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When is the Best Time to Have a Baby Shower?

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When is it appropriate to have a baby shower? Is there such thing as too early or too late?

Many people are confused by when the right time for a baby shower is. The answer can be different depending on who you ask, but most agree that this party should take place after the first trimester of pregnancy and before the third one. 

This article will help you understand the best time to have a baby shower.

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What is a Baby Shower?

A Baby Shower is a party that is thrown for moms-to-be to celebrate their new baby. The shower can be held during or after the mom’s pregnancy, and can be hosted by family, friends or even the mom-to-be!

When to Have a Baby Shower

Traditionally, baby showers are held in the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy. The beginning of the third trimester, from 28 to 32 weeks, is a great time for a baby shower! This is the ideal time because mom is usually still feeling pretty good, the baby has grown a lot, and mom will be nearing the end of her pregnancy.

This time is also great because it gives mom time to work on her registry, as well as gives her time to buy things that she didn’t receive at the shower before the baby is born.

However, if you’re unable to have a baby shower during this time don’t worry! There is nothing wrong with having a shower at any point during the mother’s pregnancy, even if she’s already given birth (a.k.a a Sip and See)!

If you want to have an earlier shower of course that is perfectly okay too.

Should You Have an In-Person Baby Shower or Virtual?

A new trend is to host the baby shower virtually. A virtual baby shower is great, especially for moms that have family and friends that don’t live locally.

Related Post: How to Throw a Virtual Baby Shower

Final Thoughts

While the ideal time to have a baby shower is when the mom-to-be is about 28-32 weeks, you really can have a baby shower any time that works with the mom-to-be’s schedule. There really are no set rules!