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Friendly Debate: Baby Showers

Posted by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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 What is your opinion on the following baby shower scenarios?

-Do you think it's tacky to throw your own baby shower?

-How far along should a mom be for her baby shower?

-Do you think it's ok to have a baby shower for the second baby and so forth?

-What do you think about sprinkles?

by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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VintageWife
by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:32 PM
No to throwing your own.
Have them at 6-7 months along.
I think every baby should be celebrated so have them for every kid.
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piercedbeauty21
by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 1:36 PM

I think if you plan to throw your own baby shower, that's tacky, but if you're left picking up the slack from somebody that offered to throw it for you, that's okay. (It happened to me back in August)

With Dd, I was 6 months along and with Ds I was 7 months along.

I think all babies need to be celebrated, whether it's a baby shower, a sip n' see, or something else. 

I'm not too sure on what a sprinkle is lol.

steph0420
by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Not tacky to throw your own

About 7 months

If children are close in age then yes it's extremely tacky to have a second shower. If there's like 5+ years between kids then I can see having one. 

TatyBear
by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 2:08 PM
I don't see it as tacky to throw your own.

Some people don't have family or friends who can throw one for them. And may be a single mom.

At least 7 months or more, even after baby is born.

If someone wants more then one baby shower who cares.

My oldest was 6 when my middle was born. I wanted a baby shower so bad and didn't get one. They have different dads. And everyone said it was in bad taste....really even for different families. My first baby shower.consisted of a group of my moms friends I never met and my ex mil friends I never met. I seriously wanted one for my second with my friends.
Edenpeden
by on Nov. 18, 2013 at 2:14 PM
Its fine to throw your own. You should be close to third trimester. You can have as many as you want, joust don't expect lots of gifts each time haha.
babyspots17
by Bronze Member on Nov. 18, 2013 at 2:27 PM

I think it is sad if you have to throw your own who are you going to invite? 

I think you should be past the point of viability I know that something bad could happen at anytime but I think between 29-35wks is good for the party.

I think it is really tacky to have multiple baby showers after your first yes even if there is a large age gap, different sex, or different father.  Now if the "new" parents side wanted to throw a shower I would be more likely to go but still find it strange. Don't think they should have big ticket items on the registry though. 

Is a "sprinkle" like a diaper party or just a party after the baby is born then I really have no problem with having those parties. 

angela.bouchard
by Angela on Nov. 18, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Yes I think it's tacky to throw your own. 

I don't think it matters but sometime after 25 weeks.

I think it's silly if you are having the same gender you had before. 

I would do a sprinkle over a second baby shower.

shortyali
by Bronze Member on Nov. 18, 2013 at 5:06 PM
I think if you want to have a celebration then it's fine to plan your own but if your calling it a shower then it's tacky.

With my DS1 it was when I was 8 months, DD's was around 8 months and for DS2 it was around 7-8 months. DS2's was a surprise because I was feeling depressed and my sil wanted to lift my spirits.

Every baby should be celebrated. Call it whatever you want.
la_bella_vita
by Bella on Nov. 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM

 

Quoting piercedbeauty21:

I think if you plan to throw your own baby shower, that's tacky, but if you're left picking up the slack from somebody that offered to throw it for you, that's okay. (It happened to me back in August)

With Dd, I was 6 months along and with Ds I was 7 months along.

I think all babies need to be celebrated, whether it's a baby shower, a sip n' see, or something else. 

I'm not too sure on what a sprinkle is lol.

 I have never heard of a sip n see.  A sprinkle is basically a shower but you are not supposed to be showered with gifts just get a few things or diapers only.

la_bella_vita
by Bella on Nov. 18, 2013 at 5:13 PM

 

Quoting VintageWife:

No to throwing your own.
Have them at 6-7 months along.
I think every baby should be celebrated so have them for every kid.

 Someone was telling me etiquette states you should be exactly 9 months.

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