Published at Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 - 04:55:03 AM. Baby Shower. By tommy.
Everything You Need to Know About Baby Shower Etiquette Throwing a baby shower is such an intimate and wonderful honor. It shows the mother-to-be your commitment and excitement for her experience. She will be thrilled and excited for the new addition to the family. A baby shower should be fun, so if you are feeling a little stressed or unsure of the process, read below for your one-stop shop baby shower etiquette lesson. You will feel more at ease and comfortable to be hosting. Who hosts the baby shower A baby shower can be hosted by anyone other than the mother-to-be and her mother. Historically, the shower was hosted by someone outside the family, but today, a sister, aunt, best friend, coworker or anyone else can take the honor of hosting the shower. When do you throw a baby shower It is advised to host the baby shower 2-3 months before the due date of the mother to be. This way you are not too close to the due date in the event that the mother-to-be delivers early. This also allows the mother time to make exchanges or returns on items, purchase items needed that were not given at the shower, as well as give the parents time to decorate and display gifts in the babys room. Where do you host a baby shower Today, a baby shower can be held pretty much anywhere: a home, restaurant, country club, church, outdoor park or backyard. Please keep in mind the weather and time of day as important factors in considering a place to host. Suggestions indicate that hosting at a home is the most preferred and comforting place for a baby shower. Who do I invite to the shower This is a very intimate and special occasion, I recommend that you speak to the mother-to-be or her mother to attain a guest list of all those that she would want to share this experience with. This will allow you to avoid overlooking any guests that the mother-to-be would want there. You will want to consider availability and schedules of guests to ensure that you pick a date that will work for them. Historically, baby showers were women only, but now-of-days it is fine to invite men to the event. Just keep in mind that allowing men could change the atmosphere of the girl bonding experience, as well as might be uncomfortable for men. In some cases, men would arrive near the end of the shower to congratulate the mother-to-be and help carry out gifts. Who pays for the shower Customarily, the person hosting the shower will pay for the event. However, to be more budget friendly it is perfectly alright to have multiple people throw the shower together and split the cost. What baby shower gifts does one bring Bringing a gift to a shower is encouraged. Most of the gifts are practical gifts, such as: diapers, formula, clothes or anything that is essential for a new mom to have. Ask the mother-to-be if she has a registry. This will make it easy for you to know what she needs and wants. If there is no registry, you can always ask the mother, sister or host what recommendations that they would have. You can also get a pampered gift, such as a spa treatment, lotions or bath salts for the mother-to-be. She will be thrilled and in desperate need of pampering after the birth. There is no wrong gift, it is the thought that counts and trust me, she will use everything she receives. Just remember that a baby shower is such a special gift to the mother-to-be. Dont sweat the small stuff, just the fact that you made it happen shows your thoughtfulness and love. She will adore anything and everything that you have done for her. So give yourself a pat on the back, relax and have fun. Heather Umphrey is the author and the proud owner of mybabybuddy.com. We are an online baby store that sells an assortment of baby gifts whether for a newborn, first birthday or baby shower. As a Nanny for over a decade, I got to experience an assortment of must have baby products. I have seen first hand what products have soothed, calmed, educated, secured and entertained children of all ages. Mybabybuddy.com offers wonderful, natural, organic and stylish products for babies and moms including baby slings, baby robes and clothes, gift baskets, unique hand crafted toys and personalized gift items. Our products meet our personal standards and know that you will love them as much as we do.
Incorporate Creativity In Your Baby Shower Invitation Ideas Incorporating creativity in your baby shower invitation ideas will set you apart from others and will prepare the stage for a wonderful pregnancy celebration. The baby shower invitations are an expression of your intense desire to cordially invite your friends and relatives to the baby shower party. As such, these invitations should reflect your intense emotions to invite your near and dear ones to come to the baby shower and share your happiness. You can base your baby shower invitation ideas on the theme that you might have selected for the party. There are many other ideas for the same and some of them are being enumerated below. Baby Bassinet Idea Baby shower invitations based on baby bassinets are one of the most attractive baby shower invitation ideas. The invitation for the baby shower is decorated with baby bassinet that has a baby inside it. This works for both boys and girls but if twins are expected, then you can use two baby bassinets. Baby Bib Idea Using the baby bib is also a great baby shower invitation idea. The invitation can be made in the shape of a baby bib and this invitation can be used for both boys and girls. Baby Blocks Idea This is one of those baby shower invitation ideas that use baby blocks of alphabets and numerals for decorating the invitations. These invitations can be used for both girls and boys. Baby Bottle Idea You can use any item connected with a baby to make the invitation. A baby bottle would also be a great baby shower invitation idea. The invitations could be made in the shape of a baby bottle or the invitation edges could be decorated with petite baby bottles. Stork Idea Traditionally, the stork is depicted as bringing the newborn baby. As such, this is a great baby shower invitation idea. You can find plenty of such invitation cards in the stores and you can select the cards that have pictures of a stork delivering a baby. Such an invitation card can be further decorated by you and you can add a cute caption and your personal touch in the form of a loving message. Lovely Animals Babies love cute animals such as furry teddy bears or small dogs. As such baby shower invitations in the forms of these animals would be a great idea. Small furry teddy bears, dogs, ducks or butterflies can be placed on the invitations for decorating the same. In general, any item connected with a baby would be an excellent idea for incorporating in an invitation card for a baby shower. These items could be any of the following: burp cloth, bib, basket, towel, diapers, baby bottles, nipples, bottle cleaners etc. If you know the sex of the baby, you should use blue color for a male baby and pink color for a female baby. If you do not know the sex, you can use neutral colors like yellow and green. There are many baby shower invitation ideas that you can incorporate in the invitations but using your creativity will enhance the effect greatly.
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