When should you plan a baby shower?

At what stage should I have a baby shower? Do’s and don’t? Am I allowed to plan it?


Are you taking about throwing yourself one? Or with someone. I did mine at 32 weeks but started planning weeks before. My sisters threw my party

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mine was thrown a month before i was due. some due closer or earlier

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I did mine at 30 weeks.

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I did mine at 32 weeks, my sister in kaw planned mine but yes u can throw ur own or sometimes others offer to throw it for u

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I did mine at 7 months

My kids Godmother threw me one a month before I was due. It was a nice backyard shower with games and food.

I had mine at 22 weeks

People will tell you how ‘rude’ it is to throw your own. You do you. I threw my own for all my kids, because I like the fun it brings by planning decorations and games and food. And it brought my family together a whole bunch too. We are doing ours in the beginning of January. We are due February. “Help us Ring in the New Year with Baby (insert name we haven’t picked yet here)”


Earlier the better (i had 1 planned almost 2 months b4 my due date n baby came 2 days b4 the party my oldest was planned at 34 weeks and he came 3 days shy of 38 weeks) plus having 1 early gives u time to buy what u didnt get, a chance to nest, and a chance to relax

I never had baby showers. I was a single mom I did it all myself… But I’d say after the 6th month

I’d do it anywhere from 28-32 weeks. I helped plan mine but someone else hosted. But if you’re talking about throwing yourself one, that’s fine too.

My son was a couple months old when he had a shower. In my culture we don’t celebrate life before their born

To help better prepare for your bundle of joy I’d say do the shower between 28 wks to 32 wks. The reason I say no later than 32 wks is that the baby may come early and you want time to prepare for your new bundle. Also having it early like that gives you time to go get things needed that you didn’t receive at baby shower.

I threw my own baby shower at 20 weeks was easier for me but it’s up to you I did mine while I was still comfortable and not too big hahaha

I did mine at 36 weeks, but I didn’t do a baby shower in the traditional sense. I did more of a diaper party. Family showed up, played games, ate food, and socialized. Instead of gifts they brought diapers and wipes which got them raffle tickets for prizes. I already had everything I needed for baby so I didn’t want a bunch of gifts.

Of course, this was pre-covid and before the restrictions on gathering. So most people I know who had have babies since covid have been doing virtual showers with Zoom or drive by showers. A few of them set up a table at the edge of their yard with favors and something to write a note on or sign. Then another table for gifts. Mom stood near the door so people could take pictures from a distance. They have been really cute and much safer.

Your allowed to do whatever you want.
I planned both mine. It would have been nice if family or friends had stepped up more though.
Its best to have it as close to your due date as possible. I think i did both mine about 3 weeks before i was due.

I had mine at 30 weeks. You do you, that’s it

In my circles it’s still considered tacky to throw your own baby shower. No one around here would throw their own. Friends and family do it. My sisters threw mine. But you do you. If no one will throw one for you-take matters into your own hands and do what you’re comfortable with! Mine was at 30 weeks, thankfully since I was forced to go on bedrest the next week! I’ve seen them anywhere from 7 months to 8 and a half…

I did all 4 of mine at 25 to 30 weeks. But that’s only because I could actually get out of bed by then. You can throw your own or have a close friend or family member do it depends on your preference no wrong way to have a shower