A baby sprinkle is a type of baby shower to celebrate a family’s second child. Instead of a traditional shower, the gifts are often diapers, wipes and a few outfits since many families who are expecting their second child already have a lot of the gear they’ll need.
Why do they call a baby shower a sprinkle?
The name says it all: Instead of a bigger party where first-time parents are showered with gifts, a baby sprinkle is a more casual, relaxed gathering where the guests of honor are “sprinkled” with support and potentially smaller gifts.
What is the difference between a baby shower and a baby sprinkle?
While a baby shower is usually thrown for a first baby, a baby sprinkle typically celebrates a family’s second (or more) child, has fewer guests, presents and overall to-do and doesn’t last as long as a baby shower.
Do you bring a gift to a baby sprinkle?
Many guests who attend baby sprinkles opt to bring a gift — but what you offer is totally up to you. If you’re not able to make it, it’s up to you whether or not you send a gift. Either way, it’s a good idea to RSVP so that the host can prepare for the event adequately.
When should you throw baby sprinkles?
A baby sprinkle is generally given around the same time as a baby shower. This timeframe is usually 28 to 32 weeks gestation (or 8 to 10 weeks before your due date).
Is it rude to have a second baby shower?
If a mother-to-be is expecting a baby soon (a year or so) after her first, “it’s perfectly fine to have a second baby shower,” said Lizzie Post, etiquette expert, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post and co-host of the podcast, Awesome Etiquette.
Is it OK to have a baby shower for your third child?
Should you have a baby shower for a second child—or one even further down in the birth order? Every pregnancy deserves celebration, but since the true purpose of a baby shower is helping new parents acquire gear and supplies, it’s probably not necessary to host one for second or third children.
What should I ask for at a baby sprinkle?
Think clothes, toys, diapers and potential big ticket necessities, like a car seat, stroller and high chair. If you’re the guest, stick to any gifting guidelines noted in the baby sprinkle invitation wording, or check out the mom-to-be’s registry to see what she really wants and needs.
Who should host a baby sprinkle?
A baby sprinkle should not be hosted by the parents or immediate family. Instead, friends and siblings can join in to host the sprinkle, and certainly anyone can be invited although it’s best to keep the list of invitees small, especially now, in light of the ongoing pandemic.
What is proper etiquette for a second baby shower?
Etiquette says that a baby shower should be given for the first baby only, and should be given by a non-family member. So, when a second baby comes along and a sprinkle invitation arrives, you might be a little put off at first. The family already has all the baby essentials.
How much do you spend on a baby sprinkle gift?
Friend or relative – $30-$50
It’s likely that the majority of baby showers you’ll attend are for friends and family, and a budget of $30 to $50 is generally considered appropriate.
How much should you give a baby for a sprinkle?
Instead, proper baby sprinkle etiquette calls for guests to bring simple gifts like diapers, baby clothes, toiletries, wipes, and more. Gift card amounts are usually under $50 and paired with a baby shower card. Gift registries usually aren’t created for baby sprinkles since the gift-giving is on a smaller scale.
Who should not host a baby shower?
It is considered inappropriate for you or your spouse to throw the baby shower. It is considered rude to ask someone to throw you a baby shower. Typically a close friend or one of the grandmas-to-be will throw a baby shower. It is acceptable to have a sister or other family member throw the baby shower.