I remember when I was pregnant the first time and how excited my mom and mother in law were to throw me a baby shower. The idea behind a baby shower is to help the expectant mom get prepared, however what moms really need is support and products for her,not the babe. Babies need very little in the early weeks and months postpartum. Some diapers, some onesies and some baby cloths.
Forget the Baby Shower, Have A Mother Shower Instead
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For one, even if there are no children screaming -- even if it's a miraculously, glorious day when I'm the only one in the house and taking a shower! I swear, in every single shower I take for the next 20 years, I will always think I hear a kid freaking out. Because, God forbid, I take a shower. And then there are the things that I used to think were important, pre-motherhood.