– Ask Cheryl (COVID Edition) – Is it Acceptable to Have a Shower for Baby #4?

March 9, 2021

Each new family addition should be showered with love and celebration, from the first baby to the fourth. But given the current health precautions and suggested social distancing, what are some safer alternatives to a traditional baby shower?  Hi Cheryl, “My son and daughter-in-law are getting ready to have their fourth child; is it acceptable […]

– Ask Cheryl – Coronavirus Concerns Cause Baby Shower Guest List Disagreement

October 27, 2020

Is hosting a baby shower creating some tension between you and the mommy-to-be, especially when it comes to planning the guest list? After inviting the obligatory family members, there may only be room for a few friends or coworkers. But who gets the final say on the guest list? And what about social distancing and […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should I Send a Baby Gift if the Shower was Canceled Due to Covid?

August 25, 2020

Even in these uncertain times of social distancing and limited gatherings, common etiquette rules still apply. When a special social event, like a baby shower, has to be cancelled, you should definitely send out a message to your family and friends to let them know. But what do you do if the expecting couple sends […]

– Ask Cheryl – Help! I’m Tired of Going to So Many Baby Showers!

July 14, 2020

The arrival of a new baby is always exciting! First baby, second baby, third baby, fourth baby; each one a new special blessing! But what may not be as exciting as the new baby, is the arrival of a second, third, or fourth baby shower invitation for the same family member! Your initial thought may […]

– Ask Cheryl – Is a First Baby Shower Mandatory?

February 11, 2020

You’re pregnant with your first baby! Congratulations! This is such a special time, and it’s a time to celebrate. Chances are, your friends and family will want to celebrate the upcoming arrival of your little bundle of joy too! But is a baby shower necessary? Maybe you feel like a baby shower is just another […]

Ask Cheryl: Shower for Baby Two: Too Soon?

October 22, 2019

Your baby boy is less than a year old and you find out you’re pregnant again. You’re excited that this time it’s a 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 […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should You Give Yourself a Baby Shower?

September 24, 2019

Sometimes expectant mothers are excited about their little one and want to make sure that they have everything they need. This may cause them to wonder if someone will honor them with a baby shower. In this week’s post, our reader wants to know if it’s OK for a mom-to-be to host her own baby […]

– Ask Cheryl – What if I’m Invited to 2 Baby Showers for the same Mom-to-Be?

August 27, 2019

When a friend or family member announces her pregnancy everyone gets excited to plan a shower. Sometimes you run in more than one circle with the mother-to-be and you could be left wondering what to do when you’ve been invited to more than one shower. Dear Cheryl, I just read your article on baby shower […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should You Have a Baby Shower for a Second or Even Third Child?

July 23, 2019

When expecting a second (or even third) child it can be just as exciting as it was with the first. Friends and family anticipate the arrival of baby number two and oftentimes want to show their excitement by throwing a baby shower. But you may be wondering if you should accept an offer for someone […]

– Ask Cheryl – Should Future Grandmas Invite Each Other to Baby Showers They are Hosting?

August 14, 2018

Today we’re tackling two hot topics when it comes to baby showers: who should host; and who should be invited. With two future grandmas hosting separate events, Cheryl advises how best to handle the question of whether it’s appropriate for the grandmas-to-be to invite one another. Hi Cheryl, Both the future grandmas are holding separate […]

Hosting A Sip And See

August 9, 2018

Southern culture has given us so many of our favorite things: monograms, sweet tea, seersucker and line dancing, just to name a few. Southern tradition harkens back to simpler times of front porch sitting and gathering up all your favorite people for a big dinner around your dining table. Maybe that’s why so many of […]

Who Traditionally Throws A Baby Shower? Is It Okay For A Family Member To Host?

March 19, 2018

Baby showers became popular during the baby boom era of the 1950s as a way help new moms prepare. They are also a way for family and friends to celebrate the new arrival. Today, in addition to traditional baby showers, many are opting to host a “Sprinkle” (for encore babies) or a “Sip and See” […]

– Ask Cheryl – Can I Register and Host a Shower for My Second Baby?

March 16, 2018

Today’s question comes to us from a second-time mom who wonders about the etiquette of creating a registry and hosting her own shower. What’s appropriate, and what’s not? Hello Cheryl, I have a question regarding a baby registry and shower. I am having my second baby (a boy) in early 2018. I have a daughter […]

Baby Shower Etiquette

March 5, 2018

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby! (Well, not necessarily in that order anymore.) And while everyone loves a cute little bundle of joy, some may dread the baby shower. Love them or hate them, they’re a fact of life and if you’re a woman, you will most likely be invited to […]

– Ask Cheryl – Baby Gifts and the Workplace

February 12, 2018

When someone in the office is expecting, it’s sweet to celebrate with a small gift or celebration. But what if you haven’t been invited to a shower? Today, Cheryl weighs in on the best way to handle workplace gifts. Dear Cheryl, One of our coworkers is expecting, and invited one member of the staff to […]

– Love, Marriage, and the Baby Carriage – Who Gets Invited?

June 20, 2017

Today’s Ask Cheryl question comes from a reader that’s planning a baby shower soon after the wedding. She wants to know if it’s OK to invite those that were not invited to the wedding. Dear Cheryl, Should people not invited to the recent wedding be invited to the baby shower? Thanks, Mary Ann Hi Mary […]

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