Post # 1
So a good friend of mine is pregnant with her third child. Her older kids are 2 and 5. She wants a baby shower… but I’m thinking she’s already HAD two! Am I wrong for thinking a shower for every sibling is excessive? If anything, I think this shower should just be a time for a get together and cake, but they dont need any more ~things~… except maybe I dunno savings bonds for the new kid toward college.
I work as a full time nanny so I know how expensive raising kids is, but I think this shower for each kid thing is just silly…. but maybe I’m alone?
Post # 3
I will add that if the kid is born like 5 years after their sibling that makes sense to have a new shower with NEW gifts at least. I once went to a shower (for a second child) where people just brough toys their babies loved but have outgrown and I thought that was really cool, too. There was new things as well but the whole theme was to regift things that you werent using.. baring in mind they should be in great playable condition.
Post # 4
cmon guys! I know you have some opinions! 🙂
Post # 5
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
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
Hm..I think it might be excessive to have more than one shower.
Post # 8
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
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
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
It’s greedy, imo. You don’t need more crap for a third child.
Post # 12
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
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
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
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
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….