Ask Cheryl: Shower for Baby Two: Too Soon?

Today’s question comes from a reader blessed with a second child within one year of having her first. She feels unsure about having another baby shower when her children are so close in age.

Dear Cheryl,

Are there any “rules” about the amount of time between baby showers? My son isn’t yet a year old, and we are now expecting a daughter. Would it be okay to have a second shower so soon?


Group Of Female Friends Meeting For Baby Shower

Hi Melnee,

There are no “rules” about the amount of time between baby showers for your first and second child. It would be fine to have a shower for your second child, especially since you’ll be welcoming a little girl this time. Each child is a blessing, and if a friend wants to give a baby shower for your second child, then that’s perfectly acceptable. Any mom with two babies needs all the help she can get, right?

As you probably know, showers are not something that you host yourself. If a friend or extended family member offers, then you can feel comfortable accepting the kind gesture.

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Cheryl Seidel is the founder and President of, an intuitive search engine that helps gift givers quickly and easily find online registries for weddings, baby showers, graduations and more.

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