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    Default An event to meet baby

    I'm not having a baby shower as I personally don't enjoy them. I was going to have a high tea with girlfriends before bub is due but I have 3 close girlfriends having their bubs when I would have planned something. Ppl keep asking me what I'm doing (as it's our first bub). Today I heard of a 'sip & see' after bub is born. I was thinking of afternoon tea at home for close friends and family to meet the bub. Has anyone done something similar? Is it too overwhelming? (I am god at time limits and telling ppl when I'm too tired and thanking them for coming )

    I know celebrating after a bub is born is common in many cultures.

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    I personally would not. But I am that type of person.

    If you like the idea I would say go for it. But do not run around catering for everyone.

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    Yes we did this with our 3rd. I think she was about 8 weeks old. We invited all our friends and close family for an afternoon party with drinks and fingerfood. It was great.

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    I didn't have a baby shower I don't enjoy them either. I didn't have a party or anything after. I found that everyone wants to come see the baby so you get a lot of visitors. Your way would be good as it gets all that out of the way in one go. And if you are good at setting times all the better.

    I'd maybe give yourself a week or so at least after Bub comes home. I ended up having an emergency c and I wouldn't have been up for a party straight away.

    Also another thing to consider is vaccinations. I was pretty strict on anyone coming to see Bub being up to date with the whopping couch vax. That might be hard to do if you have a party. But that's just me, I'm strict with that stuff where I know others are more relaxed which is cool

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    It's common in our culture to have something like this. I've done it with both my children. For my first Mum and MIL helped a lot with preparing food etc. With my second we kept it really low key, bakery bought cake, nibbles from the supermarket. It can be overwhelming but if you're good with telling people it's time to leave then you should be fine. Just keep it really casual and relaxed.

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    In the circles I'm in (also I'm an older wanna be mum - still thing), blessing ways are popular which is similar to a baby shower but it's not about the baby its about you and your journey. They are usually really beautiful and honouring of your passage into motherhood...I can post more if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummanow View Post
    In the circles I'm in (also I'm an older wanna be mum - still thing), blessing ways are popular which is similar to a baby shower but it's not about the baby its about you and your journey. They are usually really beautiful and honouring of your passage into motherhood...I can post more if interested.
    Sounds interesting - definitely post more info

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    @Hopeful37 vaccinations is something I'll definitely be taking seriously

    Thanks everyone for the replies xx

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    My sons are baptised, so the baptism acted as a sip & see. You can take the religious part out and just have the cake- it is so nice to have everyone come together and see baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilahh View Post
    My sons are baptised, so the baptism acted as a sip & see. You can take the religious part out and just have the cake- it is so nice to have everyone come together and see baby.
    What age were your sons baptised? This is another thing I need to organise.


 

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