+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    6
    Reviews
    0

    Question Baby shower for 3rd baby?

    I'm just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on having a baby shower for a 3rd baby? One of my friends has recently asked if she could throw me one but as I had one for my previous 2 I was under the impression that it was very frowned upon and considered greedy so I wasn't going to worry about it but she got a bit upset when I said that. Truth is it would actually be very helpful as this Bub wasn't planned and I gave most of the stuff I had away from my previous two but I feel bad accepting as I really don't expect anyone to buy anything for me, although it would be nice to have an excuse to catch up with everyone before I have my hands full with another Bub.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    2,613
    Thanks
    1,495
    Thanked
    686
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I have a close friend who had 1 for her 3rd bub. Not sure if she had 1 for her 1st or 2nd but after 2 boys, everyone was so excited she was having a girl so her friends threw a shower for her.

    I didn't have one for either of my 2 bubs but if my friends want them for any bub regardless if 1st or 5th, it's lovely to celebrate and share the joy with them

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2,268
    Thanks
    2,117
    Thanked
    1,746
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I don't have a problem with baby showers no matter how many children the family has! I love the idea of celebrating each and every child.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to BettyV For This Useful Post:

    Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (17-04-2016)

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    2,430
    Thanks
    2,977
    Thanked
    1,710
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    If you want to have one just go with it. If you feel uncomfortable about it maybe state on the invite that presents are not expected but welcomed if someone would like to give a gift.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1,963
    Thanks
    431
    Thanked
    806
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I dont have a problem with it. Why cant all bubs be celebrated why only the first?
    If you dont want any presents just suggest a get together with friends and maybe games guessing due date, sex of bub etc

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    902
    Thanks
    175
    Thanked
    326
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I think it is a little frowned upon, to have a shower multiple times, because of the gift, for my second I didn't want a shower for this reason, (although I didn't have one with my first either) I just felt awkward having a shower as it was the second, I still wanted to celebrate the baby etc, we organised a lady's day out, had lunch, took a walk, had dessert, was a lovely day!
    On the other hand if your friends are wanting to throw you one obviously they don't mind so just do what your most comfortable with!

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,158
    Thanks
    1,350
    Thanked
    1,231
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I don't think there's anything wrong with having a baby shower for every child, and if you're uncomfortable about receiving gifts, just make it clear that you're not expecting gifts. There's plenty of suggestions online about how to word this nicely in an invitation. If you just want to get together with friends then do that - maybe a high tea or something similar? There will be people who give you gifts regardless of whether you have a party or not. I never see a baby shower as a present grab. It's a fun activity that lots of people enjoy.

    Fwiw, we had a big one for my DS1 but nothing for ds2. Not sure what I'll do for Bub#3, but I think nothing again because my 2 boys have birthdays right before Bub is due so it will just be too stressful organising birthday parties for the 2 boys and a baby shower.

  9. #8
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    3,056
    Thanks
    1,160
    Thanked
    2,878
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I celebrated all of my babies before their arrival...but after the first one they were non gift celebrations

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    1,351
    Thanks
    558
    Thanked
    729
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    They're called "sprinkles" after bub #1.

    I think people take issue with being required to buy gifts, if it's a group getting together to celebrate a birth, not sure why anyone would have an issue.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Posts
    624
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked
    285
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I would. It's a new baby, so why not celebrate it. I've never understood the reasoning behind people not wanting to give gifts because you've had a baby shower before? So what, It's a different baby and deserves its own gifts. I'm not going to go to a kids birthday party and not take a gift because they've already had a birthday party before. Seems silly to me. Each to their own but I think you're very much entitled to have a baby shower for each and every baby. Family and friends if they truly care, wouldn't complain at all and would be glad to celebrate.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Baby shower ideas
    By mimi1991 in forum Baby Showers
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 19-07-2016, 16:33
  2. Baby shower favours
    By Just*Ace in forum General Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06-09-2015, 09:06
  3. Baby shower gifts?
    By rosengold111 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 27-05-2015, 21:28

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
The Health Hub & Glowing ExpectationsGlowing Expectations is conveniently located at The Health Hub in Darlinghurst. We offer pre & post natal personal ...
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›