Post # 76
We actually went to my soon to be sister in laws bridal shower today and my cousin brother her 2 month old. I’m pretty sure she didn’t ask if that was ok but who cares. She’s exclusively breastfeeding, so that’s the only way she could have come. It’s not like the baby was crawling all over and screaming and crying.
Babie babies are fine IMO.
Post # 77
definitely interesting. I have actually only been to one baby shower that happened before the baby was born, most people in my circles have showers after. When I went to the shower pre-baby, my mom asked why they’d have it before because ‘isn’t the whole point to get to meet/play with the baby?!’. Children definitely come to the baby showers I usually attend. I have definitely had people ask though (like my friends asking if they could bring their kids to the meet and greet my mom had for my son).
Also, for general events, it’s generally implied that I might as well not come if I’m not bringing my son 😂 so maybe people I hang around with just really like children.
Post # 78
I’ve always been told that the point of a baby shower is to shower the mom with gifts for the new baby.
Post # 79
I know. And it probably makes more sense to do it before, might get more things you need rather than a million outfits etc. Just another example of different ways people do things!
Post # 80
Honestly yes but now I understand that it’s a good thing they asked because as this post shows… the social norm with baby showers varies widely!
But I did say in my responses that I agreed with bees in that it’s a good thing some guests asked about bringing kids.
Post # 81
totally! There are definitely pros and cons to both!
awesome! It was definitely an interesting post to read to get other people’s perspectives. I haven’t been to a lot of baby showers but I think all of the ones I’ve been to have been child-free.
Post # 82
The moral of the story is never presume your kids or baby are invited. YOU ask
Post # 83
Idk in my experience it’s always assumed someone’s children (especially young children) would be included unless specifically told otherwise. It seems weird to me to not include children especially babies when you’re celebrating bringing another baby into the world. From the baby showers I’ve been to, they’ve all included children, but maybe that’s because my family has a LOT of kids and most can’t really afford to find a sitter for something like that.