It is called baby shower to one celebration which takes place before an imminent or recent birth of a baby . Within the framework of the party, the child's parents receive presents , usually intended for your child.
The English notion can literally be translated as "baby shower", although this denomination of the celebration is associated with the "rain" of gifts parents get. In our language the event is also mentioned as birth party or baby party .
In its origins, the baby shower was held as a celebration of the arrival of the first son of a family and it consisted of a meeting of women who advised the first-time mother about raising the child. Currently these parties are usually celebrated with each birth and many times men are also invited to the event.
Beyond the variations according to the culture , it is usual for the baby shower to be organized by a friend of the future mother. This is because, since the party is centered on gifts, it can be uncomfortable for the organizer to be honored and to ask for the gifts in question. That is why the organization falls to a friend who, according to the needs of the future mother, builds the list of gifts.
It is important to understand that this party It does not always point to a frivolous collection of gifts with the excuse of an imminent birth, but many parents with tight pockets greatly appreciate the clothes and accessories that the guests give them as they thus save a significant sum of money in the investment that involves raising a child.
In a baby shower, catering is usually offered with some cake (also called pie ). They are also organized games and recreational activities linked to the birth or upbringing of the child. In this way the attendees compete demonstrating their skills to change a diaper using a doll or sewing clothes. You can also play to guess when the baby will be born or what his sex will be, for example.
Music also occupies an important place in baby showers, especially if the family is characterized by enjoying the celebrations in a casual way. As well as other parties that take place before taking a significant step in the lifetime , the baby shower also serves to release tensions, leave behind a stage that will never return and gather energy to face a new one.
Usually, the baby shower is celebrated when there is very little time left for birth. Among the reasons is that in this way the future mother can forget for a few hours of the pain and discomfort typical of pregnancy. The organization is not easy, since it is necessary to find a date in which the majority of family and friends are available, and that the honoree see fit for reception.
Another modality of baby shower, known by the name I'm here, it is celebrated in some countries once the baby is born, so that it can be "presented in society". For many it is more interesting than the previous one, given the weakness that human beings usually have before the image of a baby .
One of the disadvantages of this type of party is that the newborn can get too uncomfortable or begin to feel some pain that makes him cry a lot, and all this can result in parents choosing to leave shortly after arriving. The unpredictable nature of a baby's behavior is not very compatible with the organization of a baby. event .