Baby Shower for 6th kid– too much or fun?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

In my social circle, if there is going to be a shower it is for the first child only. A handful of my friends have had their second child and a number of family members have had second, third, etc children – we generally send a small gift or bring one with us when we go meet baby for the first time, but there are no showers.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee

OP – I just took a look at your posting history. Baby shower aside, do you think you might be depressed because you are having your sixth child with a man who doesn’t respect you, stays out with friends all night, and wanted to skip town to Vegas and leave you alone with an infant? What possessed you to have another kid with this guy?

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Way too much

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

LOL this is why God created hand-me-downs…so you don’t have to throw a sixth baby shower

Post # 36
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Busy bee

Why not do a gender reveal type of party instead??

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

You’re actually only suppose to have a baby shower for your first kid…..

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

For my second we had a baby que.  Where we had a bbq and invited family and close friends.  I think a baby is a good reason to celebrate.  You can state no gifts please on the invite. 

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I have the answer. Throw the shower, celebrate your baby – but put “Please, no gifts” on the invite. I think its absolutley OK to have a “shower” or get together for all your babies, whats not OK is expecting a gift from people. So pop that on your invite and enjoy.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee

OP – I’m confused. You say in your post that your last kid was in 2012, but you had a post a year ago saying you just had your 5th kid? So you had a kid a year ago, are having another, and want a shower?

Post # 41
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Sugar bee

beebee1983 :  I think 2012 or thereabout was her last shower, not her last kid. I may be wrong though. That’s a lot of babies to keep up with! 

Post # 42
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Bumble bee

Ah, got it.

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

6th?

uhm. No. Certainly by 6 you’ve gotten plenty of what you’d need for a baby. 

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I agree that all children deserve to be celebrated, regardless of whether they are number 1 or number 6, but the child isn’t even here yet. Baby showers are about celebrating the mother to be and providing her with items for the baby, items which by kid number 6 you should already have or be able to source.

Celebrate the baby’s first birthday if you want him or her to feel special, and invite some mates round for pizza if you want to have a party, but I would steer clear of the terms shower and sprinkle. 

Post # 45
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Baby showers should not be hosted by the expectant mother and if I saw a shower for a 6th child I’d laugh my ass off.

ETA: Oh, just read your PPS. What a mess. Poor child. 

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