Parties & Celebrations
Baby showers second time around
Just because you might already have one or two children doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be treated to a baby shower.
Having a baby shower for a second pregnancy
For some basic ground rules, read *Planning a baby shower – there’s no reason you can’t enjoy yourself just the same as you did the first time around. However, there might be a few small changes:
The gift list this time might not need to include some of the essentials like a travel cot or steriliser – these should have survived from the first baby! However, you might prefer to have vouchers towards an updated pushchair if you first baby chariot is looking a bit worn out. Other good gifts include baby changing bags and gorgeous nursery bedding – these are always useful even when your baby is all grown up, and enjoying some of the latest designs will help spruce up your otherwise ‘secondhand’ collection of baby essentials.
If you had games at your first baby shower, they were probably rather more along the lines of hen night fun. Now that you have a toddler in tow – and quite possibly your friends have little ones too – turn this into an excuse to have a few gentle baby games instead. Don’t feel it has to be full-scale action on a par with your child’s last birthday party – this is your treat, after all – but get the host to organise a few nice little activities to create a family atmosphere.
Alternatively, as part of the day’s treat, ask dad to take your older children off to the park so you can have some serious girlfriend-time!
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