A mom writes in asking for advice about having a baby shower while the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic is restricting gatherings. She wants to know if it would be wrong to create a Facebook event and attach her registry so people can help her, even though they can’t have a party.
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A member of the community asks:
“How should I have a baby shower during this outbreak? Here’s a question I haven’t seen so far. I’m pregnant, and I know I can’t have a shower because of the virus. Is it wrong to create a Facebook event with my registry attached, asking for help even though I can’t invite people to a party?”
Community Advice for This Mom Who Needs Advice on How to Have a Baby Shower During the Pandemic
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The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.
“Have a sprinkle after the baby’s born.”
“I personally wouldn’t do that unless it was already planned prior to this outbreak. If someone wants to send you a gift, they will.”
“Do the Facebook page and then if people choose to send you gifts do a live video or zoom cal or you opening them so everyone can see you enjoyed their gift.”
“Have people mail you your presents and maybe send them little gift bags with treats and such. You could do an online video chat styled party and show everyone the gifts you’ve received over that. I know it sucks with this quarantine but it could be worse. Some people don’t get the chance to have baby showers due to complications. Make the best of it and have fun.”
“Wait until after baby born and safe. Then everyone can see baby too.”
“I’ve seen quite a few people do drive-by parties. Even before this I know people that did a “floating” shower, which was the same concept basically, people drop off gifts. But you still have drawings and prizes. Like, say for whoever buys diapers gets in a drawing, whoever brings a present gets in a drawing etc.”
“I just canceled mine. I was gonna do a virtual baby shower but I decided to just wait until after the baby was born.”
“I’m due in June and waiting until after all this clears up, then hopefully having a little meet n greet!”
“I personally enjoy doing a sprinkle after baby is born better. This way people get to meet baby and I didn’t have to be center of attention lol. Also, keep in mind that a lot of people are without jobs right now or can’t get out to mail a gift. To me, if you do it online you sound like someone who just wants a gift.”
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