There is so much tradition surrounding baby showers that it can often feel like a breath of fresh air when someone does something new. The same goes for holding a baby shower after the baby is born. A baby shower is typically held about 6 weeks before the due date and hosted by the friends of the mother to be. So is it okay to have a baby shower after the baby is born?
It’s a rite of passage for couples having a baby for the first time and it is becoming extremely common for the baby shower to be held after the baby is born. Here are 5 reasons why holding a baby shower post delivery is a great idea:
Meet the Baby
Some people also hold a ‘Meet the Baby’ event once the baby is born in addition to the baby shower. For parents on a budget, a post partum baby shower can be a great way of combining the two events and helping people celebrate the arrival of the baby and even see it.
Even if a ‘meet the baby’ party isn’t held, you will find yourself playing host to a stream of visitors who will want to see the baby and congratulate you in person. A post-baby baby shower can be a great way to help all those people see the baby in a single day and take care of the baby shower all in one.
Make Gifts Easy
Giving gifts can be extremely complicated. While you can buy the generic items that all parents need, they won’t have the personal touch. If you’re close to the couple, then you’d want to give a memorable gift. Once you see the baby and know its size, name, and gender, you can easily choose presents accordingly.
Not all pregnancies go smoothly and there are some that have lots of complications. In some cases, the mommy to be may have to dedicate a lot of time to bed rest or even in a hospital. In the middle of this difficult pregnancy, a mother needs to focus all efforts on recovering rather than thinking over the semantics of a baby shower.
Post partum baby showers are the best option for parents who are adopting a child. This is because adoptions aren’t very concrete and even the parents may not know about the baby’s arrival until the very last minute. You can only hold as baby shower for them until they know for sure.
Setting Up the Registry
If the couple is having a baby for the first time then you won’t really have an exact idea of all the things you’re going to need for your baby. Chances are that you miss some crucial items out of the registry. While gifts shouldn’t be expected they sure can come in handy once the baby is born. Once the baby is born, they will have a better idea of all the essentials and will be able to plan with you accordingly.
Whether you decide to have the baby shower before the baby is born or after, the most important thing to remember is celebrating the new life that has been (or will be) entering this world. A celebration is definitely in order!
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Happy Baby Showering!
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