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    I've just booked my shower for this first baby - high tea on Feb 24 and it will be small - my Mum, two close friends, my mum-in-law and sister-in-law. (My sister is invited but is in Darwin and won't make it down until after the baby is born).

    The idea of roping in loads of randoms on multiple occasions to cash in on pressies is hideous but I have no doubt it happens! I'm paying for mine as I can't be bothered hosting and don't want anyone to have to cook or clean or organise. They've all given support, hand-me-downs, advice, equipment, books and information already. Definitely no games (to me, they are the equivalent of penis straws on a hens night and that's not how I roll).

    For any subsequent babies, I think a casual lunch or coffee and cake would be nice - there will never be an expectation with regards to gifts - just company and chat!

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    People complain that more than one baby shower is gift grabbing......funny how they see those people as being greedy but dont see themselves as selfish or 'grinchy'. Its not like the gift has to be expensive and massive.....ID rather spend another $20 on a gift for a friend having a baby than have her feeling bad about celebrating another child.

    Its been 8yrs since my last baby shower and I would have loved to have one for this baby but its not happening. Have one OP

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    People complain that more than one baby shower is gift grabbing......funny how they see those people as being greedy but dont see themselves as selfish or 'grinchy'. Its not like the gift has to be expensive and massive.....ID rather spend another $20 on a gift for a friend having a baby than have her feeling bad about celebrating another child.

    Its been 8yrs since my last baby shower and I would have loved to have one for this baby but its not happening. Have one OP
    Exactly my thoughts! Also, why is it okay to 'gift grab' for your first, but not for others?

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    My friend threw my first one for me, and I'm not having one for my second.

    I just don't like the idea.

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    I like the idea IF you say on the invite no gifts please just celebrating bubba number 2.
    To that I would prob bring some cakes or something.
    I was invited to a friend of a friends baby shower for her second baby. This was a clear present grab as why would she invite me I never see her?? So I was annoyed at that. If its a close friend I wouldn't be so annoyed but if it was the second I wouldn't bring a baby gift I would bring food instead. And as its a close friend they would get a gift or flowers when bub born anyway

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    I like the idea IF you say on the invite no gifts please just celebrating bubba number 2.
    To that I would prob bring some cakes or something.
    I was invited to a friend of a friends baby shower for her second baby. This was a clear present grab as why would she invite me I never see her?? So I was annoyed at that. If its a close friend I wouldn't be so annoyed but if it was the second I wouldn't bring a baby gift I would bring food instead. And as its a close friend they would get a gift or flowers when bub born anyway
    I don't get this... to me a baby shower is about celebrating the baby that is going to be born. Why is it only ok to have one for the first baby??? Don't all babies deserve to be celebrated?

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    A full baby shower for first is great. A nice lunch or high tea in celebration of other babies is nice. I don't agree with lots of presents for second though. Most of the time you should already have everything for the baby.

    I think maybe something small or even a joint present from the people attending is a nice idea. Maybe $20 or so. Usually at baby showers I spend about $50.

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    I don't get this... to me a baby shower is about celebrating the baby that is going to be born. Why is it only ok to have one for the first baby??? Don't all babies deserve to be celebrated?

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    I did say the second should be celebrated just say on the invite no gifts.. just celebrating bub.. Soon don't get your post to mine?

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    I suppose because I buy gifts to celebrate my friends and families babies. How is it any different buying a cute outfit for baby #2? Hand me downs aren't always possible, especially with different genders and seasons?

    Not to mention things like consumables, nappies, wipes etc. This is all stuff given as presents at baby showers I have attended. I suppose I see the gifts as being for the baby, not the mother unless they are specific mum presents like a massage voucher etc.

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    Have one. It's only in BH land that it's not ok to have them for second/subsequent births. IRL I had many ppl ask when I was having one in my second pregnancy.

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