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Baby Showers: Yay or Nay?

Early Breakfast With Paula MacSweeney

Baby Showers: Yay or Nay?

Paula MacSweeney
Paula MacSweeney

7:31 AM - 30 Jan 2020



They're on the rise in Ireland

Baby Showers are on the rise in Ireland with 40,000 taking place each year, a study has revealed. NONSENSE! Not the stats; the actual event itself. I couldn’t believe the amount of people who asked if I was having “a shower” when I was pregnant. Either I was stinkin’ or they meant a party, and the answer was NO. The cringe is just too much. Sitting around all sweaty and swollen with a huge bump, opening presents in front of people who had bought them. Kill me now. Also, it’s quite a greedy concept. Inviting people to bring you presents before the baby is born? No no no!

 

I’m not the only one who has some feeling about this – those who hate baby showers, really hate them. Those who love them, really love them:

 

 

  • “Have you heard about the reveal party?! It’s a party where the parents open a letter in front of everyone, revealing the sex of their baby.  When are people going to cop on?!” - Pat the milkman

 

  • "American nonsense!

 

  • “Paula, as a tag on to that gender reveal text: I can’t believe nobody loves the surprise of finding out the sex of the baby when they’re born anymore!” - Emma

 

  • “Paula, a midwife actually started our scan appointment by advising she doesn't do the whole popping gender in an envelope for you to bring to a baker! So cringy!”

 

  • “If it’s your first baby, baby showers are so lovely! It’s the biggest change that’s ever going to happen in your life and it’s so special. It often gives apprehensive mums a bit of a lift, especially in the lasy few weeks of pregnancy. It’s a nice, girly afternoon – what’s not to love?!”

 

  • “I hated them until my best friend surprised me with one and I loved it! I felt so special!”



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