Baby showers aren’t just about offering up mothers to be a bunch of baby clothes and baby blankets for the soon to be born baby, although such gifts are indeed a significant part. However, there should be a lot more to such an occasion, and understanding the significance of a baby shower can help you plan a one much more effectively.
A baby shower should be about celebrating the forthcoming birth as much as it should be about enjoying the presents people bring. Once the baby is born, there will be so much work to do and the mother’s life will change so much in the first few months that the chance to enjoy time with a group of friends, celebrating the occasion can easily just pass by.
Having a baby shower before the birth also offers the mother to be a chance for support from those closest to her and a chance to gain tips from other mothers about how best to cope in those first few months. In many ways, a baby shower is more about the mother than it is the baby – sharing such a special time with her and lending support.
That is not to say that baby gifts aren’t important and those clothes and blankets will be extremely well received. Offering gifts to the mother to be is important not just to show your support and that you care, but also simply so that she can get together everything a new born child will need before the birth.
There are many different approaches you can take with a baby shower, and you can arrange it as a tea party, a simple girly night in or even a big, themed party. Ultimately, the baby shower should be a day for the mother-to-be to really remember, and a party that celebrates not only motherhood and the imminent birth, but also the friendships and love of those around her.