(Closed) Baby Sprinkle?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Sure it seems unnecessary but why does it matter to your family. They can buy what they see fit to buy for the new baby and she’ll fill in the blanks. There could be a lot of reasons for some of the things on the registry….maybe the first car seat had issues or this one is rated better, maybe the first stroller was too heavy/cumbersome and she has seen this one in person to know that it would work better for her. I wouldn’t judge her, just do what you are comfortable doing and call it a day. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not a fan of showers in general, and definitely not a fan of sprinkles.  Large items should be gender neutral for the first baby, that’s just common sense. I’ve never been to a sprinkle and probably wouldn’t go. 

Post # 5
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Newbee

I see nothing wrong with it honestly. My Future Sister-In-Law is throwing me a shower and I already have two children. They are both older (8 and 6) so I’m starting all over but I can’t really say anything at all because this will be my 3rd shower and I’ll probably end up with a 4th because a lot of the girls I work with won’t be able to make the one she is throwing.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My concern is not that she is having a sprinkle, but that she is hosting her own sprinkle. It s not uncommon in my circle for someone to host a shower for a second baby, but the key is that it is never the mom-to-be. There is never an occasion where it is proper to host your own party when the guests are expected to bring gifts.

Having said that, invitations are not  a summons. If someone takes offense, they can simply decline the invitation.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

No issue with baby sprinkes, I think each child is special and should be celebrated however I think that registering is in bad taste. People can give a gift if they want, but it shouldn’t be expected.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I personally don’t care–I wouldn’t do it myself because I know people think it’s declasse, but I’m not offended by it.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - St. John\'s Lutheran Church

I’m learning so much right now. Not only have I never heard the term “baby sprinkle,” but I did not know that baby showers were only for first children.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

heyitsnicolelee:  “Now she literally needs everything again from a car seat to a stroller. ” — No she literally doesn’t. Babies don’t care what color their stuff is. How ridiculous and how greedy. I would judge her, not sorry. If she wants all new shit, she should buy her own shit, especially when it’s only been 18 months since the first shakedown. If people WANT to buy stuff for the baby, they will. I’d try to find an excuse not to go. If you have to go, I’d get something relatively cheapish. And regardless, I’d lose respect for this person.

ETA: If she’s registering for all-new everything, that’s not a sprinkle. That’s a full-on second shower. Less than 2 years after the first. Gross. It’s one thing to celebrate the birth, it’s another to throw yourself a present-party. Do people have no shame?

  • This reply was modified 4 years ago by  Daisy_Mae.
Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

A sprinkle is a small gathering to celebrate a new baby. Registering for all new stuff is a full blown shower, and it sounds like she’s doing it herself…..that’s no ok.

I have no problems with a sprinkle, I don’t see any reason NOT to celebrate a new baby – regardless of how many kids mom already has. We did one for a good friend and it was small (just family and a few close friends) and everyone brought diapers & wipes, a few people got an additional larger gift but there was no registry. It really was just meant as a time for us to get together with her to relax and have a great day.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

….how in the hell can a stroller be gender – specific? 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

Can I ask why it’s such a big deal to have a baby shower? I’m genuinely curious. I had my first child 9 years ago and am having my 3rd in June. I’m not requesting a shower and actually haven’t thought about it. But, I’ve heard snarky remarks. I don’t really understand why we support second sometimes third marriages but think its tacky to have a small lunch where gifts maybe given for a to be mom. This mom is surely just as excited about this baby and.her first. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Maybe she registered just to get completion discounts again? They are pretty substantial!  

Post # 15
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Newbee

CityBearBride:  completely agree, she could have registered just to get the deals after it has ended! 

 

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