(Closed) What is your take on families with more than one child having multiple showers?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do siblings get baby showers?
    Yes! Each child should get a baby shower. : (44 votes)
    27 %
    Yes, but maybe only 2 showers per family... anything after that is excessive : (8 votes)
    5 %
    Yes, but only if the new baby is born a long time after the older sibling(s) : (36 votes)
    22 %
    No, a shower is for the parents and they really only need one : (45 votes)
    28 %
    Yes, have a shower but perhaps only with cake and games. No gifts needed : (24 votes)
    15 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 5
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    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    A lot of my friends have told me that in their family you get 1 shower unless the kids are very far apart in age. But in my family we celebrate every child with a babyshower. I’ve heard a lot of it is cultural. But who knows. We also have “sprinkles” if your having a baby of the same sex close to the 1st one. Its just diapers, wipes & some clothes. No big gifts. I def dont think its excessive. We have a 19month old & if i got pregnant tomorrow my family would give us another huge shower.

    Post # 6
    Member
    988 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    every baby needs diapers and wipies, why not have a shower for each of them? In my family you get a baby shower everytime.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    Hm..I think it might be excessive to have more than one shower.

    Post # 8
    Member
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I haven’t thought of this before… my sister just had the first baby in our family in a lot of years. I think we’ll have a shower for each baby though, they’ll always need more/new/different stuff! For example, what happens if both kids will still be “babies” and need cribs and 2 of all the baby furniture?

    Post # 9
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    485 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    IMO I think that to expect multiple showers is a little greedy.  Have a welcoming party but to continue to ask people to fund gifts for your children everytime you so choose to have one is a bit much. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    In our fam its always just 1 shower per family. Maybe another one if you had a kid like 8 years later or something. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    It’s greedy, imo. You don’t need more crap for a third child.

    Post # 12
    Member
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    We always have a shower for each little one! I think every baby deserves a shower and they are as much for the baby as they are for the psrents. Plus when it comes to baby #2+ you can get more custom gifts that are really aimed toward the baby ands sometimes have more meaning imho!

    Post # 13
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’m kinda split on this one. I think two babies/two showers is great, but I think perhaps at three children, it may be too much? (Unless there is a big age gap) Hmm…very good question. I’m kind of in the middle on this one. (But I voted for showers for 2 children-any more is excessive)

    Post # 14
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I personally don’t see a problem with it.  People want to celebrate the new additions to the family!  And every baby (no matter how many siblings they have) needs diapers, wipes, etc.  Plus – for example – if you’ve had all girls and are now having a boy, you can’t really put your baby boy in a the pink, floral clothes his sisters used.  (Well, I guess you can, but I’d certainly wouldn’t dress my boy in pink – lol).  But what I’m really saying is that just because you already have kids doesn’t mean that everything can be carried over from one to the next.

    Post # 15
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    2027 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m in the “every baby should get a shower” camp. I don’t think of showers as for the parents as much as I do for the babies, so I have no problem with families having multiple showers. And honestly, I doubt the mothers are the ones thinking they need to have another shower. It’s usually family and friends that are the ones that want to celebrate. How many of us have had multiple bridal showers? I personally had 2, one of which I didn’t want, but felt it rude to decline. 

    Post # 16
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    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think every little one should get a shower. Honestly they will probably be living through alot of hand me downs throughout their life, they should atleast get their own shower! Plus baby showers are so much fun. I love looking at all the cute new baby stuff! My grandma makes a blanket for every new baby regardless of how many siblings they have!

    Now the Duggars and their 19 kids is another story….

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