Baby showers are great! For the first born, it seems exciting, new and fun to plan! Although when the second baby is coming, it seems hard to plan another baby shower and sometimes it doesn’t seem like there’s a point. You already have clothes and toys from the last baby, but that’s not the point! The point of a baby shower is to celebrate this new baby and welcome he or she with love and open arms!
Traditionally, baby showers were held only for the first born child. Nowadays more and more people are having baby shower for their second child. The only problem is that after the first baby, it seems that there are no original ideas left. You went all out for the first baby when you were planning the shower, but now that baby number two is on its way it seems almost impossible to come up with something new and exciting.
The second baby shower is just as important as the first born’s baby shower because all the children should be treated the same. Also, clothes and other things used by the first baby can be given to other friends and families as hand-me-downs. A second baby is a great way to acquire other things that are needed for both babies as well.
Whether trying to make your baby shower party fresh or unique with plenty of activities, there are so many new ideas out there. For example, you can have a craft party and have everyone make the baby a homemade gift. Once your baby grows up, he or she will realizes how much love he or she has from all of these crafts that friends and family have made them.
Since this is your second child, you can have their big brother or big sister around for the baby shower. Even have it called, brother-to-be or sister-to-be shower. You’ll want them to adjust having a new baby around, and the baby shower is the perfect place for them to be. They can be an active part of the baby shower and can be the first outing. Also, so the first born doesn’t feel left out, you can have your guests give gifts to them as well. It’s a great way to celebrate the child you have now and the child you will have in the future.
Also, the guests for the second baby shower will also give gifts to the parents-to-be because they could use the items for the first baby for the new baby. A second baby shower is a great excuse to bond with friends and family members.
After all the stress from the first baby, a great way to throw a baby shower is an open house baby shower. This removes the problems of forgetting to invite people and removes the stress so that the mother-to-be and all the guests can have fun and come and go as they please.
Baby showers don’t have to be stressful or even boring! Make your second one even better!