Ladies Only Baby Shower

posted 1 month ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
9245 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ladies only is still very typical here.

Post # 18
1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I personally think traditional showers are the most awkward thing ever, and really wanted a coed shower that would be more like a party / celebration of the coming baby. But I ran it by my husband who had no interest in attending any sort of baby shower, and I ran it by my Mother-In-Law (who is hosting) who thought it was a weird idea and also thought it would be too many people to handle. So I caved and am having my traditional baby shower. What are ya gonna do. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Post # 19
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Co-ed is definitely more the norm around here now, but I think that’s been a fairly recent change in hte past 5-10 years and ladies only showers aren’t uncommon even here.

That being said – I’d be a bit ticked off with my SO if he expressed zero interest in a laid back BBQ style shower. And the ‘diaper parties’ – like why are diapers the gift for me and he gets beer? Nope – such gender stereotypes that baby stuff is for mom only. Ugh.

Now cutesy shower games…I get not wanting to do those, but then I don’t want to do those. But a lot of a shower is receiving gifts FOR OUR CHILD. And yeah he should be just as present for that to show how appreciative he is to the gifters for their generosity!!

Post # 20
3579 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

Ladies only showers are the norm around here too. Fiance is always relieved when I’m invited to a shower that he doesnt have to attend haha!

Post # 21
698 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I hosted a ladies only shower for my best friend, and her husband had a cookout for the guys back at their house during our shower. We all met up afterwards and just hung out. It was a great structure! 

Post # 22
1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Usually women only here. My Darling Husband would refuse to go

Post # 23
9093 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i’ve never been to a co-ed shower.  still the norm to be ladies only.  i’m in suburbs of a major metropolitan city.

however, in my religion, jewish, we don’t typically have baby showers.  we have a bris or baby naming after the baby is born and that is when we typically receive gifts.  and those are co-ed.

Post # 24
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

temeculabride :  I’ve never been to a coed baby shower before. Still all ladies showers in my circle.

However, I’m planning to do a coed shower b/c my mom is in nursing home with Alzheimers and I have no sisters. I have 2 brothers and my father who I am close with, and it makes me sad to think that they wouldn’t be at the only celebration of this baby. We’re not doing a gender reveal or Christening. My other train of thought is that my husband was completely and utterly involved and supportive while we were TTC and throughout this pregnancy. It just doesn’t feel right not to have him be a part of the celebration.

FWIW, my brother was my “Man of Honor” and my other brother did the reading at our wedding – so I’m pretty untraditional when it comes to involving males in my life events 🙂

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