(Closed) Baby shower – parents bringing their kids

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think it’s a strange assumption, as it is a baby shower – emphasis on baby.  That said, the firs time these things happen, it takes you by surprise.  People in your life having kids is a shift in life-stage, and those usually catch us off-guard.  I think just let them know, informally, that, as there are no children in the house, there aren’t toys, etc. Tell them that they are very welcome (phrase it that way, as it feels less of an imposition imo) to bring their child’s favourite books and/or small toys so that they are not bored.  Just make it about ensuring the kids are taken care of, rather than “kept busy.”  A good way to emphasise that you are happy to have the kids as guests is to ask the moms what suitable snacks you should have on hand for the kids, as you’re inexperienced, and do your best to accomodate.  That way, they see you are not annoyed, just trying to make it a good party for everyone.

Post # 4
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7366 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

kids have been present at many baby showers I have attended.  You are not obligated to entertain the kids- that is the parent’s job.  And if the house isn’t kid friendly- its time to make it that way- your sister’s baby is coming!

 

Post # 5
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2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have never been to a baby shower without kids. It’s the one event where I assume kids are invited.

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