Etiquette regarding children at baby showers?

posted 9 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 76
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Busy bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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strawberrysakura :  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
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Bumble bee

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mrsnnn3 :  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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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MrsMellyBean :  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 # 81
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Bumble bee

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mrsnnn3 :  totally! There are definitely pros and cons to both! 

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gatsbymermaid :  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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

The moral of the story is never presume your kids or baby are invited. YOU ask

Post # 83
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2019

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. 

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