Different Types of "Baby Shower"
Just thought I'd pass this along :) Did you know that there are different types of Baby Shower Events? accordig to Wikipedia:
Diaper Shower - refers to a small-scale baby shower, generally for subsequent children, when the parents don't need as many baby supplies.
Grandma's Shower - efers to a shower at which people bring items for the grandparents to keep at their house, such as collapsible crib and a changing pad.
Sprinkles - are small showers for a subsequent child, especially a child who is of a different gender than the previous offspring.
Blessingway - an event that focuses more on pampering the mom-to-be and wishing her well rather than the giving of gifts. This is done with pregnancy for a second child, when the mother doesn't need as much "stuff".
Meal Shower - refers to the organization of meals for the new parents after the birth of a baby. AKA a Meal Train, it is typically organized by a friend or the family (organizer) who has knowledge of the recipient's meal preferences, allergies, schedule, calendar, and knows who should be included. With this information, the organizer creates a meal sign-up calenda of the available days and known meal preferences. Then, s/he contacts friends of the recipient to let them know that a meal train has been created and to ask if they would like to participate in bringing a meal to the friend in need (recipient). The organizer keeps track of the days that are booked and what meals will be given and communicates the information to the meal recipient and other participants. Additional family and friends who would like to participate after the initial invitation contact the coordinator to learn the specifics of the meal train.
There you go! Hope this was helpful to all you Mommas out there :) Have a H&H 9!