Baby shower?

@eashoor (307)
Canada
July 9, 2007 12:06pm CST
I am 4 months pregnant and this is my first. I just wanted to ask when do you have a baby shower? who does it for you? Do you request things or just wait and see what people get you???
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@jossml (464)
• Puerto Rico
9 Jul 07
Congratulations for the baby to come, My wife had 3 baby showers that was great one of them was organized by family member and she made a list and give each item to a person invited. the others was at their own, so they give us the same items, two or tree times from the same socks hats, bottles etc. I recommend a gift registry in your favorite store or a person in the family that organize everything including the gifts. Of all the gifts we receive the more valuable ones are diapers. Good luck in all your pregnancy stages, and I hope you receive a lot of gifts.
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@eashoor (307)
• Canada
9 Jul 07
Thank you :)
@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Usually you do it about 2 months before the baby comes. Most womens mothers throw it for them, or sisters. You can go to walmart and toys r us and stores like that and do a registry. they give you a little scanner and you just scan all the things you would like to receive as gifts. then your guests just have to print out the list and pick the stuff they want to get you.
• United States
9 Jul 07
You can have it any time before the baby arrives. Normally, your family member and/or close friends will host the shower for you. It would be easier to just register yourself somewhere e.g. Babies R Us, Target, etc. and make a list of the things you would like to have. That way, you don't get duplicates and it's easier for people to shop.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Some will have them after the baby arrives, so the guests know whether to buy pink or blue! Although with ultrasound most people already know beforehand...
@eashoor (307)
• Canada
9 Jul 07
I thought you had to pay like 700-800 dollars to get those U/S that tell you the babys gender.
• United States
18 Jun 09
I suggest you have it whenever you are ready. Not to far ahead in the pregnancy because then you can end up breaking your water at the shower. Here are some ways to save money on some of the decoration. Favors: Home made favors are always cheaper then the store brought ones. Things like home made soap in the shape of baby items such as bottles and rattles and have a color like pink or blue. Invitations: Another thing you could save money on is invitations. Get them from online. heres a site i suggest http://www.free-printable-party-invitations-online.com/baby-shower-invitations.html Get help with food and table and chairs from family members or churches.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
25 Jul 07
Congratulations on expecting your first baby. How exciting. I hope your pregnancy is going well. I would definitely recommend registering for your shower as many people before me have suggested. There are so many new things on the market and many of your family members who haven't had a baby in years would probably appreciate knowing what you would like. Many stores allow you to register on line these days... I believe WalMart does and even Target. Enjoy your pregnancy, it is a very special time.
@ckj6981 (195)
• Singapore
14 Jul 07
Congratulation. Yes, I had a baby shower for my daughter. We invite our relatives and friends. I don't know how your country practice, at Singapore our relatives and friends will buy us a present or give us money (we called red packet). For me, I prefer people give me red packet. I can use the money to buy the things that I like for my daughter or save it to my daughter bank account. I can see a lots of my friends, they having baby shower or birthday party for their child. When they get the gift that they don't like, they will sell online.
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
I had my baby shower when I was 8 months pregnant. It is your preference if you want it earlier or later. My husband organized it for me but I think the women in your family and women friends are the traditional ones that do baby showers. We had a wish list of the things we wanted for practical reason because we tried to avoid receiving multiple numbers of the same items. But to no avail we got 5 diaper bags, 2 strollers, 2 playpens among the items that came in multiples. My advise is to hold the baby shower before you complete the baby necessities list. We bought whatever it is that was not given to us during the baby shower. This really helped our budget and let me realize that I am loved and that my baby will be loved and will be welcomed in this world with open arms.
@stacyv81 (5906)
• United States
13 Jul 07
you can register, like you would for a wedding, target does it, babys r us does it. You can go in and scan things you want and then when someone buys it it gets taken off. It is a good way to tell people what you want and they can choose if they would like to buy those things. Usually people do them around 7 months. but really they can happen anytime. Whoever wants to do it can do it. I know for me one of my friends have always done it, whoever comes to me first and says they want to =)
@Gemmygirl1 (2871)
• Australia
11 Jul 07
Here in Australia, Baby Showers aren't something we do - i guess it depends on where you are though! My cousin had one though & as far as we could tell, it was only so she'd get gifts & then there would be stuff she wouldn't have to actually pay for herself ^_^ If you do decide to have one, i guess let the gifts people give you be a surprise, i don't like the idea of registering at certain places coz most of the places that do it aren't exactly cheap. Meaning anyone who goes & gets something from your list is going to have to spend quite a bit of money. Just let people give you what they want to give you, that way you know it's what they think you should have, not what you want them to give you :) You'll have to buy quite a lot of stuff yourself anyway so if you do make a list - just pick general things that you know you'll go through, diapers/nappies, dummies/pacifiers, bottles, teets, steriliser, blankets & sheet sets, wipes, lotions, clothes & general stuff like that! I wish you well with your first! Have a good Baby Shower though if you have one :)
@TiffanieC (827)
• United States
10 Jul 07
First.. congratulation! You can have a baby shower any time.. you might want to wait until you are in your third trimester though. Usually family and friends will be the one to host the shower. I would suggest making a registry for people to buy off of, it will make your life easier (also, make sure you register for different size clothes, not just newborn). You can start a registry at many stores like Target, Walmart, Babies R Us or many high end shops as well. If you find that you like things from different places then I would go to www.thethingsiwant.com and start a registry there.. when you are online you can just add things to your registry from anywhere you like. That site is wonderful!