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I know its up to me at the end of the day, however baby girl is due in Feb.
Trying to decide when to have my shower but with Christmas and new year and holidays i don’t want to organise things when everyone is busy.
Im not expecting expensive gifts by any means but I also feel like december/Jan is an expensive time for people and I don’t want to feel like I’m putting extra pressure on people.
Is November too early? Id be between 6 – 7 months. My partner thinks it’s too early but I think it’s ok.

Posted anonymously, 30th August 2021

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  • Thank you for all your answers! I think November is perfect for me. Last pregnancy I was about 36 or 37 weeks pregnant. I was huge. I was sitting most of the time and not doing as many activities etc.

  • I’d go with what makes you happy. It’s a celebration of your up coming birthday so any time works. I’ve always done it later on in pregnancy. But also not to late when your to big and exhausted!

  • I think November is fine! It’s before people get caught up in the silly season and you can just enjoy sole time with the important people in your life celebrating

  • At the end of the day it is up to you. Personally I do think November is a bit early. I would probably look at mid January or early December.

  • I think the perfect time for a baby shower is around 6 to 7 months. The baby will be formed by then and you would have enough time to enjoy the shower with your friends.

  • Yes up to you to have and yes people have expenses close to Christmas but people only spend what they want and you know your having a girl and maybe they could all put in as a group for say a pram or cot.

  • I think 8 months…its too early before this.

  • November sounds perfect for you. Keep in mind of not arranging anything that could be messed up with lockdowns etc. ie; ordering a cake that cant be used or won’t keep if the day needs to be postponed. Best wishes for the birth and welcoming your baby.

  • yup do it in november. Great idea. people love to bring gifts at baby showers so it will also help you get ready for bub early.

  • I don’t see a problem to do that in November

  • I don’t think November is too early. It is your party so I would plan it for when you think you will most enjoy it.

  • I think November is fine. Everyone will realise the time of year is influencing you. They’ll probably be grateful for one less event during what I call Crazy Time.

  • I think January is a good time also people can sort out Christmas before or chance to buy gifts in sale.

  • I think 6m is a good time for it you will probably enjoy it more at 6m then any further along I had mine at like 8m and didn’t enjoy it as much as I was very big and uncomfortable

  • I agree, do what works for you.
    But are you meant to organise it yourself ?
    Traditionally one of the mum-to-be’s family members or close friends typically organises the baby shower. The mum is usually the guest of honour at the party, not the host ?

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