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trish892
06-09-2008, 01:09 PM
Are you supposed to have a baby shower for your 2nd child? My 1st dd is 7 and my mother in law wants to have a shower for me but I have always heard that it is inappropriate to have a 2nd shower, any ideas?? I have been to showers for the 2nd baby before so maybe it is ok.


Trish


Eleez
06-09-2008, 01:37 PM
It seems like there is 2 thoughts on this -

It's never ok

And

It's perfectly fine if there is a long span of time in between 1st and 2nd child.

In your case, 7 years is a long time to hang onto baby stuff, so I think a new shower would be fine!

It's just those that have 2 showers and the babies are only 18 months apart that it's a little silly (and seems like a grab for presents)

manleymom
06-09-2008, 02:09 PM
I agree. I have a friend that had a baby shower last year and another one this year. Yes her kids are going to be that close together. She has 1 girl, 7 boys and another girl on the way. So I can kind of understand having one this time because of a girl, but with all the other boys you would think she would have baby stuff, lol.

I had one w/ my daughter (my first) and then my cousin gave me one for my son. They were 4 years apart


trish892
06-09-2008, 02:27 PM
Thank you ladies. I do have some things of my dd still. I have a friend that her kids are 3 and almost 1 now and they had a 2nd shower, I kinda thought it was inappropriate but I went anyway of course. Thanks again!!!!!!

mchoat
06-09-2008, 06:27 PM
I don't see anything wrong with it. I'm having another one. But then again, my daughter will be ELEVEN when HE"S born!http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

Honestly, I don't see anything wrong with it unless the kids are like a year apart and it's same gender. Either way, I don't care cuz I still go.........baby showers are so fun!http://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif

kalmond
06-10-2008, 04:00 PM
This will be my fifth and it is a girl. My last baby was a boy and he is three. Now my last girl will be 7 when this baby gets here and I pray that someone will give me a shower cause I don't have any girl clothes and we are tight on money(with four children, go figure!!)

dagsmom
06-15-2008, 10:11 PM
I felt the same way...DS was going to be 6 1/2when DD wasdue to arrive. SIL made all the arrangements for another shower, and I felt it may be wrong too. Personally, now that I got over it, if there is a big time span (like you and me) I say go for it! I even see the point of finally having another girl after 7 boys! Congrats on #2---it really helps that the oldest is old enough to help and old enough to understand!