If your best friend is about to have a baby, it is customary for her friends to get together and throw her a small party to celebrate her impending motherhood. The part can involve games, lots of food and of course giving the mother to be gifts. Baby showers are actually thrown with the intention of “showering” the mother with gifts for her baby.
Always ask for permission first
While baby showers can be a lot of fun and much of the time, they are thrown as a sort of surprise party, you also have to keep in mind that pregnancy is not an easy thing to deal with and that the mother to be might be tired, exhausted and sick most of the time. You can start looking at presents but it is important for you to always have the mother to be’s interests at heart first. Although many people speak of pregnancy as if it is a bed of roses, it really is not and the mother to be will be uncomfortable and feeling sick most fo the time and if this is the case, the last thing that she will want is a bunch of people in her house because all she will want is to crawl in to bed and sleep.If you would still like to keep it a surprise, you could ask your friend’s partner or her mother how she is doing and tell them about your plans instead. This way, they would be able to tell you if it is a good time for your friend or not.
When buying gifts for baby shower, you can either choose to have each guest bring something individually or you can pool money and buy all of the gifts at once so that you do not end up repeating gifts and so that you cover as many areas as you possibly can. The reason for baby showers is that having a baby and taking care of a baby can be a very expensive thing in those first few months and for this reason, the friends and relations of the mother to be, pitch in to make the ride a little easier for her and her spouse. Traditionally, baby showers are a female only event but as times change, it has started becoming acceptable for the partner of the mother to be to be present at the event and rightfully so because he is also going to be a parent and deserves to be equally celebrated.