(Closed) Would you have a baby shower for your 2nd baby (if it was a different gender)?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Baby shower for 2nd child?
    Yes - why not?! : (40 votes)
    38 %
    No way - one shower is enough : (63 votes)
    59 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 32
    9816 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Depends. My first baby people were really generous, I had a surprise shower and was very appreciative. Our second baby (4 years later) feels very different. We’re pretty well established as parents, we were able to purchase everything we needed without help. So far Mother-In-Law has sent some clothes, my parents got a couple of onesies but other than that it’s all us. My husband asked “Aren’t you getting another shower?” and I told him no, it’s generally just for your first. 

    I am kind of a fan of a diaper only shower for a second baby. I do think babies should all be celebrated, but I would never dream of ASKING for a second shower.

    Post # 33
    1012 posts
    Bumble bee

    I was under the impression a person only had one shower for their first child.  And that was it. Some women dont find out the sex of their children, so what they dont have an option for a second if its a different gender?

    Honeslly i dont like wedding OR baby showers.  They bore me. LOL so i wouldn’t want one to begin with!

    Post # 34
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think it’s rude. If you already have a 2-year-old I’m not sure what you would even need as far as baby supplies. They should already have the big stuff from their first- if they didn’t pick gender neutral colors, that’s on them. The only thing you would really need is clothes and I think close friends and family would probably buy those for you without a shower.

    Post # 35
    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think it would be weird if they had registered for all the big ticket items again but I really don’t see anything wrong with having a celebration for each baby, especially if they were of different sexes

    Post # 36
    2575 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Where I’m from, it’s pretty common to have a shower for additional babies to the same family.  After all, they are all individual babies that deserve to be celebrated! 

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