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what do you think of baby showers? Are they a great way to celebrate or is it just a way of getting more presents etc? 👶

OneeyedRaven
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
LeighReidAtanas
LeighReidAtanas1 month ago

A good way to celebrate and get together with friends and family before the little one comes. Because when they do all your time will revolve round that 1 little person.

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

I feel it is yet another American craze and a way of getting more gifts. Having said that most friends and relatives buy a gift and visit baby after the birth so as long as parents don't expect two gifts, fine. I know it's a busy time but if visitors make their own cuppa and bring a home cooked meal, or if close stay with baby while mum/dad sleep then it should be ok.

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CaroleBallard
CaroleBallard1 month ago

I totally agree with you, this IS an American craze just to get new gifts. I refused to do it, and people gave you presents anyhow when you have kids, its the done thing, you don't need to make them by inviting them to a party.

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF19781 month ago

I find the idea of them a bit much. I was always a bit too superstitious to do something like that before the baby had safely arrived.

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Ann1984
Ann19841 month ago

It's a excuse for more presents to me never had one so you gone and bought a gift at shower then when it's born you feel you need to buy another when go to visit. All the money spent on it could kd go towards new born to keep up with Jones because they had one

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

I went to a baby shower weekend before last. It was a lovely afternoon tea at an hotel with friends, family and colleagues of the pregnant lady. Most of us took gifts but it genuinely wasn’t expected. It was a wonderful celebration for her first child. Very few people have homes large enough to accommodate so many plus having to arrange food and drinks it was ideal to have it at an hotel. Long may this Americanism continue.

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CaroleBallard
CaroleBallard1 month ago

I'm really sorry to have to disagree with you but, I don't believe that presents and gifts where "Genuinly not expected". That is the main reason to have a baby shower! That's the point of them.

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Pjran
Pjran1 month ago

CaroleBallard the baby shower was organised by a friend and the expectant mother was told they were just going for a coffee. We were all sworn to secrecy. It was a complete surprise.

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tumblespots
tumblespots1 month ago

I hate most americanisms and this is no exception. What is surprising is that the UK allow these things to happen over here. I would just ignore the 'fad' most people can't afford the extra expense anyway. I agree with CaroleBallard that gifts are always expected at these things! 🐞

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

I didn't want a baby shower. I had told my friends they didn't need to buy anything for our son, as I genuinely did not expect them to bring gifts when they visited. They didn't listen and when they came to visit they had clothes and cuddly toys, all of which we were very grateful for and all of which have been well used. My mother in law and Granny took me out for afternoon tea and then to get my hair cut, as it was something I wouldn't be able to do much once he was here. I much preferred it, as it was a nice relaxing lunch where we were able to have a good catch up and I got pampered a little afterwards, something I never do for myself. I am not superstitious about these things but after what happened with our son, I know my mother in law felt guilty, despite me telling her she shouldn't, she should just think of it as a mother-daughter bonding day.

If you want one then fine, but I don't think you should expect presents or people to spend lots of money.

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Dilligaf
Dilligaf1 month ago

The name baby shower indicates that you're showering the baby with something and as they are normally pre-birth that tends to mean gifts. Whilst it is lovely to welcome a new life into the world and presents aren't always expected, the guest does feel obligated to take something and then again after the birth. It isn't necessarily the parents wanting the gifts.

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dholly39
dholly391 month ago

i think its a great way to celebrate i had one (was a surprise) but i had loads of keepsakes to add to her baby box after. was extremely cute

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames1 month ago

I think its become a big think over here now but still not as big as america. We didnt have one as we thought people would think we just wanted presents 🤣

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe428571 month ago

For me personally i didn't want one but i can understand why some people would. It's a nice wee get together to celebrate something exciting and special. I've seen lots of nice and creative ideas for them. Each to their own i say.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees1 month ago

Think of the games too. The nappy sniffing one is absolutely disgusting though, when if it is just chocolate.

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs1 month ago

I don't like them but each to their own. I loved the fact that after I had I my children people would turn up randomly or pre-arranged and you had the time to chat with them properly whereas with everybody there at the same time, you're trying to divide your time too much.

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KirstyW
KirstyW30 days ago

I don't mind them but I'm not keen on gender reveals. But it is a pressure cos people have to buy gifts.

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JaneWest
JaneWest30 days ago

I am going to a baby shower on Sunday my hubby's daughter in law and decided to try my hand at making a nappy pram now I can just put the bits I bought in side Image

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation123430 days ago

Hi i think nothing wrong with that if people celebrate that day A baby shower is a party of gift-giving or a ceremony that has different names in different cultures. It celebrates the delivery or expected birth of a child or the transformation of a woman into a mother don’t 🤭on me I just copy and paste it we don’t celebrate baby shower 😔

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff29 days ago

I think it was originally made for parent who can't afford a lot of new baby things so friends and family her them gifts which helps the parents. But now a days some people do it as a celebration tradition some to just celebrate the new pregnancy and some to get the gifts

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LenoirLenoir
LenoirLenoir29 days ago

I’m not a fan. I never wanted one as I felt cheek basi asking for present. If people want to give gifts theyd come with them when meeting the baby. I don’t really like going to peoples either unless it’s a close relative

just my opinion

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