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In this case expectant couple (she and daddy) can play and dream with all gifts while awaiting their dream baby. For second and subsequent babies, baby showers (also called sprinkles) can be held before or after baby is born. The upside of holding baby shower after baby's birth is that gifts can be chosen by sex of baby and mother is more relaxed.
As per old tradition, a baby shower is only held for first baby. However, modern view is that baby showers can be held for successive babies as well. Frankly speaking, it is a matter of personal preference and we have seen baby showers for 4th or 5th babies.
However, it is considered to be a good idea if hostess can confirm and discuss with guest of honor and potential guests how they feel about holding a second or third. If a majority of people agree, you have all reasons you need to go ahead with shower.
Generally gifts for subsequent baby showers are being targeted to more useful everyday items. Those that baby may need and most of time they are less expensive than for first baby. However, nothing can stop you if you wish to give more expensive gifts on any subsequent showers.
My personal viewpoint is that a baby shower should be held for every baby. Moreover, showers are not just gift giving and taking rituals, but something more than that. They are given to bless and congratulate mom-to-be and her family. But that is just my personal opinion, so go with what you have planned either way.
Baby showers are a time tested noble celebration. A social event and a good excuse for friends and family to get together and to celebrate birth of a baby.
Moreover, in recent times pregnancies and deliveries have become quite an expensive affair. So this could help parents financially as well.
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