. That's absolutely true. However, that doesn't need to happen with a gift grab! A smaller party after the baby is born where gifts are not required is fine. The smaller "sprinkle" seems appropriate as well. Celebrating every baby doesn't mean gifts and an over the top party. It's rude and entitled to assume that relatives and friends want to buy you big ticket items and quite frankly, makes it seem like you can't afford your child. If they WANT to buy you stuff, great. If they don't, they aren't REQUIRED to, just because you think your second (or fifth) baby deserves something new.