(Closed) Men invited to baby showers

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My baby shower with Moose was being thrown by a single guy friend of mine. My closest female friend has two children, so it wasn’t possible for her to do it. So I think that’s fine.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not a fan of men at baby showers, even the new father.

Where I’m from it’s common for the guy to take the husbands of the women at the baby shower to a sports bar/hooters for some male bonding before the baby arrives.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

OMG yes, it’s the new thing… Whereas back then the men would go golfing while the women had the baby shower, but nowadays more men want to be involved and it’s a great time! We had all of the guys chugging beer out of baby bottles and eating melted chocolate bars out of diapers. I mean he should be there too because it’s his baby too! It’s a good change. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think it is becoming more common.  It makes sense when you think about it- the father should be interested in the baby too, right?  Unless the mother plans on being a stay at home mom and not involving the father in childcare, I think the husband would also use a lot of the stuff the guests buy for the baby.

Edit- I misread.  But my answer is sort of the same.  I think it’s becoming more common for both male and female friends of the couple to be invited.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@pamplemousse: I actually didn’t get to have my shower. Moose died a week to the day before our shower; I would’ve been 35 weeks and my fear actually was having the baby before the shower. So I don’t know the answer to your question. I do know that my husband and friend planned all the games together and my husband very much wanted to be involved in everything. Now, I won’t have any kind of anything until I have a healthy, happy Wombat. Sorry, it’s the only answer I have.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you can invite whomever you want, but I don’t know any guy, single or in a relationship, who would enjoy himself at a baby shower.  My best gay friend was always complaining that he didn’t get invited to showers, well he finally got invited to a baby shower a year or two ago and never had a worse time in his life.  He learned his lesson there.  

Post # 13
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Honey bee

I’ve never heard of it. Usually only the father is invited and he typically shows up just at the end to make an appearance before packing up gifts to take home. But if the mom is close to these male friends, there is no reason you can’t have a coed shower that is guy friendly.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve seen the future father at them. Plus co-ed showers are becoming more common.

I don’t like the whole – “no men allowed” idea. It’s his baby as much as the mother’s – so why not invite the dad and his friends (who may be single)? It’s nice to involve them. Plus if you have a shower for a younger couple chances are there may be a lot of single male friends. I think having women-only baby showers just reinforces the idea that only women care for the children.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’d much prefer a shower w/ only women. However, when we have a baby if DH wanted a co-ed shower I’d be all aboard. It’s his little peanut too!

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