Baby showers can be held before or after the baby is born. How to decide? Start by considering these three very good reasons to hold a baby shower before the baby is born:
- Since one purpose of a baby shower is to help the expectant mom prepare for her newborn, holding a baby shower before gives her time to sort through her presents, set up the nursery, determine what items she’s missing, and obtain them before the baby arrives. She’ll also have a chance to send out thank-you notes while she still has some time to herself.
- The first few weeks with a new baby tend to be pretty crazy. If you have the baby shower before the baby arrives, the mother-of-honor is more likely to be able to relax and enjoy herself instead of thinking about feeding her newborn, changing diapers, and getting some sleep.
- The last couple months of pregnancy can be stressful. Hosting a baby shower can provide the mom-to-be with much needed emotional support, not to mention a dose of fun and companionship.
Since babies are often early, if you’re planning a baby shower before the birth, it’s best to pick a date at least six to eight weeks before the due date. And if the mom-to-be is expecting twins or triplets, make it even earlier.
Be sure to also read: 5 Reasons to Host a Baby Shower After the Baby Is Born.
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