Ask Cheryl: Shower for Baby Two: Too Soon?

Your baby boy is less than a year old, and you find out you’re pregnant again. You’re excited that you’re having a baby girl, and you know in order to prepare for her arrival, you will need a few items you don’t currently have. Your friends are offering to throw you a baby shower, but you worry that it’s too soon.

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?


Shower for Baby Number Two: Too Soon?
Photo credit: Carolina Guzik Photography

Hi Melnee,

There are really no “rules” about the amount of time between baby showers for your first and second child. It is fine to accept 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.

Did you know that it’s also ok to create a registry for your second child? Check out these tips for doing it in less than 15 minutes!

If you have questions or comments about gift giving, bridal shower, baby shower, or wedding etiquette, please comment below or email [email protected].

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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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