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Post by Jane on

No not, two baby showers for the same baby. What I mean is a baby shower for twins. Though I suppose the first statement was also true.

A baby shower for twins may sound like double trouble. After all there is twice to manage right? Actually, no, it isn't much different than managing a baby shower for a single birth.

And you would be surprised how the amount of gifts really doesn't change that much.

My brother had a little girl, then a eight years later they had twins. Both were born healthy. But since they were little boys the question came up. Should we have another baby shower?

I think it depends on a number of factors:

  • how long since baby #1 was born
  • do your friends/family want to throw you one?

They had a second shower (though I kept it really small) because baby

The first child is 8 years old and my sister-in-law really wanted me to have one. I think if I hadn't said yes, they would have gone ahead and "surprised" me with one anyway... they were very adamant about wanting a shower (most of their kids are also 7+ years old, so they're super excited about having a baby around again).

If you are feeling uncomfortable with the idea of a full shower, there may be several reasons:

  • You have the same sex?
  • The babies are not that far apart in age

You might want something smaller.

I think a twins sprinkle would be nice. You could set up a registry but if all you need is gendered clothes then maybe you would get a few things. I had a friend have a sprinkle with a diaper raffle so she got some diapers and even a few outfits but not a bunch of stuff and it was more of just a get together.

One important tip when you plan a baby shower for a mother expecting twins, don't wait too long. A twin pregnancy is more stressful and it takes a lot more energy the closer she is to term. My sister-in-law had hers at 35, and was sad it was so late. In an ideal world, it would have been at around 25 weeks, since she had more energy. This close can feel like racing the clock, with less energy, there is little time to get the rest sorted out before the babies are there.