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    Default Baby shower for baby #2 thoughts?

    I am thinking about having a baby shower for baby #2. I am having another boy in September. The baby shower will most likely be a BBQ with friends and family. Men will be invited unlike my first baby shower which only women were invited. I dont care about presents as we have everything from DS but if people like they can purchase a small gift for the new baby.

    What are your thoughts on 2nd baby showers? I have read on the net some people either hate them or each baby needs to be celebrated.

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    I am interested also. I'm nit having one for number 2 as I had one for my first. A couple of friends have mentioned I should celebrate this baby too though as there is a five year gap and new town. This baby is my second girl also so I have loads of stuff for her already.



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    I wouldn't call it a baby shower. Baby shower screams presents.

    Maybe a Pre baby BBQ.

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    I think no... But of you call it a BBQ and not a baby shower and say no gifts then it's ok. I think it can be seen as a bit of a present collecting exercise otherwise (even if it's obviously not your intention)

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    I wasn't going to have one for this one (DD) because I had one for when I was pregnant with DS, so instead I was going to have a meet the baby party after she is born but then had the worry of her getting sick cos she wouldn't of had her needles & then people suggested I do it when she is around 6 to 8 weeks but by then it will be our sons 3rd birthday so I am not sure what to do now.

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    I don't like the idea of 2nd or 3rd baby showers. I think you can still celebrate subsequent children, and in my experience when baby no 2 or 3 comes along close friends and family will buy the new baby a gift after the birth. I always think of baby showers being for 1st time mums to help them get set up and acknowledge the change a 1st baby brings. Personally I feel it seems a bit greedy to have a baby shower for subsequent children (no offence intended!).

    After DD2 was born we had a BBQ for close friends and family to introduce her to everyone - and DH & his mates loved the idea of having an excuse to "wet the babies head"!!

    If you wanted to you could have a BBQ before the birth - I would steer clear of using the term "Baby Shower" though as I would feel like I had to buy a gift, even if the invite said no gifts required, just me, I'd wonder if others were going to bring something and feel embarrassed if I didn't turn up with anything! Personally I'd much rather buy something for a friends baby after the birth.

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    I'm having a baby shower for bump no 2 in three weeks. In my family it's expected!!! I gave my sister 3 one for each of her girls. We have a large busy family and also use it as a chance to catchup and have a chat.

    The presents side of things doesn't worry me either way I have heaps of stuff from my previous DD but if people want to buy new bubba a pressie then I'm happy with that.

    I have a few friends that are very cash strapped and have discreetly told them that their coming is present enough.

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    I don't like baby showers for subsequent babies at all. A baby shower for a 1st baby is exciting as it is more about you becoming parents and it is a chance for people to tell you little tips about what to expect, as well as to give you gifts to start the journey. How about having a get-together/ bbq/ drinks after the baby is born?

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    I think you should do what u want to do.

    In my random opinion, i think second baby showers are fine when there is a mighty age gap, and the person got rid of everything not expecting another?
    But close in age, especially the same gender i find a bit odd.


    Having said that im sure all of your friends n such would love to get together with you and your family for a celebration.

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