Ladies Only Baby Shower

posted 4 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

I think it’s still very much the norm, or has been in my circle! I’m young and all of my friends are too and we’ve all had ladies only showers.

Post # 3
1535 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

It’s definitely the norm around here to have ladies only. Men will sometimes have “diaper parties” the same day (ie each guest brings a pack of diapers and a case of beer).

Post # 4
9690 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’d say it’s 50/50 in my circle. Personally, I much prefer the co-ed showers as they tend to just be fun backyard BBQs but plenty of my friends have done the more traditional women only showers too.

Post # 5
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

temeculabride :  I’ve been to a few. But the last two I went to were different:

My cousin’s was co-ed. But not many lads. Most of the women (me included) assumed lads weren’t invited and left them at home

My sister’s was girls only. But, her partner bought a few cases of beer and shacked up across the road at my Aunty/Uncle’s house (my parents and Mum’s sister lived across the road from eachother at the time) and hosted a bit of a lad’s get together with sports and tinnies. Lol. But, he’s a gruff tradie type, and wouldn’t be caught dead at a baby shower, so I guess that’s why it wasn’t co-ed

Post # 6
3731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

It’s 50/50 in my circle. Ladies only showers are still very much a thing.

Post # 7
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I did a co-ed shower in August and had a baby-que. There were no games or anything like that just family, close friends and food. Only the ladies watched me open gifts while the men did their thing in another room, it worked really well. My coworkers had a ladies only shower for me as well. 

Post # 8
2579 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

temeculabride :  I am having a ladies only baby shower at the end of the month as I don’t want to force my husband to attend that kind of party. Plus it would double the guest list to invite all the guys. 

I don’t think it’s a problem. 

Post # 9
7813 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I had a co-ed wedding shower and ladies only baby shower. In my circle at least both are very common and no one would bat an eye at a ladies only baby shower!

Post # 10
930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Do what you want. Ladies only is fine.

Post # 11
361 posts
Helper bee

I have never been to a co-ed shower.

My good friend’s husband showed up for about 30 minutes of hers in the middle, which was planned in advance, for a couple of games.

My boyfriend has gone to a couple of diaper parties. They all show up with boxes of diapers and wipes and drink.

Post # 12
238 posts
Helper bee

Mine will be all ladies in August. I went to one in January that was all ladies and have one on Saturday that will be all ladies. still very much the norm in my circle to just have ladies at Baby Showers. 

Post # 13
2188 posts
Buzzing bee

Have a women-only shower if you’d like! It’s a fairly even split in my social circles. In my experience, co-ed showers tend to me more of a general party for the new parents and the women-only ones tend to be a little more structured and intimate.

Post # 14
7919 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

temeculabride :  most of the ones in my circle are ladies only, but the father-to-be still comes or at least makes an appearance towards the end. If nothing else he needs to show up to help you schlep the gifts home! 

Post # 15
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I’ve never been to a co-ed baby shower. Female only is the norm in my area/circle of people. Husbands typically have a “diaper shower” in lieu of a co-ed shower. We had our neighbor have one that was just the guys showing up to drink beer and bring diapers to get in… their daughter is almost 2 and they said they haven’t had to buy diapers for her yet (yes she changed sizes but they just exchaged for her size). Genius. 


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