Post # 1
Just sitting at work and a girl on my FB is expecting her second child. She had her first girl about a year and half ago, and she posted that she just registered ( she is having another girl)
Just curious as to thoughts on this, do you normally have a second baby shower? Do you normally register? Just curious
Post # 3
In my opinion, hell no. You should already have that stuff from the first kid.
Post # 4
Not within that time frame no….
Now if you’re having a girl where last time you had a boy, or there’s 3+ years between them then I could see why you would… otherwise that would be a negative…
Except maybe for some small things? idk… maybe just a party to celebrate them.. something small like a diaper shower or such.
Post # 5
I think all babies should be celebrated. However, I don’t like registeries anyways so I might be a little annoyed if a friend or relative did this within 2 years of their previous birth. However, they will need some things regardless of gender sameness and age differences–like diapers.
Post # 6
It depends on what she is registering for. She will need another crib and stroller and highchair and items like that. Maybe not clothes but there are high dollar items that might be needed.
Post # 7
Not in that time frame NO!!!!
Post # 9
Devil’s Advocate here….. Raise your hand if you have multiple children that close together… If you do and disagree that is one thing. But if you do not have children that are that close together or do not have children then how do you know what they will need?
Post # 10
Umm…no…not okay. Close family can buy a few things but that’s it.
Post # 11
Depends on the sex of the baby, age difference of the kids and what she registered for: diapers, crib (especially since most have to be up to new standards since July 1st I think it was), car seat- cool
But clothes, stuff a baby doesn’t REALLY need, then-Not Cool.
Post # 11
Can’t we all just agree that it is terrible to announce it on facebook?
Post # 12
I enjoy registries, especially for babies because I never know what the parent might need or already has. I always want to get someone something that they will get use out of and a registry provides choices where I can figure out how much I’m willing to spend. I understand that they might have stuff from the previous child but I agree that children should be celebrated and if someone wants to give a gift to the family, they have that choice with a registry.
Post # 13
I have been wondering this too.
Friends of mine got married fall of ’08, first baby summer of ’09 and are expecting the second this fall. They are having another boy, but they don’t have a double stroller or anything for a toddler. I threw the last baby shower so I was wondering if we were expected to plan a baby “sprinkle” for baby 2?
Post # 14
After the first kid, it is entirely up to the parents to provide everything that the second kid needs. Sure, maybe the friends and family will get the new baby some outfits and toys but registering for the second child of the same sex and in that time frame is just a blatant gift grab. I don’t even support multiple baby showers. In my circle you get one and that’s it.
Post # 15
@StormyRose: For my response I went by how long I had things like my stroller, high chair, etc… I kept my stroller until DS was walking everyone all the time & kept the high chair until he would actually sit at the table in a booster… So for about 2 1/2 years I had all those things… except the crib… but only b/c we didn’t get one of those that can be changed into a toddler bed, etc.
I think most big ticket items are kept until they just cannot be used anymore & then still take awhile before they’re rid of…
I know that things like washcloths, bids, etc… I couldn’t ever have had enough of. lol